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Sensor In Eye Could Watch For Glaucoma And Track Pressure Changes
2014-06-17 03:37:51

By Michelle Ma, University of Washington Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it’s time to see an eye doctor. University of Washington engineers have designed a low-power sensor that could be placed permanently in a person’s eye to track hard-to-measure changes in eye pressure. The sensor would be embedded with an artificial lens during cataract surgery and would detect pressure changes...

2014-06-17 13:20:31

American Society of Anesthesiologists A study in the July issue of Anesthesiology revealed that patients who receive a simple, multicolor, standardized medication instruction sheet before surgery are more likely to comply with their physician's instructions and experience a significantly shorter post-op stay in recovery. These findings are important because surgical patients often fail to follow their doctor's medication instructions for preexisting conditions such as diabetes and...

2014-06-17 12:29:40

Advances Highest Quality Cardiovascular Care BROWNS MILLS, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph P. Chirichella, President and CEO of Deborah Heart and Lung Center, New Jersey's only specialty heart, lung and vascular hospital, has announced a partnership agreement with Mid-Atlantic Surgical Associates (MASA), one of the nation's largest volume and highest quality cardiac surgery groups. The agreement will bring to Deborah's campus two talented, highly qualified MASA cardio...

2014-06-17 08:28:14

The ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant and ARTAS Hair Studio Bring Outcomes Into The Future SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Restoration Robotics, Inc., the global leader in robotic hair transplantation, will have William Yates, MD, present ARTAS Hair Studio(TM) and the ARTAS(®) Robotic System on Wednesday, June 18(th) from 2:00 pm - 3:00pm Tower Ballroom 1 during the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Meeting at The Bellagio Hotel. Dr. Yates, a Chicago area cosmetic surgeon,...

2014-06-16 23:12:52

Weight Loss Surgeon says team approach is crucial to set high standards of care for Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and LAP-BAND patients. Springfield, NJ (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 New Jersey Bariatric Center weight loss surgeon Glenn Forrester, MD, FACS, was awarded the 2014 Physician Excellence Award for General Surgery/Bariatrics for his work in the field of Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Band (LAP-BAND) and Bariatric Revision Surgery by Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. The...

2014-06-16 23:07:45

Ophthalmic plastic surgeons at a New York hospital have successfully treated chemotherapy-related eyelid swelling with surgery. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 A new report details the successful treatment of a drug side effect in a woman on the popular mesothelioma medication, pemetrexed (brand name Alimta). The report has just been published on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to read it now. Researchers in the departments of ophthalmology, oncology, and plastic surgery...

2014-06-16 23:02:35

ReportsnReports.com adds “Canada Cardiovascular Procedures Outlook to 2020” & Mexico Cardiovascular Procedures Outlook to 2020” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Canada Cardiovascular Procedures Outlook to 2020 "Canada Cardiovascular Procedures Outlook to 2020," provides key procedures data on the Canada Cardiovascular Procedures. The report provides procedure volumes within market categories Cardiac Assist Procedures, Cardiovascular Surgery,...

2014-06-16 16:24:40

Proceeds to support company through the completion of the ongoing CE Mark study and the launch of the U.S. pivotal study of the FluidVision(TM) accommodating intraocular lens BELMONT, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerVision, Inc., a medical device company developing the world's first fluid-based accommodating intraocular lens, today announced that the company has completed a $30 million Series D financing round. New investors Aisling Capital and Correlation Venture...

2014-06-16 12:28:56

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Diamond, today announces that he offers a wide range of laser plastic surgery options for area patients who want to improve their looks without more invasive procedures. Using special lasers, Dr. Diamond, expert in non surgical plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, can resolve skin imperfections, such as wrinkles and unsightly contours, in sessions that require no recovery period afterwards. The...

2014-06-16 12:28:42

Michigan Surgical and Health Optimization Program designed to lower surgery costs, empower patients ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Surgical and Health Optimization Program (MSHOP) has earned a $6.4 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for its work to lower surgery costs and help Michigan patients train for surgery. Each year 45 million inpatient surgeries are performed in the U.S. Following a program to boost...


Latest Surgery Reference Libraries

General Surgery
2013-04-30 10:15:33

General surgery is a specialty that concentrates on the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and the thyroid gland. This specialty also deals with skin, breast, soft tissue and hernia related diseases. General Surgeons have the opportunity to subspecialize in one or more of the following: Trauma Surgery: Trauma surgery is the specialty that performs invasive procedures for physical injuries in an emergency. This subspecialty holds the...

Endoluminal Capsule Monitoring
2013-03-04 16:02:35

Endoluminal capsule monitoring is categorized as a non-invasive medical procedure used in diagnosing and monitoring the progression of abnormalities in the gastrointestinal system. Procedure Once the need is identified to monitor the gastrointestinal system and the patient has a working system, they will ingest a water-tight capsule that contains a miniaturized wireless radio transmitter. Once it is ingested, it sends signals to a radio receiver. The data is then processed and presented...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

Laparoscopy
2013-03-04 09:24:55

A laparoscopy is an invasive surgical procedure used in abdominal area but is much less invasive than the preceding methods. Small incisions are made in the abdomen or pelvic area in which the camera and tools are introduced to perform the surgery or inspect the area. The method before the laparoscopy involved cutting open the area completely with longer healing time and more complications. Although in the pediatric populations, abscesses have a tendency to form around the incision sites....

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