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2014-09-17 12:27:16

DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The abuse of prescription pain medication is the deadliest drug problem facing America, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC reports prescription drugs have a higher overdose rate than heroin and cocaine combined. Physicians are now taking a harder look at their role in this national epidemic and doing something about it by using a new non-narcotic alternative for pain relief after surgery....

2014-09-17 08:29:22

New technology can eliminate or shorten hospital stays and reduce complications for thousands of kidney cancer patients LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 214 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California (USC) is the first medical center in the world to use new robotic technology in an outpatient procedure for a kidney cancer patient. Urologic surgeons at the USC Institute of Urology, part of Keck Medicine of USC, used a Food and Drug Administration...

2014-09-16 23:07:07

Expert spine surgeon Dr. Todd Gravori discusses spinal health in the wake of recent news stories about spinal injuries in the NFL Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 According to a recent article from the New York Times, NFL player David Wilson has retired after aggravating a neck injury he sustained in January. He initially had a herniated disc, and was then discovered to have spinal stenosis as well, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal that affects many adults and can...

2014-09-16 23:03:36

Dr. Leigh Montes named Co-Director of expanded Bariatric program. Doctor’s expertise to improve weight loss options for Hudson County residents. Hudson County, NJ (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 CarePoint Health is proud to announce that a leading Bariatric Surgeon, Leigh Montes, MD, has joined our expanded Bariatric program as Co-Director of Bariatric Surgery at Christ Hospital. Our system welcomes Dr. Montes to the community. New Jersey Bariatric Center, a medical and surgical weight loss...

2014-09-16 16:28:31

LONDON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Biocompatible Materials in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Polymeric Materials, Metallic Materials, Natural Materials, and Other Materials. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided...

2014-09-16 12:30:35

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SurgiPrice, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of its innovative online bidding platform for surgical care that puts the patient first (http://www.SurgiPrice.com). Founder and CEO, Dr. Sanjay Prasad, M.D., FACS, envisioned the SurgiPrice Solution to empower patients with accurate, timely data on both physician experience and facility infection rates coupled with a Bundled Bid price. The astonishing result is a transparent, easy to use tool...

2014-09-16 08:31:42

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc. today announced a new standard in the patient experience at hospitals. The myComfort(TM) line of patient apparel is protected by Vestex(®), Vestagen's active barrier fabric that is fluid repellant, breathable and in studies done in a hospital environment, shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria on the fabric(i). "It's time to address the role clothing plays in the chain of transmission. We want myComfort...

2014-09-15 23:06:18

Doctors at Christ Hospital operate using the latest da Vinci system. Patients were able to return home the next day after the successful surgeries. Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 CarePoint Health is proud to announce that the first da Vinci robotic surgical cases in the State of New Jersey using the new Xi platform were performed at Christ Hospital on August 26, 2014. The surgeries were performed by Dr. Michael Ahn, Dr. Ravikumar Brahmbhatt and Dr. Daniel Smith and were...

2014-09-15 23:01:17

Center is a Partnership between Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network and Leading Physicians Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 The new North Valley Surgery Center is seeing its first patients Monday, Sept. 15 near Raintree Dr. and Loop 101, after a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane and dignitaries from the healthcare community on Friday, September 12, 2014. The world-class facility contains seven operating rooms, four gastro-intestinal procedure rooms, and...

2014-09-15 20:22:10

Data presented at American Society for Radiology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenomeDx Biosciences today announced data from two new studies presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting demonstrate the ability of its Decipher® Prostate Cancer Classifier, a genomic test capable of predicting aggressiveness of prostate cancer, to influence treatment decisions and improve patient outcomes for...


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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