Latest Surgical oncology Stories

New Evidence Shows Hysterectomy Does Not Increase Risk Of Heart Disease
2013-05-15 13:05:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While previous research has shown a connection between the medical removal of a woman´s uterus and heart problems, a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found no evidence of an increased risk. Commonly referred to as a hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus is the second most common surgery among American women. "Middle-aged women who are considering hysterectomy should be encouraged because our...

2013-05-14 23:01:02

Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy and Dr. Sharona Ross successfully performed their first Robotic Pancreaticoduodenectomy, otherwise known as the “Whipple Procedure” using the da Vinci Surgical System. Tampa, Fl (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Florida Hospital Tampa is among an elite group of hospitals across the United States offering fully robotic Whipple surgery with Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy and Dr. Sharona Ross. The operation, also called a pancreaticoduodenectomy, is the most common surgical...

2013-05-10 23:24:29

“Post-op, I was never in pain, only discomfort. And, that's mostly from my bad back,” exclaimed Tracey Tempone, just weeks after becoming the first cervical cancer patient to undergo a robotic-assisted radical hysterectomy at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH). Staten Island, NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Tracey Tempone, who works as a unit clerk on SIUH´s oncology unit, had skipped several years of annual checkups. When the 48-year-old mother of three decided to take...

2013-05-08 13:05:15

Robot-assisted surgery to remove kidney cancers has seen a rapid increase in use, and has both replaced and proven safer than laparoscopic procedures for the same purpose, according to a study by the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. However, the study also shows that robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) — while resulting in fewer complications than both open (OPN) and laparoscopic (LPN) removal of cancerous kidney tissue — also involves more...

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