HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Robotic technology to help Ohio State University heart surgeons

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For the first time in this country, heart surgeons here will soon use new computer-enhanced robotic technology to improve heart bypass surgery, limiting patients' pain and the healing time normally associated with these procedures.

The new technique, recently begun in Europe, may be used on the first American patient as early as this summer. Ohio State is the first of a handful of medical centers expected to begin using the equipment in the next year.

University physicians joined officials from Intuitive Surgery, Inc., manufacturer of the da Vinci Computer-Enhanced Surgical System, in announcing a partnership Wednesday (6/30) at the Columbus campus. Ohio State is expected to pay $1 million for the equipment and will be the site of the first Food and Drug Administration-approved American clinical trial using this device.

Physicians have used endoscopy and laparoscopy for years as a way of reducing the invasive nature of certain surgical procedures. But some surgeries were considered too complex or risky for this approach, explained Pascal Goldschmidt, professor of cardiology and director of Ohio State's Heart and Lung Institute.

"Physicians were reluctant to use this approach when the risk of bleeding was high," Golds
'"/>

Contact: Jennifer Reimer
Reimer-1@medctr.osu.edu
614-293-3737
Ohio State University
7-Jul-1999


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Robotic technology teaches spinal cord injury patients to walk again
2. Robotic surgery for young heart patients shortens hospital stay and speeds recovery, study indicates
3. Robotic heart surgery: making repairs without lifting the hood
4. Robotic physical therapy improves movement long after stroke
5. Robotics go where no surgeon has gone before
6. Yale technology translates to sonic golf training tool
7. New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders
8. PENN begins clinical trial of newest technology to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms
9. Computer memory, MRI technology benefit from student research at UH
10. PENN study emphasizes need for national guidelines for assisted reproductive technology programs
11. Countrys first simplified maze using new ultrasound technology is done at Northwestern Memorial

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/2/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 ... ... featuring an inspirational interview of two ostomy patients, standing as living proof that ... people suffer from digestive diseases and issues that spike around the holidays. This ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... edition of "Cardiovascular Health" in USA Today, which covers the innovative treatments, therapeutic ... health while maintaining fulfilling lives. “We are prolonging life 6 years in the ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... diagnostic imaging systems and the first company to offer robotic imaging to ... at their tradeshow booth # 941 for the American Association of Equine Practitioners ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, ... Bible Prophecy. Yisrayl says this generation, known as the Last Generation, started in 1934 ... details line up exactly with Bible Prophecy – a protected way for those who ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... needy individuals and families from eight different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. ... 1,000 volunteers worked very hard on Thanksgiving morning by putting together individual meals ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... DUBLIN , Dec 1, 2016 ... report "Drug Delivery in Cancer - Technologies, Markets and Companies" ... , ... a challenge in management of cancer The market value ... separate. Cancer market estimates from 2015-2025 are given according to organs ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , Dec. 1, 2016 Around the ... country, region and each habitable land present over earth. ... every individual once in a life time this is ... care available until now. Given the steady increase in ... together with the spiraling healthcare costs of treatment, there ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN ), a ... previously announced Accelerated Share Repurchase (ASR) Program. Logo - ... ... previously announced, the Company entered into a variable tenor ASR ... repurchase $10 billion of its ordinary shares. Approximately 40.5 million ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: