Tag: "laparoscopic" at medical news
University Of Texas Southwestern One-Of-A-Kind Video-Laparoscopic Lab May Change The Way Surgery Is Taught
...ave access to three devices.The movable, wand-like laparoscopic
camera rests in the center guarded byendoshears an...ditional three-dimensional plane; a vital skill in laparoscopic
surgery is a minimally invasive procedure, the surgeon onlysees a small part...
Whole-organ pancreas transplants and partial liver transplant programs arepriorities for renowned transplant surgeon at Cedars-Sinai
...g the development of another newprocedure-- called laparoscopic
living-donor nephrectomy-- that is likely toincrease the number of living donor kidney transplants by allowing a familymember to donate a kidney to a relative without the long incisions and long-termrecovery required after major surgery. "This is a v...
Living-donor kidney transplants now being done laparoscopically
...nt surgeons at Mayo Clinic Rochester are now using laparoscopic
techniques (so-called keyhole surgery) for living-...r two weeks of surgery. Surgeons expect that the laparoscopic
procedure will result in more kidney donations, especially if the donor is a familys main income ear...
Minimally invasive surgery for morbid obesity has favorable outcomes, according to University of Pittsburgh study
...ons," Dr. Schauer said. "This study found that the laparoscopic
or minimally invasive approach has significant pot...he remaining 17 percent were vastly improved. "The laparoscopic
approach appears to result in rapid recovery in terms of the indices evaluated in our study, allowin...
New software helps design multi-task, jaw-like, surgical mini-tools
...luck says that he expects to begin testing it in a laparoscopic
trainer box very soon and to conduct animal tests within six months. The tool consists of tiny stainless steel jaws that can function as miniature scissors, with blades the size of rice grains, at the end of a long insertion rod. The jaws can also ...
UM outreach programs increase kidney transplants among African-Americans
...f living organ donation. Also, the development of laparoscopic
surgery to retrieve a kidney from a living donor, with its small incision and faster recovery, has made more recipients consider discussing donation with their loved ones, whereas they were reluctant to do so before, says Dr. Bartlett, who is also a ...
Mayo Clinic surgeons direct robotic 'hands' to perform surgery
...., a urologist at Mayo Clinic. "Patients who have laparoscopic
surgery, rather than open surgery, often recover m...es began using da Vinci for other types of general laparoscopic
surgery and for some chest surgeries. Laparoscopic surgery is not new, but a limited number of proc...
Experienced surgeon reduces complications from minimally invasive 'stomach staple' surgery
... that patients who underwent the surgery, known as laparoscopic
gastric bypass, had a shorter operative time, redu...ans are expected to have either the traditional or laparoscopic
operation this year. "Laparoscopic gastric bypass is becoming a mainstream method for treatment of m...
Women report chronic pelvic pain not taken seriously, survey shows
...for 12 percent of hysterectomies and 40 percent of laparoscopic
surgeries. The total costs of treating chronic pelvic pain are more than $2 billion each year," said Dr. Charles Miller, reproductive endocrinologist, gynecological surgeon and medical director of Specialists in Reproductive Health in Arlington Heig...
Children's Hospital Boston releases results at the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting
...gnized for his expertise in minimally invasive and laparoscopic
surgery. Robot-assisted surgery in both children and adults is gaining popularity because of its minimally invasive techniques and accompanying shorter recovery times. While additional studies need to be done, robot-assisted surgery also shows promi...
Minimally invasive esophagectomy results in improved survival and shorter hospital stays
...ndergo extensive preoperative evaluation involving laparoscopic
staging, endoscopic ultrasound and CT scans to assess the extent of the disease. "Our study demonstrates that minimally invasive esophagectomy offers results as good as, if not better than, open esophageal procedures," said Dr. Luketich, who is also...
Less invasive kidney transplant technique spurring donations
...n several years ago of a surgical procedure called laparoscopic
kidney removal, which makes the process much easier on the donor. "The laparoscopic
procedure has many advantages for the person donating a kidney a smaller incision, a faster recover...
Promise of laparoscopic liver resection for liver cancer explored in unique program
...ing the first-ever workshop devoted exclusively to laparoscopic
liver surgery, Sept. 18-19. The course will attrac...tendees at both locations will be able to view two laparoscopic
liver resection surgeries and interact with the surgeons during those cases involving patients with ...
Gastric bypass surgery resolves or improves diabetes in most patients, reports Pittsburgh study
...of obese people with type 2 diabetes who underwent laparoscopic
gastric bypass surgery (LGBP) found that 83 percent of them experienced a resolution of their disease. The study, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is in the October issue of the journal Annals of Surgery. The study also found th...
Risks of outpatient surgery vary with patient characteristics, surgical setting
...taract removal, prostate resection, hernia repair, laparoscopic
gall bladder removal, dilation and curettage, vaginal hysterectomy, simple and modified mastectomy, hemorrhoidectomy, arteriovenous graft placement, knee arthroscopy, rotator cuff surgery). The researchers studied 564,267 outpatient surgical procedur...
Specialists: Laparoscopy can help infertile women avoid months of unnecessary treatments
...hat specialists should consider the routine use of laparoscopic
evaluation when women are unable to become pregnan...n the injection of a colored fluid used during a laparoscopic
evaluation. "Laparoscopy is the gold standard for diagnosing intrapelvic adhesions or tubal disease....
Two-stage weight loss surgery for high-risk, morbidly obese patients reduces surgical risk
...ly obese patients first undergo a procedure called laparoscopic
sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), greatly reduces operativ...Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons in Denver. In laparoscopic
sleeve gastrectomy, a large portion of the stomach is surgically removed, and is reduced from being ...
Keyhole surgery for colorectal cancer offers same prognosis as conventional surgery
...ly compared (over a 10-year period) the effects of laparoscopic
and conventional surgery in a randomised trial of ...ifference between the two values). The duration of laparoscopic
surgery was significantly longer, whereas postoperative recovery time was substantially reduced comp...
Operative time increases when training surgical residents in the operating room
...e for hernia surgeries, or assisted each other for laparoscopic
cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal), colectomy (removal of part of the colon), and carotid endarterectomy (removal of plaque from an artery that supplies blood to the brain). From July 1, 2002 through March 31, 2003, these same four surgeons were...
Open surgery better for most hernias
... complications overall with open surgery than with laparoscopic
surgery. The study is being presented April 25 at ...dicine. The researchers analyzed 834 open and 862 laparoscopic
surgeries performed at 14 VA medical centers between 1999 and 2001 to repair inguinal, or groin, her...