Tag: "laparoscopic" at medical news

Seattle inventor to receive Henry Heimlich Award

...so designed the LapTrainer with SimuVision TM for laparoscopic surgical training, which was recently recognized by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons as an "Innovation of the Year" for 2004. "Chris Toly developed a device that is not only much more humane than dog labs; it provides much better training." ...

Gastric bypass patients fare better as surgical programs' experience increases

...to background information in the article. Although laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery has been the "gol... consecutive morbidly obese patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center from March 1998 to April 2004 t...

PENN researchers use robotic surgery

... the console into corresponding micro-movements of laparoscopic surgical instruments inside the patient's body. Additionally, the robot is computer controlled to eliminate any tremors and allow for steady, precise movements. "When operating with the daVinci System, the optics and fluidity of instrument movement...

New methods offer alternatives for patients undergoing obesity surgery

...s, exercise and medical therapy; and the advent of laparoscopic procedures. Research presented today at Digestive...od beginning in November 2002, one of four primary laparoscopic bariatric operations was performed on 166 patients aged 50 years and older.The types of operations p...

Patients with disease, cancer of the esophagus benefit from new technique developed by OHSU surgeons

...saving and noninvasive surgical procedure known as laparoscopic esophagectomy. Until now, the procedure was consid...a camera. When first introduced, the less invasive laparoscopic esophagectomy was embraced by surgeons eager to forgo traditional open surgery, which requires cutti...

Radiofrequency ablation is effective long-term treatment for kidney tumors

...ed with surgical removal through either an open or laparoscopic procedure. RFA delivers heat generated by electrical energy to sites within the body through a thin needle, similar to probes used in biopsy procedures. Placement of the probe is guided by CT scan, ultrasound or other imaging techniques. Widely used...

New approach to thyroid surgery reduces incision size

...ctors to get exposure and use telescopes and other laparoscopic instruments that can fit through a small incision then we work off the video screen," says Dr. Terris. "I send many patients home the day of surgery because it's so much less invasive." To access the thyroid, most otolaryngologists make a horizontal ...

Children's Hospital Boston hosts live Webcast

...st live from the operating room a robotic assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty to remove an obstruction from a kidney, and reconnect the kidney's drainage system. The Webcast is part of Children's ongoing effort to promote medical education, and allow consumers to see the latest and most innovative medical treatment...

Laparoscopic surgery associated with reduced inflammatory response

...ions of suppression of the immune system following laparoscopic surgery, which may have implications for the long-...rom 70 patients with colorectal disease undergoing laparoscopic (35) or conventional (35) surgery, before surgery and on one, three and five days following surgery....

Camera-guided colon surgery works best for most patients, study confirms

...lyzed 25 randomized controlled trials in which the laparoscopic method or "keyhole" surgery -- was compared with ...g clinical trials on the topic. "We found that the laparoscopic approach has advantages, at least in the short-term," says Dr. Wolfgang Schwenk, who led the review....

LSUHSC innovation in patient safety training to improve surgical outcomes

...t has connected independent technologies to relate laparoscopic surgery to a "live patient" in an environment with...ndergoing surgery performed with a virtual reality laparoscopic surgery simulator. A quad split screen monitor displaying the OR activity, vital signs, the surgical...

Robotic technique shows promise in weight-loss surgery, Stanford study finds

...mprovement on a more conventional technique called laparoscopic surgery. In both instances, specialized tools with...holes in the patient's body. But while traditional laparoscopic tools are held in the surgeon's hand, the robotic tools are operated remotely from a control station...

Penn surgeons use completely robotic surgery to treat prostate cancer

...innovative of these treatments is robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (removal of the prostate). The Unive...fers a number of advantages after surgery. Because laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive and no large incisions are involved, robotic-assisted surgery provides...

Less invasive surgery effective in treatment of reflux disease

...p for a large group of patients who have undergone laparoscopic surgery to treat severe reflux disease. Patrick P...d patients who had undergone one of three types of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery in one of 31 hospital centers between January 1992 and December 1998. Outcome da...

Use of laparoscopic procedure for gallbladder removal varies widely

CHICAGO There is a wide variation in the use of laparoscopic surgery for gall bladder removal in Hong Kong hosp...ntinue. The authors point out that even though the laparoscopic approach has become the method of choice for elective gallbladder removal, conventional open cholecy...

Dramatic increase in annual rate of laparoscopic bariatric surgeries

...could be linked with use of the minimally invasive laparoscopic technique, according to an article in the December...ides with the development and dissemination of the laparoscopic approach to bariatric surgery," the authors write. The American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS...

University of Utah surgeon returns from Iraq to help start-up company fight cancer

...en, as this technology is wonderfully adaptable to laparoscopic instrumentation that is already available in every operating room in the United States," said McGreevy. Just one example of what this technology can do is in the treatment of breast cancer patients undergoing a lumpectomy. Approximately one million...

Kidney cancer patients may be overtreated, U-M study finds

...ephrectomy to be performed with minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. This means only a small incision is neede...pectrum of surgery from open total nephrectomy to laparoscopic partial nephrectomy to patients with small kidney tumors. As long as patients know these options ar...

UT Southwestern doctors test robotic surgeon for laparoscopy

... hold a camera in one hand while manipulating tiny laparoscopic surgical tools in its other hands. And it never ti...ed manipulation of instruments usually required in laparoscopic procedures. "The buzzword is 'more precise than humanly possible.' That's the rationale for this te...

Case School of Engineering professor applies virtual reality to train brain and heart surgeons

...in 2002, Cavusoglu helped to develop sophisticated laparoscopic and endoscopic tools in the Robotics and Intellige...ypically view patients from the outside in. When a laparoscopic camera is inserted, they see patients from the inside out. Hand/eye coordination is difficult to mas...

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