Tag: "laparoscopic" at medical news
Increased age, certain procedures associated with increased complications after bariatric surgery
...pe of procedure and whether they underwent open or laparoscopic
(minimally invasive) surgery. Participants lost an average of 54 percent of their excess weight in the year following surgery. During the study, which followed patients for an average of 419 days, four (.9 percent) died, 10 percent had major complic...
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare first to use latest robotic surgical system
...of Medicine. Dr. Johnston was formally trained in laparoscopic
and robotic surgery at the University of Michigan....partment to improve imaging techniques used during laparoscopic
and robotic surgery. Dr. Johnston went on to say that "the use of 3-D imaging is only the beginning...
Two new studies reveal benefits of laparoscopic surgery for uterine cancer
...o date for predicting the likelihood of successful laparoscopic
surgery, based on weight and Body Mass Index (BMI)...a BMI greater than 32 were not good candidates for laparoscopic
procedures. A woman who is five-foot-three and 180 pounds would have a BMI of 32. This study found...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 2, 2006
...oderately obese patients were randomly assigned to laparoscopic
gastric banding or to a nonsurgical program involving very low-calorie diets, weight loss drugs, and counseling (Article, p. 625). At six months, both groups lost 13.8 percent of initial weight; at 24 months, patients who had gastric banding lost an ...
Procedures beat meds to help patients fight obesity, GERD
...common surgical procedures like gastric bypass and laparoscopic
reflux surgery are safe and effective for most pat... called proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and underwent laparoscopic
Nissen fundoplication (LNF) experienced a significant reduction in symptoms associated with GERD. Pr...
Robot-assisted, laparoscopic surgery for vaginal vault prolapse found to be effective
..., Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that laparoscopic
surgery assisted by a surgical robot to fix vagina...Sometimes the patients can hardly walk." The new laparoscopic
surgery has advantages over the traditional repair, open sacrocolpopexy, according to Dr. Elliott. T...
The Mount Sinai Medical Center recognized for excellence in bariatric surgery
...," said Herron. Dr. Herron has been performing laparoscopic
bariatric surgery since joining the Mount Sinai fa...in 1999. Since that time he has performed over 700 laparoscopic
bariatric procedures. Dr. Herron also serves as Director of the Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship trai...
Cincinnati surgeon's pediatric laparoscopic liver surgery a world first
...what is believed to be the world's first pediatric laparoscopic
liver surgery, a specialized procedure for removin...urce, camera and specialized instruments. Known as laparoscopic
liver resection, this procedure requires incisions so small (about three-inches) that they leave onl...
Springer debuts Journal of Robotic Surgery
...nationally recognized expert in minimally invasive laparoscopic
and robotic urologic surgery. "The use of robotic...ive procedures to feel more like open surgery than laparoscopic
surgery." He continued, "I am excited about partnering with Springer, a proven publishing leader fo...
Surgeons with video game skill appear to perform better in simulated surgery skills course
...al residents, video game skill was correlated with laparoscopic
surgery skill as assessed during a simulated surge...surgeons and screen-mediated applications, such as laparoscopic
surgery," the authors conclude. "Video games may be a practical teaching tool to help train surgeon...
New study: Pine bark significantly reduces endometriosis
...n reasons women have to undergo hysterectomies and laparoscopic
surgery. The average diagnostic age is 25-30, however endometriosis has been reported in girls as young as eleven years of age. There have been significant studies with Pycnogenol revealing treatment efficacy of common problems associated with mens...
PneuStep -- MRI-safe motor makes robotic biopsies possible
... an associate professor of urology and director of laparoscopic
and robotic urologic surgery at the Brady Urological Institute at Hopkins....
Rush University Simulation Laboratory honored for innovation
...sitions include a more realistic baby simulator, a laparoscopic
simulator, a neonatal/birthing simulator, and an additional human patient "emergency care" simulator. lCinicians can practice a variety of clinical tasks such as tracheal intubations, insertion of intravenous or bladder catheters, chest compressions,...
Endoscopic procedures advance physician knowledge and patient care
...ure of perforations and approximate tissue without laparoscopic
or open surgery. The method involves passing flexible needles constrained within a plastic catheter loaded with metal tags down the working channel of a conventional endoscope. Two tags are placed into the wall of the stomach, one on each side of...
New technique effective in closing accidental colonoscopy wounds
...ome time by surgeons performing minimally invasive laparoscopic
procedures including several gynecological operat... time and lower medical costs, as is the case with laparoscopic
procedures. As for colon wound repair, Raju said if human clinical trials are as successful as th...
HealthGrades study: Bariatric surgery patients have fewer complications at high-volume hospitals
...l, more invasive gastric bypass to a less invasive laparoscopic
procedure was also found in the study, according to the second annual HealthGrades Bariatric Surgery Trends in American Hospitals. Over 70 percent of the surgeries done in 2005 were laparoscopic, which are associated with fewer inhospital complicatio...
Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
...hough newer minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopic
surgery, have also been used successfully. Zagoria cautioned that RFA is not recommended if patients are good surgical candidates who are healthy, younger, and have two normal kidneys, because long-term follow-up is lacking and therefore the ...