Tue - April 26, 2011 9:53 am  |  Article Hits:6630
Routine cholangiography in patients with a low risk for CBD stones does not seem justified from the results of this trial. Registration number: NCT00806780 (http://www.clinicaltrials.gov). Copyright © 2010 British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  MORE
Tue - April 26, 2011 9:38 am  |  Article Hits:3722
While the most of dangerously obese patients who undergo gastric banding appear at first sight generally satisfied years later, almost 40 % are saddled with major complications, while about 50 % need to have their bands removed, a small, new Belgian study reveals.  MORE
Tue - April 26, 2011 9:32 am  |  Article Hits:3951
Bariatric surgery may provide an added help to severely obese patients besides weight reduction: additionally, it may help alleviate the excruciating pain of migraine headaches, based on new research in the Miriam Hospital, published within the March 29, 2011 issue of Neurology®, the medical journal from the American Academy of Neurology.  MORE
Sat - April 23, 2011 12:48 pm  |  Article Hits:4257
Robotic surgery makes it possible to perform highly complicated and precise operations. Surgical robots have limitations, too. For one, the surgeon does not 'feel' the force of his incision or of his pull on the suture, and robots are also big and clumsy to make use of. Therefore TU/e researcher Linda van den Bedem created a a lot more compact surgical robot, which uses 'force feedback' to permit the surgeon to feel what he or she is doing.  MORE
Sat - April 23, 2011 12:41 pm  |  Article Hits:3951
Robotic surgery, computer-assisted surgery, and robot-assisted surgery are terms for various technological developments that currently are developed to support a range of surgical procedures.
Robot-assisted surgery was developed to overcome limitations of minimally invasive surgery. Instead of directly moving the instruments the surgeon uses a computer console to manipulate the instruments attached to multiple robot arms  MORE
Sat - April 23, 2011 12:08 pm  |  Article Hits:3421
Transoral robotic surgery TORS is really an advanced minimal access surgery for neck and head cancer and could have fewer side effects and improve recovery. This clinical trial studies the transoral robotic surgery works in treating patients with benign or stage I-IV neck and head cancer.  MORE
Sat - April 23, 2011 11:54 am  |  Article Hits:4804
Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy is as safe because the standard four-port laparoscopic procedure and delivers a more favorable cosmetic outcome for patients with gallstones, gallbladder polyps, and biliary dyskinesia, interim outcomes of a continuing clinical trial have shown.  MORE