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Friday - January 20, 2017 5:34 am
CANBERRA, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Controversial laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding - or lap band surgery - has been found to be beneficial for "severely obese" teenagers and should be used as a "first option" to manage weight during adolescence, a new Australian study has found.   Read more...
Friday - January 20, 2017 4:58 am
Pittsburgh, PABonnie Davis, a patient who fought to ensure patients knew about the risks associated with power morcellation has died at age 57 from cancer. Davis had undergone power morcellation in 2012 and was diagnosed six days later with cancer. She worked to raise awareness of the serious risks reportedly linked to the use of power morcellators, to prevent other women from going through what she went through.
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Wednesday - January 4, 2017 9:47 am
ThermiVa® applications use radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue. The patent pending ThermiVa electrode is designed for applications including the vaginal anatomy. Product should not be used on patients who are pregnant, have a urinary tract infection or a skin infection in or around the area of treatment. Treating physicians should perform required testing to confirm patient is negative for infection or pregnancy. Patient should be awake and monitored during the procedure for any unexpected symptoms. Expected procedure side effects may include pain in procedure area, erythema and edema.   Read more...
Wednesday - January 4, 2017 5:36 am
According to a new study from the University of Slotervaart in Amsterdam, there is a set of eating difficulties caused by gastric bypass surgery among adults. The common objective for people who undergo this kind of surgery is the quick and efficient loss of high amounts of weight. Other causes that could lead people to undergo this surgery are sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, and other morbid conditions. There are two types of gastric bypass surgery. The first one is proximal and the second one is distal. In any way, the operation divides the stomach into two pouches, one small and one large.   Read more...
Tuesday - January 3, 2017 10:27 am
Ultra high definition, big screen laparoscopic surgery now being rolled out which will magnify and illuminate anatomical features, features that may make all the advanced minimal access surgeries easier. The entire surgical team that is in the operating room can view the operation in high definition as if they were watching ultra high definition television at home,   Read more...
Tuesday - January 3, 2017 5:11 am
Many gynecologists favor to perform supracervical hysterectomy instead of total hysterectomy when performed for benign conditions. Arguments used in favor of such recommendation are that it entails less operating time, less blood loss and faster patient’s postoperative recovery.   Read more...
Tuesday - January 3, 2017 5:03 am
Many gynecologists favor to perform supracervical hysterectomy instead of total hysterectomy when performed for benign conditions. Arguments used in favor of such recommendation are that it entails less operating time, less blood loss and faster patient’s postoperative recovery.   Read more...
Tuesday - January 3, 2017 4:45 am
Aqueduct-100 cervical dilator is a triple-balloon catheter that enables a controlled radial dilation of the cervix to a predetermined diameter. Aqueduct -100 combines the benefits of laminaria and Hegar Rods (the current methods) through lower risk of uterine perforation, lower rate of cervical incompetence, elimination of need for general anesthesia, and reduced number of patient visits. The catheter, with its balloons deflated is inserted through the cervix into the uterus.   Read more...
Tuesday - January 3, 2017 4:27 am
Adenomyosis is a benign condition characterized by the presence of endometrial glands and stroma invading the myometrium with the presence of hyperplasia and hypertrophy of the smooth muscle fibers. It occurs mostly in
women between the fourth and fifth decade of life, associated risk factors are multiparity, previous uterine surgery and presence of endometriosis; and like the latter, it is also estrogen sensitive.   Read more...
Wednesday - December 28, 2016 9:16 am
The TroClose1200 provides surgeons with a double functionality; the device acts both as a trocar, through which surgical instruments enter the abdomen at the start of the procedure, and as a device to close internal incisions made during surgery. But instead of inserting the sutures in a time-consuming process at the end of the procedure, the device uses a uniquely designed release mechanism, with the sutures inserted into the tissue at the beginning of the procedure, remaining place throughout the operation, and closed almost automatically upon removal of the device.   Read more...
Friday - December 16, 2016 7:16 am
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 20 to 40% of the adult population and 10 to 20% of children in India are affected by obesity and as far Bariatric surgeries are concerned, only around 13000 are performed every year. This is just Medical records reveal that around 20% drop outs in Bariatric surgery cases happen because of financial problems. This simply means the EMI option for Bariatric surgery at interest-free rate will be a big help for those patients who are suffering from obesity and having issues regarding affordability.   Read more...
Wednesday - December 14, 2016 7:46 am
Fortimedix Surgical, a company with offices in Nuth, The Netherlands and Rancho Santa Fe, California, won FDA clearance to bring to market its FMX314 laparoscopic surgical system. The device provides surgeons the opportunity to use two instruments at once via a single port in the abdomen.   Read more...
Sunday - December 11, 2016 7:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Does your surgeon play videos games? Well you may want to hope so, says a study recently published in Archives of Surgery. According to the study, there was a strong correlation found between video game skills and the ability to perform laparoscopic surgical maneuvers.   Read more...
Saturday - December 10, 2016 8:54 am
In a study based on 17,693 minimally invasive prostatectomy (MIP) and 4674 open radical prostatectomy procedures nationwide, class I (body mass index [BMI] 30 to 34.9 kg/m2), II (BMI 35- 39.9 kg/m2), and III (BMI above 40 kg/m2) obesity accounted for 25%, 7%, and 2.3% of the population, respectively.
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Saturday - November 19, 2016 11:53 pm
By attaching a magnetic clip to the gallbladder and using another magnet to manipulate it from outside the body, surgeons can reduce the number of incisions needed to remove the organ. Nationwide, the device, which has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration, is in use at Stanford Medicine and two other medical centers.
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Thursday - November 17, 2016 6:29 am
and should not be used for removal of uterine tissue containing suspected fibroids in patients who are peri- or post-menopausal, or candidates for en bloc tissue removal vaginally or via mini-laparotomy. A strict surgeon training protocol for the system has been validated involving surgeons with varying levels of experience, according to Olympus. Testing conducted with the surgeon training protocol revealed there was no damage to any of the specimen containment bags utilized during this process. Consistent with the FDA’s mandate, surgeons who wish to use the containment system will be required to complete a formal training protocol.   Read more...
Sunday - November 6, 2016 12:12 am
Women have about a 20% less chance of developing heart disease after weight-loss surgery than men, according to new research presented at Obesity Week 2016. The annual conference is hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS). According to researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine, while both genders significantly reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease over a 10-year period, women seem to benefit more.   Read more...
Friday - November 4, 2016 7:32 am

The second-generation Percuvance percutaneous surgical system offers a wide variety of instrument configurations, with reusable handles and seven disposable 5 mm interchangeable tool tips. These include graspers, scissors, dissector, electrocautery tools, and the Weck Hem-o-lok polymer ligation clip applier. The system also offers a less invasive percutaneous insertion method into the patient, without the use of an invasive trocar. It also enables surgeons to eliminate one or more additional trocars from their laparoscopic procedures.   Read more...
Friday - November 4, 2016 7:20 am
The Resolution 360 Clip is intended for placement within the GI tract for the endoscopic marking and hemostasis during treatment of mucosal and sub-mucosal defects such as peptic ulcers, polyps, and diverticulosis of the colon. The pre-loaded, radiopaque, single-use clip consists of stainless steel capsule and clip arms, a chrome-cobalt yoke, and a styrene tension breaker. The clip jaws are engineered so that they can be opened and closed up to five times prior to deployment, aiding in precise positioning of the clip at the lesion site.   Read more...
Friday - November 4, 2016 7:15 am
The symphonX Surgical Platform enables surgeons to manipulate two laparoscopic instruments at the same time, using controls outside of the body that accurately triangulate the instruments. The design closely mimics traditional laparoscopic equipment, so that the surgeon feels as if he is operating two different tools, each in their own trocar, in a more ergonomic fashion and with fewer complications. Additional benefits include lower usage of analgesics and fewer readmissions for hernias and incision-site infections.   Read more...
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