Latest Laparoscopic News

Fri - July 29, 2016 9:28 am  |  Article Hits:1281
A recent report from the Washington Post analyzes whether advanced technological robots in the operating room offer any real benefits to prostate cancer patients and surgeons in the U.S. While citing a study published in The Lancet, which found similar long-term outcomes in patients who underwent robotic surgery versus open surgery, the report concludes that the da Vinci Surgical System created by Intuitive Surgical adds little to no value to the long-term experience.

Wed - July 27, 2016 6:44 am  |  Article Hits:2045
A 59-year-old man presenting with fecal occult blood visited our hospital. He was diagnosed with advanced lower rectal cancer, which was contiguous with the prostate and the left seminal vesicle. There were no metastatic lesions with lymph nodes or other organs. We performed laparoscopic total pelvic exenteration (LTPE) using transanal minimal invasive surgery technique with bilateral en bloc lateral lymph node dissection for advanced primary rectal cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. The total operative time was 760 min, and the estimated blood loss was 200 ml. LTPE is not well established technically, but it has many advantages including good visibility of the surgical field, less blood loss, and smaller wounds. A laparoscopic approach may be an appropriate choice for treating locally advanced lower rectal cancer, which requires TPE.  MORE
Tue - July 26, 2016 10:27 am  |  Article Hits:2193
Germany, July 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The MicroCutter 5/80 stapler, the world’s smallest profile articulating surgical stapler, continues to enable the advancement of minimally invasive surgeries worldwide with a first-of-its kind use in a laparoscopic duodenal atresia repair in a newborn. Leading pediatric surgeon Oliver Muensterer, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman of Pediatric Surgery, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, performed the challenging laparoscopic repair, known as duodenoduodenostomy, earlier this month. During the procedure, Dr. Muensterer used the MicroCutter 5/80 stapler as an alternative to hand sewn anastomosis.   MORE
Wed - July 20, 2016 5:37 am  |  Article Hits:1436
Medrobotics Corp, a surgical products company with core competencies in medical robotics, announced that exemplary, multicenter clinical data on its Flex® Robotic System was presented Sunday afternoon at the American Head & Neck Society International Conference in Seattle. The presenter was Stephan Lang, M.D., Professor of Medicine at the University Hospital Essen, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery in Essen Germany.  MORE
Tue - July 19, 2016 4:46 am  |  Article Hits:1518
PHOENIX, Ariz., July 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to I.C. Medical, Inc., smoke from surgical procedures, often called “plume,” is a carcinogen that contains toxic chemicals, viable bacteria, viruses, and mutagenic substances. Exposure to plume poses risk to the health of surgeons, nurses, OR staff, as well as patients.  MORE
Fri - July 1, 2016 12:03 pm  |  Article Hits:2253
A 62-year-old man who was having a laparoscopic resection for a liver cancer began bleeding during the procedure, which was being televised live to surgeons at a seminar. A Japanese liver surgeon was performing the operation assisted by a surgeon from the AIIMS, India's most prestigious medical school.  MORE
Thu - June 30, 2016 10:13 am  |  Article Hits:2103
Robotic surgery is increasingly used in the field of rectal cancer surgery. Since miles introduced the technique in 1908, abdominoperineal resection (APR) has been the gold standard treatment option for distal rectal cancer. However, improved surgical techniques, better instrumentation, and increased understanding that a tumour- free margin of 1-2 cm is ontologically safe, together with advances in preoperative chemo radiation therapy, have led to a shift in the treatment of rectal cancer to sphincter –preserving surusinga double-stapling technique after ultralow (ISR) has been adopted as an alternative to abdominoperineal excision for very low rectal tumours.  MORE

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