Latest Laparoscopic News

Thu - April 21, 2011 11:42 pm  |  Article Hits:3362
Though many gastrointestinal disorders may be treatable successfully with change in lifestyle or medications, some conditions may require surgery. Laparoscopic surgery and hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) are, "minimally invasive" procedures popular to deal with diseases from the gastrointestinal tract.   MORE
Thu - April 21, 2011 11:29 am  |  Article Hits:3182
At age 42, Dr. Jeffrey A. Cadeddu felt just like a dinosaur in urologic surgery. He was trained to take out cancerous prostates the traditional laparoscopic way: making small incisions within the abdomen and inserting tools together with his own hands to slice the organ.  MORE
Wed - April 20, 2011 12:56 pm  |  Article Hits:4689
Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy uses a non-invasive approach (laparoscopy) to do the identical procedure that is completed in open partial nephrectomy. In a partial nephrectomy (open or laparoscopic), the kidney cancer is removed having a small amount of normal tissue around it. The standard tissue around the cancer that's removed is called the margin, which tissue serves to assure that no cancer is left in your body. The word "negative margin" means that the entire kidney cancer continues to be removed completely.   MORE
Tue - April 12, 2011 12:49 pm  |  Article Hits:2888
At Texas Laparoscopic Consultants, Dr. Sherman Yu and Dr. Terry Scarborough are announcing the launch of the newly designed website designed to further enhance their patients' experience with the weight loss surgery practice. The doctors say the new website provides a fresh new look, as well as tools to help current and potential patients pursue a healthier lifestyle before, during, and after their weight loss procedure, whether or not they undergo procedures ranging from gastric banding, to gastric bypass, to the gastric sleeve in Houston.  MORE
Thu - March 24, 2011 11:23 am  |  Article Hits:3658
Greater than a decade after having gastric band surgery to lose weight, patients in a university hospital in Belgium had lost just 43 percent of their excess weight on average, a new study reports. In nearly 1 / 2 of the patients, the bands have been removed because of medical complications.   MORE
Thu - December 31, 2009 12:42 pm  |  Article Hits:4140
“I was body fat kid,” she said. “Over the years I yo-yo dieted my way up the size. I’d lose 20 pounds, then regain 30.”

The cycle am insidious that by her early 40s, Ms. Warnock-Morgan, who lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter and is employed by a music company, was obese, having a bmi over 40. (A B.M.I. of 18.5 to 24.9 is normal; over 30 is recognized as obese.)  MORE
Tue - December 30, 2008 12:16 pm  |  Article Hits:3578
More than 5,000 physicians have taken a suturing program created by Dr. Rosser. The doctors receive percentile rankings depending on their performance, and the large database was adopted as a control for that gaming study.  MORE
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