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Fri - April 22, 2011 8:49 am  |  Article Hits:4910
We've no taste for either the Gastric by Pass (Roux-en-Y) or LAP Band procedures for Obese individuals. If we had to choose, on safety alone, We would opt for the Band. But recent reports published in the Archives in Surgery apparently defer towards the permanency from the Gastric omit.   MORE
Thu - April 21, 2011 11:49 pm  |  Article Hits:4159
Experience with advanced techniques has increased the indications for laparoscopic liver resection. This video demonstrates technical facets of a pure laparoscopic mesohepatectomy using intrahepatic Glissonian technique. Towards the better of our knowledge, this is actually the first case of anatomic laparoscopic mesohepatectomy using the Glissonian approach published in the English literature.   MORE
Thu - April 21, 2011 11:42 pm  |  Article Hits:3651
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:3447
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:5003
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:3210
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:3924
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

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