Latest Laparoscopic News

Wed - December 28, 2016 9:16 am  |  Article Hits:1225
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.  MORE
Fri - December 16, 2016 7:16 am  |  Article Hits:1151
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.  MORE
Wed - December 14, 2016 7:46 am  |  Article Hits:1118
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.  MORE
Sun - December 11, 2016 7:48 am  |  Article Hits:1008
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.  MORE
Sat - December 10, 2016 8:54 am  |  Article Hits:927
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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Sat - November 19, 2016 11:53 pm  |  Article Hits:1108
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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Thu - November 17, 2016 6:29 am  |  Article Hits:975
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.  MORE
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