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Wed - December 28, 2016 9:16 am  |  Article Hits:2832
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:2883
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:2751
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:3008
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:2271
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.
Sat - November 19, 2016 11:53 pm  |  Article Hits:2439
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.
Thu - November 17, 2016 6:29 am  |  Article Hits:2277
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
Sun - November 6, 2016 12:12 am  |  Article Hits:2241
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.  MORE
Fri - November 4, 2016 7:32 am  |  Article Hits:2272
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.  MORE
Fri - November 4, 2016 7:20 am  |  Article Hits:4251
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.  MORE
Fri - November 4, 2016 7:15 am  |  Article Hits:2263
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.  MORE
Thu - November 3, 2016 6:28 am  |  Article Hits:2345
A 30-year-old Japanese woman who farted during gynaecological operation was badly burned when the gas ignited a laser used in the surgery, reports the Japanese. Ninety-nine percent of the colorless, but certainly not odorless, gas released when one “passes gas” is a combination of carbon dioxide, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and methane.  MORE
Thu - November 3, 2016 5:02 am  |  Article Hits:2252
A study that analysed 32,000 operations in three countries, found that one in 67 - 1.5 per cent - vaginal and laparoscopic ‘keyhole’ hysterectomies had to be ‘converted’ to open surgery during operations, increasing the risk of ill health afterwards.  MORE
Tue - October 18, 2016 8:57 am  |  Article Hits:2234
Among patients undergoing incisional hernia repair, the use of mesh to reinforce the repair was associated with a lower risk of hernia recurrence over 5 years compared with when mesh was not used, although with long-term follow-up, the benefits attributable to mesh were offset in part by mesh-related complications, according to a study published online by JAMA. The study is being released to coincide with its presentation at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2016.  MORE
Tue - October 18, 2016 8:43 am  |  Article Hits:2881
Ethicon* announced today the U.S. launch of a new high precision ultrasonic device, HARMONIC® HD 1000i Shears, designed to address unique challenges in complex surgical procedures, especially those involving complex thoracic and colorectal issues where precision is critical. Featuring unmatched precision†, unparalleled strength‡, and optimal efficiency, the HARMONIC® HD 1000i is Ethicon's flagship energy device, building upon the most advanced ultrasonic portfolio on the market.  MORE

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