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Laparoscopic surgery, also called ''minimally invasive surgery'' (MIS)'', bandaid surgery'', ''keyhole surgery'' is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) as compared to larger incisions needed in traditional surgical procedures.
Hyde Park artist draws daily creative inspiration from chronic health experience

Hyde Park artist draws daily creative inspiration from chronic health experience

A kidney transplantation means much more than good health to Jason E. Jones. The 53 year-old Hyde Park artist and Loyola Medicine patient draws daily creative inspiration from his chronic health experience. [More]
Simple blood test could help diagnose endometriosis

Simple blood test could help diagnose endometriosis

Endometriosis is a chronic, often painful disease affecting up to 10 percent of women of reproductive age in the U.S. How it develops is not well understood, and detecting it with certainty requires surgery. [More]
New E-Vac therapy may be promising treatment option for GI leaks

New E-Vac therapy may be promising treatment option for GI leaks

Gastroenterologists on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas are evaluating a new procedure for patients with gastrointestinal (GI) leaks and perforations, a complication that can result from laparoscopic surgery on the esophagus, stomach and small intestines—and outcomes have been promising. [More]

Laparoscopic surgery offers safe alternative to acid reflux drugs

A new analysis indicates that death rates and the need for additional operations following laparoscopic surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease are very low. [More]
MUSC researchers receive $1.68 million NIH grant to study better treatment for chronic pancreatitis, diabetes

MUSC researchers receive $1.68 million NIH grant to study better treatment for chronic pancreatitis, diabetes

MUSC researchers received a $1.68 million National Institutes of Health grant to explore a better treatment for chronic pancreatitis, with the hopes that it also may shed light on a future cure for patients with type 1 diabetes. [More]
New Cleveland Clinic study shows bariatric surgery is safe option for managing type 2 diabetes in overweight or mildly obese patients

New Cleveland Clinic study shows bariatric surgery is safe option for managing type 2 diabetes in overweight or mildly obese patients

Weight-loss surgery, long considered a treatment largely reserved for people with severe obesity, may also be a good and safe option for the treatment of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes in those who are overweight or have mild to moderate obesity, according to researchers from Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. [More]
Weight-loss surgery may be safe for managing type 2 diabetes in patients with mild obesity

Weight-loss surgery may be safe for managing type 2 diabetes in patients with mild obesity

Weight-loss surgery, long considered a treatment largely reserved for people with severe obesity, may also be a good and safe option for the treatment of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes in those who are overweight or have mild to moderate obesity, according to researchers from Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. [More]
Medeon Biodesign gets FDA clearance for new lens cleaning device

Medeon Biodesign gets FDA clearance for new lens cleaning device

Medeon Biodesign, Inc., a Taiwan medical device company, is pleased to announce that the company has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for ClickClean, a lens cleaning device. [More]
Long-term treatment of GERD: an interview with Chris Rowland, CEO, Medigus

Long-term treatment of GERD: an interview with Chris Rowland, CEO, Medigus

To control reflux symptoms, many people take acid-controlling medications such as Proton Pump Inhibitors, or PPIs. The FDA, however, has issued warnings over the frequent or long-term continued use of PPIs... [More]
World renowned surgeon evaluates parallels between Prostate cancer, Breast cancer

World renowned surgeon evaluates parallels between Prostate cancer, Breast cancer

World renowned robotic prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, evaluates the parallels between Prostate cancer and Breast cancer. Prostate cancer is just as common in men as breast cancer is in women with over 233,000 cases diagnosed each year. [More]
Karl Storz supports the Royal College of Surgeons with IMAGE1 SPIES™

Karl Storz supports the Royal College of Surgeons with IMAGE1 SPIES™

KARL STORZ is committed to maintaining a close relationship with leading clinicians, clinics and scientific organisations around the world to ensure its technology exactly meets the needs of those working at the forefront of medicine... [More]
Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery significantly lowers health care costs

Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery significantly lowers health care costs

Adding to the clinical benefits and improved patient outcomes associated with minimally invasive surgery, Medtronic highlighted a study published in the March 25 online edition of JAMA Surgery. The new study demonstrated that patients who underwent laparoscopic colectomy procedures required fewer days of health care utilization and the health care system spent less on their acute and follow-up care than those who underwent traditional open surgery. [More]
Minimally-invasive surgery offers long-term cost savings for healthcare system, less trauma for patients

Minimally-invasive surgery offers long-term cost savings for healthcare system, less trauma for patients

Adding to the clinical benefits and improved patient outcomes associated with minimally-invasive surgery (MIS), Medtronic plc today highlighted new data demonstrating that patients who underwent minimally invasive colon resection procedures were able to leave the hospital faster, visit their doctors less for follow up care and take fewer medicines than those who underwent open surgery. [More]
Laparoscopic hysterectomy with morcellation safer than abdominal procedure for treating presumed fibroid uterus

Laparoscopic hysterectomy with morcellation safer than abdominal procedure for treating presumed fibroid uterus

In a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill compared the relative risks of laparoscopic hysterectomy (with morcellation) with abdominal surgery for hysterectomy in premenopausal women undergoing surgery for presumed uterine fibroids. [More]
Single-site laparoscopic surgery effective for colorectal cancer

Single-site laparoscopic surgery effective for colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer may be highly preventable, yet it is second only to lung cancer in the number of lives it takes nationwide each year. [More]

Use of magnetic force can make laparoscopic surgery easier, more effective

Pietro Valdastri is convinced that the clever application of magnetic force can make minimally invasive surgery easier and more effective. [More]
Misonix net sales increase 36% to $5.6 million in second quarter fiscal 2015

Misonix net sales increase 36% to $5.6 million in second quarter fiscal 2015

Misonix, Inc., an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, ended December 31, 2014. [More]
Nine out of ten surgeons believe advanced surgical energy devices could revolutionise surgery in the future

Nine out of ten surgeons believe advanced surgical energy devices could revolutionise surgery in the future

New survey results1 launched by Olympus Medical showed that nine out of ten (88%) surgeons surveyed believe advanced surgical energy devices such as THUNDERBEATTM could revolutionise the way surgery is performed in the future1, resulting in cost savings for the NHS. [More]
First two patients enrolled in AGA’s GERD Registry successfully undergo treatment

First two patients enrolled in AGA’s GERD Registry successfully undergo treatment

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology is pleased to announce that the first two enrollees in the STAR Registry — which seeks to compare laparoscopic surgery to an incisionless procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) — have successfully undergone treatment. [More]

AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology is pleased to announce that the first two enrollees in the STAR Registry

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology is pleased to announce that the first two enrollees in the STAR Registry — which seeks to compare laparoscopic surgery to an incisionless procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) — have successfully undergone treatment. [More]
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