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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.
DP stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators

DP stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators

A new study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery finds that diaphragm pacing (DP) stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful not only in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators but also in bridging patients to independent respiration, where they could breathe on their own without the aid of a ventilator or stimulation. [More]
Bariatric surgeon educates patients about bariatric surgeries to achieve healthy weight

Bariatric surgeon educates patients about bariatric surgeries to achieve healthy weight

While many Americans make New Year's resolutions focused on self-improvement, those who are overweight or obese likely prioritize getting down to a healthy weight. [More]
Gastric bypass and cardiovascular disease risk: an interview with Dr. Brethauer, Cleveland Clinic

Gastric bypass and cardiovascular disease risk: an interview with Dr. Brethauer, Cleveland Clinic

Gastric bypass surgery is a type of bariatric operation that results in weight loss and stimulates metabolic effects that treat diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. [More]

Robotic surgery more expensive than laparoscopic surgery, but have similar outcomes

In a study of national data on colon surgery, Johns Hopkins researchers found that while patients who undergo either minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery or the high-tech robotic approach have similar outcomes, robotic surgery is significantly more expensive. [More]
Leading surgical specialists outline approaches to laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair

Leading surgical specialists outline approaches to laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair

Minimally invasive surgical techniques have revolutionized the treatment paraesophageal hernia-but there's continued controversy over some key technical aspects of the procedure. [More]
Loyola hospital uses new 3-D vision technology for minimally invasive lung surgery

Loyola hospital uses new 3-D vision technology for minimally invasive lung surgery

Loyola University Medical Center is the first Illinois hospital to use new 3-D vision technology for minimally invasive lung surgery. [More]
Misonix terminates Product License and Distribution Agreement with PuriCore

Misonix terminates Product License and Distribution Agreement with PuriCore

Misonix, Inc., a surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for wound debridement, spinal surgery, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, announced today that Misonix terminated its Product License and Distribution Agreement with PuriCore, Inc. for the sale of PuriCore's Vashe System. [More]
Six prominent surgeons awarded Honorary Fellowship at Clinical Congress of ACS

Six prominent surgeons awarded Honorary Fellowship at Clinical Congress of ACS

Last night Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was awarded to six prominent surgeons from Germany, England, Thailand, Mexico, and Malaysia during the Convocation ceremony that preceded the official opening of the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. [More]
Research roundup: Health law's effects on consumer spending; Mass. experience finds increased use of laparoscopic surgery

Research roundup: Health law's effects on consumer spending; Mass. experience finds increased use of laparoscopic surgery

The authors find that average out-of-pocket spending is expected to decrease for all groups considered in the analysis, although decreases in out-of-pocket spending will be largest for those who would otherwise be uninsured. [More]

Researchers show that men experience more harm than good from routine PSA screening

Prostate cancer screening using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is widely used in France despite a lack of evidence showing that it reduces cancer deaths. Now, researchers have shown that men experience more harm than good from routine PSA screening, according to research to be presented on Monday by Professor Mathieu Boniol, at the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013). [More]

Men with prostate cancer experience more harm than good from routine PSA screening

Prostate cancer screening using the prostate-specific antigen test is widely used in France despite a lack of evidence showing that it reduces cancer deaths. Now, researchers have shown that men experience more harm than good from routine PSA screening, according to research to be presented today (Monday) by Professor Mathieu Boniol, at the 2013 European Cancer Congress. [More]
Study proves advantages of immediate surgery for patients with acute cholecystitis

Study proves advantages of immediate surgery for patients with acute cholecystitis

Should surgery be performed immediately, or is it better to first administer antibiotics and then perform surgery? A study led by Heidelberg University Hospital Department of Surgery has demonstrated that patients suffering from acute cholecystitis should be operated on immediately. There are no advantages to delaying surgery until antibiotic therapy has been administered for several weeks. After undergoing surgery performed within 24 hours of diagnosis, the patients have fewer complications, are back on their feet earlier, and can leave the hospital more quickly. [More]

JACS reports study on LINX Reflux Management System for GERD treatment

An estimated 1 in 5 U.S. adults suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a chronic, often progressive disease that can cause debilitating symptoms and in certain cases lead to esophageal cancer. [More]

Incentives for Ontario surgeons drive greater use of laparoscopic colon cancer surgery

Financial incentives for Ontario surgeons are likely a key factor driving greater use of laparoscopic colon cancer surgery, says a study led by a McMaster University surgeon. [More]

Misonix gets clearance to market BoneScalpel product in China

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, announced today that Misonix has received the necessary Registration Certificate from the State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China to market and sell its BoneScalpel (Ultrasonic Osteotome System) product in China. [More]

Life Care Medical Devices inks exclusive distribution agreement with M.E.D. Surgical

Life Care Medical Devices Ltd., a development stage medical device company today announced that Life Care Medical Devices, Ltd, Ireland signed an exclusive agreement with M.E.D. Surgical, a subsidiary of Sisk Healthcare for the distribution of the Company's Keyhole Cup Laparoscopic Access Device in the Republic of Ireland territories and Northern Ireland. [More]

People receiving emergency gallbladder surgery are more likely to experience complications

If you have severe pain just below the right side of your rib cage, you may have a gallbladder problem. And it is typically better to seek medical attention sooner than later. [More]

LCMD plans initial commercialization of Keyhole Cup Laparoscopic Access Device in Q3 2013

Life Care Medical Devices Ltd today announced the issuance in August 2012 of CE mark for its Keyhole Cup Laparoscopic Access Device. [More]

Texas surgeon performs groundbreaking robotic laparoscopic procedure on pregnant patient

Performing surgery on a pregnant patient is a delicate matter. Risks to both mother and baby must be carefully weighed in every decision a surgeon makes. Recently, at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, a surgeon performed a groundbreaking robotic laparoscopic procedure on a 35-year-old pregnant patient whose cervix was too short to sustain a pregnancy. [More]
New research may help clinicians determine factors that increase risk of blood clots after surgery

New research may help clinicians determine factors that increase risk of blood clots after surgery

New research from the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, published in the Journal of Surgical Research, may help clinicians determine which patients are at highest risk for post-surgical blood clots in the legs or lungs. [More]