Navigation Links
Ochsner 1st in Louisiana to use Robotics in Living-Donor Kidney Transplant for Faster Recovery
Date:7/14/2009

NEW ORLEANS, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ochsner Medical Center (www.ochsner.org) performed the first robotic-assisted kidney transplant in Louisiana, and one of only a handful in the nation. Utilizing daVinci robotic technology, Ochsner transplant surgeons are able to make living-donor kidney transplants easier on the donor by using smaller incisions, which results in less pain and a faster recovery. Ochsner performed the operation in July 2009 with successful outcomes for the recipient and the donor. Ochsner has scheduled additional robotic-assisted operations in the coming weeks.

"By using the daVinci robot, living-kidney donations can be made through a smaller incision in the donor and require one overnight stay in the hospital," explains Dr. Ari Cohen, Ochsner Transplant Surgeon, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute. "Donating an organ is an important decision, and the daVinci enables us to make the procedure more comfortable for an individual who's chosen to save a life. Further, we believe it makes the procedure more successful, due to the improved precision of the operation." Kidney donors go on to live normal, healthy lives, free of restrictions.

Dr. Cohen explains that the daVinci robot is only used to remove a kidney, not to transplant it into a recipient. However, the robotics technology does benefit the recipient as it enables the surgeon to harvest the organ with increased precision and dexterity. "The high magnification of the robot allows us to better visualize and dissect blood vessels, making an intricate operation even more successful for both patients," says Cohen. Ochsner physicians also use daVinci technology to perform hysterectomies and prostatectomies with plans for future use in cardiac procedures.

In 2002, Ochsner surgeons began using a laparoscope to dissect living-donor kidne
'/>"/>

SOURCE Ochsner Medical Center
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Ochsner Health System Partners with DocuSys for Presurgical Care, AIMS and Medication Management Technology
2. Video: Ochsner Medical Center Drives Mobile P.E. Class to New Orleans Schools in Fight Against Child Obesity
3. Ochsner Health System, Surgical Information Systems Partner to Rebuild New Orleans Healthcare Infrastructure
4. Ochsner Baptist Opens ER and Clara Wing
5. Ochsner and Australia Partner for Long-Term Solution to Physician Shortages
6. Ochsner Introduces Literacy Program to Promote Healthy Minds
7. Louisiana Tech professor is Small Times Innovator of the Year
8. Bright Options for Medicare Beneficiaries in Louisiana
9. Louisiana Advisor to Speak Nationwide
10. Hospitals in Louisiana and Mississippi to Receive More Katrina Recovery Grants
11. Asbestos Verdict Upheld by Louisiana Court of Appeal, Announces Baron & Budd
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... Andover, NJ (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Within weeks ... with excitement and promise. Each hopes this will be a time ... is reason for each to pause; it may not be as ... as 80% of students will switch their major at least once ... cost time and energy and the costs are exacerbated when switching ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Conducting Advanced Root ... Thinking Skills and Innovative Techniques to Improve the ... and FDAnews**, Sept. 17-18, 2014 – Raleigh, NC, ... #1 reason for 483 observations since 1997. , ... a successful CAPA program has never been more ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Good Neighbor Community Services announced ... episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, airing ... show times TBA. , In this segment, viewers ... vision to redefine the traditional approach to serving ... Through passion, innovation, determination, excellence, and collaboration, Good ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 SF Cable, distributor of ... lowest prices on the internet with guaranteed customer satisfaction ... lengths and two colors. These lightning cords are MFI ... The high quality SF Cable Lightning to USB ... signal delivering faster charging and syncing. Compatible with the ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery is ... office on July 30th. After months of planning, Dr. ... the state-of-the-art suite, located only steps away from the ... for one-on-one patient comfort, shorter wait times, and generally ... Hamilton’s new office-suite will continue to provide the same ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Advice to College Freshman from Author Garrett Miller 2Health News:Advice to College Freshman from Author Garrett Miller 3Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 2Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 3Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 4Health News:Good Neighbor Community Services to be Featured in an Upcoming Episode of Innovations With Ed Begley, Jr. 2Health News:SF Cable Delivers Certified Lightning Cable in Multiple Sizes and Colors 2Health News:Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery Opens New Carmel Office 2
... As injectable fillers,become mainstream it is no surprise ... alternatives to prevent facial wrinkles. Dr. Arnold,Klein, world-renowned ... says, "Fillers such as Artefill, Radiesse and Sculptra,contain ... into,human tissue, all of these products can cause ...
... ARLINGTON, Va., May 8 Who says the best,times ... The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (http://www.HealthCentral.com ) has recently,brought ... prove that along,with wrinkles and the responsibility of caring ... bring a smile to the face of others., ...
... An international,organization dedicated to furthering the advancement ... (GSK) Consumer Healthcare executive today,during an awards ... Ernestine Harris,GSK Consumer Healthcare,s U.S. director of ... Star" by the Healthcare Businesswomen,s Association,(HBA). The ...
... with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which leads to acquired ... According to the most recent estimates, released in ... HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO), an ... currently. Although the rates of infection appear to ...
... Hill-Rom Holdings,Inc., (NYSE: HRC ) invites ... H.,Soderberg, president and chief executive officer, Hill-Rom. He ... New York on Wednesday, May 21,at 8:30 a.m. ... the live presentation via the internet,link at ...
... ("MDAC") is proud to announce that it has retained ... build a significant enterprise in one or,more select medical ... MDAC team combines a strong set of capabilities and ... excited to be working,with them in identifying and executing ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Dr. Arnold Klein Warns of Dangers With Permanent and Longer Lasting Injectable Fillers 2Health News:The HealthCentral Network Signs Spunky 'Midlife Gals' for Comedic Relief on Alzheimer's, Skin Care Sites 2Health News:GSK's Ernestine Harris Honored as Industry 'Rising Star' by Healthcare Businesswomen's Association 2Health News:GSK's Ernestine Harris Honored as Industry 'Rising Star' by Healthcare Businesswomen's Association 3Health News:Do antidepressants enhance immune function? 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Stryker brand ambassadors Fred Funk ... 3M Championship Champions Tour event near Minneapolis, MN ... Blaine . Stryker is the official joint replacement products company ... Friday, August 1 st through Sunday, August 3 rd , ... on-site joint health destination located in the Pioneer Press Expo tent ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... PARIS , July 30, 2014  Regeneron ... (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY ) today ... alirocumab in people with hypercholesterolemia met their primary efficacy ... low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) at 24 weeks compared to ... antibody targeting PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9). ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... and SAN DIEGO , July 30, 2014 ... ARNA ) announced today that an article based on post-hoc ... entitled, "Early Weight Loss While on Lorcaserin, Diet, and Exercise ... published in the online issue of Obesity , the ... of these analyses was to identify whether there is an ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Stryker Brand Ambassadors Fred Funk And Hal Sutton Set To Play At 3M Championship 2Stryker Brand Ambassadors Fred Funk And Hal Sutton Set To Play At 3M Championship 3Stryker Brand Ambassadors Fred Funk And Hal Sutton Set To Play At 3M Championship 4Stryker Brand Ambassadors Fred Funk And Hal Sutton Set To Play At 3M Championship 5Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 2Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 3Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 4Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 5Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 6Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 7Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 8Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 2Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 3Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 4Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 5Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 6Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 7
... Laboratories, Inc. (OTCBB: UGNE), a leader in ... therapeutics, today announced the Company,s Vice President of ... presenting at IBC,s 4th Annual AsiaTIDES Oligonucleotide and ... Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. The TIDES ...
... DIEGO, Feb. 27, 2012 Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... and fiscal year 2011 financial results and provide a ... the NASDAQ Global Market closes on March 7th.  The ... at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time). ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Unigene to Present at IBC's 4th Annual AsiaTIDES Oligonucleotide and Peptide® Conference 2Unigene to Present at IBC's 4th Annual AsiaTIDES Oligonucleotide and Peptide® Conference 3Optimer Pharmaceuticals to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Fourth Quarter and FY 2011 Financial Results 2
... flow while minimizing the pain ... the safety-engineered BD Microtainer Genie ... Lancet offers a full range ... capillary blood collection and protects ...
... Maximize blood flow and minimize pain ... the safety-engineered BD Microtainer Quikheel Lancet. ... surgical blade providing a precise and ... retracts into its casing, helping to ...
DAVINCI® performs all required steps primary tube sampling, reagent dispensing, microplate incubation, washing and optical reading....
The Minilyser offers a combination of three well proven instruments for fully automated processing of microplates. The Minilyser is the optimal fully automated ELISA and EIA equipment for laboratorie...
Medicine Products: