Navigation Links
Robotic surgery of 'tremendous benefit' to patients, say JGH researchers
Date:1/12/2011

This press release is available in French.

Robot-assisted surgery dramatically improves outcomes in patients with uterine, endometrial, and cervical cancer, said researchers at the Jewish General Hospital's Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research in Montreal. Moreover, because of fewer post-operative complications and shorter hospital stays, robotic procedures also cost less.

These results were published in late 2010 in a series of studies in The Journal of Robotic Surgery and The International Journal of Gynecological Cancer.

To date, adoption of robotic surgery has been slowed by fears that it will raise overall healthcare costs. In Canada, robotic procedures are not yet covered by any provincial healthcare plan.

"To the contrary, robotic surgery definitely benefits patients and society," said Dr. Walter H. Gotlieb, Head of Gynecologic Oncology at the JGH Segal Cancer Centre. "Patient quality of life is dramatically improved, their hospital stays are much shorter and they use far less narcotic pain medication. The majority of our patients need nothing stronger than Tylenol."

In a robot-assisted operating room, the physician sits at a computer console and manipulates multiple robot arms, rather than working directly on the patient. The technology was developed to overcome the limitations of minimally invasive surgery (MIS), including such notoriously difficult procedures as laparoscopy for cancer.

"Laparoscopy is the gold standard of treatment for endometrial cancer, but unfortunately the learning curve is too steep for most surgeons," said Dr. Gotlieb, also Director of Surgical Oncology at McGill University. "A recent U.S. study said that only about six percent of gynecologic oncology surgeons offer laparoscopy to most of their endometrial cancer patients, despite its well-established advantages
'/>"/>

Contact: Mark Shainblum
mshainblum@jgh.mcgill.ca
514-340-8222 x6592
Jewish General Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. 10 years later: Robotic surgery for prostate cancer
2. Robotic surgery for head and neck cancer shows promise
3. Lombardi research: Robotic radiosurgery offers palliative care for hilar lung tumors
4. Prostate cancer patients treated with robotic-assisted surgery can expect low recurrence of cancer
5. International Robotic Urology Symposium+2011
6. New robotic head and neck cancer surgery preserves speech, without scarring
7. Pre-emptive pain regimen decreased opioid usage in patients undergoing robotic prostatectomy
8. Robotic-assisted vasectomy reversal offers greater chance of fatherhood
9. Introducing RoSS, a flight simulator for robotic surgery
10. Therapy May Help Cut Incontinence After Prostate Surgery
11. No Surgery for Moderate Tonsillitis, New Guidelines Say
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/27/2015)... Churchview Supportive Living, a Gardant affordable ... and Fashion Show from 10:30 a.m. to noon on ... 2626 W. 63rd St. in Chicago, serves low-income older ... to maintain their independence. , “Mothers, grandmothers, godmothers and ... Day Brunch,” said Director of Marketing Elizabeth Clippard. , ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Church, VA (PRWEB) April 28, 2015 ... Works, **Presented by FDAnews and Ombu Enterprises**, June 16-17, ... If an FDA inspector came to a facility today, ... , If the answer is "maybe" or "no" ... Ombu Enterprises and FDAnews have a solution. , ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 How to Implement UDI:, Lessons ... 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT, http://www.fdanews.com/HowToImplementUDI ... of regulatory restraint, there’s plenty of time to get ... again. UDI deadlines are coming fast for all devicemakers ... Don’t delay, even if it seems there’s no rush. ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 28, 2015 Healthcare marketing ... paper called “Website Anatomy 101.” Available ... the necessary design elements for a successful hospital ... responsive design, user experience, search results and lead ... of a well-designed website on patient volume and ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 Women may have a more ... to a new study published online in the journal ... injury (MTBI), is a common medical problem affecting cognitive ... , In most cases, patients who experience MTBI will ... percent of MTBI patients will continue to experience persistent ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Churchview Supportive Living Community in Chicago to Host Mother's Day Brunch 2Health News:FDAnews Announces: Medical Device Design Control: Implementing an Approach That Works, June 16-17, Chicago, IL 2Health News:FDAnews Announces: Medical Device Design Control: Implementing an Approach That Works, June 16-17, Chicago, IL 3Health News:FDAnews Announces: Medical Device Design Control: Implementing an Approach That Works, June 16-17, Chicago, IL 4Health News:FDAnews Announces: How to Implement UDI: Lessons from Early Adopters Webinar, May 20, 2015 2Health News:FDAnews Announces: How to Implement UDI: Lessons from Early Adopters Webinar, May 20, 2015 3Health News:Smith & Jones Publishes 2015 Website Design White Paper 2Health News:Women Show Persistent Memory Impairment after Concussion 2Health News:Women Show Persistent Memory Impairment after Concussion 3
... 3 America,s oldest voluntary health organization is led ... Elected National Board Chair, after more than a decade ... successfully steered the American Lung Association to tackle key ... of his chairmanship has been to build on the ...
... variation in exposure, depending on several factors, , , TUESDAY, ... widely among people who undergo computed tomography (CT) scans, ... in the Feb. 4 issue of the Journal ... after the American Heart Association urged that CT scans ...
... for Southeastern Michigan Screens Patients DETROIT, Feb. 3 ... Saturday, February 7, over 300 children from the Detroit ... of the American Dental Association,s seventh annual "Give Kids ... their services that day to children who, because of ...
... Reinforce Commitment to Safety Net Partnerships and Quality ... Kaiser Permanente announced today that ... totaling approximately $43 million in the fourth quarter ... Community Benefit grants in the fourth quarter focused ...
... Feb. 3 Nearly three out ... insurance should cover the cost of addiction treatment ... their own health insurance would pay for substance ... Toward Addiction Survey" from Hazelden, the national nonprofit ...
... NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 3 Healthcare Realty Trust,Incorporated (NYSE: ... cash dividend for the,quarter ended December 31, 2008. ... payable on March 5, 2009 to shareholders of record ... Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Maryland Lawyer Steve Nolan Advocates for Lung Health as National Board Chair of the American Lung Association 2Health News:Radiation From CT Scans Not Always the Same 2Health News:Radiation From CT Scans Not Always the Same 3Health News:Area Dentists, University of Detroit Mercy Team Up to Provide Free Dental Care to Low-Income, Uninsured Detroit-Area Children on Saturday, February 7 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Approves $43 Million in Community Benefit Grants in Fourth Quarter 2008 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Approves $43 Million in Community Benefit Grants in Fourth Quarter 2008 3Health News:Kaiser Permanente Approves $43 Million in Community Benefit Grants in Fourth Quarter 2008 4Health News:Three-Quarters of Americans Believe Health Insurance Should Pay for Addiction Treatment, Yet Most Don't Know If Their Health Plan Covers Substance-Abuse Care, Says New Hazelden Survey 2Health News:Three-Quarters of Americans Believe Health Insurance Should Pay for Addiction Treatment, Yet Most Don't Know If Their Health Plan Covers Substance-Abuse Care, Says New Hazelden Survey 3Health News:Three-Quarters of Americans Believe Health Insurance Should Pay for Addiction Treatment, Yet Most Don't Know If Their Health Plan Covers Substance-Abuse Care, Says New Hazelden Survey 4
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 Harwood Feffer LLP ( www.hfesq.com ) ... of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Aerie" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... its fiduciary duties to shareholders. On April ... results from its first Phase 3 registration trial of ... in the trial, Rhopressa failed to meet its primary ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t2mvbz/endoscopy_global ... "Endoscopy Global Market - Forecast to 2020" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , , ,The global endoscopy market is ... growing at around 7.0% CAGR from 2014 to ... are aging population, increase in cancer, diabetes, and ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 Vermillion, Inc. ... gynecologic disease, announced today it will report ... market close on Monday, May 11, 2015, ... webcast at 4:30pm Eastern.Conference Call & Webcast: ... Pacific Domestic: , 888-556-4997International: , 719-457-2628Conference ID: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2Endoscopy Global Market - Forecast to 2020: Market is expected to reach approximately $43 billion with Johnson and Johnson, Olympus and Covidien Dominating 2Endoscopy Global Market - Forecast to 2020: Market is expected to reach approximately $43 billion with Johnson and Johnson, Olympus and Covidien Dominating 3
... Va., Nov. 10, 2011 Primary healthcare distributors continue ... navigating economic, regulatory and business climate challenges in the ... in the U.S. Healthcare Industry released by the ... the non-profit research foundation of the Healthcare Distribution Management ...
... SKILLMAN, N.J., Nov. 10, 2011 ConvaTec Healthcare today announced that ... 15, 2011. David Johnson, CEO and George Kegler, CFO will host ... telephone. Questions and answers will follow. To participate ... 701-0354. To participate in the conference internationally, dial ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pharmaceutical Distributors Continue to Deliver Operational Efficiencies and Value to U.S. Healthcare System Amidst Economic and Regulatory Challenges 2Pharmaceutical Distributors Continue to Deliver Operational Efficiencies and Value to U.S. Healthcare System Amidst Economic and Regulatory Challenges 3Pharmaceutical Distributors Continue to Deliver Operational Efficiencies and Value to U.S. Healthcare System Amidst Economic and Regulatory Challenges 4ConvaTec Healthcare Announces 2011 Third Quarter Earnings Call 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: