Navigation Links
UT Southwestern pediatric urologist develops procedure to eliminate scarring in kidney surgeries
Date:7/1/2011

DALLAS July 1, 2011 Surgery and all its implications can be scary, especially so for pediatric patients and their parents who dread sometimes disfiguring scars.

Now a UT Southwestern Medical Center urologist has developed a new "hidden" minimally invasive procedure that makes scarring virtually invisible yet is just as effective as more common surgical methods.

"Currently used incisions, even with minimally invasive surgery, leave the child with up to three scars that are visible any time the abdomen is exposed. The new technique of hidden incision endoscopic surgery (HIdES) eliminates visible scarring," said Dr. Patricio Gargollo, assistant professor of urology at UT Southwestern and author of a study in a recent issue of the Journal of Urology.

He reports using the procedure for a dozen kidney surgery cases between April and July 2010 with no complications, but believes it has broader applications.

"I envision that this could be used for any upper abdominal procedure that needs to be done laparoscopically, and I currently perform all upper abdominal and some pelvic surgery with this technique," said Dr. Gargollo, who is also director of pediatric urology minimally invasive and robotic surgery at Children's Medical Center of Dallas.

HIdES was named the Best New Technique Award at the International Robotic Urology Symposium in 2010.

Minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy are often used in kidney surgeries. They leave much less scarring than open surgery, which requires a large incision across the patient's abdomen. But laparoscopic surgery, in which a tiny camera inserted through a small incision acts as the surgeon's "eyes," still leaves noticeable scars, Dr. Gargollo said.

In addition to its cosmetic benefits, the HIdES technique offers surgeons greater technical flexibility than laparoscopic surgery because it uses multiple surgical ports for robotic-assisted surgical equipme
'/>"/>

Contact: Robin Russell
robin.russell@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Drug shows improved kidney function for type 2 diabetics, UT Southwestern researchers report
2. UT Southwestern researchers uncover why ketamine produces a fast antidepressant response
3. UT Southwestern surgeons examine hypospadias repair efficacy for patients with differing anatomies
4. UT Southwestern research uncovers genetic link between emphysema, lung cancer
5. UT Southwestern research teams anti-malarial work wins international Project of the Year award
6. Drug can reverse overgrown hearts to help prevent heart failure, UT Southwestern researchers find
7. UT Southwesterns Luis Parada elected to National Academy of Sciences
8. Antidepressants may not improve all symptoms of depression, UT Southwestern researchers find
9. Limiting carbs, not calories, reduces liver fat faster, UT Southwestern researchers find
10. Pelvic-repair device developed by UT Southwestern surgeons enables minimally invasive trauma surgery
11. UT Southwestern pediatricians launch landmark childrens health study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... electronic health record becomes widespread across the United States, ... Care Act, the quantity of clinical data that will ... dramatically increase. Additionally, experts in healthcare have become ... of data for the purpose of gleaning insights that ... care a process that is known as big ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Fischer HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, ... ease the hot flashes that often accompany menopause, new research ... 50 percent of menopausal women, said Dr. Taraneh Shirazian, an ... the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in ... than 10 hot flashes a day, and she added that ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... (Boston) Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responders felt better ... receiving focused tactical training according to a new study ... This is the first study to specifically examine the ... scene where a shooter has not yet been neutralized ... , Incidents such as the Columbine High School shooting, ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... the "Mississippi baby" an infant seemingly cured of HIV ... remission of HIV infection in The New England Journal ... after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy ... and researchers involved in the case. , "Certainly, ... child, the medical staff involved in the child,s care, and ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... University of Huddersfield could help to improve the quality ... such as butter, mayonnaise, yoghurt and fruit drinks ... profile for her work. , Katerina gained her MSc ... and now she has embarked on research for a ... she is investigating the potential of carbohydrates extracted from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Six cases where big data can reduce healthcare costs 2Health News:Six cases where big data can reduce healthcare costs 3Health News:Six cases where big data can reduce healthcare costs 4Health News:Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds 2Health News:Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds 3Health News:Active shooter training increases comfort level of emergency responders 2Health News:'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find 2Health News:'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find 3Health News:World interest in research work on the benefits of the Okra plant 2
... short of water supply pushing the civic authorities to ration ... population needs eight million gallons of water daily, it has ... Corporation. ,Civic officials said that starting Thursday, water ... ,According to one estimate, 1.5 million gallons of ...
... Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi Inaugurated the Orientation and Capacity Building ... on “Strategies for Conservation and Cultivation of Medicinal Plants” ... that our strategies and action plans should focus not ... in the forest areas but promote cultivation of medicinal ...
... the University of Nottingham are exploring the medical condition which ... ,David Humes of the Division of Gastroenterology, in ... to understand pain, has begun to delve into pain caused ... ,Dr David Humes said: "Our aim is to discover ...
... The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday expressed alarm over ... motorcycles in Asia//, warning that the situation has become ... that young motorcyclists make up a significant percentage of ... countries, such as Cambodia and Malaysia. ,"Factors ...
... is cigarette smoking there is probably misuse of alcohol ... Medicine researchers in the Archives// of Internal Medicine. ... as a clinical indicator for alcohol misuse, which presents ... McKee, assistant professor of psychiatry. ,She said ...
... deficiency is common and cancer risk is higher among those ... , ,Epidemiological and basic science research, as well as ... preventive and therapeutic cancer agent, suggest that vitamin D deficiency ... types of cancer and increase the likelihood of numerous complications ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Exports Of Herbal & Dietary Products Has Huge Potential 2Health News:Smoking Indicator of Alcohol Misuse 2Health News:Deficiency in Vitamin D Increases the Risk of Cancer 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 AARP Foundation today announced it ... adults suffering from the severe cold weather that has gripped ... to helping those in need; so to support these emergency ... up to $250,000, which could mean up to $500,000 in ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Humberto C. Antunes,  Galderma  worldwide ... from the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology ... Conference (ODAC). The event is January 17-20, 2014, at the Omni ... . The ODAC is a distinguished ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... WOONSOCKET, R.I. , Jan. 15, 2014 MultiCell ... has filed a U.S. provisional patent application concerning composition ... formulations to achieve targeted tumor cell death.  ... very small noncoding double stranded RNA molecules (VSRNAs) which ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INO ), a ... against cancers and infectious diseases, announced today that the ... technology at the 14th Annual Meeting of the American ... May 18-21 in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State ...
... Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: KUN) ("China Shenghuo" ... first quarter ended March 31, 2011. F ... Highlights Total revenue increased to $9.4 million ... Net cash provided by operating activities was approximately $2.6 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Present at American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Annual Meeting May 18 - 21, 2011 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Present at American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Annual Meeting May 18 - 21, 2011 3Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Present at American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Annual Meeting May 18 - 21, 2011 4China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2011 2China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2011 3China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2011 4China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2011 5China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2011 6China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2011 7China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2011 8
... interoperative placement to stent the ... and continent urinary diversions. Supplied ... for one-time use. CAUTION: Periodic ... not remain indwelling more than ...
... a device that provides effective cutting and simultaneous ... to provide the urologist with the same touch ... the approximate speed and the same ease of ... but with a 45% greater zone of ...
Used for stone manipulation and removal in the renal pelvis under direct vision. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
Used for stone manipulation and removal in the renal pelvis under direct vision. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
Medicine Products: