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ETHICON Launches the Latest Innovation in Hernia Repair Platform; PROCEED(TM) Ventral Patch (PVP(TM) Device)

... small ventral and trocar site hernias. hernias are extremely common. Umbilical hernias occur near the belly button or navel, which has a ... the blood vessels of the umbilical cord. These hernias may occur in infants at or just after birth, and ...

Ventral Hernia Repair Market to Grow to Over $800 Million in 2013

... of the intestine through a weakness in the abdominal wall. Those hernias that develop at the site of a previous surgical incision are called ... the abdominal muscles, resulting in a bulging of the area. Ventral hernias present a challenge because they occur in a variety of sizes, may be quite ...

Surgical study highlights pros and cons of gastric bypass surgery for severe obesity

... and two endoscopic dilatations were required. Thirteen late complications were reported 48 months after surgery, including seven internal hernias and three cases where the anastomotic suture had narrowed. There was also one case each of anastomotic ulcer, foreign body (part of a suction drain) ...

ASGE issues guidelines on the role of endoscopy in the bariatric surgery patient

... In patients without symptoms and who were undergoing gastric banding, a preoperative upper endoscopy should be considered to exclude large hernias that may change the surgical approach. An endoscopic evaluation is useful for diagnosis and management of postoperative bariatric surgical ...

Outcomes Similar for Laparoscopic, Open Colon Cancer Surgeries

... cancer in terms of short-term and five-year survival rates, cancer metastasis, or cancer-related deaths. They also found no differences in rates of hernias and adhesions (bands of scar tissue that form between organs and tissue), two common complications after colorectal cancer surgery. However, there ...

Antegrade bowel intussusception can cause recurrent, chronic postoperative intestinal obstruction

... be seen after pancreatic surgery, most notably bleeding, infections and anastomotic dehiscence. Bowel obstruction can also be seen due to internal hernias or anastomotic strictures. A more unusual etiology for bowel obstruction in this setting is intussusception. Intussusception is often a pediatric ...

Surgical Repair of Athletic Hernia Speeds Return to Play

... to sport. The three main groups of athletes who develop athletic hernias are hockey, soccer and football players. Sprinting, kicking, and skating ... identifying the few subtle findings that make the diagnosis. Sports hernias have received recent media attention because several high-profile ...

Health Care Suffers at Los Angeles Jails: Report

... that the LA jail system lacks enough doctors, nurses and other medical workers, resulting in long delays in treatment for conditions ranging from hernias to heart diseases. It was reported that the Inmates have waited weeks for exams they were supposed to receive within 24 hours of making a request - ...

Obesity Surgery Complication Rates Higher than Previously Thought

... complications (complications resulting from the surgical joining of the intestine and stomach), such as leaks or strictures (12 percent); abdominal hernias (7 percent); infections (6 percent); and pneumonia (4 percent). The overall death rate for entire the 180-day postoperative period studied was low – ...

A Man Taken To Court Due to His Refusal to Leave the Hospital

... twist was added to case when the hospital authorities themselves agreed that he suffered from breathing problems, two extremely large bilateral hernias and left-sided foot drop. But the judge said that experts say that surgery would be likely to have a poor prognosis and could be fatal. A ...

Surgeon Attempts to Create A Surgical Hernia Feat

... to beat a possible previous record and give publicity to the newly opened hospital’ They further added: There was no mention about the type of hernias and what will happen .in the post-operative period’. Further information about these patients is awaited and it is hoped that the hospital will ...

PCT Calls Upon Doctor To Delay Surgeries

... are not being cancelled. Only minor surgeries costing between £1,000 and £2,000 are required to be rationed, and surgeries for gallbladders and hernias are not considered as urgent. Paterson, however insists that the interests of the patients are more important, and refuses to slow down his ...

Predictors Of Wound Infection In Ventral Hernia Repair

... Abdominal wall hernias are one of the most common conditions treated by general surgeons, with more than 100,000 repairs// performed annually. Although ventral hernia ...
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