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UT Southwestern, UT Arlington to develop magnetic surgery tools

... several small incisions rather than one large incision as with traditional surgeries. Laparoscopic ... once inside the incision. "A laparoscopic incision represents a fixed access point that has a ... LESS uses one small entry point usually one incision hidden in the bellybutton to deploy multiple ...

Minimally Invasive Surgery Not Better for Sciatica

... method, microdiskectomy, is done through a larger incision than that used for transmuscular tubular ... because our conventional technique uses a small incision as well," said study author Dr. Mark P. Arts. ... is indicated in obese patients in whom a large incision and exposure is inevitable," he said. But more ...

The decision about the incision: Is midline or transverse better for abdominal surgery?

... Hospital examined for the first time whether the incision technique used in major abdominal surgery had an ... Neither physician nor patient knew what kind of incision had been made. The study of 200 patients showed ... make an individual, case-by-case decision on the incision technique. ...

STAAR Surgical Receives Japanese Clearance for the KS-Ni Preloaded IOL Injector System

... Japan's blue-blocker silicone IOL through an incision size of 2.6 mm as compared to the current 3.2 mm incision size. A smaller incision will likely induce less astigmatism and allows ...

Dr. Adam Smith Chosen to Help Introduce No-Scar Surgical Weight-Loss Innovations

... to lead the way by performing the single incision bariatric procedures, known as SILS (Single incision Laparoscopic Surgery), at Specialty Surgery ... SILS offers the benefit of only one small incision instead of the four to five incisions typically ...

PEAK Surgical Announces Positive Fascia Incision Healing Results From Preclinical Study of PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) for Gynecologic Surgery

... is associated with improved fascia incision healing in an in vivo model compared to the use ... tissue samples were harvested immediately after incision and at weeks 1, 2, 3 and 6, and compared with a skin-only incision control to evaluate for thermal injury depth, ...

Breast Augmentation: Survey Highlights Recent Trends In Today's Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedure

... primary breast augmentation including most common incision location, implant size and type, and ... The majority of surgeons (64%) preferred an incision near the breast crease, while 25% preferred an incision around the bottom half of the areola. The ...

Medifocus Inc. Reports Improved Clinical Efficacy for its Phase II, Randomized Clinical Study for the Treatment of Early Stage Breast Cancer Tumors

... can reduce either re-excisions rates or second incision rates when Medifocus's focused heat, is delivered ... will require either re-excision or second incision to remove the remaining cancer cells. In ... decrease the need for re-excisions or a second incision which can improve cosmesis and may reduce ...

Surgeons to Observe and Discuss Live Eye Surgery Friday Night in San Francisco

... Vision Enhancement System which creates a removal incision of only 1.8 mm, which is the smallest incision currently available to surgeons and their patients. The smaller incision helps complements surgical technique and helps ...

Hopkins transplant surgeons remove healthy kidney through donor's vagina

... removed a healthy donor kidney through a small incision in the back of the donor's vagina. "The kidney ... eliminated the need for a 5-to-6-inch abdominal incision and left only three pea-size scars on her ... troubled by the need to make a relatively large incision in the patient's abdomen after completing the ...

Washington, DC Plastic Surgeon Pioneers New Minimal-Scarring Technique

... with Dr. Mark Richards' pioneering minimal incision brachioplasty gives patients better contours and ... instead of the traditional method of a long incision down the arm, Dr. Richards can provide effective ... Dr. Richards has also lectured about minimal incision arm lift at the International Masters Courses in ...

Gallbladder removed without external incisions

... the same procedure without a single external incision in what surgeons report may be the first surgery ... the endoscope was inserted through a one-inch incision behind the uterus and into her body cavity. Using ... gallbladder was detached and removed through the incision behind the uterus. The area where the gallbladder ...

Current Trends in Arm Lift Surgery

... and Lawrence Reed, MD, who will discuss minimal incision Brachioplasty. Excess fat and sagging, ... fat and skin require the surgeon to make an incision from the armpit to the elbow, leaving patients ... incision, hidden in the armpit. "Minimal incision is a new and modern approach to the age-old ...

How to effectively avoid many common complications and liver damage in bile duct exploration?

... of the common bile duct, the much shorter incision required lessens the post-operative pain of ... the xiphoid was extended to about 5 cm. From this incision we resected the left lateral lobe of the liver ... pneumoperitoneum. From the extended trocar incision and the left intrahepatic duct, the common bile ...

Surgeons Rethink Approach to Minimal Incision Foot and Ankle Surgery

... smaller surgical scars, thanks to new minimal incision techniques and tools. At the same time, foot and ... "Surgeons are now recognizing that the incision has to match the procedure and the patient." ... other conditions. The disadvantage of minimal incision procedures is loss of visual exposure, or the ...

Finally, Easy After-Cesarean Care for the 1.3 Million C-Section Moms

... minimize scar appearance, support and flatten the incision area and promote comfort after a C-section. ... flatten and control swelling at the weakened incision area," Brooks says. Along with product ... "C-shelf" was described as the "poof" around the incision area that lasted months in many moms. ...

UCLA doctor develops new technique to treat varicose veins

... phlebectomy which excise veins through a small incision in the skin. Lawrence's method also employs ... but remains conscious, Lawrence makes a tiny incision near the varicose veins and threads a slender ... Lawrence then makes a very small incision immediately adjacent to a varicose vein. Taking a ...

PEAK Surgical Announces Positive Surgical Incision Wound Healing Results With the PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM)

... "The findings of this comparative surgical incision healing study are encouraging as they add to our ... for surgeons to provide better surgical incision and improved outcomes for their patients." Study ... showed that bleeding for 60 seconds following incision was reduced by 60 percent in the PEAK wounds ...

Single-incision belly-button surgery to remove kidney performed first at UT Southwestern

... The entire procedure was completed with only one incision and will leave the patient with a barely ... have been removed through an 8- to 10-inch incision from the middle of the abdomen to the back. ... to minimize invasive surgery led us to reduce the incision to a single hole. ...

PEAK Surgical Announces First Use of PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) in Europe

... tissue injury, reduced scarring and inflammation, and improved surgical incision healing and strength compared with traditional electrosurgical or ... have demonstrated that the PlasmaBlade is associated with improved fascia incision healing in an in vivo model compared to the use of traditional ...

Abdominal Surgery May Become Easier for Patients

... through a natural opening in the body and then through an internal incision in the stomach, vagina, bladder or colon. This eliminates external ... perform transvaginal appendectomies. The procedure involved just a small incision in the abdomen and another in the vagina, fewer than the incisions needed ...

Unique Bypass is Rare, New Treatment for People with Severe Aortic Valve Stenosis

... valve bypass is a minimally invasive procedure performed through an incision between the ribs. It avoids re-entering the heart through the ... procedure, the heart does not need to be stopped, a breastbone-splitting incision is altogether avoided, and cardiopulmonary bypass may not be necessary. ...

Helping hand of hybrid surgery benefits colorectal patients

... surgery: * Standard laparoscopic surgery (SLS), using a small "keyhole" incision through which a small camera and specialized instruments are inserted and ... * Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS), involving a slightly larger incision at the start of the operation -- one just large enough to allow for the ...

I-Therapeutix Announces First Commercial Use of I-ZIP(R) Adherent Ocular Bandage for Clear Corneal Cataract Incisions

... to application of the I-ZIP Bandage. "In a previous clear corneal incision architecture study, we showed that low intra-ocular pressure (IOP) in the immediate postoperative period is associated with incision architectural features that suggest lower structural integrity. All I-ZIP ...

New Procedure To Correct Pelvic Prolapse Has Faster Recovery, Shorter Hospital Stay

... requires only four small abdominal incisions, as opposed to making a large incision to open the abdomen. Physicians expand the abdomen by gently pumping gas ... cervix to the strong tissues found deep in the pelvis, we avoid the large incision and extended recovery time the traditional surgery requires," said ....

Fox Chase performs the world’s first successful ViKY robot-assisted surgery for pancreatic tumors

... the surgeon may have considered open abdominal surgery, requiring a large incision and a lengthy recovery. Minimally invasive surgical techniques, like the ... France. This is the hospital where the first published case of a single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the world was done using the ViKY system. ...

IlluminOss(TM) Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System Receives CE Mark

... System. With traditional methods of treating fractures, often a large incision has to be made; and plates and screws inserted to stabilize the fracture. ... monomer into a hardened polymer within 90 seconds. The minimal skin incision is then closed. Unlike other methods of fracture treatment, the ...

The navel: A single, safe surgical access route for kidney extraction

... kidney using only 2 small 1-cm incisions in the abdomen and another incision that cannot be seen, inside the vagina. Since then, Dr. Alcaraz and his ... the kidney via this route means no visible marks are left as the minimal incision made by the surgeons is hidden by the natural folds of the umbilical scar. ...

Gallbladder removal through vagina offers minimally invasive alternative

... snake-like device, called an endoscope, is inserted through a small incision in the vaginal wall and into the abdomen. Currently, laparoscopic assistance is used as a small camera is also inserted through an incision made in the patient's belly button to help guide surgeons. The organ is ...

IlluminOss Announces First Human Case Utilizing Its Innovative Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System Technology

... metacarpal. With traditional methods of treating fractures, often an incision the full length of the fracture line has to be made; and plates and screws ... liquid monomer into a hardened polymer within 90 seconds. The tiny skin incision is then closed. Unlike other methods of fracture treatment, the ...

Thoratec Reports 34 Percent Increase in 2008 Revenues

... a 16 percent increase over revenues of $25.8 million a year ago. Skin incision revenues were $15.3 million, a 13 percent decrease from revenues of $17.5 ... Corporation (ITC) Division supplies point-of-care blood testing and skin incision products. Thoratec is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. For more ...

November 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Moisturizers, Potatoes and Varicose Veins

... veins include: Catheter-assisted procedures using heat energy -- A tiny incision is made in the skin, and a catheter is inserted along the length of a ... collapses and seals shut. Endoscopic vein surgery -- Through a small incision in the upper leg, a thin tube (endoscope) with a tiny camera and surgical ...

New Technique Removes Gallbladder Without External Incisions

... research trial, involved insertion of an endoscope through a one-inch incision behind the uterus and into the woman's body cavity. Using the scope, surgeons detached the gallbladder and removed it through the incision behind the uterus. Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery ...

Thoratec Reports 44 Percent Increase in Second Quarter Revenues;

... to geographic and product mix and competitive pricing pressure in our skin incision business. Operating expenses for the second quarters of 2008 and 2007 on ... were $13.8 million, a seven percent increase over last year, while skin incision revenues were $8.3 million, a decrease of three percent versus last year. ...

Alternative to LASIK Increases Momentum with U.S. Consumers

... which can be performed in a surgeon's office. Insertion requires an incision size about the size of the opening on a ballpoint pen versus an incision size of over one inch required for LASIK in order to create the flap ...

SILS Surgical Technique Now Available at MUMC

... now offers a type of gallbladder surgery that requires only one small incision in the belly button. It's called single incision laparoscopic surgery, or ... at MUMC. Using SILS, Senkowski can remove the gallbladder through a 1cm. incision in the belly button. Patients walk away with no visible scarring. ...

It's neck-and-neck down the long stretch for 2 stroke-prevention procedures

... option, because they can be threaded up into the neck from a tiny incision in the arm or groin. But the stent procedure carries its own risk of ... tens of thousands of times each year for decades. The operation opens an incision in the neck below the jaw, allowing a surgeon to divert the blood flow ...

Hospital Clínic conducts the first kidney extraction through the vagina in Europe

... the abdomen of approximately 1 cm each. Furthermore, another non visible incision is done in the internal part of the vagina, where the kidney is extracted. ... laparoscopy still requires, as occurs in traditional surgery, an abdominal incision for the kidney, leaving a scar of approximately 6 centimetres. ...

Appendix

... to remove a diseased organ such as an appendix or gallbladder. Only one incision is made through the belly button for the purpose of inserting a two ... Center. Imagine a day when surgery requires no incisions or just one tiny incision that is only millimeters in length. Scarless, painless techniques are what ...

UT Southwestern surgeons complete North Texas' first single-incision gallbladder removal

... removed a gallbladder through a unique operation requiring only a single incision in the bellybutton rather than the traditional four incisions in the ... specialized tools developed for single-incision surgery through a 1/2-inch incision in the bellybutton. The tools included a flexible camera and an instrument ...
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