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Novadaq's SPY System was Topic of Best Poster in Scientific Session at AUA

... room and therefore the ability to perform partial nephrectomy and achieve clean tumor margins was greatly ... preserve renal function. "Successful partial nephrectomy for the treatment of renal cancer is predicated ... said Dr. Golijanin. "Our initial work in partial nephrectomy patients indicates that the use of the SPY System ...

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

... Gynaecology of the same centre. Transvaginal nephrectomy is a technique permitting kidney extraction with ... of Hospital Clnic have put their hopes in nephrectomy assisted by laparoscopy as the technique used for ... Contrarily to laparoscopy, transvaginal nephrectomy uses the vaginal orifice and the delivery channel ...

Surgeon's Preferences Dictate Choice of Kidney Cancer Surgery

... radical surgical procedures, such as a partial nephrectomy where only part of the kidney is removed, may not ... they go out and spread it to others." "Partial nephrectomy is more difficult and has more potential ... said. Over the past two decades, partial nephrectomy and laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery) have ...

Surgeon's Preferences Dictate Choice of Kidney Cancer Surgery

... radical surgical procedures, such as a partial nephrectomy where only part of the kidney is removed, may not ... they go out and spread it to others." "Partial nephrectomy is more difficult and has more potential ... said. Over the past two decades, partial nephrectomy and laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery) have ...

Kidney cancer surgery often determined by surgeons' practice style, not medical factors

... of the American Cancer Society. Open radical nephrectomy is the standard surgical treatment for patients with localized kidney cancer, but partial nephrectomy and laparoscopic surgery have emerged as ... the potential barriers to adoption of partial nephrectomy and renal laparoscopy, David Miller, MD of the ...

Kidney Cancer Drug Linked to Higher Rate of Heart Problems

... found that a procedure known as partial nephrectomy is being underutilized in treating patients with small kidney tumors. Partial nephrectomy involves removing only the part of the kidney bearing the tumor, while radical nephrectomy involves removing the whole kidney. ...

How less can be more when treating some kidney cancers

... issue of the Journal of Urology. Radical nephrectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the entire ... who underwent either a partial or radical nephrectomy for a kidney tumor 4 centimeters or smaller. In ... patients younger than 65 years of age, radical nephrectomy was significantly associated with death from any ...

Robotic assisted kidney cancer surgery proves to be beneficial to patients

... in the left. Using the da Vinci robot, Viterbo performed a partial nephrectomy on each kidney, just 8 weeks apart. This laparoscopic approach allowed the ... Viterbo added, "Results of the study show robot assisted partial nephrectomy to be a safe and technically feasible minimally invasive approach to ...

Cleveland Clinic First To Perform Nephrectomy Completely Transvaginally

... Robotic Surgery, and his team performed the first completely transvaginal nephrectomy on March 13. The procedure involved inserting a small, single channel 5 ... scar-less procedures." Previously reported cases of transvaginal nephrectomy involved performing all aspects of the surgery through a multi-channel ...

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

... a little less than a year ago, carried out the world's first transvaginal nephrectomy due to kidney cancer also a minimally invasive technique; this technique ... which is only possible in women. The single-port transumbilical nephrectomy (the technical name for this operation) was carried out using a single ...

Hopkins transplant surgeons remove healthy kidney through donor's vagina

... surgical options," says Montgomery. "Since the first laparoscopic donor nephrectomy was performed at Johns Hopkins in 1995, surgeons have been troubled by the ... a relatively large incision in the patient's abdomen after completing the nephrectomy to extract the donor kidney. "That incision is thought to significantly ...

NYP/Columbia physician-scientists present at ASCO 44th annual meeting

... Predicting Long-Term Survival Conditional on Years Survived Following nephrectomy -- The Longer a Patient Survives, the Better Their Odds Dr. James ... College of Physicians and Surgeons In counseling patients after nephrectomy (surgical removal of the kidney) for renal cell carcinoma, the current ...

Acologix AC-200 Demonstrates Positive Effect on Bone in Preclinical Model of Chronic Kidney Disease

... Poster Number SA-PO2781: "mAtrix extracellular Phosphoglycoprotein (MEPE) inhibits renal phosphate reabsorption and decreases bone porosity in a 5/6 nephrectomy rat model" by Birthe Schnegelsberg, Ph.D., Shakun P. Aswani, Marybeth George, Catherine Middleton-Hardie, Ph.D., David Rosen, Ph.D., of Acologix, ....

St. Jude study offers new hope for children with kidney tumors deemed inoperable

... a complete nephrectomy. Commonly, when a child has bilateral disease, the surgeon will remove the kidney that has the most tumor and do a partial nephrectomy on the other side, he said. But if a patient then develops problems in the remaining kidney, the options are limited because one kidney has been ...

World Firsts by Cleveland Clinic Urologists

... is at the forefront of scar-free surgery," said Inderbir Gill, MD, vice chairman of urology, who performed the first single-port donor and partial nephrectomy surgeries. "We are carefully developing single-port techniques for many advanced urologic applications." Other members of the team included Drs. ...

Bride-to-Be Receives Kidney Donated by Fiancee During North Shore-University Hospital's First Transplant Surgery

... a minimally invasive surgery known as a laparoscopic nephrectomy. Dr. Kavoussi was the first surgeon in the country to perform a laparoscopic donor nephrectomy when he was at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, in 1995. The North Shore-LIJ Health System received state and federal approvals to establish ...

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

... Surgeons specializing in laparoscopic procedures at UT Southwestern Medical Center have successfully removed a patients kidney by performing a unique nephrectomy entirely through the belly button. Dr. Jeffrey Cadeddu, associate professor of urology and radiology, performed the single keyhole access ...

Cryoablation: A New Treatment Option for Some Kidney Tumor Patients

... patient spends one night in the hospital before returning home. Surgeons continue to seek less invasive methods than the traditional radical nephrectomy (removal of cancerous kidney) for the treatment of small tumors, and percutaneous cryoablation is now on the list. With the incidence of kidney ...

On the 'Fast Buck' Trail: Kidneys on Sale

... to borrow money ? Besides debts, most of the money went to procure food and clothing ? Average family income plummeted by 1/3, after the nephrectomy ? Number of donors and their family members who lived below the poverty line increased ? Six years after the surgery, during the survey, ...

New Gastric Cancer Drug Unlikely to Benefit Kidney Cancer Patients

... a previous study published in 2004 in The Journal of Clinical Pathology. They reviewed the data of all patients who had undergone partial or radical nephrectomy between 1970 and 2002. This study had found that kidney tumors often expressed KIT (a receptor kinase tyrosine) mutations. Another study appearing in ...

Lessening operation and recovery time

... is considered better for surgeons who are still learning laproscopic techniques. More and more doctors turn to hand-assisted laproscopic nephrectomy as a fist hand treatment for cancer patients, and thereby allowing living people to donate a kidney to someone whose ailing. Wolf from his ...

Making operation and recovery time shorter

... is considered better for surgeons who are still learning laproscopic techniques. More and more doctors turn to hand-assisted laproscopic nephrectomy as a fist hand treatment for cancer patients, and thereby allowing living people to donate a kidney to someone whose ailing. Wolf from his ...
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