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Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia

... everything else fails." In this specific case the incision was about 2-1/2 inches, he added....

Arthroscopy for Ankles

...in, compared to having to make a 6-to-7 centimeter incision and possibly having to break a bone to get into a joint, Stienstra says. Patients with ankle damage caused by arthritis or injury can be treated with arthroscopy and resume normal activities in a week or less. That compares to a minimum of six to ei...

New scalpel probes into cancer

...eys that clearly depict when blood pumped from the incision has been cleared of cancerous cells. In a surgica...ituation, an aspirator would vacuum fluid from the incision to the microcavity laser enclosed in the scalpel's handle. Information would then be transmitted fro...

'Sweaty palms syndrome' can be cured by surgery

...A tiny scope with a TV camera is inserted into the incision and moved along the chest until it reaches the nerve associated with excessive sweating. The probe is also fitted with a cutter that is used to sever the nerve, thus stopping the signal from the brain to the hands. Since the nerves to the feet take ...

New pancreatic surgery

...he operation. Non-invasive surgery involves a tiny incision through which miniature instruments are inserted. The surgeon uses a computer screen as a guide through the operation. // It's an advance to use keyhole surgery on the pancreas. Doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Centre, in New York City, describe 19 ...

Smart Plastic As Surigical Thread

...aterial has a memory, it could be threaded into an incision as a loose knot. When it warms o the body’s temper...Langer. “That could be very important in losing an incision in a place that is hard to reach by surgeon.” The researcher said the material could be used to mak...

New operation for swallowing problems

...under local anaesthetic and only involves a simple incision to the throat. Eight patients had the new treatment and, after surgery, seven of them had marked improvement in their ability to swallow, rapidly passing from tube to normal feeding, and six progressed to a normal diet. Their voices improved too - ...

Spine Surgeries becoming less painful

...ugh conventional spine surgeries which required an incision of about 12cms to be made and the patient took a l... spine disorders. In Endoscopic Spinal Surgery, an incision of anly 2cms is made and an endoscope (a 2mm camera) is inserted into the vertebral column to free t...

Treating Blocked Arteries In The Lower Limbs

...or thin flexible tube, is inserted through a small incision in the skin and threaded to the site of the blocked artery. The vessel is pumped open by a tiny balloon, and the stent is inserted to hold open the blood vessel. Until the stent was introduced 10 years ago, the only way to open up such vessels was su...

Laproscopic Surgery As Effective As Open Surgery

...through three half-inch incisions and one two-inch incision compared to the open surgery where doctors do a six- to eight-inch incision. But the question has remained whether minimally invasive surgery is as effective as open surgery. A team of surgeons, conducted a trial comparing the two surgeries and the ...

Possibility Of Regaining Speech After Tongue, Voice Box Removal

..., called a tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP), is an incision between the trachea and esophagus that is then fitted with a small plastic //or silicone valve , researchers say this new surgical technique may help restore speech to head and neck cancer patients who have had their voice box and tongue removed. Re...

Improved procedure to do laproscopic esophagectomy discovered

.... In this process the surgeons had to make a small incision on the abdomen of the patients to insert fiber optic instruments to be positioned in the esophagus with the help of the camera. This method was infinitely better than the previous procedure of cutting open the abdomen of the patient. Yet this procedu...

Making operation and recovery time shorter

...ique of removing cancerous kidneys through a small incision with the help of their hands and a special camera ...at the surgeon can insert a hand through the small incision through a special pressurised sleeve. Thus the kidney can be removed intact, making it possible to e...

Lessening operation and recovery time

...ique of removing cancerous kidneys through a small incision with the help of their hands and a special camera ...the procedures greatly: * reduced the size of the incision * the complexitiy of the operation * patient's pain * recovery time At the U-M and many other center...

New Eye Surgery Gives Hope To Short-Sighted

... are implanted behind the iris through a 3-mm-long incision in a procedure requiring no stitches. Conventional contact lenses rest on the iris, the coloured portion of the eye. Provided by Swiss company Staar Surgical, 95 percent of the 300 participants in a three-year trial had either perfect or near-perfe...

Good News For Cataract Patients

...igned to improve treatment of cataract, uses micro incision (700 microns) surgery and is minimally invasive. It allows quicker recovery and better results. About 300 leading ophthalmologists from across India watched on a giant screen as Agarwal along with P.K. Bakshi, eminent ophthalmologist and founder an...

Patient Choice Cesarean Section on The Rise

...ve for vaginal delivery. The procedure involves an incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. The procedure is indicated only // in certain cases when there is a health risk to the mother or the baby. However, it is becoming more and more popular among pregnant mothers who opt for C-sections when there is ...

Minimally Invasive Ear Implant Procedures Are Better

...vice. MICI requires a 3-4 cm long post auricular incision placed approximately 1.0cm posterior to the postauricular crease. The decreased tissue trauma and edema has permitted postoperative day one programming and use of the cochlear implant (CI). Of the one hundred seventy-six patients were included in t...

Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Helps In Removing Thyroid Cysts

...ct speech. Conventional operation leads to a long incision (collar incision) stretching from one side of the front of neck to the other side while bleeding and injury to the nerves of the voice box (larynx) are operative hazards. "The advantage of this approach is the total invisibility of the scars and the...

Remote Robotic Surgery Using Miniature Robots

...heels on them. They can be slipped through a small incision into a cavity and surgeons in different locations...oreover several robots can be inserted through one incision hence the number of cuts would be reduced and would lead to faster recovery for patients. Oleynik...

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