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NEW ROBOTIC SURGERY ARM APPROVED BY FDA

...ared for marketing a robotic device that enables a surgeon to perform laparoscopic gall bladder and reflux di...t a console with a computer and video monitor. The surgeon can use hand grips and foot pedals on the console to control three robotic arms that can perform the...

“Don’t fear long haul flights!” Vascular surgeon tells travelrs

Dr. John Scurr, a vascular surgeon at London's Middlesex Hospital, advices passengers, who fly long haul flights, that there is nothing to fear. The death of a woman on board an airliner, while she was flying a long distance flight, has sparked off this sudden debate that long flight...

Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration

...ccessful human trials have been conducted, but the surgeon says the technique has been perfected in monkeys. Dr. Matapurkar discloses that he uses certain special cells called steam cells which are present in the body and have the capacity to transform into full organs. He adds that since one's own body is...

Arthroscopy for Ankles

...n enlarged image on a monitor screen, allowing the surgeon to see inside the joint to diagnose and treat prob...or knees, says Dr. John J Stienstra, an orthopedic surgeon at the Permanente Medical Group in Union City, California. Over the years, arthroscopy instruments h...

New scalpel probes into cancer

...y take hours this scalpel will be able to tell the surgeon when to stop cutting. The brain is a particularly critical place to know when enough tissue has been removed, said project leader Paul Gourley. It works by incorporating blood cells into the lasing process, rather than shining a laser light upon t...

Hazards of sunlight

...aract. Mr Jonathan Dowler, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, said previous research had also linked cataract formation to light exposure....

New pancreatic surgery

...ough 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 cases of this kind of operation involving patients with benign...

Fifth US Patient Receives Artificial Heart

...lem, so that he can begin his rehabilitation," the surgeon said....

First Artificial Heart patient has Major setback

...9, of Franklin, Kentucky, less responsive, implant surgeon Laman Gray said. // Robert Tools received the AbioCor mechanical heart on July 2 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. At the time, he was so ill he had been given little chance of living more than 30 days without it. Tools improved after the implant a...

Robots craft medical history

...begin to imagine the implications for medicine the surgeon who conducted the operation says.The robotical sur...ny camera embedded in flexible tube.With Zeus, the surgeon controls the instrument handles and views the operative site on a monitor. With a computer interface...

Obesity increases health costs

...ation's principal cause of preventable deaths, the surgeon general warned// that obesity was running a close second. For a more precise look at the resulting costs, Rand Corp. economist Roland Sturm used data from two national health surveys to estimate inpatient and outpatient health services by different...

Ulcer Surgery connected to danger of Pancreatic Cancer

...atients require surgery. During a gastrectomy, the surgeon removes part of the stomach, as well as some of the tissue around the stomach. It has been suggested that patients who undergo peptic ulcer surgery may be at increased risk of pancreatic cancer, but previous studies have shown conflicting results. D...

Decrease of 'Hunger Hormone' after Obesity Surgery

... of gastric surgery known as Roux-en-Y, in which a surgeon creates a small pouch in the stomach and also bypasses a portion of the small intestine. Afterwards, patients tend to eat less--and lose weight--because they feel full on less food. But the surgery also appears to inhibit the production of ghrelin, ...

Dangers of sunlight

...aract. Mr Jonathan Dowler, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, said previous research had also linked cataract formation to light exposure....

New operation for kidney cancer

...s tissue. So high-tech is this procedure, that the surgeon could demonstrate his 60 operation to a group of colleagues in Italy using telemedicine. The team now reports on progress among the first 60 patients, since April 1998 when the first operation was performed. In all, 80 tumours have been treated and...

Useful device makes spinal surgery safer

... other problems in the spine is risky, because the surgeon might separate some of the nerves that are needed ...mbs to move. If these change, the device tells the surgeon that the operation may be putting the patient at risk and it is time to hold back. If the device giv...

Specialist surgeon not imperative in melanoma

...ew study it is observed that the background of the surgeon does not affect the outcome in melanoma. Researche... the outcomes to be similar, whether the operating surgeon had a background in dermatology, cosmetic work, or general surgery. This is in contrast to breast ca...

Diabetics & Foot infections

...ducator, general surgeon, vascular and orthopaedic surgeon and orthotist. The foot care team advised patients to examine feet daily for injuries, soak heels in warm water for about 10 minutes and scrap them with a pumice stone, avoid extremes of temperature, wear cotton or woolen socks at night in order to k...

Cosmetic plastic surgery for a youthful healthy look

...s would wait until they were 50 to visit a plastic surgeon to reduce the normal signs of aging. He also added...e and review of treatment options with the plastic surgeon once the decision for cosmetic surgery is made. He also emphasized that eating a balanced diet and r...

Age should not rule out visectomy reversal

...or these couples," they add. During a vasectomy, a surgeon cuts a small section out of each vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm from the testes. The open ends of the tubes are then closed. The procedure can be reversed through a surgical procedure that restores the flow of sperm through the vas deferens...

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