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Consumer Alert: Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Should Not Be Taken Lightly

Dermatologists urge patients to ask questions to ensure safety of procedure BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, there are more ways than ever before to "get a little work done." From skin fillers to fat-reduction procedures, the options are endless for those l...

Life Spine(R) Announces FDA Clearance of FS3(TM) Minimally Invasive Spinal System

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Spine announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) marketing clearance to the FS3 Minimally Invasive Spinal System. Available for nationwide release this August, the FS3 MIS Spinal System offers cannulated...

ATS Medical Announces Participation in the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Meeting

MINNEAPOLIS, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSI ), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services, today announced participation in the upcoming International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) Meeting...

New minimally invasive surgery option for patients with stomach cancer

A novel, minimally invasive surgical approach to treat stomach cancer has been shown to have advantages that may make it a preferable treatment for some patients. A new study led by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) compares traditional "open" surgery to remove the s...

American Heart Association Statement Gives Guidance on Minimally Invasive Procedures to Treat Diseased Brain Vessels

American Heart Association Scientific Statement DALLAS, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The use of minimally invasive procedures to treat brain blood vessel diseases has made tremendous strides in the past decade along with advances in the field of catheter-based interventions. The Am...

US Market for Minimally Invasive Treatment of Varicose Veins to Rise to More than $215 Million by 2013

Endovenous Ablation to drive Varicose Vein Market into 2013, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's (MRG's) new US Markets for Varicose Vein Treatment Devices 2009 report, the US market for endovenous ablati...

Revolutionary, Minimally Invasive Treatment Provides Long-lasting Chronic Sinusitis Relief

Saint Joseph Hospital Among the First to Offer New Surgical Treatment Approach CHICAGO, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- After three years of suffering from congestion and several months of trying a steroid nasal spray, Chicago resident Matt Minella, 31, opted for a surgical procedure to help him br...

Is Smaller Better? Minimally Invasive Oncologic Surgery Options Discussed at NCCN Conference

Minimally-invasive oncologic surgery procedures can be beneficial, but physicians need to be prudent when recommending the option to their patient according to Thomas A. D'Amico, MD, of Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. D'Amico detailed the benefits and controversies of minimally...

Gallbladder removal through vagina offers minimally invasive alternative

CHICAGO Physicians at Northwestern Memorial Hospital successfully removed a patient's gallbladder through the vagina, making them the first in the Midwest and the third in the country to perform the innovative procedure. The technique, known as NOTESnatural orifice translumenal endoscopic surge...

A World First in Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Promises a More Cost-Effective, Patiently Friendly Future

There's a new girl in town and she made her American debut at the side of internationally known laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Richard Rosenfield. ViKY, as she is affectionately known, is a revolutionary, lightweight robot developed by EndoControl, headquartered in France. With ViKY at his side, Dr. R...

Leaders in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Open New Facility in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- After helping thousands of patients get their lives back through minimally-invasive endoscopic spinal surgery at their flagship facility in Tampa, the Laser Spine Institute announces the grand opening of a new center in Scottsdale, Arizona. LSI is rev...

New training method helps surgeons evaluate their own minimally invasive surgery skills

Recent years have seen the rapid emergence of minimally invasive surgery procedures in operating theatres. However, the training of surgeons in this field still leaves much to be desired. Researcher Magdalena Chmarra has changed this state of affairs by developing a realistic training system which...

USHIFU Announces First Sonablate(R) HIFU Device in India for Minimally Invasive Prostate Cancer Treatment

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- USHIFU, a worldwide leader in the development, distribution and use of minimally invasive high intensity focused ultrasound technologies, announced today the establishment of India HIFU and the launch of Sonablate(R) HIFU services in Hyderabad, India at Dr. ...

Hi-Tech Advances the Practice of Minimally Invasive Gynecology at AAGL Global Congress

CYPRESS, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A steady march toward using ever-more "patient-friendly" procedures in gynecological care was reflected in the proceedings of the 37th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, hosted by the AAGL, the international professional society for specia...

Highly specialized, minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer allows patient to go home sooner

Philadelphia -- Minimally-invasive surgery for lung cancer called video-assisted thoracic surgery or VATS is a relatively new procedure performed almost exclusively at academic centers. Now, a preliminary study to be presented this month at the annual CHEST meeting in Philadelphia is giving surge...

Leading the Way in Cosmetic Surgery Los Angeles Surgeon and Beauty Expert, Dr. Christine Petti Offers Minimally Invasive SmartLipo™ – The Smart Way to Lose Fat

Based in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Christine Petti, M.D., F.A.C.S is one of the first plastic surgeons on the west coast to offer SmartLipo™ . This minimally invasive liposuction procedure offers fast results and short recovery times. Because it incorporates laser surgery technology, th...

Patients in Minimally Conscious State May Still Feel Pain

These brain-damaged individuals show signs of awareness, unlike vegetative state TUESDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Severely brain-damaged patients in a "minimally conscious state" may still feel pain and require painkilling treatment, according to European researchers. A minimal...

The Doctor's Channel Adds Esteemed Director of Minimally Invasive Urology at Columbia University to Editorial Team

Jaime Landman, M.D., Joins Premier Professional Online Medical Resource as Contributing Editor NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Doctor's Channel (http://www.thedoctorschannel.com ), today announced the appointment of Jaime Landman, M.D., Director of Minimally Inva...

Adoption of Minimally Invasive Prostate Cancer Treatment Options Slow

Chemotherapy and Cryosurgery are underused prostate cancer treatments in the US, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Group (MRG) conducted a detailed survey of over 140 US and European based urologists during the recent...

The AtriCure Minimally Invasive Platform Highlighted by Prominent Cardiac Surgeons and Electrophysiologists at Cardiostim in Nice, France

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AtriCure, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRC ), a medical device company and a leader in cardiac surgical ablation systems, today announced that its minimally invasive platform was highlighted during Cardiostim, a world congress in cardiac electrophysiolo...

ATS Medical Products Prominently Featured in International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) Scientific Presentations

MINNEAPOLIS, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSI ), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services, today noted that several key opinion leaders will be reporting their experience with ATS Medical products and related procedure...

TruFUSE(R) Minimally Invasive Facet Fusion Procedure Tops 3,000 Spinal Levels

CLEARWATER, Fla., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- minSURG Corporation, a subsidiary of Orthopedic Development Corporation, announced today that over 6,000 TruFUSE(R) dowels have been used to treat chronic facet-oriented back pain or to supplement other procedures. Typically, two dowels are required to ...

Study finds that minimally invasive robotic bypass surgery provides health and economic benefits

Minimally invasive heart bypass surgery using a DaVinci robot means a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery for patients, as well as fewer complications and a better chance that the new bypass vessels will stay open. And, according to a University of Maryland study, robotic heart bypass surger...

Study Showed Minimally Invasive Surgery Reduced Risk of Hospital-Acquired Infections Compared to Open Surgery

PHILADELPHIA, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SAGES 2008 ANNUAL MEETING - Ethicon Endo-Surgery today announced results from a new study showing laparoscopic surgery reduced the risk of nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections by 52 percent when compared to open surgery in a sample of more than 11,00...

Women Can Now Learn About Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Treatments at AAGL.org

Newly updated Web site heralds AAGL commitment to patient education CYPRESS, Calif., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- AAGL, the professional organization of gynecologists interested in endoscopy and minimally invasive gynecology, has retooled its Web site, http://www.aagl.org, and added a com...

Northwestern Memorial's Heart Center Pioneers Minimally Invasive Surgery That Corrects Irregular Heart Beat

Experts combine traditional surgery procedures for a minimally invasive surgical option to treat atrial fibrillation CHICAGO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atrial fibrillation, a type of abnormal heartbeat, affects approximately 180,000 Chicagoans and upwards of 6 million people in th...

Z-shaped incision enhances minimally invasive surgery

A novel surgical technique allowing doctors to operate on patients by making a Z-shaped incision inside the stomach could potentially replace certain types of conventional surgery in humans, according to Penn State medical researchers who have successfully demonstrated the procedure in pigs. If...

'Awake' the Movie Highlights the Need for 'Goldilocks' Anesthesia, Says Dr. Barry L. Friedberg, Developer of Bispectral Index (BIS) Monitored Propofol Ketamine Sedation, Now Trademarked as Minimally Invasive Anesthesia (MIA)(R)

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Awake' the movie is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a man who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. It has been 30 years since Robin Cook's 'Coma' captured and t...

Published Results Using AtriCure Minimally Invasive Products

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AtriCure, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRC ), a medical device company and leader in cardiac surgical ablation products, today announced that results reporting on the Company's proprietary minimally invasive products, which physicians have adopted to tr...

Novadaq launches PINPOINT: Company's first minimally invasive imaging system

System Recommended by the College of Chest Physicians for Lung Cancer Treatment TORONTO, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Novadaq(R) Technologies Inc. (TSX: NDQ), a developer of real-time medical imaging systems and image guided therapies for the operating room, ...

Lesser the Better- Minimally Invasive Surgery Breakthrough

In the quest of newer ways to better minimally invasive surgery, physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center and engineers at UT Arlington// have joined heads to bring about a system that works by magnetically maneuvering surgical instruments into the abdomen, via the belly button or throat. “...

Any Form Of Minimally Invasive Surgery- Name It & They Do It!

The Madras Institute of Trauma (MIOT) deserves to be called the only health care center in the Country to use minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for all kinds of surgeries. // Thanks to the 4 cm cut and a guided camera that provides 40 fold magnification of a specific body part on the screen. Surger...

Garry O'Grady Appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pharmaceutical Institute

...joining Campbell Alliance, Mr. O'Grady was a member of the Surgical Products Division of Olympus America, Inc., where he sold capital products used in minimally invasive surgery. He was a member of the Urology Products Marketing Team, and was a member of Olympus's top sales group. Mr. O'Grady also served as ...

FDA Approves New 3000 IU Vial Size for Kogenate(R) FS, antihemophilic factor (recombinant)

...ting alternative treatments to AHF. The most common adverse reactions observed in clinical trials were inhibitor formation in previously untreated or minimally treated patients, skin-associated hypersensitivity reactions, infusion site reactions, and central venous access device (CVAD) line-associated infecti...

Surgery, 'Sham' Equal in Treating Compression Fracture Pain

...ent" into the spine to stabilize it, thereby relieving pain and reducing disability in people who have had osteoporotic fractures. The procedure is minimally invasive and often performed under local anesthetic, with the patient going home the same day, Toussaint said. In the United States alone, some 750...

Misonix Announces the Sale of Its Labcaire Business for up to $5.6 Million

... FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON ), a developer of minimally invasive ultrasonic medical device technology, which in Europe is used for the ablation of tumors and worldwide for other acute health conditions, tod...

PEAK Surgical Introduces PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) TnA

...to be the first device that can effectively address both procedures," said Brian H. Weeks, M.D., otolaryngologist at Alvarado Hospital and Director of minimally Invasive Head & Neck Surgery at SENTA clinic in San Diego. "The PlasmaBlade TnA not only cuts and cauterizes tissue precisely but the reduced ther...

FDA Approves LIVALO(R) for Primary Hypercholesterolemia and Combined Dyslipidemia

...tentially affords greater low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) clearance and reduction of plasma cholesterol. Importantly, pitavastatin is only minimally metabolized by the liver through the cytochrome P450 pathway, through which many other medications are metabolized. In pivotal Phase III trial...

ATS Medical Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...submission for the ATS 3F Enable sutureless tissue valve designed to enable minimally invasive aortic valve replacement. The Company expects CE Mark approval in...and. This combination of attributes makes the probe particularly useful in minimally invasive cardiac arrhythmia procedures. Full release of the ATS CryoM...

Uroplasty Reports First Fiscal Quarter Results

...the treatment of voiding dysfunctions. Our focus is the continued commercialization of our Urgent PC system, which we believe is the only FDA-approved minimally invasive nerve stimulation device designed for office-based treatment of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence - symptoms often ass...
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