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Valve Repair First in New England Done With Robotic Device

Alfred man chooses innovation after counseling from Patient Advocates in Gray. Gray, ME (PRWEB) July 28, 2009 -- A York County man recently became the first person in New England to undergo a robot-assisted repair of the valve that allows blood into the heart, with su...

Preoperative MR may assist surgeons in nerve sparing during robotic prostatectomy

Preoperative MR can help surgeons limit nerve damage while performing a robotic assisted laparascopic prostatectomy (RALP)saving some men from becoming impotent, according to a study performed at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA. Preoperative MR was used to evaluate 38 neurovascul...

Chamberlain Group Announces New Uterine Robotic Surgery Training Device

Reflects Robust Growth of Client Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci(R) System GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chamberlain Group, producers of anatomically accurate surgical trainers, today announced their new Uterine Robotic Surgery Trainer. The trainer is a lifelike, fu...

Kirby Lester's New KL30: Fully Automated, Compact System for a Fraction of the Cost of a Robotic Dispenser

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirby Lester, LLC, the world's leading pharmacy automation provider, today unveiled its first fully automated technology breakthrough: the KL30 automated dispensing and verification system . The KL30 is sized and priced for any retail pharmacy or hos...

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...

Saint Joseph's Launches International College of Robotic Surgery

ATLANTA, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint Joseph's Health System announced that it has launched the International College of Robotic Surgery (ICRS), a non-profit training center for robotic surgical teams from around the world. The launch was announced during the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (...

Summa Health System Performs Northeast Ohio's First Robotic Lobectomy

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Summa Health System recently became Northeast Ohio's first healthcare organization and one of only four in the nation to offer robotic lobectomy surgery for patients with lung cancer. Unlike a typical lobectomy, which requires the patient's chest to be cut ...

Singapore Medicine - First in South East Asia to Offer Robotic Surgery for Gynaecologic Cancers

Singapore's National University Hospital became the first in Asia to offer the first robotic assisted surgery to gynaecologic cancer patient in August 2008. Singapore (PRWEB) November 5, 2008 -- Women who need to undergo surgery for gynaecological cancers now have an op...

David B. Samadi, MD, Demonstrates Robotic Prostate Surgery During Live Webcast, August 13, 2008

Robotic prostate surgery enables quicker recovery. Join the Mount Sinai Medical Center's leading urology experts to discuss the effectiveness of open, laparoscopic, and robotic prostatectomies. The webcast features case video of live surgeries using the latest da Vinci® prostatectomy techniqu...

Sensitive, Smart and Strong - Too Bad it's Just a Robotic Arm

For decades, researchers have dreamed of creating robots with human-like abilities. Now an interdisciplinary team of European researchers has developed a robotic arm and hand that moves and 'senses' like a human, and is controlled by a human-inspired electronic 'brain'. Can a ...

Diagnostic Center for Disease: Robotic Prostatectomy - A Race to Failure?

SARASOTA, Fla., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by Diagnostic Center for Disease -- "There is currently no convincing evidence that early screening, detection, and treatment improve mortality. Limitations in prostate cancer screening include po...

Monkey Controls Robotic Arm With Brain

Cutting-edge research shows animals learned brain signal manipulation to feed themselves WEDNESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Relying solely on brain signal manipulation, monkeys have learned to operate human-like robotic arms to feed themselves, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday. ...

Renowned Leader and Educator in Robotic Cardiac Bypass Surgery Leverages Cardica's C-Port(R) Flex-A(R) Anastomosis System in His Practice and to Educate Cardiothoracic Surgeons

- Dr. Sudhir Srivastava Revolutionizing Minimally-Invasive Closed-Chest Bypass Surgery; Created Robotic Bypass Training Program Using Flex-A to Emphasize Reproducibility of Procedure and Decrease Learning Curve - REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: ...

Paro, the World's Only Robotic Baby Harp Seal - Designed Specifically for Therapy - to be Focus of Industry Event at Vinson Hall Retirement Community in McLean, Va., June 2

- Inventor visiting from Japan specifically for event - MCLEAN, Va., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Why is a sophisticated robotic baby harp seal more effective than real, live dogs or cats at stimulating positive responses from seniors with dementia and other aging-related illnesses? Come f...

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...

Legends Golf Pros Receive Robotic Surgery Demos

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf greats competing in the annual Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament as well as spectators will be able to watch and participate in demonstrations of robotic surgery on Saturday, April 26th at Golfest hosted in conjunction with the tournament. ...

NOVADAQ's SPY System to be Featured During Live Broadcast of Robotic Surgery

SPY used to assess the quality of grafts during minimally invasive heart bypass TORONTO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Novadaq(R) Technologies Inc. (TSX: NDQ), a developer of real-time medical imaging systems and image guided therapies for the operating room,...

Scientists from Europe, Israel and the US develop robotic rats to aid in rescue missions

A new initiative, bringing together nine research groups from seven countries, including teams of robotics and brain researchers from Europe, the USA and Israel, has recently been set up with the aim of imitating nature. Based on principles of active sensing adopted widely in the animal kingdom...

Just hours apart, 2 brothers undergo robotic prostate cancer surgery

We are blessed to have each other to depend on. If you have to go through something bad like cancer, youre glad to have a friend to go through it with, said one of two brothers from Savannah, Georgia recovering from robotic prostate cancer surgery. The two siblings flew to The Mount Sinai Medical ...

Cardica Announces Live Webcast Demonstrating Breakthrough Device to Facilitate Beating Heart and Robotic Coronary Revascularization Surgery

- Live webcast of surgical procedure to be held Thursday, January 17, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time - REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC ) today announced that leading cardiac surgeons from The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano and...

Cardiogenesis Receives FDA Approval for PEARL 5.0 Robotic Hand Piece

The First Minimally Invasive TMR Device Now Commercially Available to Treat Severe Heart Disease IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardiogenesis Corporation (OTC: CGCP.PK), a leading developer of surgical products for transmyocardial revascularization (TM...

St. David's Medical Center Implements New Robotic Technology to Treat Common Heart Rhythm Disorders

St. David's is Second Hospital Nationwide to Acquire Groundbreaking Tool AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- St. David's Medical Center today announced its acquisition of a new robotic surgery system that allows for minimally invasive treatment of heart rhythm disorders that can result in a ...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

Robotic devices, that help stroke patients practise daily tasks with impaired limbs, are proliferating in US . The US Food and Administration has approved a new robotic device called the Myomo e100, designed to help stroke patients regain motion in their arms. It is to hit the market shortly...

UK Hospital Performs Heart Surgery Using Robotic Arm

Surgeons at the St. Mary's Hospital in London, have used a robot to carry out an intricate life-saving heart operation. Over 20 patients have been operated on with the robot, which is only one of four in use in the world. According to the BBC, the robotic arm is used to guide thi...

Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees

Amputees can now breathe a sigh of relief for researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston have developed two robotic devices that mimic the human ankle, give them more natural, energy-efficient gaits. Dr. Hugh Herr, Assistant Professor and Director of the Biome...

First-Ever Robotic Pancreatectomy Performed at UIC

Surgeons at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago performed a groundbreaking robotic pancreatectomy in a 39-year-old man to relieve him of debilitating pain. They also performed an autologous islet cell transplant to prevent him from developing surgical diabetes. Terry Near,...

MRI Robotic Biopsies Simplified by PneuStep

Engineers at the Johns Hopkins Urology Robotics Lab report the invention of a motor without metal or electricity that can safely power remote-controlled // robotic medical devices used for cancer biopsies and therapies guided by magnetic resonance imaging. The motor that drives the devices can be s...

MRI-safe Motor Makes Robotic Biopsies Possible

Engineers of Johns Hopkins claims to have invented a motor without metal or electricity that can be used to perform cancer biopsies and therapies guided// by magnetic resonance imaging. The motor that drives the devices can be so precisely controlled by computer that movements are steadier a...

AIIMS Creates Record by Completing 100 Four-arm Robotic Surgeries

New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Friday become the first hospital in Asia to complete 100 surgeries// through the most advanced four-arm robot - Da Vinci S. "We were the first to acquire Da Vinci S robot in July last year and today we completed the 100th operation...

Scientists Develop Thought-Controlled Robotic Hands

Tokyo. Scientists in Japan have developed robotic hands, which they say can be controlled by the power of thought. // The artificial hands, developed by Yukiyasu Kamitani and colleagues, mimics the movements of a person's real hand, based on real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMR...

Japanese Scientists Develop Thought-Controlled Robotic Hands

Scientists in Japan have developed robotic hands, which they say can be controlled by the power of thought//. The artificial hands, developed by Yukiyasu Kamitani and colleagues, mimics the movements of a person's real hand, based on real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of th...

Paralyzed Patients Can Be Trained To Walk With Robotic Treadmill

Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that brain activity of paralyzed patients can be improved by providing them training using robotic treadmill. This is believed to benefit // a majority of patients who exhibit partial paralysis following spinal cord injury. In the fut...

Remote Robotic Surgery Using Miniature Robots

Miniature robots may soon replace surgeons, more so in space according to researchers.// The robots are about three inches in length and about a cm wide and have wheels on them. They can be slipped through a small incision into a cavity and surgeons in different locations can operate a remotely...

Complete Robotic Surgery To Revolutionize Surgical Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Robotic surgery could finally prove to be an answer for the prayers of millions of men suffering from the disease. Surgical treatment of prostate cancer with robotic arms promises sooner recovery, less pain, scarring and a // reduction in the post-operative complications. Prostate cancer is th...

Benefits Of Robotic Prostate Surgery- But At What Cost?

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men and the risk of developing this cancer increases with age. The optimal or the best form of therapy for prostate cancer remains still a debate. // Currently, three surgical options are available to patients: traditional open surgery, lap...

Surgeons Perform Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery

Researchers from Stanford School of Medicine had used remote controlled robotic arms and a binocular camera to perform laproscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully. Their research findings are published // in the August issue of Archives of Surgery. The laproscopic gastric bypass surgery (a...

New robotic drill to do dental implants

A company in Israel, called Tactile Technologies had developed a robotic dental drill that can make the //job of doing dental implants very easy for the dental surgeon. The drill is all set to bring relief to the patient as well by being faster, cheaper and less painful than the common manual proce...

NEW ROBOTIC SURGERY ARM APPROVED BY FDA

FDA today cleared for marketing a robotic device that enables a surgeon to perform laparoscopic gall bladder and reflux disease surgery while seated at 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 p...

Chindex International, Inc. Launches World-Class Cancer Treatment Center

...nd Intuitive Surgical, for which the Company is the exclusive distribution partner for the sale and servicing of color ultrasound systems and surgical robotic systems respectively. It also arranges financing packages for the supply of medical products to hospitals in China utilizing the export loan and loan ...

Accuray Incorporated to Report Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009

...ptember 30, 2009. About the CyberKnife(R) robotic Radiosurgery System The CyberKnife robotic Radiosurgery System is the world's only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywh...
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