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Kidney, Kidney Surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

Surgeon Removes Kidney Through the Belly Button

A surgeon at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago is one of the first in the Midwest to use a new surgical technique that requires only one small incision to remove a diseased kidney.

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lung, Transplant, Organ, Donor, Surgery, Cystic, Fibrosis

Double-Lung Transplants Better than Single for Long-Term Survival

Having both lungs replaced instead of just one is the single most important feature determining who lives longest after having a lung transplant, more than doubling an organ recipient's chances of extending their life by over a decade, a study by a team of transplant surgeons at Johns Hopkins shows.

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Transsphenoidal, Pituitary Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Endoscopic Brain Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery

With Endoscopic Surgery, Patient Has Large Pituitary Tumor Removed and Goes Home Two Days Later

Ten years ago, neurosurgeons removing pituitary tumors typically used a large, bulky surgical microscope and entered through an incision under the lip, causing significant damage to nasal structures. In the accompanying news release, however, we highlight a patient from Riverside, CA, whose tumor was removed endoscopically.

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Gallbladder, No Scar Surgery, Minimally Invasive, Loyola, Belly Button, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

Surgeon Removes Gallbladder Through Belly Button

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Loyola surgeon uses minimally invasive procedure to operate inside the abdomen with no traces of a scar.

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Dr. Toyooki Sonoda, Surgery, Colon Cancer, Hand Assisted Laparoscopic, Oncology, Crohn's Disease, Dr. Jeffrey Milsom

Helping Hand of Hybrid Surgery Benefits Colorectal Patients

Despite rapid strides in minimally invasive surgical techniques -- most notably, laparoscopy -- traditional open surgery remains the most common surgical option across the United States for people with diseases of the rectum and colon. A newer, third option is a hybrid -- hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS).

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Anesthetics, Anesthesia, pain, Pharmaceuticals, drug, Delivery, Biotechnology

A Local Anesthetic That Lasts Days to Weeks?

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Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have developed a slow-release local anesthetic that could potentially revolutionize treatment of pain during and after surgery. By encapsulating anesthetics in fatty particles, they created a long-lasting, nontoxic nerve block. The research could also have a large impact on chronic pain management, avoiding the need for systemic narcotics.

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Acupuncture, CAM, Nausea

Wrist Acupuncture or Acupressure Prevents Nausea From Anesthesia

Up to 80 percent of patients who have surgery complain of nausea and vomiting afterwards, but stimulating an acupoint in their wrists can help reduce these symptoms, finds a Cochrane evidence review.

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Prostate Cancer, Stress Management, Lorenzo Cohen, JCO, Radical Prostatectomy

Pre-Surgical Stress Management Improves Mood, Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

Brief stress management sessions prior to and immediately after surgery may have both short- and long-term benefit for men undergoing a radical prostatectomy for early-stage prostate cancer, according to research from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Non Invasive Surgery, Transoral Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Rose Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Dr. Shawn Garber

Mercy Medical Center First In NY State With ROSE Bariatric Surgery

Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre has become the first weight-loss surgery program in New York State to offer the new non-invasive ROSE procedure that reduces the size of a patient's stomach without the need for any incisions.

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Robotic Surgery, Viky Robot, Invivo, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Andrew Gumbs, MD, Pancreatic Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

Surgeon Performs the World's First Successful ViKY Robot Assisted Surgery to Treat Pancreatic Tumors

In March, Fox Chase Cancer Center performed the world's first successful minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy using the ViKY system's revolutionary robotic, compact laparoscope holder. The technology, developed in France and tested on thousands of patients in Europe, made its debut in a cancer setting in the United States at Fox Chase.







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