Intuitive Surgical & #039;s Latest Acquisition Is Just One Piece of a Much Bigger Puzzle
There has been an imeasurable amount of disucssion in the medical device industry in recent years about the future of robotic surgery as the market pioneer Intuitive Surgical welcomes an influx of competition into the space. One of the ways Intuitive is continuing to innovate in the field is through connectivity and data analytics. Through an intriguing discussion at MD&M West, along with Intuitive's announcement earlier this week that it has acquired Orpheus Medical, MD+DI gained a clearer understanding of how those trends are being put to work at Intuitive to turn expert surgeons into super-ex...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Tackling the Weight List Problem Tackling the Weight List Problem
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy may help improve kidney transplant candidacy among morbidly obese patients, but important questions remain.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

3 Things I Learned at MD & amp;M West on Day 1
1. The Ever-Evolving Digital Age Is Creating Super Surgeons Using his fellow panelist Christopher Macomber, MD, as an example, Kyle Miller, MD, explained how emerging technology like machine learning and automated performance metrics can create "super surgeons." But it's going to require acceptance by the surgeons. Miller is the senior global clinical marketing manager at Irvine, CA-based Intuitive Surgical, and Macomber is chair of robotic surgery at Minneapolis, MN-based Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health Surgical Specialists. "If you think about a user like Chris, ...
Source: MDDI - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Surgery Through the Eyes of a Surgeon
One of the best parts of an event like MD&M West is the opportunity to put a cross-section of experts from industry in the same room as engineers and end-users and talk about the biggest trends in medical devices. One such discussion that took place here in Annaheim, CA on Tuesday included an expert robotic surgeon, an expert from Intuitive Sugical (which, as you likely know by now, pioneered robotic surgery a little more than 20 years ago), and a new robotic surgery company that is trying to to take this technology beyond the surgical suite. I shared a few insights from this lively panel discussion here, but prior to...
Source: MDDI - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Do Your Devices Meet Physicians ’ Needs?
You’ve invested a lot of time ensuring your medical device meets user needs, but could those needs have changed? As healthcare evolves thanks to robotics, value-based care, the rise of ambulatory surgery centers, remote procedures, and more, the needs of surgeons and other physicians and healthcare practitioners are evolving, too. Physicians will come together at the upcoming MD&M West 2020 conference to discuss what is missing in the world of medtech in the panel discussion, Tech Talk Panel: Physician's Perspectives: Unmet Needs, Design, & New Technologies in Medtech. Participating on the panel w...
Source: MDDI - February 7, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Design Source Type: news

Sensing Changes in Remote and Surgical Devices
The role of sensors in medical devices is becoming increasingly more important, especially when it comes to developing new technologies such as wearable devices that can diagnose and transmit information for long periods of time. Recent developments in sensor technologies are driving the trend toward the decentralization of healthcare by putting diagnostic instruments in the hands (or on the bodies) of patients. The move toward miniaturization in medical devices has also enabled sensors to be placed on laparoscopic instruments, providing surgeons with valuable haptic feedback. Experts will examine sensor advancements in th...
Source: MDDI - February 6, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

A Revolution in Laparoscopic Training: KARL STORZ and VirtaMed Leap Beyond VR Simulation
TUTTLINGEN, Germany and ZURICH, Feb. 3, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- KARL STORZ, the leading endoscopy manufacturer, and VirtaMed, world leader in medical training simulation, introduce a novel mixed reality simulator bringing innovat... Devices, Product Launch KARL STORZ, VirtaMed, endoscopy, medical training simulation, LapTrainer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: How to safely remove ovary in girls for best results in fertility preservation
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Using an experimental piglet model, researchers defined the safest laparoscopic technique for removing the ovary in young girls that also results in the best quality ovarian tissue for fertility preservation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Intuitive Surgical Still Be Heard Above Noisy Competition?
A noisier competitive environment in surgical robotics means elongated price negotiation timelines and delayed deals for Intuitive Surgical, but the market pioneer seems prepared to handle that noise. "We definitely see increasing conversations as [competitors] get closer to market with what they want to do or other companies are starting to get some clearances in other regions," Intuitive Surgical CEO Gary Guthart said during the company's most recent earnings call in response to an analyst's question. "I think that customers are interested in listening to other pitches. I think weâ€&...
Source: MDDI - January 27, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Robotic Surgery Saw 8.4-Fold Increase From 2012 to 2018
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- Hospitals that launch robotic surgery programs have a broad and immediate increase in the use of robotic surgery, accompanied by a decrease in traditional laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blood Test Gives Greater Insight on Heart Attack Risk After Surgery
A common cardiac blood test done before surgery can predict who will experience adverse outcomes after most types of surgery, said researchers from Hamilton Health Sciences. The VISION study looked at whether levels of a cardiac blood test, NT-proBNP, measured before surgery can predict cardiac and vascular complications. Higher levels of NT-proBNP, which can be caused by various anomalies in the cardiac muscle, such as stress, inflammation or overstretch, can help identify which patients are at greatest risk of cardiac complications after surgery. The study included 10,402 patients aged 45 years or older having non-cardia...
Source: MDDI - December 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Group Chat Allows Instant Grading of Intraoperative Cholecystectomy Images Group Chat Allows Instant Grading of Intraoperative Cholecystectomy Images
A multimedia messaging service (MMS) group chat can be used real-time to grade images during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Laparoscopy-Assisted Distal Gastrectomy Effective for Clinical-Stage-I Gastric Cancer Laparoscopy-Assisted Distal Gastrectomy Effective for Clinical-Stage-I Gastric Cancer
Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) performed by experienced surgeons provides outcomes similar to those of open distal gastrectomy (ODG) with nodal dissection for patients with clinical-stage-IA or -IB gastric cancer, according to a noninferiority phase-3 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

As & #039;Robot Wars & #039; Kick-In, Is Robotic Surgery Ripe for an & #039;iPhone Moment & #039;?
Is widespread adoption of surgical robots around the corner? The question is certainly timely given the recent developments in the sector. To name a few, in mid-September, CMR announced it raised $243 million in a Series C round, while reaching unicorn status. Two weeks later, Medtronic was unveiling Hugo to investors, its long-awaited robotic surgery system. Meanwhile, Verb Surgical, the joint venture between Johnson & Johnson and Verily, took on a new CEO ahead of market launch. As the range of offerings continue to expand, should we expect to see surgical robots in every OR soon? The answer is not quite yet. On one ...
Source: MDDI - December 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michael Friedrich Tags: Design Source Type: news

New Biomaterials Speed Trend Toward Smaller Medical Devices and Implants
Growth in the medical device industry has long been driven by innovation, and lately that innovation is coming from the desire to make devices and implants smaller. This trend is exemplified by the move to minimally invasive implants and techniques such as laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. The approach leads to faster patient recovery times, less scarring (smaller devices mean the incision can be smaller, too), shorter hospitalization, and a lower total cost of care. New devices and techniques like these are driving medical device industry growth. The United States is the largest medical device market in the world,...
Source: MDDI - November 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Abey Paul Tags: Materials Source Type: news

Mauritius: Junior Doctors Familiarised With Laparoscopic Gynaecology Surgery
[Government of Mauritius] A seminar on Laparoscopic Gynaecology Surgery, which is part of the Medical Council's postgraduate continuous professional development, was held on, 18 November 2019, at the Hennessy Park Hotel in Eb ène. The Australian High Commissioner, Ms Jenny Dee, was present. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Communication support technology for training surgeons has promising results
(University of Maryland Baltimore County) Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Anne Arundel Medical Center have conducted a study that explores how surgical trainees are experiencing a new gestural technology designed to improve communication during laparoscopic surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds no such thing as a low-risk surgery for frail patients
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Even a minor surgery such as a laparoscopic gallbladder removal can prove to be a high-risk and even fatal procedure for frail patients, according to new research published in JAMA Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Robotic Colectomy Safe but Expensive Robotic Colectomy Safe but Expensive
Robotic colectomy appears to be only minimally safer than open colectomy (but not laparoscopic colectomy) and is more costly than the other two alternatives, but its use continues to increase, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Gordian Surgical Raises $3 Million for Commercialization of Its Laparoscopic Closure System
MISGAV, Israel, Oct. 29, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Gordian Surgical Ltd. a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group Ltd. ("Trendlines") (SGX: 42T;OTCQX: TRNLY), is pleased to announce that it has raised $3 million. Inves... Devices, Surgery, Venture Capital Gordian Surgical, Trendlines, TroClose 1200, laparoscopic surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgery Helps Tough-to-Treat Acid Reflux
This surgery is done under general anesthesia with a laparoscope, a thin tube with a tiny video camera. The surgeon sews the top of the stomach around the esophagus. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Procedures Provide Better Outcomes in Gastric Cancer
Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy offered better short-term, post-surgical outcomes for patients with locally advanced gastric cancer who were undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy.   (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Gastrectomy May Be Preferable After Gastric-Cancer Chemo Laparoscopic Gastrectomy May Be Preferable After Gastric-Cancer Chemo
In patients with locally advanced gastric cancer, laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy appears to offer more short-term benefits than does open gastrectomy, according to Chinese researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 8, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Defining Innovation
What’s behind the record-breaking growth shared in EY’s 2019 “Pulse of the Industry” medtech report? Innovation, along with plenty of opportunities to solve some unmet needs. “We are at an awesome time in terms of innovation,” explained Ashley McEvoy, worldwide chairman, medical devices, Johnson & Johnson. Technology can now reach once-difficult-to-access anatomy, and miniaturization can enable earlier intervention, she pointed out as notable advances. McEvoy was part of EY’s “...
Source: MDDI - October 2, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

The Moment We & #039;ve All Been Waiting For: Medtronic & #039;s Surgical Robot Unveiled
Medtronic kept the market in suspense for quite some time regarding details of its robotic-assisted surgery platform but as recently promised, the company pulled back the curtain on its robotics system during an investor meeting in Hartford, CT on Tuesday. One of the clear takeaways from the meeting was the company's depth of commitment to the surgical robotics space. “This isn’t just about launching a robot, this is about building a robotics business," said Bob White, EVP and president of Medtronic's minimally invasive therapies group. White compared Medtron...
Source: MDDI - September 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Once-common hysterectomy technique linked to worse uterine cancer outcomes
Uncontained uterine power morcellation, a laparoscopic hysterectomy technique, may worsen outcomes for women who have undiagnosed uterine cancer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Unusual Tale of the Roaming Gallstones
The back pain and odd growth seemed to indicate cancer. But one doctor had a different idea entirely. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Gallstones laparoscopic cholecystectomy Medicine and Health Doctors Source Type: news

Medtronic Drops Huge Update on Surgical Robotics System
Analysts and investors will get their first look at Medtronic’s soft tissue surgical robotics system late next month. The Dublin-based company gave an update about the highly-anticipated platform during an earnings call earlier this week. The firm said it will host a preclinical demonstration of the device on September 24, according to a transcript of the earnings call from Seeking Alpha. Medtronic also reaffirmed its plans to launch its surgical robotics platform outside of the U.S. in its FY20. Medtronic will continue its push into surgical robotics, noted Geoffrey Martha executive VP and president of t...
Source: MDDI - August 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

New Robot Gives Surgeons 3D View, Increased Precision
WORCESTER (CBS) – It’s the latest generation of robotic surgery, but don’t worry there’s a doctor controlling its every move. And that means increased precision and shorter recovery times. WBZ got a surgeon’s eye view of how it works. “What’s important about the robot for me is that this is the way technology is going to go for the next generation,” said Dr. John Kelly, the chief of general surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. We were able to observe him performing gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss and he used four robotic arms to do it. “I can ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Robotic Surgery UMass Memorial Medical Center Source Type: news

Management of Renal Carcinoma During Pregnancy
Laparoscopic treatment during pregnancy is becoming an option for more women. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Coffee May Speed Up Recovery of Function After Bowel Surgery
TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 -- The time to first postoperative bowel movement after elective laparoscopic colorectal resection is shorter in those drinking coffee versus noncaffeinated tea, according to a study published in the August issue of Diseases... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Endometriosis Tied to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 -- Laparoscopically confirmed endometriosis is associated with several adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Leslie V. Farland, Sc.D., from University of Arizona... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Podcast: Use of computer or robotic technology to assist surgeons in performing gynaecological surgery
In conclusion, low-certainty evidence for hysterectomy and sacrocolpopexy operations suggests that complication rates for robot-assisted surgery might be similar to those for conventional laparoscopic surgery. Things are more uncertain for gynaecological cancer, where we found no comparative evidence on cancer recurrence or survival after the surgery. As robot-assisted surgery depends on the skill and experience of the surgeon and is expensive, evaluating its effectiveness and safety continues to present a challenge; but this needs to be met if we are to have reliable evidence on its potential benefits and harms.Read the C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Ranking for Abdominal Surgeries Not Linked to Patient Outcomes
TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 -- Patient outcomes may not be better at top-ranked hospitals for common advanced laparoscopic abdominal operations, according to a study published online July 31 in JAMA Surgery. Sahil Gambhir, M.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Future of (Digital) Surgery
Conclusion At first glance, the future prospects for the hospital industry’s surgery business look promising. Profit margins for most procedure lines remain solid, and an aging population will fuel growth in a broad array of surgical interventions. However, demographic trends are not the sole driver of surgery volumes—technological and competitive forces will also exert a significant influence on the future course of surgery. On the technology front, advances in biomedical engineering will create new surgical interventions while rendering existing surgical procedures obsolete. Technologi...
Source: MDDI - August 2, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Partha S. Anbil, Michael T. Ricci, and Stephanie Sarofian Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy Controls Pelvic Organ Prolapse Long-Term, Though Some Feel Worse Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy Controls Pelvic Organ Prolapse Long-Term, Though Some Feel Worse
Four out of five patients who underwent laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse (POP) reported continued improvement of subjective symptoms an average of seven years later in a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Up in Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease
THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 -- For patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), there has been an increase in bariatric surgery, with proportional use of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy increasing, according to a study published online July 25 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Intuitive Is the Latest Surgical Robotics Company to Level Up
There’s no doubt that the surgical robotics market is getting more crowded the competition is increasing. Intuitive Surgical, a pioneer in the space, is well aware of this fact and took steps this week to boost the da Vinci surgical robot. For an undisclosed sum, the Sunnyvale, CA-based company said it is acquiring the robotic endoscope portion of Schölly Fiberoptic’s business. Schölly Fiberoptic is a player in the field of visualization systems for minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical applications, headquartered in Germany — and one of I...
Source: MDDI - July 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

TransEnterix Wins Back Investors with Asset Sale
TransEnterix investors got a little spooked in the first half of 2019, but the company's recent asset sale was rewarded with a stock spike nearly 26% on Wednesday.  5 Quick Bits About TransEnterix Stock Movement on Wednesday (July 10, 2019) Stock symbol: TRXC on the New York Stock Exchange Day's price range: $1.27 to $1.94 52-week stock price range: $1.03 to $6.98 Wednesday's trading volume: 14.03 million shares Average trading volume: $2.55 million shares TransEnterix    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE Americ...
Source: MDDI - July 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Where & #039;s Robotic-Assisted Surgery Headed?
Will Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci system be dethroned as the industry leader? Can one robotic platform handle all surgeries? Will autonomous robots take over in surgery? These topics and more were tackled during MD&M East’s June 12 panel discussion, “Robotic Surgery - Visions of the Future.” Led by Shana Leonard, Informa Markets’s vice president of content, the panel featured Gianluca De Novi, PhD, CEO at XSurgical; Anthony Fernando, Chief Operating Officer & CTO at TransEnterix; and Dave Saunders, chief technology officer at...
Source: MDDI - June 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

FDA Received 6,000 Reports About Essure in 2018
FDA recently updated its Essure website to include an analysis of medical device reports received in 2018. The agency said it received about 6,000 medical device reports in 2018 related to the Essure birth control implant previously sold by Bayer. This is in addition to the nearly 12,000 reports the agency received in 2017 related to Essure. FDA said the number of Essure-related reports it received last year was similar to the number of reports the agency received in 2015 and 2016. As in 2017, most of the reports FDA received about Essure last year were submitted by Bayer and are related to litigation against the company. ...
Source: MDDI - June 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Score One for Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery Score One for Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery
Recent FDA letter on minimally invasive cancer surgery targeted absence of supporting efficacy evidence. But new data indicates that for one cancer type, laparoscopy was as effective as open surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Comparing Laparoscopic vs Open Surgery for Colorectal Liver Metastases
Data from the randomized OSLO-COMET trial were presented at ASCO 2019, revealing the survival of laparoscopic vs open surgery for liver metastases in colorectal cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Gastrectomy Effective for Locally Advanced Gastric Cancer Laparoscopic Gastrectomy Effective for Locally Advanced Gastric Cancer
Laparoscopic gastrectomy is noninferior to open distal gastrectomy in patients with locally advanced gastric cancer, researchers from China report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Surgery Effective for Chronic Reflux-Linked Cough Laparoscopic Surgery Effective for Chronic Reflux-Linked Cough
Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) is an effective treatment for chronic cough associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease, with three-quarters of patients having complete resolution of symptoms, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Appendectomy
-- Typically, doctors treat appendicitis with removal of the organ, medically called an appendectomy, says the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Laparoscopic surgery uses several small incisions, usually leading... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Intuitive Falls Short of Expectations in 1Q19
Intuitive Surgical’s momentum was dulled a bit last week when the surgical robotics company missed Wall Street expectations for 1Q19. The miss caused shares of the Sunnyvale, CA-based company to drop by about 6.2%. Intuitive’s revenue came in at about $973.7 million for the quarter, with analysts forecasting $980 million in 1Q19 sales. The company also posted earnings of $2.61 per share, on an adjusted basis. Earnings grew 7% but decelerated from 20% growth in the fourth quarter. The earnings also lagged the consensus of analysts polled by analysts for $2.70. One of the companyâ...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news