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Italian robotic surgery dev Medical Microinstruments raises $25m
Italian robotic surgery dev Medical Microinstruments said today it raised approximately $24.5 million (EU €20 million) to support the development of its robotic microsurgery platform. The financing round was led by Andera Partners and joined by Panakes Partners, Fountain Healthcare, Sambatech and industry veterans Gus Castello, formerly of Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG), and John Engels, AxoGen (NSDQ:AXGN) founder. As part of the funding, Andera Partners’ Olivier Litzka, Panakes’ Alessio Beverina, Fountain’s Justin Lynch, Gus Castello, John Engels and former Esaote CEO F...
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robotics Surgical medicalmicroinstruments Source Type: news

Standard Bariatrics closes Series A round of financing
(CincyTech) Standard Bariatrics Inc., an innovator of bariatric surgical devices, has raised a Series A round of financing. RiverVest Venture Partners led the round. The size of the round is undisclosed. Standard Bariatrics' first device, the STANDARD CLAMP ™ , received FDA clearance in July 2017. It offers technical and clinical improvement to surgeons performing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, the most common and effective weight loss surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Laparoscopy OK for Penetrating Injuries
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer than 20% needed laparotomy for abdominal wound repair (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

For Pancreatectomy, High Volume Matters
(MedPage Today) -- Results similar for robotic-assisted and laparoscopic approaches (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Repair Seen Underused for Perforated Peptic Ulcer
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer than 10% have the minimally invasive procedure, but mortality is lower (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 13, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

5 Trends Medtech Should Be Talking About
Recently I chatted with Candace Roulo, managing editor of Advanced Manufacturing Now, about some of the most important trends in medtech and the technologies that are taking the industry to the next level. Click below to listen to the podcast, or read on for select highlights of the conversation – what I consider to be five trends medtech professionals should be talking about. 128-Advanced_Manufacturing_Now-UBM.mp3 Explore all of these trends in depth at the BIOMEDevice Boston Conference and Expo, April 18-19, 2018. Use promo code "SAVE100" for $100 off conference registration and f...
Source: MDDI - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Business Digital Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 6, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From CHF Solutions’s distribution deal to Guided Therapeutics’s licensing agreement, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but throught were still worth mentioning. 1. CHF inks Spanish distribution deal CHF Solutions announced in an April 5 press release that it has signed a distribution agreement with Dimedix Surgical. The distribution agreement will allow Dimedix Surgical to distribute the CHF’s Aquadex FlexFlow System throughout Spain. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 2. J&J launches digital surgical training subscription service J&...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Catheters Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Implants Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound Urology Asahi Intecc aziyobiologics Biotronik CHF Solutions Inc. dimedixsurgical Guided Therapeut Source Type: news

LeMaitre Vascular deals Reddick surgical assets to Symmetry for $7m
LeMaitre Vascular (NSDQ:LMAT) said yesterday that it agreed to deal its Reddick general surgery assets to Symmetry Surgical for more than $7 million. The deal includes Burlington, Mass.-based LeMaitre’s Reddick cholangiogram catheter and Reddick-Saye screw for laparoscopic cholecystectomies and a two-year manufacturing transition pact. LeMaitre said the gen-surg product line it’s selling put up revenues of $3.3 million last year, delivering gross profits of $2.5 million. “We are pleased to divest these general surgical product lines and to rationalize our portfolio. Following this transaction, a...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Surgical Wall Street Beat LeMaitre Vascular Inc. Symmetry Surgical Source Type: news

Mortality Rates After Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery'Low'Mortality Rates After Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery'Low '
The one-year mortality rates after laparoscopic bariatric surgery are lower than a quarter of one percent, a new study using 2008-2012 data shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about hiatal hernia surgery
Surgery is an effective way to treat a hiatal hernia, with a 90 –95 percent success rate in relieving symptoms such as acid reflux and GERD. Laparoscopic repair is the most common procedure. Recovery takes several weeks but a person can often go home the same day. Learn about recovery times, complications, and outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

OmniGuide ’ s Domain Surgical launches ferromagnetic vessel-sealing shears
OmniGuide said yesterday its subsidiary Domain Surgical launched its FMsealer laparoscopic shears designed for surgical vessel sealing. The Lexington, Mass.-based company touted the newly released FMsealer as the only vessel sealing instrument based on ferromagnetic surgical energy, which it claims provides quick transection with minimal thermal impact on surrounding tissue. The device is cleared for sealing vessles up to 7mm in diameter, including lymphatics in open and laparoscopic procedures, OmniGuide said. “The FMsealer Laparoscopic Shears offers intuitive plug-and-play capabilities with our award-winning F...
Source: Mass Device - March 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical Vascular Domain Surgical OmniGuide Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients
FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 -- Laparoscopic gastric band (LAGB) surgery is associated with more improvement in knee osteoarthritis (OA) in younger patients and those without prior knee injury, according to a study published recently in Seminars in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Switches Can Support Doctors Saving Lives in the Operating Room
Doctors, nurses, cutting-edge innovative technology—all are vital to give proper care to patients in and outside the operating room (OR). However, what often gets less focus, but also makes an impact in a surgical environment, are the electromechanical switches and components that activate the medical devices used by doctors, nurses, and technicians. When it comes to performance inside the OR, medical devices must not fail, since the patient’s level of care is at risk. The professional feel of a device offers the doctor a level of confidence while in use. If that design incorporates the proper touch and feel to...
Source: MDDI - March 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Roger Bohannon Tags: Components Source Type: news

Sexual Function Better With Laparoscopic Mesh After Cystocele Repair Sexual Function Better With Laparoscopic Mesh After Cystocele Repair
For cystocele repair, laparoscopic mesh sacropexy (LS) is safer and better preserves sexual function than does transvaginal mesh repair (TVM), according to a randomized trial from France.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Bard wins 3DMax hernia mesh appeal
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division this week tossed a win to Becton Dickinson & Co.‘s (NYSE:BDX) C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR), refusing to reinstate a hernia mesh product liability suit on grounds that expert witnesses couldn’t prove the design of the product was defective or that significant negligence occurred. In the case, plaintiff Kemuel Goodson claims that implantation of Bard’s 3DMax polypropylene mesh during a laparoscopic bilateral inguinal hernia repair in 2006 caused a number of different complications, including remaining pain and the removal of a testicle, and requ...
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Surgical bectondickinson crbard Source Type: news

Eximis Surgical raises $5m for minimally-invasive tissue removal tool
Eximis Surgical raised $5.1 million as part of a $10.2 million equity round, according to a form filed with the SEC last week. Nearly 30 investors have contributed to the offering, the Colorado-based company reported. Eximis Surgical is developing a surgical tool called XCor, which is designed for minimally-invasive specimen removal in laparoscopic surgery. The company touted its technology as reducing surgery times and lessening the risks associated with traditional tissue removal methods, like morcellation. Power morcellators, used to shred and remove tissue, have been linked to the spread of cancerous cells th...
Source: Mass Device - March 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Surgical Covidien eximissurgical Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Intragastric Resection Laparoscopic Intragastric Resection
Read about this novel technique that may provide a safe and effective minimally invasive approach to gastric submucosal tumors.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

45-Year-Old Female With Gross Hematuria Post Partial Nephrectomy
A 45-year-old female presents with gross hematuria 5 days after a laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for renal cell cancer. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Brian Morse, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

Laparascopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Linked to Some Better Pregnancy Outcomes Laparascopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Linked to Some Better Pregnancy Outcomes
Some maternal and perinatal outcomes may be better in obese women who undergo laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) than in their obese peers who are not treated with bariatric surgery, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Magnetic Surgery: First Prospective Clinical Trial Results Magnetic Surgery: First Prospective Clinical Trial Results
Find out about the exciting new role a novel magnetic surgical system could have in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

TransEnterix files expanded 510(k) application for Senhance robotic platform
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) said today it filed an FDA 510(k) submission looking to expand the indications for its Senhance robotic surgical platform to include laparoscopic inguinal hernia and laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgeries. The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based company said that with the additional indications, its Senhance system would be cleared for use in the most common abdominal surgeries in the US in general surgery, gynecology and colorectal surgery. TransEnterix said it is hopeful to receive approval for the expanded indications by the mid-year. “We have performed more than 150 Senhance surg...
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Surgical TransEnterix Source Type: news

Woman claims a gastric band destroyed her life
In September 2013, Hazel Orchard, 58, from the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, paid £10,000 for a laparoscopic gastric bypass after decades of unhealthy eating left her unable to wash or dress herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman claims a gastric band 'destroyed her life'
In September 2013, Hazel Orchard, 58, from the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, paid £10,000 for a laparoscopic gastric bypass after decades of unhealthy eating left her unable to wash or dress herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hysteroscopic Sterilization Has Higher Risks in First 3 Years Hysteroscopic Sterilization Has Higher Risks in First 3 Years
For women who had their first sterilization, hysteroscopic sterilization had significantly higher risk for gynecological complications during the first 3 years than laparoscopic sterilization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

High-volume General Surgeons Do Well in Pediatric Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy High-volume General Surgeons Do Well in Pediatric Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Surgical volume may have a greater effect on children ’ s outcomes after laparoscopic cholecystectomy than does specialty training in the field, according to research from Canada.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Hysteroscopic Versus Laparoscopic Sterilization — Is One Safer?
For women seeking tubal sterilization, both hysteroscopic and laparoscopic procedures carry benefits and risks, according to a JAMA study. Using French health databases, researchers studied... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hysteroscopic Sterilization May Up Risk of Complications (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher risk of gynecological issues versus laparoscopic approach (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Analysts: Japan approves 12 new procedures for Intuitive Surgical ’ s da Vinci
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) recently won approval for an additional 12 procedures in Japan using its da Vinci robot-assisted surgery devices, according to analysts at Leerink Partners. The approvals could represent an additional 200,000 cases in Japan, up from 30,000, Leerink analysts Richard Newitter and Jaime Morgan wrote this morning in a note to investors, citing talks with management, company reports and Leerink Partners estimates. Previously only cleared for prostatectomy and nephrectomy in Japan, da Vinci is now approved for additional colorectal, gynecological and thoracic surgeries, plus gastrect...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Wall Street Beat Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

Obesity Treatments Compared: Bariatric Surgery vs. Nonsurgical Options, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs. Bypass
Studies in JAMA's obesity issue offer additional evidence on bariatric surgery's benefits and may ease potential concerns over increasing use of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. First... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fundoplication for GERD: Laparoscopic Nissen Bests Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication for GERD: Laparoscopic Nissen Bests Transoral Incisionless
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) appears to be a better alternative than transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a systematic review and network meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms
Repair of hiatal laxity and herniation during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for obesity improves symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Surgeons Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Surgeons
Are surgeons who perform laparoscopic surgery at a greater risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Review Confirms Risk from Power Morcellators in Spreading Uterine Cancer
The FDA confirms that power morcellation used for laparoscopic myomectomy or hysterectomy for uterine fibroids is associated with increased risk for spreading cancer. The review... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Contrast - Enhanced Ultrasound No Aid for Metastasis Detection
Findings based on use of laparoscopic ultrasonography during colorectal cancer surgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA posts new info about using laparoscopic power morcellators to treat uterine fibroids https://go.usa.gov/xnnnS   #morcellator #safety #medicaldevice
FDA posts new info about using laparoscopic power morcellators to treat uterine fibroids https://go.usa.gov/xnnnS  #morcellator #safety #medicaldevice (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Why a Two-Pound Robot is Getting Love from Investors
About two-thirds of colon resection procedures are performed via open surgery with an eight- to 12-inch incision and several weeks of recovery time. A miniature robotically assisted surgical device (RASD) developed by a company called Virtual Incision could change that.  Virtual Incision is just about ready to go to FDA seeking a 510(k) clearance for its two-pound RASD that operates entirely inside the body through a single abdominal incision and is expected to be less expensive and more portable than existing laparoscopic surgery robots. To help it get there, investors recently poured $18 million into ...
Source: MDDI - December 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business R & Source Type: news

How Safe Is Laparoscopic Surgery for Adhesive SBO? How Safe Is Laparoscopic Surgery for Adhesive SBO?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that cautions surgeons using a laparoscopic approach for treating a bowel obstruction.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Light at the end of the hysterectomy tunnel – Anne-Marie ’ s story
The post Light at the end of the hysterectomy tunnel – Anne-Marie’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I gave myself a light at the end of the hysterectomy tunnel as I believe in putting all my chances on my side when it comes to surgeries. I researched and prepared myself well before my hysterectomy. For ex; what to eat, before and after, making sure I bring home meds that do not cause constipation… I had a chart on the fridge that reminded me what I can or cannot do on a weekly basis, (it also helped my husband realise how long a process it was!). I looked forward to the coming weeks whi...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 28, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Did TransEnterix Grease Palms to Sell a Robot?
After a longer-than-expected trek to bring a surgical robot to the U.S. market, TransEnterix finally won FDA clearance in October for its Senhance Surgical Robotic System, making it the first new market entrant into the field of abdominal surgical robotics since 2000. The company's stock price jumped after the news was announced, and rallied again when TransEnterix announced its first U.S. sale to Florida Hospital Orlando a month later. For those who have watched Morrisville, NC-based TransEnterix endure many trials and tribulations over the past few years, it seemed as though the company's persistence had finall...
Source: MDDI - November 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Common shoulder surgery may offer little pain relief
Study questions value of subacromial decompression Related items fromOnMedica Sharp rise in year-long waits for elective surgery Consultant-led assessments could cut unnecessary surgery Robotic-assisted surgery is not always preferable to laparoscopic Adhesive capsulitis Managing sports injuries: shoulder rotator cuff injury (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

TransEnterix opens the doors to a competitive US surgical robotics market
The surgical robotics market in the US has finally become competitive. In October, the FDA granted clearance to only the second robotic surgical system to date – TransEnterix‘s (NYSE:TRXC) Senhance laparoscopic platform. The clearance was a huge milestone for the Morrisville, N.C.-based company and was quickly followed by yet another – almost exactly a month after receiving a nod from the federal watchdog, TransEnterix logged its 1st sale of the platform to the Orlando-based Florida hospital. Read the whole story on our sister site, The Robot Report The post TransEnterix opens the doors to a competit...
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robotics TransEnterix Source Type: news

Tanzania:Laparoscopy Surgery Proves Wonders At KCMC
[Daily News] TANZANIA has introduced the first-ever day care laparoscopy surgery, which offers great potentials of relieving patients of pains and significantly reducing congestions in hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gynecology Group Names 5 Treatments, Procedures to Avoid
The AAGL (formerly, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) has named five treatments and procedures clinicians should question as part of the American Board of... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Good Operation, With Limits Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Good Operation, With Limits
Now the most widely performed bariatric-surgery procedure, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is safer than bypass in the short term but may fall short beyond 7 years out.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Robotic-assisted or conventional laparoscopic  surgery?
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - November 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Robotic Surgery: No Clinical Benefit Over Laparoscopy Robotic Surgery: No Clinical Benefit Over Laparoscopy
Patients undergoing robotic-assisted surgery appear to experience no clinical benefit compared with those having conventional laparoscopic procedures, despite a much higher cost, two studies suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A rare case of bullhorn-injury associated traumatic hernia of anterior abdominal wall managed by laparoscopic sutured tissue-only repair - Singh KD, Singh V, Gupta P, Mani R.
Traumatic abdominal wall hernias (TAWHs) are relatively uncommon entities. Common mechanisms that predispose to such hernias include motor vehicle accidents, seat belt injuries, fall from height, handlebar injuries, and bullfighting. Bullhorn injury leadin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Robotic-Assisted Surgery Adds Time, Costs Without Affecting Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No improvements compared with laparoscopic procedures in kidney removal and rectal cancer (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - October 26, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Robotic Radical Nephrectomy Becoming More Common
And robotic laparoscopy for rectal cancer resection does not reduce risk for conversion to open surgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Robotic-assisted surgery is not always preferable to laparoscopic
Robotic-assisted surgery does not improve some outcomes in kidney removal and rectal cancer procedures Related items fromOnMedica Bariatric surgeons ’ skill doesn’t affect long-term outcomes Bed crisis leaves surgeons 'kicking their heels' Trial of robotic surgery successful for prostate cancer Shortage of critical beds and surgeons cause cancelled ops (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news