Medical News Today: What to expect after a laparoscopy for endometriosis
Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when tissue similar to the tissue that lines the uterus grows in other places in the body. While physical examinations and ultrasounds can sometimes find endometriosis, a laparoscopy is the only way to be sure a person has the disease. Learn about the procedure and recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

How a Slurpee straw inspired a smudge-free laparoscope
[Image from the University of Texas at Austin]Engineering students at the University of Texas at Austin have created a laparoscope designed like a 7-Eleven Slurpee straw that keeps a laparoscopic camera smudge-free. Laparoscopes are fiberoptic camera tools used during minimally invasive procedures. Surgeons use the cameras to see inside the body, but some times the lens can get smudged. The device, called the ClearCam device, has a scoop-like shape that acts like a squeegee to keep the camera clean. “This is a problem faced by surgeons every day,” said Chris Rylander, an associate professor of mechanical engine...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diagnostics Imaging Research & Development laparoscopy MedTech University of Texas at Austin Source Type: news

Patients with early kidney cancer benefit from robotic partial nephrectomy
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) A comprehensive study by the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that robotic partial nephrectomy offers significantly better patient outcomes as compared with open or laparoscopic techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Partnership Expands Medigus ’ Presence to Orthopedics
Medigus is entering bold new territory thanks in part to a manufacturing and development agreement with A.M. Surgical, an orthopedics company. Omer, Israel -based Medigus has primarily been known for its MUSE technology that performs the Transoral Fundoplication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). MUSE includes the ScoutCam miniature camera technology, which is at the center of this partnership. “The [ScoutCam] technology can be optimized and used in other ways in addition to being inside MUSE,” Chris Rowland, CEO of Medigus, told MD+DI. “The orthopedic market is interesting becau...
Source: MDDI - July 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Orthopedics Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Endometriosis Surgery Appears to Improve Women's Sexual Quality Of Life Laparoscopic Endometriosis Surgery Appears to Improve Women's Sexual Quality Of Life
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Grant funding to be allocated to research of robot surgeons
(Kazan Federal University) Automation of stitching procedures is one of the current research directions in laparoscopic robotics. It can help surgeons get rid of monotonous tasks which require special precision and agility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can You Smell a Bidding War Brewing Over Boston Scientific?
Monday's headlines that Stryker may be making a play for Boston Scientific prompted industry analysts to play the "what if" game, dissecting potential benefits of such a marriage, how a deal of that size might impact the broader medical device industry, and the potential of other bidders to emerge. Just to be clear though, we still do not know at this point if Stryker really has approached Boston Scientific about a potential takeover, or if Boston Scientific is even receptive to the idea. Both companies declined to comment on the speculation Monday, citing their respective company policies. Canaccord Genuity's Ja...
Source: MDDI - June 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

TransEnterix seeks expanded FDA indications for Senhance platform
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) said yesterday it submitted a 510(k) submission to the FDA seeking clearance for extra instruments for its Senhance robotic surgical platform, including 3 mm diameter instruments. The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based company said that the clearance would allow the Senhance to be used in microlaparoscopic surgeries. The platform is currently cleared for laparoscopic colorectal, gynecologic, inguinal hernia and cholecystectomy surgeries. “Microlaparoscopy is the current frontier in the process of reducing invasiveness, pain, scarring and opioid use post-surgery. With Senhance, robotic mi...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Robotics TransEnterix Source Type: news

FlexDex, Inc. Appoints New Vice President, Research and Development and Vice President, International Sales and Marketing
BRIGHTON, Mich., June 06, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- FlexDex, Inc. (“FlexDex” or “Company”), a medical device company that is developing a platform of articulating laparoscopic instruments for minimally invasive surgery, announced to... Devices, Surgery, Personnel FlexDex, laparoscope, laparoscopic (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgery Succeeds in PPI-Refractory Heartburn (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication helpful after excluding non-GERD disorders (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Camber Spine wins FDA nod for combining existing tech
Camber Spine Technologies has won 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its ENZA-A Titanium Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) system, which leverages two of its existing technologies. The new device borrows from the Wayne, Penn.-based company’s first-generation ENZA, which has dual-grip anchor technology, and from its Spira line, which use spiral support arches to increase fusion rates and stabilization. The FDA approved the original Spira device in August 2017. ENZA-A is indicated for use with autogenous bone graft in patients with degenerative disc disease at one or two contiguous levels from L2 to S1 and i...
Source: Mass Device - June 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal camberspine Source Type: news

Power morcellation: Questions linger for controversial tech
Dr. Amy Reed’s tragic case brought to light the cancer risks posed by power morcellation. Her death hasn’t stopped lingering questions about the technology. Power morcellators were used for 20 years to laparoscopically remove fibroids, benign tumors of the uterus, raising not a single adverse event report with the FDA. That all changed in 2013, when Dr. Amy Reed, an attending physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, underwent a myomectomy using power morcellation at nearby Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Reed’s fibroids were not benign, but instead a malignant form of cancer called uterine...
Source: Mass Device - June 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Gynecological Legal News News Well Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Cancer eximissurgical johnsonandjohnson powermorcellators Source Type: news

Visceral Adhesion Burden Sill High With Lap Colorectal Surgery Visceral Adhesion Burden Sill High With Lap Colorectal Surgery
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing adhesion formation after laparoscopic and open colorectal cancer resection.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Lumendi wins FDA nod for DiLumen IS endoscopic scissors
Lumendi said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its DiLumen IS endolumenal interventional scissors, now indicated for cutting, dissecting and cauterizing tissue within the digestive tract during endoscopic procedures. The Westport, Conn.-based company touted the sterile, single-use disposable, monopolar electrosurgical device as the fourth it’s developed, and said that it and its recently cleared DiLumen CT are intended to help improve access and therapy in the colon and reduce the need for surgical interventions. The recently cleared C2  is a second-gen Endolumenal interventional platform designed to en...
Source: Mass Device - May 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Lumendi Source Type: news

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal in kids: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Thanks to a rising obesity rate, gallbladder issues are on the rise in children. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Michael Ishitani reports on a study that looked at less invasive laparoscopic gallbladder surgery for kids. To listen, click the link below. Laparoscopic gallbladder removal in kids (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Adjuvant DEX Infusion During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Adjuvant DEX Infusion During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Can intraoperative DEX infusion improve analgesia during elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy while reducing postoperative morphine consumption?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

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