Medtronic Makes Noise in Surgical Robotics with New M & amp;A
*Updated to include comments fromÂ Megan Rosengarten, vice president and general manager of Medtronicâs Surgical Robotics business. Medtronic just turned up the volume in the surgical robotics market by a few decibels. The Dublin-based company â which has had a flurry of news come out in the last six months, is building out its upcoming surgical robotics platform with the acquisition of London-based Digital Surgery, an artificial intelligence specialist. Dr. Jean Nehme, surgeon, CEO and co-founder of Digital Surgery spoke with MD+DI about the acquisition and noted the two comp...
Source: MDDI - February 14, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business Digital Health 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 andÂ 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,Â 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
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
UCI receives $1.2M to study AR use for medical training
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine has received...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AR, 3D printing make waves in cardiac care AR, ultrasound boost efficiency of needle injections AR offers 3D image guidance for interventional procedures AI, AR enable real-time pain assessment on virtual brain AR may boost efficiency of minimally invasive surgery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Radiology 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
Reduced Use of Epidural Analgesia Linked to Earlier Discharge After Lung Resection Reduced Use of Epidural Analgesia Linked to Earlier Discharge After Lung Resection
Reduced use of epidural analgesia has had no negative short-term effect on patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) undergoing minimally invasive surgery (MIS) lobectomy, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Offering Could Help Titan Get Back on Track with Surgical Robot
Earlier this month, Titan Medicalâs efforts to commercialize its surgical robotics system for minimally invasive surgery hit a roadblock. The Toronto-based company announced it would delay the system because of a lack of financing. Now, the Toronto-based company is hoping to get things back on track by raising proceeds through an offering. In a release, Titan said it has priced the offering at .45 cents per unit for a minimum of $15 million and a maximum of $25 million. Titan said the net proceeds of the offering will be used to fund continued development work in connection with the companyâ...
Source: MDDI - October 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news
Amorphous metals combined with polymers for the first time
Engel and Heraeus have reduced cycle times by up to 70 percent compared with previous production solutions for the injection molding of amorphous metals. In doing so, the two system partners have opened the door to these alloys with truly special qualities entering large-scale production for a wide assortment of end uses. Engel is presenting the next big step in this development at K 2019. Two-component parts made of amorphous metal and silicone will be produced for the first time â a process that is taking place in a fully automated manufacturing cell. ENGEL at K 2019 AMM 1 400 x 267.jpg Premiere for ...
Source: MDDI - September 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Plastics Today Source Type: news
World & #039;s smallest polymer stent could fit in fetal organs
Researchers have fabricated the worldâs smallest stent using a shape-memory polymer, with features that are 40-times smaller than existing stents. The device could be used to widen the urinary tract in a fetus and prevent life-threatening levels of urine from collecting in the bladder. Approximately one in every thousand children reportedly develop a urethral stricture, sometimes while they are still in the womb. The micro-stent made from a shape-memory polymer measures 50 micrometers wide and 1/2 millimeter in length. Image courtesyÂ Carmela de Marco/ETH ZÃ¼rich. Researchers at ...
Source: MDDI - August 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Plastics Today 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
The Future of (Digital) Surgery
Conclusion At first glance, the future prospects for the hospital industryâs 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 volumesâtechnological 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
New medical plastic additive improves device lubricity
Raumedic (Helmbrechts, Germany) has announced the development of a biocompatible additive that the company said will enhance the lubricity of medical devices and has the potential to serve as a lower-cost alternative to PTFE. The material can be added to thermoplastic elastomers, polyamides, polystyrenes and polyolefins. The biocompatible additive has the potential to improve catheter products, said Dr. Katharina Neumann, "because they are easier to introduce into the body thanks to their reduced gliding force." The contract manufacturer for medical device and pharmaceutical OEMs said that the additive will enha...
Source: MDDI - July 31, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Plastics Today Source Type: news
AR, ultrasound boost efficiency of needle injections
Augmented reality (AR) may improve the performance of ultrasound image guidance,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AR offers 3D image guidance for interventional procedures AR may boost efficiency of minimally invasive surgery AR, 3D printing aid presurgical planning for kidney cancer AR aids image-guided spinal procedures on live patients Augmented reality guides orthopedic surgery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Helicopter transport for stroke patients decreases time to surgery, new study finds
(Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery) The sooner that a severe stroke patient can access thrombectomy, the more likely they are to experience a good outcome. A new study shows that using emergency helicopter ambulance services to transfer a patient to a hospital that can perform a stroke thrombectomy--a minimally invasive surgery which removes the blood clot in the brain causing the stroke--ensures faster access to potentially life-saving care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
AR offers 3D image guidance for interventional procedures
Researchers from New York have developed a new image-guidance technique that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AR may boost efficiency of minimally invasive surgery AR headsets speed transition from 2D to 3D in liver imaging AR, 3D printing enhance planning for complex heart surgery AR, 3D printing aid presurgical planning for kidney cancer AR, 3D printing make headway in patient education (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Doubled Risk of Death After MIS for Cervical Cancer:'Disturbing'Doubled Risk of Death After MIS for Cervical Cancer:'Disturbing '
An increased risk of death and cancer recurrence has again been found after minimally invasive surgery (MIS compared when with compared open radical hysterectomy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News 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.Â 5 Quick Bits About TransEnterixÂ Stock Movement on Wednesday (July 10, 2019) Stock symbol: TRXC on the New York Stock Exchange Day's price range:Â $1.27 to $1.94 52-week stock price range: $1.03 to $6.98 Wednesday's tradingÂ volume: 14.03 million shares Average trading volume: $2.55 million shares TransEnterixÂ Â 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
AI, AR enable real-time pain assessment on virtual brain
Researchers from Michigan have developed a new technique for real-time pain...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AR may boost efficiency of minimally invasive surgery AR headsets speed transition from 2D to 3D in liver imaging fMRI links imaging biomarker to PTSD treatment response fMRI gauges procedure to reduce PTSD pain Machine learning, fMRI unlock cellular brain properties (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
AR may boost efficiency of minimally invasive surgery
Researchers from the U.K. used an augmented reality (AR) headset to examine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AR headsets speed transition from 2D to 3D in liver imaging AR, 3D printing enhance planning for complex heart surgery AR, 3D printing aid presurgical planning for kidney cancer 4 practical applications of VR, AR in radiology VR, AR elevate radiologists' value in future of medicine (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Where & #039;s Robotic-Assisted Surgery Headed?
Will Intuitive Surgicalâs 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 Eastâs June 12 panel discussion, âRobotic Surgery - Visions of the Future.â Led by Shana Leonard, Informa Marketsâs 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
Trial of new generation of surgical robots claims success
High-tech arms used on 30 patients who required keyhole or minimally invasive surgery (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Nuvasive Advances Lateral Single-Position Surgery With Introduction Of X360(TM) System At AANS 2019
Integrated Procedural System Advances Approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine ... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Product Launch NuVasive, X360, XLIF, XALIF, spine surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
TAVR Puts the Swagger Back in Mick Jagger
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jaggerâs recent surgery is putting a huge spotlight on the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) market. Late last week, Jagger tweeted that his procedure was a success and thanked fans for their support. Â Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, Iâm feeling much better now and on the mend - and also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job. â Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) April 5, 2019 Problems for the 75-year-old began late last month after the rocker fell ill. As a result, the Rolling...
Source: MDDI - April 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
Osso VR Brings Surgical Training Tech to Europe
A fast-growing company known for its virtual reality surgical training program has expanded into the European market. Newcastle Hospital's simulation center has already begun using Osso VR's technology to prepare surgeons for difficult procedures. The European healthcare market is facing growing challengesÂ training new surgeons.Â According to a report from the RoyalÂ College of Surgeons, surgical trainees were focusedÂ more on service tasks, such as administrative work, instead of participating in patient care. Additionally, changing dynamics within training have resulted in les...
Source: MDDI - April 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MD+DI Staff Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news
Nurse Back on Her Feet Days After Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
Treatment TermsBunion Surgery Overview When the bunion on Kim Aiken ’s foot grew so large that she had to go up a shoe size -- and so painful she could barely get through her nursing shifts -- she knew it was time to see a doctor. A Duke orthopaedic surgeon performed a new, less invasive type of bunion surgery, and Aiken walked out of the surgery center just hours after the procedure. Hero Image2019_bunions_kimaiken_044.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More CTA ButtonFoot Pain and Injury Patient Name Kim Aiken Gender Female Patient Story Quote My recovery was easier than I expected, eve...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news
Fewer Complications With Robotic Surgery in Endometrial Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Improved outcomes and greater uptake of minimally invasive surgery in those patients, Danish study shows (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 27, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news
Do You Have What It Takes to Become the Next Intuitive Surgical?
Intuitive Surgical set a high bar for new entrants. But there are opportunities today that new surgical robotics companies can take advantage of that Intuitive didn't have when the company started out more than two decades ago. A panel of experts spoke at MD&M West in Anaheim, CA this week about the process of developing medical robotic tools and the valuable lessons learned from watching Intuitive rise to the top. "In the year 2000, if Intuitive Surgical walked into a room and said 'we're going to be worth $60 billion in 20 years' nobody on the planet would have believed them. Nobody," saidÂ Leo P...
Source: MDDI - February 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news
Trice Medical to acquire SegWay Ortho
Trice Medical said today that it inked a deal to acquire SegWay Orthopaedics for an undisclosed amount. SegWay Ortho produces solutions for minimally invasive orthopedic procedures, including its flagship Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release system, a device intended to support minimally invasive carpal tunnel surgeries, Malvern, Penn.-based Trice Medical said. The company’s SegWay platform is also used in minimally invasive surgery for cubital tunnel syndrome, gastrocnemius equinus contracture and planar fasciitis, Trice Medical added. “We’re excited for SegWay to join forces with Trice. In just over fi...
Source: Mass Device - February 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Trice Medical Source Type: news
Minimally-invasive surgery for brain bleeds may not be better at restoring function than standard me
(American Heart Association) MISTIE III trial finds surgery for brain bleeding may not be better than medical treatment in restoring function but was better at reducing the risk of death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Removing more blood via minimally invasive surgery more likely to improve hemorrhagic stroke recover
(American Heart Association) The greater the volume of blood removed from the brain via minimally invasive surgery after a hemorrhagic stroke the greater the odds of better functional recovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Vicarious Surgical raises $10m more
Vicarious Surgical has raised another $10 million for the virtual reality-augmented robot-assisted surgery platform it’s developing, according to an SEC filing. The latest round of funding follows on the heels of a nearly $17 million round announced in April 2018. Charlestown, Mass.-based Vicarious first reported a $2.4 million raise in January 2016 and another $800,000 in October of that year. Vicarious has said its device “combines virtual reality with proprietary human-like surgical robotics to enable surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery through a single micro-incision,&rd...
Source: Mass Device - January 31, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Robotics Surgical Vicarious Surgical Source Type: news
Draining blood from bleeding stroke may prevent death
(American Heart Association) A minimally invasive surgery combining the use of a clot-busting drug and a catheter to drain blood from the brain of hemorrhagic stroke patients reduced swelling and improved patients' prognoses, according to preliminary research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
JustRight Surgical rebrands to Bolder Surgical, raises $27m
Bolder Surgical, formerly known as JustRight Surgical, said today that it raised $27 million in a new round of financing to support its laparoscopic surgical devices. The round was led by River City Capital Funds and joined by Westwood Management, Providence Ventures and previous investors, the Louisville, Colo.-based company said. Funds raised in the round will support the company’s product innovation pipeline, increases in workforce and scaling commercialization. In connection with the round, Westwood Management managing partner Lair Kennedy and River Cities Capital managing partner Carter McNabb will join the comp...
Source: Mass Device - January 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Surgical JustRight Surgical Source Type: news
Minimally Invasive Surgery Works Well for Detached Retina
FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- A minimally invasive treatment for retinal detachment leads to favorable outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in Ophthalmology. Roxane J. Hillier, M.B.Ch.B., from St. Michael's Hospital and the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Ultrarestrictive opioid prescribing strategy associated with fewer pills dispensed
(JAMA Network) An ultrarestrictive opioid prescribing strategy was associated with a reduction in the number of pills dispensed in a study of patients having surgery for gynecologic cancer, without changes in postoperative pain scores, complications or increases in prescription refill requests. Under the protocol, patients having ambulatory or minimally invasive surgery weren't prescribed opioids at discharge unless they required more than five doses of oral or intravenous opioids while in the hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Imaging dev Lightpoint Medical raises $6m
Medical imaging dev Lightpoint Medical said today it raised approximately $6.4 million (GBP £5 million) in a new financing round slated to support the commercialization of the company’s robotic laparoscopic probe and its LightPath imaging system. Money in the round came from Cambridge Capital Group, Venture Founders, Coutts Investment Club, Envestors, Fund Twenty8, SyndicateRoom and Oxford Technology, the Chesham, U.K.-based company said. It added that it has also raised more than $3.8 million (GBP £3 million) from Horizon 2020 SME instrument and Innovate UK. “We are very proud to have supporte...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging lightpointmedical Source Type: news
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Intracerebral Hemorrhage Minimally Invasive Surgery for Intracerebral Hemorrhage
This meta-analysis evaluates current evidence supporting minimally invasive surgery for spontaneous ICH, examining specific techniques including endoscopic surgery and stereotactic thrombolysis.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news
Amsel Medical wins FDA nod for Endo Occluder
Amsel Medical said today that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Amsel Endo Occluder device intended for occluding blood vessels during endoscopic procedures. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company touted that the clearance is the third the company has received from the FDA so far for its portfolio of occluder devices. The Amsel Endo Occluder is a mechanical occlusion clip delivered through a fine needle intended to be deployed to transfix a target vessel while clamping it shut. The device is composed of an endoscopic litigating clip applier and clips which the company said are intended or use on tubular structures or ve...
Source: Mass Device - November 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Featured Regulatory/Compliance Vascular amselmedical Source Type: news
Pulse radiofrequency therapy may ease back pain, sciatica
A new minimally invasive surgery that sends pulses of energy to nerve roots near the spine could bring relief to people with acute lower back pain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Minimally invasive surgery less effective than open surgery for cervical cancer
Early-stage cervical cancer patients who undergo a minimally invasive hysterectomy have a worse survival outlook than open surgery, two studies found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Minimally Invasive Sx May Up Mortality in Early Cervical Cancer
THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 -- For patients with early-stage cervical cancer, minimally invasive surgery is associated with increased mortality and worse survival than open surgery, according to two studies published online Oct. 31 in the New England... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Is Less-Invasive Cervical Cancer Surgery Riskier?
Two new studies have found that the routinely used minimally invasive surgery for early stage cervical cancer is linked to a higher rate of recurrence, plus worse long-term survival, compared with more "open" surgeries. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
For Cervical Cancer Patients, Less Invasive Surgery Is Worse For Survival
Two new studies suggest that minimally invasive surgery for early stage cervical cancer patients leads to death and recurring disease more often than standard surgery through a large incision.(Image credit: Steve Gschmeissner/Getty Images/Science Photo Library) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news
Less-radical surgery may pose higher death risk in early cervical cancer
(Reuters Health) - Women with early cervical cancer who opt for minimally-invasive surgery die sooner and are more likely to have their tumors reappear than those who have a conventional hysterectomy, according to two studies that could dramatically change treatment for the deadly malignancy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer is MORE dangerous than open operations, study finds
Less invasive surgery to remove the cervix and uterus of early stage cervical cancer patients raises the risk of death later by 65%, a Massachusetts General Hospital study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Minimally invasive surgery not equal to open surgery for cervical cancer patients, study says
Among patients with early-stage cervical cancer, women who undergo minimally invasive operations have a greater risk of dying compared to those who undergo open surgeries, two new studies published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Minimally Invasive Surgery Is Standard for Cervical Cancer. But A New Study Shows It ’s Not Effective
In a demonstration that newer isn’t always better, two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that minimally invasive surgery techniques, including robotic surgery, lead to higher death rates from any cause than traditional, open surgery done through an incision in the abdomen. Minimally invasive surgery — or keyhole surgery, in which doctors perform operations through small incisions rather than by opening up patients and exposing them to complications — and robotic surgery have shortened recovery times and cut back on infections and bleeding. So in many cases, surgeons prefer usin...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news
Studies Warn Against Minimally Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer
Compared to open surgery for cervical cancer, the less invasive approach was more likely to result in cancer recurrence and death, new studies found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Cervical Cancer Uterine Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Cervix Uterus Tumors Fibroids Hysterectomies Food and Drug Administration New England Journal of Medicine Pedro T. Ramirez Johns Hopkins University Me Source Type: news
Minimally invasive surgery leads to worse survival for cervical cancer patients
(Northwestern University) Minimally invasive hysterectomy, a popular procedure for early-stage cervical cancer, turns out to result in worse overall survival for cancer patients than traditional open surgery, reports a new study. More than half of hysterectomies performed for this purpose are minimally invasive. Patients are about 1.65 times more likely to die over four years with the minimally invasive surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news