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liver cancer

New Tools Help Surgeons Find Liver Tumors, Not Nick Blood Vessels

The liver is a particularly squishy, slippery organ, prone to shifting both deadly tumors and life-preserving blood vessels by inches between the time they’re...
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New Device Could Make Closing Surgical Incisions a Cinch

Like many surgeons, Dr. Jason Spector is often faced with the challenge of securely closing the abdominal wall without injuring the intestines. If the...
surgeryvideo

How Six Cups of Ground Coffee Can Improve Nose, Throat Surgery

Imagine plopping six cups of coffee grounds on the heads of patients just before they are wheeled into the operating room to have nose...
bowel

Program Tests Behaviors That Prevent Bowel Leakage in Women

A University of Wisconsin–Madison gynecological surgeon is testing an educational program to reduce or prevent incontinence in women in southern and central Wisconsin. “Both fecal...
breast cancer

Breast-conserving Surgery Can Become Safer Thanks to Magnetic Mamaloc Technology

The procedure can be performed at a very early stage of breast cancer (when the tumor is often still very small and difficult to...
robotic drill

Get Ready: Your Future Surgery May Use an Automated, Robotic Drill

A computer-driven automated drill, similar to those used to machine auto parts, could play a pivotal role in future surgical procedures. The new machine...
cancer surgery

Study: Higher costs for complex cancer surgery indicator for worse care

Higher costs for complex cancer surgery may be an indicator for worse — rather than better — quality of care, according to new research...
surgeryvideo

Visualizing the Future of Surgery

Before Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, chief of colon and rectal surgery at UC San Diego Health, took a scalpel to Larry Smarr, director of Calit2, she first took...
wearable roboticvideo

Researchers to Develop ‘Wearable’ Robotic Tools for Surgery

The €4 million research project, funded by the European Commission under the HORIZON 2020 scheme, will be led by Professor Sanja Dogramadzi from the...
bone

New Material Regrows Bone

A team of researchers repaired a hole in a mouse’s skull by regrowing “quality bone,” a breakthrough that could drastically improve the care of...
fibre optic

Medical Robot Made from Hair-width Fibre Optic to Be Developed by...

The researchers, from the Hamlyn Centre at Imperial College London, have received £6.5 million in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council...
FlexDexvideo

New Low-cost Surgical Instrument Moves like a Surgeon’s Hand

In an era of spiraling health care cost concerns, a new $500 surgical instrument developed at the University of Michigan is vying to take...
robotic

Engineers Developing Advanced Robotic Systems That Will Become Surgeon’s Right Hand

In the operating room of the future, robots will be an integral part of the surgical team, working alongside human surgeons to make surgeries...
e-cigarettes

UCLA Researchers Find New Evidence That E-Cigarettes May Harm Your Heart

It’s been more than 50 years since the U.S.  surgeon general warned the public about the lethal dangers of cigarette smoking. Last year, U.S. Surgeon...
incubator

The Missing Link: UC San Diego’s First Biomedical Incubator

An engineer watching a cardiac surgeon open up a patient’s chest to treat the heart may plan to build a better way to help...
surgical robotvideo

World First: Surgical Robot Performs Precision-injection in Patient with Retinal Vein...

The operation was successful and is a world first. It shows that it is technically possible to safely dissolve a blood clot from the...
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Lap Band Surgery Benefits Very Obese Adolescents

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to...
obesity

Gastric Sleeve May Become the New Gold Standard for Morbid Obesity

For many patients suffering from severe obesity, a gastric sleeve (reducing the stomach) is an ideal alternative to a gastric bypass (bypassing the stomach...
breast cancer

Potential New Tool to Aid Breast Cancer Surgery

University of Adelaide researchers have developed an optical fibre probe that distinguishes breast cancer tissue from normal tissue – potentially allowing surgeons to be...
cancer

‘Reading Tissues with Light’ Can Improve Cancer Operations

During operations, surgeons primarily have to rely on their eyesight and sense of touch when determining which piece of tissue to remove. But there...