News tagged with laparoscopy

Cutting health-care costs one appendix at a time

Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the U.S. health care system, but a new study shows that when given the choice between a less costly "open" operation or a pricier laparoscopy for their children's appendicitis, ...

Sep 11, 2014
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Da Vinci's robot: Surgery is getting a renaissance

(Medical Xpress)—Robots are everywhere these days. They roam Mars, solve Rubik's cubes and vacuum our floors. Now, a robot named da Vinci is helping patients across the Penn State region get the major surgeries ...

Apr 25, 2013
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Individual perspectives improve laparoscopy

What makes laparoscopic surgery "minimally invasive" — instruments enter the patient through narrow tubes — also makes it visually constraining. As they work on different tasks, surgeons all see ...

Jul 02, 2012
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