News tagged with open surgery

With the surgical robot, similar outcomes at a higher cost

In a study of national data on colon surgery, Johns Hopkins researchers found that while patients who undergo either minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery or the high-tech robotic approach have similar outcomes, robotic ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Congenital heart defects affects long-term development

Approximately one percent of all newborns in Switzerland are diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, roughly half of them require open heart surgery. Most children, including those with the most severe heart defects, survive ...

Dec 02, 2013
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Procedure to open blocked carotid arteries tested

(Medical Xpress)—Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are investigating a minimally invasive procedure to open blocked carotid arteries in patients whose poor health or advanced ...

Sep 27, 2013
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New research finds hernia surgery offers value for money

New research suggesting that elective hernia surgery offers value-for-money and improved quality of life for patients has been published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. The new analysis is based on patien ...

May 29, 2013
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