News tagged with open surgery
(AP)—Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels.
Cardiology Mar 24, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0
Enlarged prostate: decade-long study demonstrates immediate and long-term benefits of holmium laser treatment
(Medical Xpress) -- New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Urology Association (AUA) in Washington, DC demonstrates that holmium laser therapy is a safe and durable treatment option for Benign Prostatic ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Bone tissue is very good at self-healing, but in many situations the natural healing process is not sufficient. In a dissertation at Uppsala University, Sonya Piskounova shows how functional materials that ...
Medical research Nov 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Urologists at Henry Ford Hospital have developed a new technique that could make minimally invasive robotic partial nephrectomy procedures the norm, rather than the exception for kidney cancer patients. The technique spares ...
Surgery Dec 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Don and Shawna Albright had almost lost hope. Eighteen weeks into Shawnas pregnancy, an ultrasound showed deadly, unfixable problems with their baby girls heart. Two referrals and two echocardiograms ...
Cardiology May 10, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Black patients having a heart attack wait longer at hospitals than white patients to get advanced procedures that will restore blood flow to their hearts, according to a University of Michigan Health System study.
Cardiology Jun 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center interventional cardiologists have, for the first time, repaired a large coronary artery aneurysm with stent-assisted coil embolization without ...
Surgery Feb 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A study by researchers at Stanford University Medical Center has found that a popular weight-loss operation is safer and reduces hospital bills when done with minimally invasive techniques rather than open surgery, which ...
Surgery Jun 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Stenting reopens completely blocked bowel arteries, preventing damage and even death from a condition that causes individuals severe pain and leads to excessive weight loss, notes research being presented at the Society of ...
Cardiology Apr 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Robot-assisted surgery to remove kidney cancers has seen a rapid increase in use, and has both replaced and proven safer than laparoscopic procedures for the same purpose, according to a study by the Vattikuti Urology Institute ...
Cancer May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
One type of open heart surgery is likely safer than the other for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 17, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
An open surgery means cutting skin and tissues so the surgeon has a direct access to the structures or organs involved. The structures and tissues involved can be seen and touched, and they are directly exposed to the air of the operating room. Examples of open surgery include the removal of organs, such as the gallbladder or kidney.
Open surgery may be contrasted to minimally invasive surgery (MIS) which refers to surgical techniques that do not involve large incisions, in which the tissues involved are not open to the air. In this type of surgery, special viewing devices such as fiber optics or miniature video cameras are placed in the body to view the body tissues, and special miniature instruments are used to manipulate, cut, suture and cauterize tissues. MIS techniques often allow the patient to recuperate faster and with less pain. Not all conditions are treatable with minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgical techniques include laparoscopy, endoscopy, endovascular techniques, and arthroscopy.
Types of open surgery include Cardiac surgery (Open-Heart Surgery) and so on.
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