Surgery

A low-cost mechanical device for minimally invasive surgery

Surgeons can now use a new type of mechanical instrument to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures, also known as laparoscopic surgery, thanks to researchers and small business entrepreneurs funded by the National ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What works best against varicose veins?

More than 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, which can be both unsightly and painful, but the best way to get rid of them hasn't been clear.

Cardiology

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 age makes the ...

Cardiology

Researchers 3-D print lifelike heart valve models

Researchers from the University of Minnesota, with support from Medtronic, have developed a groundbreaking process for multi-material 3-D printing of lifelike models of the heart's aortic valve and the surrounding structures ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Endometriosis: No cure, but diagnosis could avert surgery

Jasmin Teurlings is one of 176 million women worldwide who have endometriosis, a chronic, painful gynecological condition that affects nearly three times as many women as breast cancer.

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