Surgery

New spine robot to serve as backbone for orthopedic innovations

As personalized medicine continues to garner more importance in the field of health care, orthopedic surgeons use advances in imaging technology coupled with the latest robotics capabilities to improve the likelihood of achieving ...

Surgery

Robotic surgery improves patient recovery time

A new study, published in JAMA, has found that robotic surgery reduces the chance of readmission by half (52 percent), and revealed a "striking" four-fold (77 percent) reduction in prevalence of blood clots (deep vein thrombus ...

Medical research

California start-up sends tiny robots on voyage into brains

Sending miniature robots deep inside the human skull to treat brain disorders has long been the stuff of science fiction—but it could soon become reality, according to a California start-up.

Oncology & Cancer

Surgery for rectal cancer: Eight things to know

Rectal cancer is the cancer nobody wants to talk about, but the need for a conversation is becoming urgent. Combined with colon cancer, it's the third most common cancer in the United States, and diagnoses have been rising ...

Surgery

Are robots in surgery better than regular ol' hands?

A review of published research found no clear advantage to surgery with existing robotic platforms, which are costly and increase operation duration. The authors suggest that with refinement, competition, and cost reduction, ...

Surgery

How Fortnite and Zelda can up your surgical game

Video games offer students obvious respite from the stresses of studies and, now, a study from a University of Ottawa medical student has found they could benefit surgical skills training.

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