Archive for May, 2010

10.05.2010 Gynecologic Surgery No Comments

Endometriosis / Infertility / Argon Beam

Surgeon: Jose Bolanos, MD. This is 32 yo female with a history of primary infertility. Minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopy revealed endometriosis of the anterior and posterior culdesac. Her retrouterine culdesac was severely distorted with contracture of the peritoneum. Argon Beam Coagulator was used to recontour the peritoneum to destroy endometriosis. This is much safer than peritoneal resection procedures which can cause severe adhesions and worsened infertility. After surgery she had 6 months of Zoladex suppression of the endometriosis and went on to conceive and delivered a beautiful little boy.

09.05.2010 Gynecologic Surgery, videos No Comments

Adhesions / Endometriosis / Argon Beam

Surgeon: Jose Bolanos, MD. This is a 45 yo patient with chronic pelvic and abdominal pain. Laparoscopy reveals pelvic and abdominal adhesions, endometriosis. Argon Beam Coagulator was used to lyse adhesions. Patient post-operatively improved significantly with complete resolution of her pain symptoms.

03.05.2010 videos No Comments

DaVinci Robotic Pyeloplasty

Surgeon: Marc Greenstein MD performs a DaVinci Robotic Pyeloplasty for ureteral obstruction.

03.05.2010 videos No Comments

Da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy

Surgeon:  M. Patrick Lowe MD. He  performs a DaVinci Robotic hysterectomy.

03.05.2010 blog No Comments

New Surgical Skills

The pace of new technology in surgery is astounding.  Just yesterday learning open surgery skills took many years to perfect.  Now with minimally invasive surgery, there is a new skill set to learn and to master.  Tomorrow is here today, “Robotic Surgery” is even a more advanced skill set that will allow for greater dexterity and skill for the surgeon.  Patients benefit tremendously because with these advances, the ability for improved precision in surgery and better results is a significant benefit.

I remember training at Stanford in gynecologic surgery, it was a great enigma.  Sitting at the end of the operating table, holding a retractor as a resident.  I was the “third or fourth” surgical assist.  I could not really see anything, there were so many bodies huddled around the operating table.  I would begin to fall asleep because I had been up all night long on-call.  I thought, this is no way to learn.  I can’t see anything.  But since those days of sleepless nights and frustration, I came out a pretty great surgeon.  Learning minimally invasive techniques that have spared many patients from excess pain and disability.  Truly remarkable surgery, allowing patients to go home that day or the next.

I am in favor of the rapid progress of these new surgical technologies, and I am very excited that surgeons all over the world are sharing videos and techniques.  MDV1 is an agency for innovating physicians and surgeons consulting the BioDevice Space.  If you have any questions, please contact us phone: 408-309-8457

03.05.2010 videos No Comments

Hansen Med – Steerable Guide Catheters

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Knifeless Surgery

Robotics are now playing a significant role in treating cancers that were once inoperable due to their location.  Some brain tumors, A-V malformations, and other serious conditions are now treated with incision-less surgery called Cyberknife.  This is the latest technology in treating cancers and tumors, the robot focuses the beam of radiation right onto the tumor, while blasting linear charges from hundreds of different angles, thus minimizing adjacent tissue destruction.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Instead of having a very large incision and a 6 week disability post op, new surgical techniques using tiny incisions and endoscopic instruments are changing the world of surgery.  New developing tools and techniques are enabling safer surgery with significant decrease in post op pain and disability.  Stryker surgical is one of the leaders in revolutionizing the operating room for more efficient and productive surgical results.

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Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is leading the way in innovation.  The enhanced precision and capabilities given to the surgeon are remarkable.  Intuitive Surgical’s DaVinci robotic system has revolutionized prostatectomy surgery for prostate cancer.  Hansen Medical has released a new robotic catheter system for cardiac catheterization procedures with enhanced safety, flexibility, and capability.