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Posts Tagged ‘In the operating room’

Dec 29 2010
Surgical Removal of Non-Cancerous Breast or Ovary Decreases Mortality Rate

Expert Analysis Highlights: There is continued evidence that prophylactic removal of the breast and ovaries decreases mortality rate This subject is not without controversy, but results of studies hav...

Jul 7 2010
The Day Before Surgery
Jun 15 2010
In the Operating Room: Breast Reconstruction Surgery

There are many options for breast reconstructive surgery. One of the more popular is the TRAM flap, especially for a woman with excess belly fat or an abdomen that has been stretched out by pregnancy....

Jun 14 2010
Nipple-sparing Mastectomy

This video segment discusses nipple-sparing mastectomy for breast cancer by surgical oncologists from Case Western Reserve Hospital. This procedure is not applicable for most women facing a total mast...

Apr 20 2010
Laparoscopic Whipple?

Expert Analysis Highlights: Advances in technology and instrumentation has allowed surgeons to approach tumors previously thought to be impossible to remove with laparoscopy The reason why only a few ...

Mar 14 2010
In the Operating Room: Brain Tumor Surgery

Removing a tumor in the human brain is a challenging operation. In this video, you can see directly into the brain and see how a tumor is removed. Dr Chistopher Duma, MD, FACS,  from Newport Beach, C...

Feb 7 2010
Inside the Operating Room: Robotic Hysterectomy

Robotic surgery has become a standardized procedure by urologists for prostate surgery (see my other blog showing this procedure). Over the past decade, urologists have made great strides in implement...

Feb 4 2010
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer Treatment

Esophageal cancer affect some 14,000 Americans each year. It is generally a deadly disease because its symptoms are so vague. Surgery for this cancer can be very debilitating and have a prolonged reco...

Jul 11 2009
In the Operating Room: Laparoscopic Resection of the Pancreas

For those who want to gain visual insights into minimally invasive surgery, this video segment shows a partial resection (removal) of a pancreas that has a cancer growing in it. The 2-minute segment ...