Category Archives: Surgery

Smart Tool Technology Works Like a Surgeon’s Hand

For the first time, a new smart tool technology called HandX allows surgeons to perform intricate movements deep inside the abdomen.  A surgeon at Buffalo Medical General Medical Center performed the first surgery where he repaired a hernia using the

Smart Tool Technology Works Like a Surgeon’s Hand

For the first time, a new smart tool technology called HandX allows surgeons to perform intricate movements deep inside the abdomen.  A surgeon at Buffalo Medical General Medical Center performed the first surgery where he repaired a hernia using the

New Advances in Medical Adhesives

There have been many new advances in medical adhesives lately that are used by everyone. Waterproof bandages, better transdermal drug patches that stay on longer and deliver drugs more effectively, medical devices that stay in the body longer are just

New Advances in Medical Adhesives

There have been many new advances in medical adhesives lately that are used by everyone. Waterproof bandages, better transdermal drug patches that stay on longer and deliver drugs more effectively, medical devices that stay in the body longer are just

3D Printing for Orthopedic and Dental Implants

3D printing can now be used for orthopedic and dental implants, crowns, bridges, and metal bridges. This new technology hopes to expand into organ transplants in the near future. Full article: https://www.medicalplasticsnews.com/news/technology/press-print-3d-printing-to-disrupt-implants-industry/

3D Printing for Orthopedic and Dental Implants

3D printing can now be used for orthopedic and dental implants, crowns, bridges, and metal bridges. This new technology hopes to expand into organ transplants in the near future. Full article: https://www.medicalplasticsnews.com/news/technology/press-print-3d-printing-to-disrupt-implants-industry/

Does the Setting of General Surgery Training (University vs Non-University) Impact Patient Outcomes?

Some believe that surgeons trained in university-settings perform better because they are exposed to more esoteric “zebra” cases and undergo more rigorous didactic education. Some believe that non-university and community programs produce better surgeons with more experience as the primary

Does the Setting of General Surgery Training (University vs Non-University) Impact Patient Outcomes?

Some believe that surgeons trained in university-settings perform better because they are exposed to more esoteric “zebra” cases and undergo more rigorous didactic education. Some believe that non-university and community programs produce better surgeons with more experience as the primary

Impact of Using Visual Representation of Patient Parameters in Anesthesiology

With the advent of electronic medical records and improved diagnostic and imaging tools, physicians are now surrounded by overwhelming data streams, which has created “alarm fatigue.” Many recent studies explore whether the adaptation of technological advancements in medicine improve clinical

Impact of Using Visual Representation of Patient Parameters in Anesthesiology

With the advent of electronic medical records and improved diagnostic and imaging tools, physicians are now surrounded by overwhelming data streams, which has created “alarm fatigue.” Many recent studies explore whether the adaptation of technological advancements in medicine improve clinical

New Stroke Guidelines Extend Thrombectomy to 24 Hours

The new guidelines published on 1/24/18 by the International Stroke Conference recommend acute stroke patients to receive mechanical endovascular thrombectomy up to 24 hours after their stroke (level 2a). This will allow more patients who are ineligible for IV tPA

New Stroke Guidelines Extend Thrombectomy to 24 Hours

The new guidelines published on 1/24/18 by the International Stroke Conference recommend acute stroke patients to receive mechanical endovascular thrombectomy up to 24 hours after their stroke (level 2a). This will allow more patients who are ineligible for IV tPA

Tracking readiness to perform surgical operations via brain imaging

A new study is looking at the use of surgery simulation in training future practitioners.  It shows promise for tracking surgical readiness via brain imaging, specifically cortical activation.  Those who trained on the simulator had higher cortical activation than those

Tracking readiness to perform surgical operations via brain imaging

A new study is looking at the use of surgery simulation in training future practitioners.  It shows promise for tracking surgical readiness via brain imaging, specifically cortical activation.  Those who trained on the simulator had higher cortical activation than those