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Surgical Techniques

Image: The EU-ME3 ultrasound processor delivers higher resolution images for endoscopic ultrasound (Photo courtesy of Olympus)

New Endoscopic Ultrasound Processor Locates Deep Lesions Invisible to Gastrointestinal Endoscopes

Olympus Corporation (Tokyo, Japan), a pioneer in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) technology, has launched its new EU-ME3 EUS processor to enhance the care pathway in gastrointestinal and respiratory disease management. More...
12 Oct 2022
Image: The surgical instrument reduces tissue adhesion and allows a clear view of the coagulation for efficient preparation (Photo courtesy of ZEISS)

Disposable Bipolar Forceps for Electrosurgery Reduce Tissue Adhesion and Allow Clear View of Coagulation

New bipolar forceps made of a special copper-base alloy takes non-stick technology to a whole new level by conducting heat away from the silver-plated tips faster, thereby potentially reducing tissue adhesion and charring. More...
11 Oct 2022
Image: A study looks at how nonlinear ultrasound can be used to create vibrations in an ordinary medical needle (Photo courtesy of Aalto University)

Nonlinear Ultrasound Could Give Medical Needles New Enhanced Functions in Minimally Invasive Surgeries

New research explores if nonlinear ultrasound can be used to overcome the limitations of currently used medical needles, such as the pain experienced by patients, inaccuracy and variable quality of needle biopsy samples. More...
07 Oct 2022
Image: Engineers have developed a process that enables soft robots to grow like plants (Photo courtesy of University of Minnesota)

Soft Robotic System Can Grow Like Plants to Allow Surgical Access to Hard-To-Reach Areas

A first-of-its-kind, plant-inspired extrusion process that enables synthetic material growth will allow researchers to build better soft robots that can navigate hard-to-reach areas within the human body. More...
04 Oct 2022
Image: An online tools provides personalized risk estimates for patients undergoing hysterectomy (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

Easy-To-Use Online Tool Predicts Complications in Patients Undergoing Hysterectomy

Researchers have developed easy-to-use online prediction tools that provide personalized risk estimates for patients undergoing hysterectomy for benign disease. More...
04 Oct 2022
Image: New heart attack insight could lead to better survival rates after surgery (Photo courtesy of Imperial College London)

Troponin Testing Could Improve Timing of Heart Surgery and Survival Rate

A new study has found that some patients who have lower levels of troponin would benefit from having earlier surgery, although patients with very high troponin levels should have surgery postponed, as their risk of dying was higher if surgery was performed within 10 days of their heart attack. More...
04 Oct 2022
Image: The Nexpowder endoscopic hemostasis system has received U.S. FDA clearance (Photo courtesy of Medtronic)

Novel Endoscopic Hemostasis System Improves Visibility and Controls Upper GI Bleeding

A new endoscopic hemostasis system provides gastroenterologists improved visibility and controls upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding effectively and with ease. More...
03 Oct 2022

The Surgical techniques channel of HospiMedica keeps the reader informed about the latest in cardiac procedures, transplantation, minimally invasive surgery, wound care, OB/GYN, orthopedics, urology, surgical instrumentation, ophthalmology, and additional related fields.
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