Tag: Robotic surgery

De Novo grant awarded to first ever co-op powered ENT surgical robotic assistant

Editor's Note Baltimore, MD-based Galen Robotics, Inc has secured US Food and Drug Administration De Novo classification grant and authorization to market the Galen ES® Robotic System, a cooperative powered surgical assist device for ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, for rigid microlaryngeal procedures. “Galen will be the first surgical…

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By: Lindsay Botts
September 29, 2023
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Procedure leading to faster recovery for hysterectomy patients may reverse decline in vaginal hysterectomies

Editor's Note This recent study published in early 2023 by the Journal of the Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons highlights that the total number of benign hysterectomies being performed in the US has decreased, with vaginal hysterectomies declining by 19% over 2 years. Only 12% of hysterectomies for benign…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
August 18, 2023
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Clinical outcomes, costs of robotic vs open ventral hernia repair

Editor's Note This study led by researchers at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Brockton, Massachusetts, and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, examines the clinical outcomes and costs of robotic and open ventral hernia repairs. A total of 675 open and 609 robotic ventral hernia repairs were included in the analysis.…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 1, 2023
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First robotic liver transplant in US performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Editor's Note Washington University School of Medicine, on July 12, announced that a team of its surgeons performed the first robotic liver transplant in the US in May at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis. The patient, a man in his 60s who needed a transplant because of liver cancer and cirrhosis…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 19, 2023
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First single-use endovascular robotic surgical system completes pre-clinical study in NY

Editor's Note Micobot Medical announced on June 29 that its LIBERTY Robotic Surgical System has completed an extended pre-clinical study in a New York-based research lab. With LIBERTY, the first single-use endovascular robotic surgical system, Microbot Medical aims to improve the way surgical robotics are used in endovascular procedures by…

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By: Lindsay Botts
June 29, 2023
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Effect of music on resident performance in laparoscopic surgery

Editor's Note This study from Spectrum Health, Michigan State University School of Medicine, Grand Rapids, measures the effect of different genres of music on surgical residents’ performance in laparoscopic surgery. Among the findings: 64% ranked pop music as their favorite 17% ranked classic rock as their favorite 11% ranked country…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 18, 2023
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ASAP model reduces early lung cancer treatment to one day

Editor's Note Sutter Health’s San Francisco-based California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) has reduced early lung cancer treatment to just 1 day with the help of robotic-assisted bronchoscopy technology, Becker’s Hospital Review February 23 reports. The Assisted Single Anesthetic Procedure (ASAP) allows for multiple procedures to be performed in succession during…

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By: Lindsay Botts
February 23, 2023
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Robotic general surgery trends

Editor's Note This study by researchers from the California VA Palo Alto Health System and Stanford School of Medicine compares trends in the use of robotic surgery for common general surgical procedures among Veterans Health Administration (VHA), community practice, and academic healthcare centers between January 1, 2013, and December 31,…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 16, 2023
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Asensus to integrate Google Cloud AI into surgical robot

Editor's Note Asensus Surgical and Google Cloud are collaborating to integrate Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and cloud data into Asensus’ surgical robot platform, the February 14 Mass Device reports. Applying AI capabilities to clinical performance data will enhance accuracy and efficiency as well as help surgeons avoid complications and…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 15, 2023
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Operationalizing a robotics program for evenings, weekends

The St Elizabeth Healthcare organization in northern Kentucky has eight facilities, including two surgery centers. The flagship hospital on the Edgewood campus has 534 beds and 22 ORs and typically performs some 14,000 surgical procedures per year. Robots help manage the volume. The Edgewood, Florence, and Ft Thomas hospitals have…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, BS, RN
November 17, 2022
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