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Minimally Invasive Therapies

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Dissolving Contact Lenses Could Make Eye Drops Disappear

If you’ve ever had an eye infection, you know how annoying it can be to get drops of medicine on the eyeball a few times a day. It’s an even harder task with children or for older adults who don’t… Read more →

Sapheon VenaSeal Closure System for Varicose Veins Now FDA Approved (VIDEO)

These days varicose veins are typically treated with compression stockings followed by surgery, as necessary. A new product from Sapheon (Morrisville, NC), a part of Medtronic, has just been FDA approved that offers a new approach to closing varicose veins… Read more →

Henry Ford physicians use AngioVac device to remove tumor in kidney cancer patient

Physicians at Henry Ford Hospital successfully suctioned a cancerous tumor from a major vein in a patient with metastatic kidney cancer, clearing the way for him to undergo a minimally-invasive kidney removal. This allowed him to participate in a clinical… Read more →

Electron paramagnetic resonance monitors oxygen deep within brain

Since the levels of tissue oxygenation can provide clinically important information when treating tumors and assessing strokes, a minimally invasive method of measuring oxygen deep within the body can improve current therapies and lead to the development of new ones. Researchers at… Read more →

Sensimmer Mission Rehearsal software FDA cleared to simulate surgeries, minimally invasive procedures

ImmersiveTouch Inc., a company out of Chicago, IL, won FDA clearance for its Sensimmer Mission Rehearsal software to be used in simulating potential surgeries using patient CT and MRI data. Surgeons can practice different approaches and techniques on the 3D models… Read more →

Cohera Medical gets FDA approval to distribute TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive in US

Cohera Medical, Inc.®, a leading innovator and developer of surgical adhesives and sealants, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive. The approval allows the Company to begin commercial distribution of TissuGlu… Read more →

Loyola orthopaedic surgeon uses new minimally invasive technique to repair ruptured Achilles tendon

Brian Frias was rounding second base and heading to third when he heard a sharp snap in his Achilles tendon.

“I went down like a sack of potatoes,” he said.

Orthopaedic surgeon Adam Schiff, MD, of Loyola University Medical Center,… Read more →

Upstate offers FDA-approved SMR TT metal back glenoid implant for shoulder replacements

A novel, implantable device that is less invasive and allows surgeons to perform the most challenging and complex shoulder replacements is now available at Upstate Medical University through the Upstate Bone and Joint Center.

Upstate is one of two health… Read more →

How Hydrophilic Coatings Facilitate Minimally Invasive Surgery

The U.S. population is aging. According to The International Journal of Epidemiology, the number of older people in the United States is projected to increase by 135% between 2000 and 2050. Moreover, the population aged 85 and over—the group most… Read more →

Implant treats obesity by blocking hunger signals

EnteroMedics’ Maestro System has become the first obesity device to be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in ten years. The device, which the company compares to a pacemaker, is designed to block signals in the nervous… Read more →

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