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Minimally Invasive Therapies

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First North American Child Treatment with High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Bone Tumor (VIDEO)

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is quickly gaining momentum as an upcoming tool for incision-free noninvasive surgery. The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids, Toronto, Canada) and Sunnybrook Hospital (Toronto, Canada) have treated the first pediatric patient in North America for a bone tumor using… Read more →

Noninvasive optogenetics potentially promising for human applications

Optogenetics, which lets scientists control brain activity by shining light on neurons, involves light-sensitive proteins (to suppress or stimulate signals within cells) and—traditionally—a light source implanted in the brain. But a new molecule is the first to enable… Read more →

Vittamed’s Non-Invasive Intracranial Pressure and Cerebrovascular Autoregulation Monitors Cleared in EU

Vittamed’s Non-Invasive Intracranial Pressure and Cerebrovascular Autoregulation Monitors Cleared in EU (VIDEOS) by Editors on Jul 31, 2014 • 3:00 pm

Vittamed out of Carlisle, MA received European CE Mark approval for its non-invasive intracranial pressure meter and non-invasive cerebrovascular autoregulation… Read more →

Covidien’s Emprint Ablation System with Thermosphere Technology predicts results of energy delivery

Ablation of tumors is a powerful way of fighting cancers, but it can be very difficult to destroy target tissue without also cooking away a good deal of the healthy material around. Different types of tissues are affected by RF… Read more →

An inventor’s novel device for making all surgery less invasive


It is puncture itself that causes risk.” That is a quote from H.C. Jacobaeus, the first person to perform a laparoscopic surgery on a human. Over a century after Jacobaeus said this we are still grappling with surgical complications… Read more →

Intuitive Surgical exec: Here is why robotic surgery is useful

Intuitive Surgical is the maker of the Da Vinci Surgical System, a robot used in prostate removal and other surgical procedures. There, Dr. Mohr develops new surgical procedures and evaluates new technologies for improving surgical outcomes. She submitted this piece in response… Read more →

Doctors offer new minimally invasive system to treat patients with narrowed, failing aortic heart

Doctors at the Orlando Health Heart Institute are offering a new minimally invasive system to treat patients with narrowed, failing aortic heart valves who are considered to be at high risk to undergo surgery. Orlando Health is the only hospital… Read more →

UC Riverside discovery could lead to future development of needle-free vaccines

UC Riverside discovery of electrostatic force field could inform future development of needle-free vaccines

Ripping a page from the Star Trek script, specialized cells of the barrier that lines the inside of the intestines and airways of humans have invoked… Read more →


USGI’s New Incisionless Endolumenal Bariatric Surgery Technology Now in U.S. Trial

Traditional bariatric surgery for weight loss has benefited thousands of people, but many who are interested in it are concerned about the incisions and some of the potential side effects involved. USGI Medical out of San Clemente, CA is about… Read more →

Novel robot-assisted surgery technique improves removal of small kidney cancer tumors


Roughly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with kidney cancer per year. Most of these cancers are small tumors (small renal masses) that are often found during screening for other problems. Because of this, there are more surgeries scheduled to remove… Read more →

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