• Launches Today
    Anyone who works in a clinical setting is familiar with stress, trauma and drama. The surgery department can be an especially stressful environment, often with staff facing daily life and death situations. A unique new website launching today, however, will be an ...More
    March 17, 2011 Posted in News, Procedures
  • Researchers Make Discoveries on Closed-Loop Anesthesia
    A new “closed-loop” system can precisely adjust levels of anesthetics and analgesic drugs in patients undergoing surgery, reports a study in the March issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). ...More
    February 25, 2011 Posted in News, Procedures
  • Endoscopic Surgery Advances, Uses Colon-Surgery Site
    Surgeons at UC San Diego Health System have identified a new application for “scarless” surgery tools that are normally used for natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). In what is believed to be the first case in the United States, the surgical team used an ...More
    February 11, 2011 Posted in News, Procedures
  • Fluorescent Peptides Help Nerves Glow in Surgery
    Accidental damage to thin or buried nerves during surgery can have severe consequences, from chronic pain to permanent paralysis. Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine may have found a remedy: injectable fluorescent peptides that cause ...More
    February 7, 2011 Posted in News, Procedures
  • Endoscopy Complications More Common Than Anticipated
    Considering how much endoscopy is able to tell us about the inside of a body, and how much it’s able to correct, the procedures are surprisingly safe. However, a new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that complications after gastrointestinal endoscopies are ...More
    October 27, 2010 Posted in Blog, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Study of Gut Hormones and Gut Function Helps Explain Obesity
    Research on obesity examining the role of hormones and the autonomic functions of the digestive system was this week presented at the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American CoIlege of Gastroenterology. ...More
    October 20, 2010 Posted in News, Disorders, Procedures
  • EndoChoice Receives FDA Clearance for Retrieval Forceps
    EndoChoice, Inc. today announced that it has received clearance from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Rescue™ Retrieval Forceps in the United States. The Rescue™ Retrieval Forceps are used to grasp and/or retrieve foreign bodies, excised tissue and ...More
    September 10, 2010 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Ethicon Endo Unveils Surgery Website
    Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES) today announced the launch of, a website designed to give surgeons advanced access to some of the company’s newest surgical products before they reach full-scale release in the marketplace. The site also offers a ...More
    August 24, 2010 Posted in News, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Anxiety About Anesthesia May Cause Patients to Postpone Procedures
    PARK RIDGE, Ill.—Lack of understanding and apprehension about anesthesia may lead as many as one in four patients to postpone surgery according to the Vital Health Report, a quarterly health survey of Americans released today by the American Society of Anesthesiologists ...More
    August 3, 2010 Posted in News, Procedures
  • NDS Surgical Imaging Launches Informatics Platform
    NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) today launched its latest visualization and informatics platform—the ConnectOR G2. Based on the NDSsi technology vision of Medical Visualization Informatics (MVI), ConnectOR G2 medical-grade products connect the realms of PACS imaging, surgical ...More
    July 29, 2010 Posted in News, Industry Issues