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New Study Highlights Da Vinci Robot Surgery Complications

A new study published August 27 in the Journal for Healthcare Quality suggests there have been more da Vinci robot surgery complications than previously believed. Study co-author Martin Makary, and his team reviewed the FDA adverse events database for the time period of January 1, 2000 to August 1, 2012, and discovered reports of 245 […]


November 2, 2013, Medical News
New Studies Reveal Prevalence of Transvaginal Mesh Complications

Pelvic organ prolapse, better known as POP, is a relatively common condition among post-menopausal women, especially those who’ve had multiple children. For a time, surgical mesh devices were marketed as the most effective treatment for POP, offering patients a less invasive procedure and a comparatively shorter recovery period. In a recent study highlighted last week at the […]


October 26, 2013, Medical News
First bionic chip which restored sight of a blind british

Implantation of bionic microchips in the eye of a British restored sight after 25 years of suffering from a rare disease called retinitis pigmentosa, which leads to blindness. A team of surgeons from Oxford, led by Professor Robert MacLaren, fitted a bionic microchip with only 3 millimeters in dimension behind the retina, in a surgical intervention which lasted 8 hours. “I always thought that will come the day when I will see again. Now for the first time in 25 years, I dreamed in color,” said Chris James, the first patient […]


May 6, 2012, Medical News