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4/30/2014
On July 11, 2000, the da Vinci Surgical System was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for laparoscopic procedures. This telesurgical device allows the surgeon fine control over the movement of the robot. This lets surgical staff get much closer to the site of surgery than human vision allows, and enables surgery at a smaller scale than traditional methods permit.
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4/23/2014
Whether caused by injury or underlying issues, many individuals suffer from unrelenting back and neck pain that can be disruptive to daily life. While narcotics are often prescribed in such cases for pain management, these medications can only provide brief alleviation of discomfort. As a more lasting solution, miVIP Surgery Centers often advises the use of epidural injections.
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4/16/2014
When a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, he has several options for treatment. A physician may recommend radiation or chemotherapy. Many times, surgery is the preferred course of action. A radical prostatectomy is one surgical option, and various techniques can be used for the procedure. It is important for patients to understand why opting for a minimally invasive surgery is beneficial.
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4/9/2014
A prostate exam is a routine procedure for men older than 50. These screenings can detect potential issues early. This gives men an optimal chance at resolving conditions such as prostate cancer, which is most common among older men. Typically, it takes years for the condition to cause problems, though the cancer can grow quickly. It is important to know what to expect if results come back abnormal.
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4/2/2014
A bulge, a sharp pain and a burning sensation may all indicate a common but painful condition known as a hernia, which occurs when an organ or tissues start to push through an opening they shouldn’t. Hernias can occur in various parts of the body and can result from a number of causes. It is important to identify the condition quickly and get treatment in order to relieve symptoms and prevent further damage.
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3/26/2014
Carpal tunnel is a painful and frustrating occurrence for many people working in a variety of fields. The median nerve plays an important role in this syndrome, as it creates many sensations in the thumbs and fingers. When this nerve is put under pressure, it can cause several distinct symptoms. These include tingling, pain, and painful movement throughout the hands, fingers, and sometimes the arms.
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3/19/2014
For individuals suffering from arthritis, even simple tasks such as opening jars, typing emails, or walking up flights of stairs, can be filled with severe and debilitating pain. While arthritis is not a new condition, the treatments for pain and injuries associated with it are. One of the most common treatments in today’s medical field is a reconstructive arthroplasty.
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3/12/2014
Women’s health care encompasses many parts of the body as well as continuous awareness of any abnormalities. One common health concern of many women is the growth of a uterine fibroid. While this is not necessarily a dangerous health issue, it can be treated with a minimally invasive treatment.
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3/5/2014
Walking through life with chronic joint pain can be quite debilitating. While families hit the slopes for a day of skiing and sunshine, those suffering from pain may find themselves waiting by the fire in the lodge, dreaming of their younger days when pain did not rule their life. The good news is that those suffering from pain in their joints now have several options for relief and management.
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2/26/2014
Spinal cord injuries can extremely painful, and dangerous. They can disrupt a person’s life considerably. Whether the injury occurred in the neck or in the back, it can cause a lot of discomfort. Fortunately modern medicine has progressed to the point where they can do a lot to treat these injures, and help people continue living productive lives Depending on the location and severity of the injury, it may require either a cervical fusion or a spinal fusion.
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2/19/2014
One of the most common problems that can occur with men who are aging is an enlarged prostate. Enlarged prostates occur when the cells in the prostate gland simply begin to multiply. There are many side effects that can come with an enlarged prostate. Some of them may be mere annoyances and others can be quite severe. Fortunately there are treatments that can allow the men who suffer from these symptoms to resume living happy and healthy lives.
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2/12/2014
A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure that is used to remove the prostate gland, due to prostate cancer. These types of procedures can now be done using da Vinci robotic systems. There are many advantages to this type of a procedure. The results are better clinically, there is a smaller risk of complications, recovery time is reduced, and there is less scarring.
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2/5/2014
Women who are undergoing a hysterectomy most likely have questions about what kind of procedure they should have. Should they have a laparoscopic hysterectomy, or should they opt for a robotic da Vinci hysterectomy? What are the differences between these two procedures? These are important questions to ask. There are surgeons who are equipped to perform either type of procedure. They want each one of their patients to be able to make an informed decision about which procedure is best for their particular set of circumstances.
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11/6/2013
Being diagnosed with fibroids can be scary and upsetting, especially for women who have dreams of having babies. Fibroids, which can cause heavy periods, cramping, and pain during sex among other symptoms, sometimes require a woman to undergo a hysterectomy to be treated successfully. However, a woman’s plans ...
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