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Novel CleanCision System Reduces Incisional Contamination in Colorectal Surgery

SAN CARLOS, Calif., May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Prescient Surgical announced publication of clinical data in the World Journal of Surgery on CleanCision, its novel wound retraction and protection system, which received FDA clearance in October of 2017.

Source: The Business Journals
Published: 21 May 2018

New ‘Scoring’ System Improves Survival Forecasting Before and After Surgery for Advanced Colorectal Cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newswise — Georgios Margonis, M.D., Ph.D., a surgical oncology fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Matthew Weiss, M.D., surgical director of the Johns Hopkins Liver and Pancreas Cancer Multidisciplinary ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 14 May 2018

Her only chance at life is a new liver, but her insurer said no. Then she wrote a powerful plea to the CEO

The cancer was removed from her colon and, her doctors say, she responded well to treatment. But a microwave ablation surgery last year to remove two tumors from her liver went terribly wrong, leaving a fist-sized hole in her liver and destroying her bile ...

Source: CNN
Published: 13 May 2018

This woman wrote a letter to the CEO of her health insurer after they refused to cover a life-saving transplant

The cancer was removed from her colon and, her doctors say, she responded well to treatment. But a microwave ablation surgery last year to remove two tumors from her liver went terribly wrong, leaving a fist-sized hole in her liver and destroying her bile ...

Source: Times-News
Published: 15 May 2018

ESBL-B before colorectal surgery ups risk of surgical site infection

MADRID – Patients who are carriers of extended-spectrum beta lactamase–producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-B) before colorectal surgery are at more than double the risk of surgical site infection, despite a standard prophylactic antibiotic regimen.

Source: The Hospitalist
Published: 17 May 2018

Robot-assisted surgery at Southern NH Medical Center expands to colorectal surgery

NASHUA – Robotic surgery has been expanded to colorectal surgery at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, with what the hospital says is the area’s first board-certified colorectal surgeon trained in robotic procedures. On Oct. 23, Dr. John Friel of ...

Source: The Telegraph
Published: 05 May 2018

UPMC Susquehanna welcomes new colorectal surgeon

WILLIAMSPORT — UPMC Susquehanna welcomes colorectal surgeon Jasneet Bhullar, MD, MS, to the General Surgery team. Dr. Bhullar earned his medical degree at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College in Faridkot, India and completed residencies in general surgery ...

Source: Lock Haven
Published: 25 Apr 2018

MT Attorney General Fox reveals he had colon-cancer surgery

HELENA - Montana Attorney General Tim Fox revealed Monday that he had a cancerous section of his colon surgically removed less than three weeks ago – and that he’ll undergo chemotherapy for further cancer treatment. Fox said he returned to work last ...

Source: 8KPAX
Published: 17 Apr 2018

Robotic Surgery 2.0: Advancing the Treatment for Colon Cancer

Your best option for beating colon cancer — the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States — is actually preventing it with regular colonoscopies. What happens, however, if you’ve already been diagnosed? Lehigh Valley patients looking ...

Source: The Morning Call
Published: 08 Sep 2017

Flexible robot snakes into colon for surgery

A medical robot recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration has been used in a first-of-its-kind worldwide colon and rectal surgery in D.C. — performed through the patient’s anus, without any incisions. WASHINGTON — A medical robot recently ...

Source: WTOP News
Published: 06 Sep 2017

No benefits to robotic colorectal surgery, study says

A study of the use of robotic surgery for colorectal cancer has found it's on par with traditional methods — while taking longer and costing more. Norman Swan: Another technology that has had huge publicity, putting pressure on surgeons to offer it, is ...

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: 06 Nov 2017

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Highland Oncology Group - "A colon and rectal surgeon, is a surgeon who has completed and is board certified in general surgery. and then has been selected to pursue further fellowship training in the specialty of colon and rectal surgery. That fellowship ...

Source: KNWA News
Published: 31 May 2017

What Does Surgery for Colon Cancer Involve?

Most patients undergo one of the two main types of surgery for colorectal cancer. (Getty Images) Have you been diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer? If so, surgery will most likely be part of your treatment. In fact, according to the National Cancer ...

Source: US News Health
Published: 08 Jun 2017

Ric Flair remains in critical condition after colon surgery

The wrestling legend was placed into a medically induced coma early Monday before undergoing colon surgery to remove a blockage that was the “catalyst” for an array of different health issues — including kidney failure, according to Dave Meltzer of ...

Source: New York Post
Published: 15 Aug 2017

Patient characteristics influence readmissions after colorectal surgery

- When patients wind up back in the hospital in the months following surgery, it may reflect more than just the quality of the hospital, a recent study suggests. Instead, individual patient factors such as race, income and insurance status could be more ...

Source: Fox News
Published: 25 Nov 2016

Robotic surgery benefits colorectal cancer patients, surgeons

SIOUX CITY | Last August, Gary Wood was lying on an operating room table at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's staring up at a network of robotic arms that reminded him of an octopus. Although the 70-year-old Sioux City man, who worked as a banker and a ...

Source: Sioux City Journal
Published: 31 Mar 2017

'Sodomized' Guantanamo prisoner scheduled for rectal repair surgery

by Mariana Barillas | Oct 11, 2016, 12:04 PM Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email this article Share on LinkedIn Print this article Defense attorney Walter Ruiz made the announcement in a pre-trial hearing for his client, Mustafa al Hawsawi, and four ...

Source: The Washington Examiner
Published: 11 Oct 2016

UPMC Susquehanna welcomes new colorectal surgeon

WILLIAMSPORT — UPMC Susquehanna welcomes Jasneet Bhullar, MD, to the General Surgery team. Dr. Bhullar earned his medical degree at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot, India and completed residencies in general surgery through Government ...

Source: The Daily Item
Published: 19 Dec 2017

Everything You Wanted to Know About Recovering from Colorectal Surgery

Karen Manzini is a Southern girl, both by birth and by choice. Raised in Georgia and now living in the state again after a 25-year hiatus in Italy, she speaks with a drawl, participates in gardening clubs and was raised not to discuss bodily functions like ...

Source: US News Health
Published: 02 Aug 2016

Surgeon also was colon cancer patient

Dr. Joseph R. Levan understands firsthand what his patients face. Needing to have a partial colon resection at the age 36 for colon cancer, Levan said he knows the fear and uncertainty and limitations surgery can create. "I was in the hospital for five ...

Source: Reading Eagle
Published: 05 Mar 2017

Weight loss surgery tied to colon cancer risk

Obesity is already linked to a higher risk of colon or rectal cancer, but a new study suggests this risk is even greater for obese people who have undergone weight-loss surgery. Based on a study of more than 77,000 obese patients, Swedish and English ...

Source: Fox News
Published: 11 Apr 2013

Colon and rectal surgery in Israel

In the medical profession, we are the butt of all jokes. But many times we are needed. The purpose of this Blog is to educate the public on who to turn to in a time of need. When someone has a colorectal issue usually it is an embarrassing topic; therefore ...

Source: The Times of Israel
Published: 08 Jul 2015

Colorectal surgery helps swimmer return to the pool

Ryan Burcham, center, returned to competitive swimming after colorectal surgery at Vanderbilt. With him at a recent follow-up appointment are, from left, Julie Hood, R.N., Rosie Moncibais, LPN, and his parents, Kevin and Susan Burcham. (photo by Emily Goad ...

Source: Vanderbilt University News
Published: 06 Feb 2014