Endoscopic

Endoscopic prostate surgery performed on a first human-like phantom

Airline pilots train many hundreds of hours in a flight simulator before they take to the skies. In contrast, surgeons have very limited access to simulators,…

Accuracy of narrow band imaging with colonoscopy allows for distal non-cancerous polyps to be left in place

These findings validate NBI criteria based on color, vessels and pit characteristics for predicting real-time colorectal polyp histology. The study appears in…

Long-term follow-up shows multipolar electrocoagulation ablation effective for Barrett's esophagus

This is the largest published series and longest follow-up of patients with nondysplastic Barrett's esophagus who underwent ablation therapy with multipolar…

Lower back pain and surgery

A literature review, led by Dr. Joseph Lee, published in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) suggests…

Endoscopic surgery effectively relieves sinusitis symptoms

In the May issue of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, researchers found that symptoms usually associated with the chronic condition, including nasal…