By Rebecca B. Singson MD
Minimally invasive surgery, in the form of laparoscopic surgery, was introduced in the country in 1993. This brought great strides in shifting major pelvic surgery from an open-incision approach to a band-aid-incision approach. The technology finally arrived where women did not have to suffer through huge, painful surgical incisions and could get back to work with very little time for recovery.
By Charles E. Buban
Patients have long been told not to eat or drink for hours before surgery to avoid the risk of pulmonary aspiration, a condition wherein stomach contents are accidentally inhaled into the lungs.
By Jean-Louis Santini
Mussels secrete a powerful adhesive to hold tight on rocks swept by violent waves — and a synthetic version could prove critical for surgery and cancer treatment, researchers said Saturday.