News tagged with keyhole surgery

A whisker-inspired approach to tactile sensing

Inspired by the twitching whiskers of common rats and Etruscan shrews, European researchers have developed rodent-like robots and an innovative tactile sensor system that could be used to help find people ...

Aug 30, 2012
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Can you feel the force?

Engineering students from the University of Leeds have found a way to let surgeons keep their sense of touch when operating at a distance with ‘keyhole’ techniques.

Aug 15, 2011
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Pacemaker in stomach helps against vomiting

People with severe stomach disorders can sometimes suffer from chronic vomiting. This symptom can be treated with electrical impulses from a pacemaker in the stomach. A new method enables patients who could benefit from this ...

Mar 29, 2010
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Robotic prostate surgery may mean big trade-off

(AP) -- A new study suggests less-invasive keyhole surgery for prostate cancer may mean a higher risk for lasting incontinence and impotence when compared with traditional surgery.

Oct 13, 2009
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Worldwide success in treatment of liver tumors

Leicester consultant surgeon who has developed a pioneering technique using microwaves to destroy liver tumours has treated more than 100 patients in the UK and other patients are now being treated internationally.

May 12, 2009
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Researchers develop better training for keyhole surgery

Researcher Sanne Botden has improved the training methods for surgeons who perform keyhole operations. At present, a relatively large number of errors are made during surgery of this kind. She defends her ...

Mar 31, 2009
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