Vitality Restored: The Science of Prosthetic Patient Care

I had a choice to make: Did I want to design things, build things, and develop new technology? Or did I want to go into the medical field and help people? My two interests were leading me in opposite directions . . . until I discovered the field of prosthetics.

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Single-Incision and Robotic Surgery: Medical Breakthrough or Marketing Ploy?

A recently published article (Reuters Health, July 18) appears under the headline: “Single-Incision Approach Yields No Benefit in Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery.” Authors of the article, a group of surgeons from the University of Leicester in England, looked at 49 studies involving 2,336 patients who underwent single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC). Based on their study the researchers […]

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Coach Sheds 130 Pounds through Gastric Banding

As the Sequoyah High School football coach, patient Bill Satterfield has seen a lot of wins and losses in his career. When it comes to weight loss, his post-surgery success definitely puts him in the “win” column.

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Laparoscopic Colon Resection Decreases Mortality Rate

One of the greatest advances in abdominal surgery in the past decade is the advent of laparoscopic colon resections. Minimally invasive resections were introduced in the 1990s for benign disease; in 2003 they were proven to be of equal oncologic benefit for colon cancer when compared to their open surgery counterpart. Studies have confirmed the […]

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Patient Care Quality a Top Priority at Premier

By William C. Gibson, MD, FACS As health care reform continues to evolve, opinions differ on a variety of issues. But one thing that everyone agrees on is quality care for patients. Quality assurance and metrics are a top priority throughout the health care industry. Likewise, quality has always been a primary focus at Premier […]

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