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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Time to Focus on Men’s Health

As we focus on dads each June, it’s also time to renew focus on men’s health and schedule potentially life-saving health screenings. Given the choice between undergoing a simple health screening or suffering a life-threatening illness, it’s safe to assume most men would choose the screening. Unfortunately, far too many men ignore recommendations for routine […]

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