SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

OR-Live, Inc.

February 16, 2010 09:30 ET

REMINDER: This Week on ORLive (February 11, 2010): Live Robot-Assisted Nephrectomy and the First Installments of The Best of ORLive 2009

ORLive - Your Destination for Live and On-Demand Surgery Video

WEST HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - ORLive, your destination for live and on-demand surgery video, will present a live robot-assisted nephrectomy from Shawnee Mission Medical Center. The Best of ORLive 2009 voting has concluded and this week ORLive invites you to take a look at the 14 nominees and watch the start of our count down to the Video of the Year.

Each week ORLive also invites you take part in the latest installment of the Virtual Brain Tumor Board, this week the VBTB revisits a very special case involving a young Iraqi woman.

LIVE SURGERY VIDEO: Shawnee Mission Medical Center to Host Robot-Assisted Surgery

Thursday, February 11, at 7:00PM EST -- Watch a robotic partial nephrectomy surgery live from Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC). The surgery will feature SMMC's newest da Vinci™ robot that allows surgeons to perform complex surgical maneuvers using one-centimeter incisions. Susan Sweat, MD and John Strickland, MD, will perform the surgery and David Emmott, MD, will moderate the Webcast, answering questions live from the audience.

A robotic nephrectomy utilizes minimally invasive techniques to remove the kidney. Depending on the size of the tumor, a partial or radical nephrectomy is performed. While a partial nephrectomy involves removing a small portion of the kidney, a radical nephrectomy involves removing the entire kidney and the fatty tissue surrounding it. According to Sweat, the robotic procedure offers a number of patient advantages over traditional open surgery.

Viewers will be able to interact and ask questions via the ORLive website. Learn more about this live video broadcast on

ON-DEMAND: Best of ORLive: 2009 a Year in Review

Now on demand -- The Best of 2009 awards marks our 10th Anniversary and celebrates a decade of ORLive presenting the very best of medical content to the world on the Internet.

We chose the best of ORLive, and asked our viewers to choose the video of the year. The voting is complete, and we invite you to view the new Best of ORLive Channel, where you can see the nominees and watch our presentation of The Best of ORLive.

About ORLive

ORLive is the leading provider of video communication channels to the healthcare community. Working collaboratively with hospitals and device manufacturers, ORLive produces and distributes customized, interactive, video programs that demonstrate the latest surgical techniques and product innovations. The ORLive broadcasting network provides an intimate look at over 650 live and on-demand surgeries to a global audience, streaming over 50,000 hours of programming each month. The ORLive network can be found on-line at

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