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January 13, 2010 08:45 ET

This Week on ORLive (January 10, 2010): A Live LESS Gall Bladder Surgery, a Live Presentation on Race and Gender Healthcare Disparities in Cardiovascular Medicine, the Newest Case for the Virtual Brain Tumor Board, and a Look at the Weeks Ahead

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - January 13, 2010) - ORLive, your destination for live and on-demand surgery video, will begin its 2010 programming year with a live surgery, a live presentation, and the latest case from the Virtual Brain Tumor Board. This week will start with a live LESS gall bladder surgery from Tampa General Hospital, featuring techniques that allow for this surgery to be performed without leaving a visible scar. Later in the week, a live presentation from Medtronic will bring focus to race and gender healthcare disparities in cardiovascular medicine and what's being done to address it.

Each week ORLive invites you take part in the latest installment of the Virtual Brain Tumor Board, and later this month we will be presenting the results of the 2009 ORLive Video of the Year voting. Be sure to check out the nominees and place your vote.

LIVE SURGERY VIDEO: Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site (LESS) Procedure

Tuesday, January 12, at 4:00PM EST -- from Tampa General Hospital, join Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy and Dr. Sharona Ross as they perform a gall-bladder removal using an advanced minimally invasive procedure known as LESS. Laparoscopic Endoscopic Single-Site Surgery requires one incision, typically in the belly button where multiple laparoscopic instruments are inserted. The procedure leaves virtually no scar and reduces trauma to the body. Physicians say fewer incisions mean quicker recovery time, less pain, and less risk for bleeding and infections.

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

LIVE PRESENTATION: "Expanding Care to Diverse Patient Populations: A Discussion about Healthcare Disparities in Cardiovascular Medicine"

Thursday, January 14, at 8:00PM EST -- Cardiovascular medicine has made many advances, but treatable problems persist. Gaps exist in diagnosis and treatment for minorities and women, often resulting in poorer outcomes. On Thursday, January 14 at 8:00 PM EST, panelists, Dr. Bruce Siegel from George Washington University, Dr. Ali Shahriari from the University of Indiana, and Dr. Jennifer Ellis from Washington Hospital Center will participate in a live webcast presentation, "Expanding Care to Diverse Patient Populations: A Discussion about Healthcare Disparities in Cardiovascular Medicine." Dr. William Cooper from Emory University will moderate.

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

PREVIEW: Watch South Miami Hospital Surgeons Perform Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at 4:00PM EST -- watch as urologist Avelino Piñon, M.D., uses the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System to perform a radical prostatectomy. The live webcast will be narrated by urologist Darren Bruck, M.D. Viewers also can choose to watch the procedure in Spanish.

Learn more about this video at ORLive.com.

PREVIEW: Best of ORLive: 2009 a Year in Review

Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at 12:00PM EST -- 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've Chosen the Best of ORLive: 2009, we want you to choose the Video of the Year. See the nominees and vote for your favorite and enter to win an iPod touch loaded with the winning webcast only on ORLive.com.

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 www.ORLive.com.

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