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March 23, 2010 16:39 ET

This Week on ORLive (March 22, 2010): ORLive Starts a New Programming Week With a Live Hip Revision Surgery, Then Focuses on Women's Health With Live Broadcasts of a Uterine Fibroid Embolization Surgery and a Review of In-Vitro Fertilization and Fertility Options

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) -  ORLive, your destination for live and on-demand surgery video, will present a live interactive broadcast of a hip revision surgery on Tuesday featuring the Zimmer Trabecular Metal™Acetabular Revision System and the ZMR® Hip System. Then on Thursday, the focus turns toward women's health with two live broadcasts featuring an interactive invitro-fertilization program from Shawnee Mission Medical Center and a live minimally invasive uterine fibroid embolization surgery from Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute.

This week ORLive also invites you take part in the latest installment of the Virtual Brain Tumor Board, and to watch and learn from our library of colorectal cancer related videos featured on as part of nation colorectal cancer awareness month.

Live Surgery Video: Hip Revision Surgery
Tuesday, March 23rd at 7 PM EDT - Zimmer Medical Education will broadcast an ORLive Hip Revision surgery featuring the Trabecular Metal™Acetabular Revision System and the ZMR® Hip System. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Jeffery Pierson, St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, and will be moderated by Dr. Louis Kwong, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The broadcast will last one hour and will show the entire surgical procedure. Following the live broadcast the surgery will be archived for future playback.

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

Live Surgery Video: Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Thursday, March 25, at 4:00PM EDT - Watch as Alex Powell, MD, medical director of interventional radiology at Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, performs a Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). The webcast will be moderated by interventional radiologist James Benenati, MD, medical director of the Institute's peripheral vascular laboratory. A live Spanish version of the webcast will also be available.

During a UFE, the patient is sedated, but awake. To perform the procedure, an interventional radiologist makes a small incision that doesn't require stitches in the patient's upper thigh and inserts a catheter into her femoral artery. Using an X-ray image to "see," the radiologist guides the catheter to the uterus. Next, the radiologist injects small particles into the artery feeding the fibroid. These particles block blood flow to the fibroid, causing it to shrink. 

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

Live Video: Getting the Facts: What Couples Should Know About In-Vitro Fertilization & Other Fertility Options
Thursday, March 25, at 7:00PM EDT - If you're one of the thousands of couples whose greatest hope is to conceive a child, you're not alone. Nearly one out of every six American couples experiences difficulty achieving pregnancy.

Tune in to learn more from Shawnee Mission Medical Center's Peter Bath, D.Min, Daniel Stewart, MD, Andrew Weston, PhD, and Colleen Milroy, MD, and interact about reproductive medicine and the most advanced technology and procedures available. The process of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), egg retrieval, embryo transfer and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) will be among the topics discussed. 

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

Preview: Overcoming Technical and Intraoperative Complications in VATS Lobectomy: Part III in an ORLive Series
Tuesday, March 30, at 7:00PM EDT - Join thoracic surgeons Dr. Scott Swanson and Dr. Dan Miller for a live webcast focusing on complications, re-operations and other challenges in Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (or VATS) cases for lung cancer. This is Dr. Swanson and Dr. Miller's third webcast in an ongoing series on ORLive. This program will feature pre-recorded surgical footage showcasing ways to take down adhesions when faced with pleural symphysis, intraoperative repair of vascular injuries, re-operative pulmonary surgery, and lymph node dissection facilitated with energy devices.

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

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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