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November 16, 2009 19:26 ET

This Week on ORLive (November 16, 2009): Join a Live Interactive Presentation of Liver Transplant Surgery, a Live VATS Technology and Techniques Panel With Leading Surgeons, and View a Live Hip Replacement Surgery

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - ORLive, your destination for live and on-demand surgery video, starts the week with a live presentation of a liver transplant surgery from Montefiore Medical Center. A live hip replacement surgery featuring the bone-preserving Fitmore hip stem from Zimmer will follow on Tuesday. This week's live broadcasts will be capped off on Thursday with a live interactive broadcast that will feature thoracic surgeons Dr. Daniel Miller and Dr. Scott Swanson discussing the techniques used in complex Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (or VATS) cases for lung cancer.

Each week ORLive invites you to take part in the latest installment of the Virtual Brain Tumor Board and encourages you to preview upcoming broadcasts that will include a live interactive broadcast that will focus on the critical steps in a laparascopic colectomy.

LIVE PRESENTATION: Patients Benefit from Multidisciplinary Montefiore Liver Transplant Program

Monday, November 16, 2009, at 9:00 PM EST - Dr. Amy Lu, Director of Kidney Transplantation, Montefiore Medical Center, will participate in an ORLive webcast of a liver transplant she performed on an older male suffering from Hepatitis and discuss the advantages of a multidisciplinary approach like the program at Montefiore. The webcast will be moderated by Milan Kinkhabwala, MD, Chief of Transplantation, Dept of Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center and Professor of Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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

LIVE SURGERY VIDEO: Zimmer® MIS Anterior-Supine Hip Procedure featuring the bone-preserving Fitmore® Hip Stem

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at 7:00 PM EST - Zimmer, a worldwide leader in joint replacement solutions, will air an ORLive webcast of a hip replacement. The live webcast will feature the Zimmer MIS Anterior Supine hip procedure and the Fitmore Hip Stem System. The MIS Anterior Supine hip procedure is designed to improve patient outcomes by minimizing the disruption of soft-tissue through the use of specific instrumentation. Taught through the Zimmer Institute, the surgical technique can be performed either with or without the use of specialized operating tables. The Fitmore Hip System implants and instruments allow for a curved trajectory and insertion along the medial curve, facilitating insertion through smaller incisions. Through this rasp-only femoral preparation and curved introduction, there is no need to open the lateral trochanter, potentially sparing the insertion point of the hip abductors. The stem system, with a tri-taper design for stability, reconstructs each individual's anatomy by matching stem offset with different medial curvatures.

Cass Nakasone, MD of Straub Hospital in Honolulu will perform the surgery and Steven Myers MD, FACS of Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, 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

LIVE PRESENTATION: Techniques and Technology in Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Thursday, November 19, 2009, at 7:00 PM EST - Join thoracic surgeons Dr. Daniel Miller and Dr. Scott Swanson for a live webcast, including a discussion of techniques used in complex Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (or VATS) cases for lung cancer. The webcast will address the particular challenges of re-operative pulmonary surgery, identification and treatment of complications during VATS resection, new technology used to facilitate operative dissection, and segmental resection.

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

PREVIEW VIDEO: Critical Steps in Laparoscopic Colectomy

Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 7:30 PM EST - Join colorectal surgeons David Margolin, MD, FACS, FASCRS, from the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, and C. Neal Ellis, MD, FACS, FASCRS, from the University of South Alabama School of Medicine, as they highlight the critical steps in laparascopic colectomy during a live webcast on December 2 at 6:30 PM CST. Pre-recorded surgical video will include the demonstration of EnSeal® and Harmonic® technologies.

Learn more about this live video broadcast on ORLive.com

About ORLive

ORLive is the world's leading surgical broadcasting company. Working collaboratively with hospitals and device manufacturers, ORLive produces 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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