SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

June 23, 2010 12:47 ET

This Week on ORLive: Robotic Assisted Mitral Valve Surgery and Pediatric Epilepsy

New On-Demand and Live Surgery Video for the Week of June 21, 2010

WEST HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) -  ORLive, the vision of improving health, presents a review of the advances in treatment options for pediatric epilepsy from NewYork-Presbyterian, and a robotic assisted mitral valve repair surgery from Baptist Health South Florida. ORLive continues its focus on spine health this month, with an ORLive Referral from Covidien focusing on lumbar microdiscectomy solutions.

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 spine surgery videos.


NEW VIDEO - Advances in Treating Pediatric Epilepsy
Now Available On-Demand

If a child's seizures can't be controlled with medications, surgery may be the solution. See how the Neurosurgical team at NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis & David Komansky Center for Childen's Health is making advancements in epilepsy. Hosted by Philip Stieg, MD, PhD, and featuring Jeffrey Greenfield, MD, PhD, Samual Weinstein, MD, and Theodore Schwartz, MD, this program goes in depth into the latest surgical advancements and options for patients. 

Viewers of this video are invited to interact with the surgeons via the ORLive website, and to join the community and receive regular updates from the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis & David Komansky Center for Childen's Health on pediatric epilepsy.

LIVE PROGRAM: Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery: Robot Assisted Mitral Valve Repair
Live, June 23, 4:00 PM EDT
Baptist Health South Florida will take center stage when viewers watch as cardiac surgeon Dr. Lynn Seto uses the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System to perform a mitral valve repair.

The webcast will be moderated by television personality Diane Magnum. She will moderate commentary by Dr. Seto and cardiologists Dr. Paul Seigel and Dr. Romeo Majano, who will explain the benefits of having valve repair surgery. Additionally, the patient who was operated on in late May will share his experience about his diagnosis and recovery. Viewers also can choose to watch the procedure in Spanish.

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

ORLIVE REFERRALS - Week of June 21, 2010
Each week ORLive highlights on-demand videos for our membership and visitors. 

Spine Health Referral: European Audience Referral: Lumbar Microdiscectomy, presented by Covidien

CME Referral: Critical Advances in the Evolving Science and Medicine of STEMI Management and High-Risk ACS

Viewer's Referral: SILS™ Hysterectomy Procedure, presented by Covidien


PREVIEW - German Language Broadcast to Europe, Featuring ConforMIS iUni® G2 Patient Specific Partial Knee Replacement System
Premiers June 29, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

Learn more about this broadcast, presented entirely in German, at

Viewers will be able to interact and ask questions via the ORLive website. Learn more about this program, and request a 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 advances in medicine, 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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