March 29, 2007 15:55 ET

Now Available in the Archives of ORLive: Surgical Treatment of Liver Tumors That Minimizes Bleeding

WEST HARTFORD, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 --, the home of live surgical videos on the Internet, is providing an on-demand Webcast of "Hepatectomy with Radiofrequency Resection," a surgical procedure originally broadcast live over the Internet from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Interest in the Webcast was sparked following the announcement that presidential spokesman Tony Snow's cancer has returned and spread to his liver.

A Treatment for Liver Tumors

Hepatectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove sections of the liver. It is an effective form of treatment for both primary liver tumors and liver tumors derived from colorectal cancer and other cancers that have spread to the liver. Bleeding can be a major problem while a section of the liver is removed. The Webcast demonstrates the use of radiofrequency resection, a new technique designed to minimize bleeding. Questions regarding the amount of the liver that can be removed as well as treatment options prior to and following the surgery are discussed by the surgeons during the procedure.

Upcoming Live Broadcast on Minimally Invasive Colorectal Cancer Surgery

"Colon Cancer Treatment: Laparoscopic Bowel Resection," will be broadcast live over the Internet from University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 4, 2007 at 4:00 pm EDT. The surgical team will reduce surgical trauma by operating through tiny incisions in place of a larger incision required for traditional open surgery. Such minimally invasive surgery is intended to provide a cancer outcome that is as good as open surgery but with a better short-term recovery for the patient.

About OR-Live

A trusted source, OR-Live is the exclusive provider of surgical video to the US National Library of Medicine's site. The OR-Live archive features over 400 on-demand surgeries for immediate viewing worldwide using streaming video technology. With over 200 live events expected to be added during 2007, the Website is continuously updated with new and innovative content. Interactive live events enable viewers to ask questions of the surgeons while surgery is being performed. OR-Live Webcasts and Podcasts encompass a wide range of new and innovative surgical procedures, many of which are minimally invasive, providing patients with the advantages of faster recovery with less scaring or pain.

Contact Information

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    Alex Fraser
    Director of Marketing
    slp3D, Inc. / OR-Live™
    (860) 953-2900 x 214
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    Raymond Lug
    RMI Inc.
    (201) 261-7000
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