SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

August 11, 2008 13:57 ET

ORLive Presents: Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques and the Use of Harmonic® Technology in Gynecologic Surgery

Live Webcast: From Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island: September 3, 2008 6:00 pm EDT / 5:00 pm CDT / 4:00 pm MDT / 3:00 pm PDT (22:00 UTC)

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwire - August 11, 2008) - Join surgeons, Dr. Roger Ferland and Dr. Lori Warren, for a free one-hour live webcast highlighting the use of minimally invasive techniques in gynecologic surgery. The doctors will focus on the patient benefits of two approaches, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy.

Since Total Laparoscopic and Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomies are performed less invasively than open procedures, benefits to the patient typically include shortened hospital stays, faster recovery times, a decreased rate of infection, and fewer complications following surgery. The surgeons will review these benefits and will provide laparoscopic hysterectomy tips and tricks useful to the novice and experienced gynecologic surgeon. The presentation will include a review of the use of Harmonic® technology in gynecologic surgery.

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Dr. Ferland will demonstrate Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) with coagulation of the uterine vessels and anterior and posterior colpotomies with the Harmonic ACE®. Dr. Ferland will demonstrate tips for laparoscopic suturing of the vaginal cuff, followed by a discussion by the surgeons.

Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy

Dr. Warren will present the Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH) procedure performed using Harmonic® technology. She will provide tips for coagulation of the uterine vessels, as well as the drill technique utilizing the Harmonic ACE® to amputate the uterus. Benefits of doing a subtotal hysterectomy, along with rates of cervical cancer in the cervical stump, and cervical bleeding, will be reviewed by the surgeons.

The hour-long webcast will originate from the Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island in Providence. Audience members may participate in the live program by sending their questions directly to the surgeons. An archive of the program will be posted shortly following the webcast and can be accessed through this OR-live website.


Roger Ferland, MD, FACOG
GYN Team Chief
Women and Infants Hospital
Associate Clinical Professor OB/GYN
Brown University
Providence, RI

Lori Warren, MD
Women First of Louisville
Advanced Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgeon
Baptist Hospital East
Assistant Clinical Professor OB/GYN
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

This presentation may include demonstration of the use of surgical devices; it is not intended to be used as a surgical training guide. Other surgeons may employ different techniques. Individual surgeon preference and experience, as well as patient needs, should always dictate variation in procedure steps. Before using any medical device, including those demonstrated or referenced in this presentation, review all relevant package inserts, with particular attention to the indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions, and steps for use of the device. This presentation is the work of the author and may not necessarily reflect the views of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

DSL 08-0807.2 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. 2008

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