September 11, 2007 07:15 ET

REMINDER: ORLive Presents: Abdominal Hysterectomy With Harmonic WAVE™ Coagulating Shears

Live Webcast: From Baylor College of Medicine: September 11, 2007 6:00 PM CDT (23:00 UTC)

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Even with the increase in laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomies, the abdominal hysterectomy remains a common choice for gynecologists. Recent developments in ultrasonic technology are providing the surgeon with new techniques for open gynecologic procedures.

On September 11, 2007, at 6:00 pm CDT join surgeons Carl Giesler, MD, Daniel Tobias, MD, and Marcia C. Bowling, MD on for a live Internet roundtable presentation on the technical aspects of Harmonic™ technology in performing an abdominal hysterectomy.

Dr. Giesler will demonstrate the removal of an 18 cm ovarian mass followed by a total abdominal hysterectomy utilizing the Harmonic WAVE™ coagulating shears. Dr. Giesler, who started using Harmonic™ technology in laparoscopic and open surgical procedures in 1995, teaches advanced laparoscopic skills to residents at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Bowling has a full schedule of major abdominal hysterectomies at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, and began using Harmonic™ technology one and a half years ago.

Dr. Tobias started using Harmonic™ coagulating shears in laparoscopic cases two years ago. He is now using the technology in open surgeries, which make up about half of his operating schedule at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey.

Viewers may email questions directly to the surgeons during the program, which will provide for a dynamic clinical interchange between the audience and presenters about surgical techniques.

The hour-long Internet broadcast will originate from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.


   Carl Giesler, MD, Program Chair
   Associate Professor, Department of Obstretrics and Gynecology
   Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas and private practice

   Marcia C. Bowling, MD
   Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
   The Christ Hospital Cincinnati, OH, and Oncology/Hematology Care, Inc.,

   Daniel Tobias, MD
   Director, Women's Cancer Center at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center
   Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ

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.

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