SOURCE: slp3D

June 28, 2006 07:15 ET

REMINDER: ORLive Presents: Advanced Technique for Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy

Live Webcast: June 28, 2006, 4pm ET (20:00 UTC) From Celebration Health, Celebration, FL

CELEBRATION, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 28, 2006 -- On June 28, 2006 at 4pm Eastern Daylight Time, Dr. Steven D. McCarus, Chief of Gynecologic Surgery and Director for the Center of Pelvic Health, Celebration Health, will discuss the McCarus technique, a minimally invasive procedure he developed for total laparoscopic hysterectomy, moderated live on the Internet from Celebration, Florida. View this live on www.or-live.com.

Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed in the United States each year, and most patients who have them leave the hospital with large incisions and post-operative pain requiring long recovery times and medication.

Dr. McCarus uses advanced energy systems; such as the HARMONIC ACE™ shears, to facilitate, what he says, are more efficient hysterectomy procedures. "Through this live Internet discussion, I hope to educate health care providers on the patient benefits of this minimally invasive approach," says Dr. McCarus.

With this minimally invasive approach, Dr. McCarus will demonstrate how to secure large vascular bundles, remove large volumes of tissue quickly, and identify the lower pelvic attachments.

Dr. McCarus believes emerging technologies and procedure advancements offer patients several benefits including decreased post-operative pain, shorter hospital stays, and a quicker return to normal activity.

Visit http://www.or-live.com/EthiconEndo-Surgery/1696 now to learn more and view a program preview. VNR: http://www.or-live.com/rams/ens-1696-mkw-q.ram

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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