SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

June 19, 2008 07:15 ET

REMINDER: ORLive Presents: Open Colectomy Without Sutures or Significant Blood Loss

Live Webcast: From Stony Brook University Medical Center: June 19, 2008 6:00 PM GMT, 7:00 PM EDT, & June 20, 2008 7:00 PM PDT

STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - On Thursday, June 19, 2008 Dr. David Rivadeneira from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY will host a panel discussion on how to obtain improved outcomes during open colon surgery through the application of advanced techniques and technologies, including the new LigaSure Impact™ instrument. "It provides excellent and reliable hemostasis on major blood vessels, but the big advancement is that it is faster than traditional techniques and leaves no foreign material behind."

The program will begin with a brief introduction of the topic, followed by video presentation of two procedures, a right hemicolectomy and a sigmoid colectomy. Dr. Rivadeneira will discuss the techniques that he uses. "You'll be able to see the impact of applying multifunctional energy-based instruments to enable rapid and reliable dissection of the mesentery and ligation of colonic blood supply. This is particularly evident on tough diverticular cases, where it works very well with complicated tissue." Joining Dr. Rivadeneira, to review and discuss the cases, will be Dr. Sang Lee from Weill Cornell Medical College, NY.

Internet audience members will be able to email live questions to the doctors. There will be three live shows on this date at 6:00PM GMT, 7:00PM EDT and 7:00PM PDT so audiences from Europe and the eastern and western United States can all view the live webcast conveniently and participate with live questions. This program has been made possible by an educational grant from Covidien.

To learn more about colorectal surgery and view a program preview visit: OR-Live.


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