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May 18, 2010 16:26 ET

This Week on ORLive: Early Onset Scoliosis, Simplified Knee Surgery Experience, and a Fully Robotic Gastric Bypass

New On-Demand and Live Surgery Video for the Week of May 17, 2010

WEST HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  ORLive, your destination for live and on-demand surgery video, introduces a new Early Onset Scoliosis Video Resource from NewYork-Presbyterian featuring detailed insights on alternative treatment options to spinal fusion. A live knee replacement surgery featuring patient specific instruments to simplify the knee surgery experience will kick off the live programming this week, and fully robotic assisted gastric bypass surgery will round out the new content this week on ORLive.

May is Reproductive Health and Sexual Medicine month at ORLive, and we invite you to explore related on-demand content, and this week ORLive also invites you take part in the latest installment of the Virtual Brain Tumor Board, and to watch and learn from our library of VATS surgery programs.

NEW ON-DEMAND - VEPTR™ and Growing Rods
Premiers May 18, 7:00 PM EDT

Join Dr. Michael Vitale, and experts from Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian as they present a new video resource to physicians and parents focused on early onset scoliosis.

Patients with early-onset scoliosis can develop severe, complex spinal deformity that distorts and reduces the volume of the thorax. This deformity inhibits the growth of alveoli and pulmonary arterioles during the critical lung maturation period between birth and the age of eight. The resulting condition, thoracic insufficiency syndrome (TIS), can be a life-threatening condition that compromises respiratory function and increases morbidity. It can also cause a significant increase in mortality rates in affected individuals.

LIVE SURGERY VIDEO - Simplified Knee Surgery Experience with Zimmer Patient Specific Instruments
Live Program May 18, 7:00 PM EDT

Save steps in your next knee surgery. See how Zimmer is using 3D modeling that can simplify surgery with reduced instrumentation. Watch Dr. Michael Bolognesi perform this surgery, hosted by Dr. Todd Sekundiak from Duke University. 

Viewers will be able to interact and ask questions via the ORLive website. Learn more about this live video broadcast, and request a live broadcast reminder on

LIVE SURGERY VIDEO - Advances in Weight Loss Surgery: The Fully Robotic Gastric Bypass
Live Program May 20, 4:00 PM EDT

South Miami Hospital's Weight-loss Surgery Program will take center stage Thursday, May 20, at 4 p.m., when viewers of a live webcast will watch as bariatric surgeon Anthony Gonzalez, MD, performs a full robotic gastric bypass surgery with the da Vinci robot

The webcast, broadcast live, will be moderated by bariatric surgeon Jorge Rabaza, MD. Viewers also can choose to watch the procedure in Spanish.

Viewers will be able to interact and ask questions via the ORLive website. Learn more about this live video broadcast, and request a live broadcast reminder on

ORLIVE REFERRALS - Week of May 17, 2010
Each week ORLive highlights on-demand videos for our membership and visitors. 

Reproductive Health and Sexual Medicine Referral: In-Vitro Fertilization and Other Fertility Options
CME Referral: Optimizing Neurotherapy for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease
Viewer's Referral: ACL Reconstruction

PREVIEW: Expanding Patient Options - Minilaparotomy for Hysterectomy

Live Program, May 26, 7:00 PM EDT
Live Program, May 26, 7:00 PM PDT

If you're facing a hysterectomy and worrying about finding a specialist, you can rest assured. Find out why more and more physicians have the training to do this procedure making your choices that much easier. Learn more about "Expanding Patient Options: Minilaparotomy for Hysterectomy," Wednesday, May 26th at 7:00pm & 10:00pm EDT on ORLive.

About ORLive
ORLive is the leading provider of video communication channels to the healthcare community. Working collaboratively with hospitals and device manufacturers, ORLive produces and distributes customized, interactive, video programs that demonstrate the latest surgical techniques and product innovations. The ORLive broadcasting network provides an intimate look at over 650 live and on-demand surgeries to a global audience, streaming over 50,000 hours of programming each month. The ORLive network can be found on-line at

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