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October 14, 2009 11:59 ET

This Week on ORLive: View High Definition Surgical Video From Sony, See a Robotic Assisted Kidney Cancer Surgery, and Preview Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Options

Don't Miss Your Chance to Interact With the Surgeons and the Clinical Teams

WEST HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - ORLive, the world's leading medical and surgical broadcasting company announces the availability of new High Definition Surgical Video in partnership with Sony, will broadcast a new webcast from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center focusing on robotic assisted kidney cancer surgery, previews an upcoming live broadcast from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital focusing on laparoscopic bariatric surgery, and presents the latest installment of the Virtual Brain Tumor Board:

NEW CHANNEL: Sony HD Surgery Channel

Tuesday, October 13 -- ORLive and Sony have teamed to bring HD surgery video to ORLive. The new Sony HD channel will feature content produced with Sony cameras and the ImageCore HD™ digital capture system. The pre-recorded surgical procedures were performed and captured in HD by three doctors at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago: H. Hunt Batjer, Nathaniel J. Soper, and Magdy P. Milad. Sony plans to continually add new HD surgical videos from a wide range of institutions.

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NEW: Robotic Assisted Kidney Cancer Surgery Options

Thursday, October 15, 2009, at Noon EDT -- The newest surgical option for localized kidney cancer -- using robotic technology to remove the tumor and spare the kidney -- will be featured in a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center webcast. The webcast will feature Ashok K. Hemal, M.D., M.Ch., professor and director of the Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Program of the Department of Urology, performing robot-assisted, kidney-sparing surgery on a 48-year-old man with kidney cancer. Karim Kader, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of urology, will moderate.

Viewers will be able to interact and ask questions via the ORLive website. Learn more about this broadcast on

PREVIEW: Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Options

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at 4:30 p.m. -- Watch as nationally recognized bariatric surgeons from the Jefferson Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program demonstrate state-of-the-art, fully laparoscopic procedures for weight loss that are safe and effective.

Viewers will be able to interact and ask questions during the broadcast via the ORLive website. Learn more about this broadcast on

NEW: Virtual Brain Tumor Board: Multiple Parietal Lesions, 49-year-old Male (U & U)

This 49 YO male patient had a history of waxing/waning left hemiparesis and was admitted to another facility and recommended for brain biopsy, which he refused. He was felt to have an adrenal mass. He had a CT guided biopsy of this, which was felt to be a carcinoma of an unknown primary. He again was noncompliant with follow-up. He eventually represented with waxing/waning left hemiparesis. He had multiple brain lesions noted. PET scan was positive in both adrenals. CSF pathology was negative. This was worked up and multiple scattered brain lesions were seen. It was felt that this might possibly represent some type of vasculitis and was recommended for open brain biopsy. A non-targeted right frontal brain meningeal biopsy was done. Final pathology revealed intravascular lymphoma. It was felt that most likely the adrenals have his lesions as well.

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About ORLive

ORLive is the world's leading surgical broadcasting company. Working collaboratively with hospitals and device manufacturers, ORLive produces 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 45,000 hours of programming each month. The ORLive network can be found on-line at

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