SLS Update 3: Krazy Glue Tissue Sealant Blocks Healing

Krazy Glue-type tissue adhesives have been hot in development for some time.  Lots of promise and huge expectations but they have not worked so well and have had poor market penetration.  They have been primarily used ofr small laceration and insision closures.  The hype has been to use them for more complex repairs and replace sutures […]

Update From SLS-2: Natural Orifice Surgery-The Somach Burstor from Alien is Hottest New Procedure- video of concept

    video link of the new surgery concept Natural orifice surgery (also called Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery NOTES) was minimally discussed in the formal meeting but massively discussed in the halls and by the movers and shakers.  It is radically different and enabling of new procedures.  Combine this with the potential for disasterous outcomes and complications, […]

Update From Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)

Just back from the annual meeting of the SLS.  The SLS is the only multidisciplinary society dedicated to minimally invasive surgery (MIS).  They are really trying to position themselves as the high-tech surgical society and it shows.  I will follow up with in depth reviews of what was new and noteworthy there.  Major highligts to […]