Docinthemachine MedTech Podcast!

November 2009 docinthemachine podcast. new FDA medical technology approvals and interview about medical HDTV with Sony’s Bob Ott from NAB meeting

Docinthemachine Expands Fertility Analysis and Reporting

Since its inception docinthemachine has focused on sharing a vision of how technology can transform medicine.  I am excited to expand my postings and analysis of all things related to fertility diagnosis and treatment.  As most of you are aware I am a board certified reproductive endocrinologist — which is an Ob Gyn with addition […]

First Ever Surgical Video in 4k Ultra High Def- Hollywood and Doctor Team Up for Revolutionary Projects on Future Visualization in Medicine

our digital cinema control room- Sony controls For the first time ever Hollywood’s digital vanguard has teamed up with a surgeon to use tomorrow’s cinematic tools to revolutionize visualization in the operating room. We successfully filmed produced and played a 4k digital cinema movie of a live human surgery.  This was an amazing collaboration between […]

FDA Ob/Gyn Update: Panel Meeting to Review New Female Condom

I will be posting an ongoing series on FDA reviews and decisions on new devices focusing on minimally invasive surgery, future medical technologies, and Ob/Gyn devices.  What better way to start off the series then with the latest announcement of the FDA Gyn device review panel (Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices […]

Fertility Treatment is the Likely Cause of the Identical Triplets

Many are reporting today that a woman on Long Island gave birth to rare identical triplets.  She actually gave birth at one of my main hospitals and I know her Ob.  The story goes on to say she had IVF but only one embryo was replaced.  I was not her treating fertility doctor.  However, this […]

The Bigger Story Behind the 3 Parent Embryo- Human Embryo Genetic Experimentation

Countless sources are reporting on the “three parent embryo” created as a potential treatment for infertility.  What has not been reported is that there is an almost 10 year history of unregulated human experimentation in this arena which led to a rare federal ban on specific fertility treatments.  Is this hope, hype or dangerous human […]

How Smartdust, Souveillance, Web 3.0, and Personalized Genetics Will Transform the Future of Medical Diagnostics

There has been a flurry of debate in the military, industrial, and privacy sectors on “smartdust” and the concept of “souveillance” – but no one has yet realized this technology is poised to springboard into medicine and transform medical diagnostics.  Here I wanted to give you an overview of what this idea is and why […]

Retraction From Pointe Conception Medical

As a practicing physician, consultant to industry and the investment community, and medical technology blogger, my independence is of utmost importance to me. Pointe Conception Medical issued the following statement today: “Pointe Conception Medical (PCM) regrets the use of the quote from Dr. Steven Palter in our presentation materials.  Dr. Steven Palter did not provide […]

Study Shows Accupuncture Boosts IVF Success Rates 65%

  A new study published today in the BMJ showed that the use of accupuncture boosted IVF success rates 65%.  They used the statistical tool called meta-analysis.  Here several small research studies each showing a possible effect are combined to create a virtual huge study that can demonstrate the clear power of an intervention.  The […]

New Laparoscopic Device Stops Harpooning of Patients

  While at the Global Congress of Gyn Endoscopy I saw a really neat new device called LapCap designed to reduce the risk of entering the abdomen in laparoscopic surgery. What is the problem- why is this needed? In laparoscopy the first step where the surgeon gains access the abdominal cavity is often a blind […]