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Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy

 

No Incision procedure removes a pituitary brain tumor through a patient's nasal cavity.

 

December 13, 2007 at 6:00 PM CST

(December 14, 2007 at 00:00 UTC)

 

From Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute, Tyler, TX

 

Brain Surgery: On December 13 at 6 p.m. Central Time, Trinity Mother Frances will host a live webcast of a neurosurgical procedure during which a pituitary brain tumor will be removed through a patient's nasal cavity. Sabatino Bianco, MD, a Trinity Clinic neurosurgeon and the Director of the Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute, will perform an endoscopic transsphenoidal hypophysectomy (ETH), which eliminates the need for incisions and removal of the nasal septum and/or nasal turbinates.

 

Victor Williams, MD, also a Trinity Clinic neurosurgeon, will serve as moderator of the webcast.

 

"This technique is offered by very few neuroscience centers in the world," said Dr. Bianco. "In order to perform this operation, a neurosurgeon must go through a long learning curve and have access to specialized endoscopic instrumentation and navigational system technology. The pain, recovery time and travel have all been reduced for our patients. We are very excited."

 

For more information on procedures available through the Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute, call (903) 525-7995 or (877) 233-0018 or visit www.tmfneuroscience.com

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Thanks for the heads up on this Mary. I am looking forward to seeing it.

 

den

 

Did not see the info about which station might be airing it nationally. Perhaps it is an inhouse broadcast. In that case hope it shows up online maybe.

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Denny, these are webcasts, so they are online at http://www.or-live.com/

 

Mertie, I added it (and the ones below) to the calendar so there will be a reminder on the bottom of the boards. It's on the scroller at the top, so it will show there, too.

 

People who signed up for chat reminders/email newsletters will get a reminder about these 3 webcasts in their email.

 

Since I posted that one, I also found two more webcasts that may be of interest.

 

Online CyberKnife? Stereotactic Radiosurgery Expands the detection and treatment of tumors inside and outside the brain

 

December 3, 2007 3:00 PM EST (20:00 UTC) Online at ORLive

 

From University Hospitals Case Medical Center

 

On Monday December 3rd, surgeons at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, will demonstrate the use of the CyberKnife? system. This form of stereotactic radiosurgery expands the detection and treatment of tumors inside and outside the brain ? including the skull base, neck and entire spine. CyberKnife delivers high dose radiation beams specifically targeted to the tumor, while minimizing damage to the surrounding tissue. This revolutionary technology benefits patients who are poor candidates for conventional surgery, and requires no incision for the patient.

 

Radiosurgery Center Directors Robert J. Maciunas, MD, MPH, FACS, and Douglas Einstein, MD, PhD, will co-host the premiere internet webcast. Viewers are invited to e-mail questions to the doctors.

 

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Online Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

 

Surgical treatment to remove cancerous adrenal glands

 

December 13, 2007 6:30 PM CST (December 14, 2007 00:30 UTC) Online at ORLive

 

From Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, KS

 

Adrenal glands, which are located on the top of both kidneys, produce hormones important to proper body function. However, when the gland is found to have a tumor, it often become necessary to remove the entire gland.

 

Joseph Petelin, MD, FACS, will remove an adrenal gland by performing a Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy during a live surgery Webcast on December 13, 2007 at 6:30 pm CST. Petelin performed one of the first laparoscopic Adrenalectomies in 1991, and was the first to report on the procedure. Petelin's leadership in its development has led the procedure to become the standard of care for patients needing removal of an adrenal tumor.

 

Adrenal glands, which are located on the top of both kidneys, produce hormones important to proper body function. However, when the gland is found to have a tumor, it often become necessary to remove the entire gland.

 

Joseph Petelin, MD, FACS, will remove an adrenal gland by performing a Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy during a live surgery Webcast on December 13, 2007 at 6:30 pm CST. Petelin performed one of the first laparoscopic Adrenalectomies in 1991, and was the first to report on the procedure. Petelin's leadership in its development has led the procedure to become the standard of care for patients needing removal of an adrenal tumor.

 

"Before we did this laporascopically, we used a large flank incision to remove the gland. It would require seven to ten days in the hospital," Petelin said. "Now we use just three to four small incisions and the patient usually goes home within 24 hours."

 

While they are generally benign, adrenal tumors can secrete abnormal levels of hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin that affect body systems. Petelin said patients with adrenal tumors could have symptoms as simple as high blood pressure or weight gain. During the Webcast viewers can submit questions to the physician to be answered live. They can also request an appointment or more information. The Webcast will be archived on the site for viewing following the live airing.

 

About Shawnee Mission Medical Center

 

Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is a 383-bed facility and the second largest hospital in the Kansas City metropolitan area with nearly 20,000 inpatient admissions and more than 195,000 outpatient admissions annually. SMMC had the busiest emergency department in Johnson County, the area's first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center, a nationally recognized Center for Women's Health and delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in the metropolitan area. SMMC employs more than 2,800 local residents and supports an exceptional staff of more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, the largest medical staff in Kansas City.

 

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