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    Mini laparoscopy gaining adherents as instruments continue to improve

    By Jeffrey Berg NEW YORK — The annual meeting of the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (SLS; Miami) drew attendees from more than 47 countries. Laparoscopic surgery has undergone a range of modifications in minimally invasive access since its initial entry into general surgery over 25 years ago. These include mini laparoscopy, computer-assisted robotic surgery, single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and […]

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    Tiny Tools, Small Patients, Huge Medical Gains

    In 2012, Donalee Mickler raced her 1-year-old daughter Zechia to the emergency room at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. Zechia was in severe respiratory distress, and Mickler would soon learn her daughter was born with a diaphragmatic hernia—a hole in the muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity, allowing […]

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