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Restoring surgeons’ ability to feel during laparoscopic surgery

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Oct 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you have read my prior blog posts or saw my videos about the problems with laparoscopic surgery, you will recall that because the surgeon is outside of the body and using instruments, she loses the ability to feel (touch) the anatomy. The ability to touch and fell during surgery is very important because tactile sensation can help the surgeon with the surgical anatomy and pathological processes that are going on.

Medical press recently published an article explaining that researchers have developed a wireless capsule that can restore the sense of touch that surgeons lose doing minimally invasive (laparoscopic and percutaneous) procedures.

The article explains – what I've stated that during open surgical procedures, when the doctor's hands are inside the body, the doctor relies on her sense of touch to located hidden blood vessels, organs, anatomical structures and hidden tumors.  The loss of the ability to feel, put pressure on and manipulate the anatomy is lost when the doctor's hands are outside the body.

In order to overcome this obstacle, researchers designed a wireless capsule that they put into the body, which allows the surgeon to place the capsule against a tissue or organ, and transmit information about the stiffness of the tissue to a computer.

This is fascinating stuff. Overall, minimally invasive surgeries are better for recovery; however, doctors get into trouble and commit malpractice when they take the procedure for granted and allow their egos to trump patient safety.

If you have any questions about a minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery that went wrong, you can shoot me an email.

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I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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