Top 10 Update: Alternative Therapy for Pain
In 2017, the Department of Health & Human Services declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. While the crisis, on the rise due to continued misuse of prescription painkillers, has impacted each region of the nation to differing extents, Ohio has suffered significantly – ranking as one of the top five states for opioid overdoses.
Innovating and Iterating to Make Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection Easier
For Amit Bhatt, MD, 2018 was a good year – this endoscopist licensed not one, but two of his technologies to a major medical device manufacturer. These devices, the Dissecting Endocap and the Endoscopic Retraction Strip, are both used for Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD).
True 3D Visualization Leads to New Reality for Surgery
A new era has begun in head-mounted display (HMDs) technology for augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) fueled by giants such as Microsoft, Google, and Facebook. With this mega-trend, researchers Karl West, Director, MDS and Jeffrey Yanof, PhD, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Lerner Research Institute, recognized that this can help address unmet needs in minimally-invasive surgical visualization, not just gaming and education applications.