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Getting surgery? Preparations help ensure success before, during and after

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Jamie Lampros
Nov 11 2013 - 5:40pm

OGDEN -- Sometimes surgery is an emergency that can't be helped. However, if you are facing elective surgery and have time to prepare, experts say there's a lot you can do to have success both before, during and after the operation.

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Increase in robotic surgery incidents bring calls for more training

Robotic surgeries are on the rise, fueled by aggressive marketing that has hyped the procedure, often claimed fewer complications without proof, and sometimes ignored contradictory studies finding no advantage. Surgeons practice using a robotic surgical system in this handout photo from its maker, Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Illustrates ROBOTIC-SURGERY (category a) by Robert Langreth © 2013, Bloomberg News. Moved Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. (MUST CREDIT: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.).

Bloomberg News, Robert Langreth
Nov 11 2013 - 4:44pm

NEW YORK -- A rising number of reports about deaths, injuries and malfunctions linked to the robotic surgery system made by Intuitive Surgical may pressure hospitals to bolster training for doctors using the $1.5 million device.

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Misleading marketing helps rise of robotic surgery

A robotically assisted surgical system used for prostatectomies, cardiac valve repair and gynecologic surgical procedures

Bloomberg News, Robert Langreth
Oct 21 2013 - 9:12am

Last year, Denver's Porter Adventist Hospital announced that Warren Kortz, a general surgeon on staff, was the first in the Rocky Mountain region to use a technique known as robotic surgery to remove gall bladders through one incision in the belly button.The operation, performed while the doctor sits at a videogame-like console, was "taking...

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Top of Utah women made preventive double mastectomy decision before Jolie

Nicole Batty, 33, of Ogden decided to undergo a double mastectomy in 2011 after testing positive for the BRCA2 cancer gene. “I am thankful for research companies like Myriad (that) give me a chance to change my future. You don’t have to be a celebrity, rich or have health insurance to obtain genetic counseling. Myriad has a financial assistance program for appropriate patients, and they have provided thousands of free tests to low-income and uninsured patients,” she says. (KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Jamie Lampros
May 25 2013 - 10:34pm

OGDEN -- If someone said you have a 90 percent chance of being in a car accident and you may or may not die, but you can have work done on your car to reduce your risk to 2 percent, would you do it?That's how Nicole Batty explains a comparison others may be able to relate to when talking about her decision to get a double mastectomy two years ago....

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Top of Utah women made preventive double mastectomy decision before Jolie

Nicole Batty, 33, of Ogden decided to undergo a double mastectomy in 2011 after testing positive for the BRCA2 cancer gene. “I am thankful for research companies like Myriad (that) give me a chance to change my future. You don’t have to be a celebrity, rich or have health insurance to obtain genetic counseling. Myriad has a financial assistance program for appropriate patients, and they have provided thousands of free tests to low-income and uninsured patients,” she says. (KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Jamie Lampros
May 25 2013 - 10:34pm

OGDEN -- If someone said you have a 90 percent chance of being in a car accident and you may or may not die, but you can have work done on your car to reduce your risk to 2 percent, would you do it?That's how Nicole Batty explains a comparison others may be able to relate to when talking about her decision to get a double mastectomy two years ago....

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