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Power Morcellators Revisited

I have written in the past about power morcellators and the harm they have caused patients.  I have links here, here and here.  Despite their risks, power morcellators continue to be used by surgeons for minimally invasive gynecological surgery.  In … Read More

Posted in Cancer, Doctors, hysterectomy, Informed Consent, Medical Devices, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical research, Power Morcellators |

Settlements For The Victims of Power Morcellators

I have written twice about the developing story of power morcellators.  You can find the links here and here.  The drama continues.  To refresh your recollection, the power morcellator is a tool used by gynecological surgeons mostly in laparoscopic myomectomies, … Read More

Posted in Cancer, Doctors, hysterectomy, Power Morcellators, Secrecy |

More on the Power Morcellator Story

I wrote recently about power morcellators and the risk that they spread previously undetected uterine cancer when used in laparoscopic procedures to remove uterine fibroids.  As I wrote then, the power morcellator is a tool which is inserted into the … Read More

Posted in Cancer, Hospitals, hysterectomy, Power Morcellators, robotic surgery, Secrecy |

Robotic Surgery – The Jury Is Still Out but Likely Not for Long

It’s hard to fathom the technological advances made just in past few decades, much less the last 100 years.  They almost pale in comparison to the predictions of Forbidden Planet’s Robbie the Robot and Star Trek’s replicator.  (Okay, maybe we haven’t quite caught up to … Read More

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