Monday, November 27, 2017

What is a "Minimally-Invasive" Prostate Cancer Treatment?


Good question! If you Google the term “minimally invasive” in relation to any medical treatment, it is likely that you will get a wide range of procedures that claim to fall under this category.

In the simplest terms (as defined by minimally invasive is a treatment that requires only a small incision or the insertion of an instrument into a body cavity involving minimal damage to body tissues. (published site)

Friday, November 24, 2017

World’s First Use of 3D Printing May Revolutionize Reconstructive Surgery

3d printing blog consultant surgeon.pngA Welch surgical team has performed the first jaw reconstruction surgery using 3D printed titanium specifically designed for the patient, resulting in much more natural result.
Surgery for oral cancer often leaves patients disfigured and unable to speak normally. Standard reconstructive surgery involves removing a part of the patient’s fibula and fitting it into the space made in the jawbone excised to remove the tumor. (published site)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Can Exercise Really Help My Lower Back Pain?

For Healthcare Associates, Tx

If you experience frequent lower back pain, probably the last thing you want to think about is exercise. While you may feel like finding a comfy position to rest in, if your doctor is recommending physical activity, you must do the exercises as prescribed. (published site)

FDA Recommendations For Medical Device Cybersecurity

The topic of cybersecurity for medical devices became a hotter issue this past year amid several high-profile hospital cybersecurity breaches, and the FDA is paying close attention.
In a blog post on the FDA’s site, Suzanne B. Schwartz, the FDA’s Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, she outlined the FDA’s approach to medical device cyber safety. (published site)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

What is a C-code?

For Clariance Spine

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) or “C-codes” are unique temporary pricing codes established for the Prospective Payment System and are only valid for Medicare on claims for hospital outpatient department services and procedures. (published site)