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Flexible Laparoscopy For Bariatric Surgeries

SPIDER Surgical System Advances Minimally Invasive Surgery

Bariatric surgery patients can now have less invasive procedures with the SPIDER Surgical System because of its capability to create triangulation via a single site access point to the abdomen.  TransEnterix Inc., headquartered in North Carolina's Research Triangle, has advanced the field of minimally invasive surgery ("MIS") with its SPIDER Surgical System. In this video, Bariatric surgeon, Dr. Sherman Yu, demonstrates some of the capability of the SPIDER System.  The system enables a new class of MIS called Flexible Laparoscopy that allows for surgical procedures…

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  • Today I have set my plan. I will begin my new exercise plan on Friday, February 1, 2013 by walking outside twice a day for 30 minutes. I will also begin bringing my fluid intake up to 64 ounces a day. On Monday, February 4th, I will begin the diet portion of my new health plan. I currently weigh 232.5 lbs. My short term goal is to be under 200 by the time the children get out of school for t...

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