BK Medical continues to encourage and support surgeons incorporating intraoperative ultrasound (iUS) into their daily practice. We are committed to developing innovative ultrasound technology that provides high-resolution images in real time for soft tissue visualization. As iUS grows in popularity in cranial surgery, BK Medical is simultaneously working on improving our utilization in a variety of spinal procedures, ranging from tumor resections to minimally invasive fusion surgery.1
The Use of Intraoperative Ultrasound During a Robotic Caudal Pancreatectomy with Splenic Preservation
A neuroendocrine tumor (NET) is a rare type of tumor that can occur anywhere in the pancreas. Diagnosis and treatment of NETs depend on the type of tumor, its location, whether it produces excess hormones, how aggressive it is and whether it has spread to other parts of the pancreas.1
Dr. Marcos Belotto, Robotic Surgery Specialist at Celebration Florida Hospital, recently used a bk5000 ultrasound system during a pancreatic surgery case to help him locate a neuroendocrine tumor. Dr. Belotto has a PhD in Surgery from Hospital Sírio Libanês and a Masters of Surgery from Santa Casa de São Paulo.
BK Medical prides itself on being at the forefront of intraoperative ultrasound technology. Having the chance to hear, firsthand from healthcare practitioners around the world gives us the opportunity to maintain that edge. We recently spoke with Dr. Martin Kowallik to get his thoughts on using advanced ultrasound in the anorectal surgery space. As the current Head of the Department of Proctology in Magen Darm Zentrum Wiener Platz in Cologne, Germany he is, in our humble opinion, an authority worth hearing from.
Unlike other markets or fields that are subject to fluctuations in supply and demand, the healthcare industry is driven by an unwavering commitment to providing the best possible care for patients. Urologists, in particular, recognize the profound significance of this mission. From performing targeted biopsies and developing minimally invasive treatment plans, urologists devote considerable effort to delivering optimal care.
Dr. Hugo Davila is a board-certified urologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at Florida State University, College of Medicine. He completed his surgery and urology training at the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Davila currently practices at Florida Healthcare Specialists (an affiliate practice of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute) and Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. He is a leading physician researcher, having previously completed clinical studies on fibrosis, aging, and nitric oxide. His studies were published in prestigious journals, such as Biology of Reproduction, Cardiovascular Research, Urology and British Journal of Urology.
Topics: Pelvic Floor
Dr. Giulio A. Santoro, MD, Ph. D, specializes in pelvic floor and colorectal surgery. He is Chief, Tertiary Referral Pelvic Floor and Incontinence Center, Treviso; Director, Italian School of Pelvic Floor Ultrasonography; Associate Professor of Surgery, Italy; and Past-President of the Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery.
Dr. Fran Martinez Ricarte is the Coordinator of Neuro-Oncology and Radiosurgery at the Neurosurgery Service of Vall d’Hebrón University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain. He is a member of the Research Unit of Neurotraumatology and Neurosurgery at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research.
Mr. Somaiah Aroori, MB BS, MS (Surg), FRCS (Gen Surg) is a consultant hepatobiliary and renal transplant surgeon at Derriford Hospital and University Hospital Plymouth in the UK. He has more than 10 years of experience in the use of intraoperative ultrasound for HPB and general surgery. University Hospital Plymouth treats many patients with benign and malignant lesions in the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.