This article, an excerpt from our eBook “Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia” by Dr. Brandon Winchester, co-founder of blockjocks.com, discusses the approaches and anatomy of an ultrasound-guided axillary block.
Dr. Brian J. Moran is Medical Director at Chicago Prostate Cancer Center in Illinois and an experienced practitioner of prostate brachytherapy, having performed thousands of prostate seed implants. He is a frequent speaker at professional meetings and has authored numerous publications in medical journals and textbooks.
Dr. Hereford discusses how the bk3500 point of care ultrasound system helps him address some of the challenges he faces as an anesthesiologist. You may have found yourself in a situation similar to the one described below.
Professor Hongguang Wang is a hepatobiliary surgeon at the Chinese PLA General Hospital, in Beijing, China, one of the largest hospitals in the country. The facility has five sections in the hepatobiliary surgery department: hepatic surgery, biliary surgery, pancreatic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and liver transplantation surgery. Dr. Wang is in charge of the minimally invasive surgery section. There, he performs laparoscopic hepatectomies, laparoscopic cholecystectomies, and laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.
Anesthesiologists have only been incorporating ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia into their practice for about 10 years. Using ultrasound allows clinicians to visualize their needle and target structures with confidence, while also avoiding structures in the needle’s path, potentially decreasing complications.
Pelvic floor disorders lead to hundreds of thousands of surgical interventions on female patients in the USA each year. An estimated 30% of these cases require re-operations.
Topics: Pelvic Floor
Dr. Gavin Quigley is a prominent consultant neurosurgeon based at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where his team provide care for 1.8 million people. Dr. Quigley has previously worked as an advisor for HIQA (Health Information and Quality Assessment) in the Republic of Ireland and for NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) in the UK, and was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon to the National Neurosurgical Unit in Dublin, Ireland in 2006. He returned to Northern Ireland in 2009, taking up his current position at The Royal Victoria Hospital.
Dr. Robert Martin is a professor of surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky, and the division director of surgical oncology. His background is in surgical oncology, with additional training in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery. Most of his practice today is spent treating patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer. His management of this disease always includes the use of ultrasound.
Dr. David Carnovale is the medical director for fertility specialty care at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, and infertility, with a specialization in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. One of the procedures he performs regularly is myomectomy, the preferred fibroid treatment for women who are trying to become pregnant.