Dr. David Blumberg Pioneers A Novel Laparoscopic Colon Surgery Technique (bandaid-colon Surgery)
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Pittsburgh, PA, 22nd July, 2009 - Dr. David Blumberg, a colorectal surgeon in Pittsburgh has pioneered a novel laparoscopic colon surgery technique. This novel colorectal operation is successful 95-98% in allowing patients with colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, colon polyps, Crohns disease & ulcerative colitis to be cured through tiny band-aid size incisions.
Dr. Blumberg's pioneering work was reported in the journals Surgical Innovations in September 2008 and Surgical Laparoscopic, Endoscopic and Percutaneous Techniques in February and June of this year. This novel laparoscopic colon surgery technique enables patients suffering from colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, polyps, crohns disease & ulcerative colitis to have a 95-98% success rate. This innovative technique, Band-Aid colon surgery, is particularly beneficial for patients with obesity and patients whom had prior abdominal surgery. In these complicated patients, traditional laparoscopic colon surgery has a failure rate of 20-40%. In contrast Band-Aid colon surgery has a 95-98% success rate in these patients with obesity and prior abdominal surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery is a technique that uses a long, thin telescope-like instrument (the laparoscope) attached to a video camera that projects images onto a video monitor. Through 3-4 additional "band-aid" cuts (1-2 inch) in the skin, the surgeon inserts instruments to hold the intestine, remove the diseased segment and reconnect the bowel. The abdomen is additionally insufflated with carbon dioxide to distend the abdomen to give the surgeon "working space" to perform the operation.
While traditional laparoscopic colon surgery is performed only partially laparoscopically, bandaid colon surgery is performed completely laparoscopically. This allows a higher success rate and leaves only bandaid size incisions. Band-aid colon surgery is a revolutionary colorectal surgical technique perfected by Dr. David Blumberg. This laparoscopic colon surgery results in less discomfort, quicker recovery, and improved cosmetic look. It also reduces the recovery time by half and assures successful treatment of patients' illnesses while minimizing the trauma of traditional surgery. Dr. Blumberg's work was initially highlighted by Pittsburgh local news in 2004. (http://www.wpxi.com/health/2964942/detail.html).
About Dr. David Blumberg
Dr. David Blumberg, is a colorectal surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Blumberg pioneered Band-Aid colon surgery, a novel laparoscopic colon surgery technique which results in less discomfort, quicker recovery, and improved cosmetic look. His technique offers hope for patients with colorectal diseases that also have obesity and prior abdominal surgery. Dr. David Blumberg, M.D., FACS, FASCRS is a Board Certified General and Colorectal Surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. David Blumberg received his M.D. from SUNY-Downstate Medical School. He trained as a surgical oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and as a colorectal surgeon at the prestigious Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Blumberg is recognized as a national expert in the area of colorectal cancer and laparoscopic colon surgery. He has written over 40 articles and has lectured at multiple national meetings. He is listed in Who's Who in America and was awarded by his peers as one of Pittsburgh's Top Doctors in 2007 and 2008. Dr. Blumberg's clinical expertise is in the areas of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns & Colitis), diverticulitis and laparoscopic colon surgery. Dr. Blumberg is dedicated pioneer actively working to improving the surgical outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, colon polyps, Crohns disease & ulcerative colitis while minimizing the trauma of an operation.
Dr. David Blumberg, M.D., FACS, FASCRS
Bandaid Surgery, PC
The Coronado Medical Building
500 South Aiken Ave, Suites 107-110
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: (412) 682-3333
FAX: (412) 682-3335
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