Category: News and Notes

Northwestern Memorial Hospital First in the U.S. to Perform Robotic Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the first in the country to successfully complete robotic-assisted lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) using the da Vinci Xi Surgical System® to remove diseased, emphysematous tissue within the lungs for the treatment of severe emphysema, a progressive form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Payments for Surgeries in Ambulatory Surgery Centers Lower Than in Hospital Outpatient Departments, with Few Exceptions, Finds WCRI Study

The payments for similar knee and shoulder surgeries performed in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) were lower compared with hospital outpatient departments in many study states, with few exceptions, according to a new FlashReport from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

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