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AIMIS Partners With an Endoscopy Leader

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in AIMIS, AIMIS Announcements, AIMIS for Patients, AIMIS In the News, Continuing Medical Education, Home Feature, Laparascopic Hysterectomy | 2 comments

LAS VEGAS–( EON: Enhanced Online News)–The American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS) announced that it is working with KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., a leader in endoscopy and operating room integration solutions, on a program to apply advanced remote presence technology solutions to enhance the training of surgeons in minimally invasive gynecological procedures, particularly hysterectomies. The program will also focus on supporting broader reliance on minimally invasive procedures instead of conventional open...

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AIMIS Executive Board

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in AIMIS, AIMIS Announcements, Home Feature | 1 comment

Steven McCarus, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Chief Executive Officer As a developer of his own surgical technique (“the McCarus Technique for MIS hysterectomy”), Dr. McCarus is a recognized authority on minimally invasive procedures. A lecturer and preceptor in high demand, he has traveled to South Africa, Australia, Singapore and throughout the U.S. at the request of institutions who wish to benefit from his live instruction. Dr. McCarus is currently the Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Surgery and the Director of the Center for Pelvic...

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Open a Conversation With Your Doctor About Closed Breast Biopsy

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in AIMIS Announcements, AIMIS for Patients, Minimally Invasive Surgery | 0 comments

Open a Conversation With Your Doctor About Closed Breast Biopsy

Have you ever found a lump on your breast during your monthly self-exam? This can be one of the most nerve-wracking discoveries of a woman’s life. Not only is discovering the lump a frightening event, but the biopsy procedure may cause additional stress, if you’re unsure of what to expect. Currently, there are both surgical and minimally invasive procedures for breast biopsies. You should discuss these options with your doctor. According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Surgery, more than 30% of breast biopsies are...

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Laparoscopic Options for Uterine Fibroid Removal

Posted by on Aug 3, 2011 in AIMIS Announcements, Minimally Invasive Surgery | 2 comments

Laparoscopic Options for Uterine Fibroid Removal

The female reproductive system is a truly multitasking phenomenon. And, as with any such complex system, there are many things that can go wrong. Some doctors may suggest hysterectomy as a treatment option when a female patient exhibits mysterious abdominal pain or abnormal bleeding. However, that can be a difficult option to consider for women who would like to have children in the future or worry about hormonal imbalance. Often, mysterious abdominal pain can be caused by uterine fibroids, and though hysterectomy may be the answer for severe...

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Orlando CME Recap

Posted by on Jul 13, 2011 in AIMIS Announcements | 0 comments

Orlando CME Recap

The 9th Annual Orlando CME, held July 22-25, 2011 was very successful. This CME was lead by our very own internationally recognized surgeon, Dr. Steven D. McCarus. Faculty included AIMIS co-founder Dr. K. Warren Volker, robotics specialist Dr. Arnold Advincula, Dr. John Kim and Dr. Aileen Caceres, just to name a few. There was an abundance of MIS surgical talent leading the conference. In addition, Dr. Bernard Harris spoke with attendees. Dr. Harris is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, Inc., a venture capital...

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AIMIS: Inspired by Health Care for Women

Posted by on Jul 12, 2011 in AIMIS Announcements | 0 comments

AIMIS: Inspired by Health Care for Women

Here at AIMIS, our passion for women’s health care is on par with our passion for educating and supporting the physicians and medical staff who provide that care. This passion is part of the reason why our members receive more than just the occasional CME credit and a monthly newsletter. We believe in the importance of providing our member practices with ongoing training and office support that allow physicians to focus on their patients rather than on their marketing strategies. “We’re inspired by our patients,” says Dr. K. Warren...

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Minimally Invasive Relief for Urinary Incontinence

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in AIMIS Announcements, AIMIS for Patients, Minimally Invasive Surgery | 1 comment

Minimally Invasive Relief for Urinary Incontinence

AIMIS is dedicated to advancing health care for women. We talk a great deal about minimally invasive procedures for hysterectomy, but did you know there are minimally invasive options for many other common women’s health issues too? One of the most common health issues women face as they get older is urinary incontinence. Whether that statement makes you cringe more because of the “as they get older” bit or the “urinary incontinence” bit, we understand. However, it’s much easier to be discreet about your age than to cover up loss...

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AIMIS iNews Today available through MultiBriefs App

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in AIMIS Announcements | 0 comments

AIMIS iNews Today available through MultiBriefs App

AIMIS understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create AIMIS iNews Today, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. AIMIS iNews Today is also available on the MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search “MultiBriefs” and download the app free of charge. After it’s downloaded, you may add the AIMIS feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week.  Android phone users...

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Are you asking your gynecologist the right questions?

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in AIMIS Announcements, AIMIS for Patients | 0 comments

Are you asking your gynecologist the right questions?

For women considering a minimally invasive or laparoscopic hysterectomy, knowing the basics of the procedure is important for making well-informed decisions. Your gynecologist can answer any and all questions you may have about the procedure, but how can you be sure that you’re asking all of the right questions? Here are a few important questions to bring up with your gynecologist before a hysterectomy:

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