New Technology at Mercy Hospital St. Louis Treating Uterine Fibroids

A new minimally invasive treatment option for women with uterine fibroids has made its way into the operating room at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Mercy Hospital St. Louis is currently one of four hospitals in the country offering the new FDA approved procedure. It’s a technology called radiofrequency ablation, applying RF energy through small needles that are deployed from a minimally invasive Acessa probe. This outpatient surgery is an alternative to having a hysterectomy or myomectomy. Mercy’s Dr. David Levine is the only doctor in St. Louis performing the surgery.

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New Technology at Mercy Hospital St. Louis Treating Uterine Fibroids

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New Weight-Loss Stomach Pump Device Rids Body of Food Before Digestion

Meet one aspiration therapy patient who is losing weight. He once weighed over 400 pounds.

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Exit 7C: Startup Offers Smart Way to Pay for Gas at the Pump

St. Louis-based Exit 7C offers a smart way to pay for gas at the pump, using your phone and bank account.

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21st Century Magnatone: Magnatone Guitar Amplifiers are Making a Comeback

Magnatone is using the patented vibrato circuit from 1958 as the design platform for new guitar amps, bringing back the iconic pitch-shifting vibrato effect.

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Cornfield Robot: Mizzou Researchers Use Robotics in the Study of Corn and Drought Tolerance

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am