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National Health Insurance to Cover Surgery for Severe Obesity

National Health Insurance to Cover Surgery for Severe Obesity

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The national health insurance plan will begin covering surgery for severe obesity starting in January. Once the coverage is in effect, patients will only have to disburse 1.5 million to 2 million won for surgical procedures that typically cost from 7 million to 10 million won. The Ministry of [...]

LEH Pharma Announces First EyeMax Mono Surgery Performed in Argentina

LEH Pharma Announces First EyeMax Mono Surgery Performed in Argentina

London, UK, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — LEH Pharma Ltd, the leading provider of novel ocular implants for macular disorders, today announces that EyeMax Mono lens implant surgery for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been successfully performed for the first time in Argentina. EyeMax is now being implanted by close to 100 [...]

General Anesthesia Could Contribute to Dementia

General Anesthesia Could Contribute to Dementia

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed that middle-aged adults who go under general anesthesia are 29 percent more likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease than those who don’t. Although patients should not be afraid of going under general anesthesia, the study suggests that a patient’s cognitive performance should be checked [...]

Google Glass, GoPro, Panasonic Action Cam Compared on Operating Table

Google Glass, GoPro, Panasonic Action Cam Compared on Operating Table

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Using wearable devices during surgical operations is not yet a popular practice among South Korean doctors, but a team of local neurosurgeons recently proved the practicality of these devices in real-life operations, suggesting that they may possibly replace existing medical equipment in the near future.  The team, led by [...]

Edible Insects Ideal for Post-Op Meals

Edible Insects Ideal for Post-Op Meals

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study by Gangnam Severance Hospital doctors revealed that insects, which are typically high in calories and protein, can improve the recovery process for patients undergoing surgical procedures.  The study compared 20 patients who consumed food made of yellow worms, and 14 who were provided with typical hospital [...]

Surgical Robots Further Developed, yet Still Pricey: Doctors

Surgical Robots Further Developed, yet Still Pricey: Doctors

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Robot-assisted surgery is becoming increasingly more common on the back of technological developments but is still more expensive than conventional surgery, doctors said Friday.  The robots allow doctors to conduct detailed operations with minimal incisions, leading to less complications and pain, as well as quicker recovery times, surgical doctors [...]