Medical Technology

The field of medical technology is constantly evolving as newer and less invasive procedures and methods are implemented every day. Ochsner Health System experts are here to let you know about the newest developments through these podcasts.

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Recent Podcasts

Pulin Shah: Laser Vision Center

By Pulin Shah , MD

By Pulin Shah, MD
Nov 16, 2010  

Dr. Pulin Shah discusses the Laser Vision Center. There are numerous patient advantages of complete laser vision center.  This center has the latest technology available today.  The Center prides itself on providing comprehensive care all in one place to treat a variety of conditions.  Their goal is to help patients live a life without glasses or contact lens.

Dr. Shah practices at Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Baptist Medical Center. He can be reached at (504) 842-3995.

Eugene Ramsay: Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

By R. Eugene Ramsay , MD

Nov 16, 2010  

Dr. Eugene Ramsay discusses the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Ochsner Baptist Medical Center.  Epilepsy occurs when normal signaling in the brain is not functioning correctly; when that occurs a person can experience a seizure.  The Epilepsy Institute at Ochsner Baptist Medical Center set up the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.  This inpatient unit can record brain activity and patient behavior to determine if they have epilepsy or another condition. This can greatly benefit patients as it allows for clearer diagnosis and therefore can lead to the proper and correct treatment.

Dr. Ramsay practices at Ochsner Baptist Medical Center. He can be reached at 1-866-624-7637.

Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery

By Ralph F. Dauterive, Jr. , MD

Hysterectomies, which traditionally required a large incision, are now being performed laparoscopically or with the aid of the da Vinci robotic surgery system.  Because these minimally invasive options do not require a large incision patients recover faster with less blood loss and risk of complication. 
Ochsner OB/GYN Dr. Ralph Dauterive discusses the procedures.
Dr. Dauterive practices at Ochsner Health Center on Summa Avenue and O’Neal Lane and can be reached at 225-761-5239.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

By Louis Jeansonne, IV , MD

Thanks to medical technology, many procedures that traditionally required large incisions are now being offered through minimally invasive or no incision at all.  The benefits of these new techniques are shorter recovery times, less blood loss and reduced risk for complications. 
Ochsner offers single incision surgery through the belly button for gall bladder removal and incision-less surgery for the treatment of GERD.  Dr. Jeansonne explains these new options.
Dr. Jeansonne practices at Ochsner Health Center on Summa Avenue and O’Neal Lane and can be reached at 225-761-5470.