The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a subpoena to Baltimore, Maryland based Midatlantic Cardiovascular Associates for review of their business records. Midatlantic cardiologists have been in a dispute with St. Joseph’s hospital over referral and business practices. Midatlantic chief executive Robin T. Levy has declined to comment.
Dr. Andrew A. Gumbs has performed the world’s first resection of the tail of the pancreas using the ViKY robotic system at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Manufactured by Endocontrol Medical in La Tronche, France, the device uses a compact, robotic laparoscopic holder controlled through the surgeon’s voice or a foot pedal.
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