Tag: Minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive surgery: Discussion with Covidien's Chief Medical Officer

October 21st, 2014 by
Dr. Mike Tarnoff, Covidien's Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Mike Tarnoff, Covidien’s Chief Medical Officer

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has been broadly available for well over a decade, yet penetration is widely variable. Open surgical approaches are still common for many surgeries including hysterectomy and colorectal.

In this podcast interview, I asked Covidien’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mike Tarnoff to explain what’s going on with MIS adoption in the US and around the world, and what role doctors, patients, and industry should be playing.

By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams of the Health Business Group