Category Archives: – Medical Devices

Current surgical weight loss therapies

January 24, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Erik Dutson, MD, weight loss surgeon at UCLA, explains why his medical center does not implant the Lap-Band,

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Interview with the CEO of Neovasc, Alexei Marko

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Interview with Dexcom’s CEO Terry Gregg

August 11, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Above, in

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The bionic pancreas data

July 2, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the early clinical data on the “bionic pancreas”

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Interview with MannKind’s CEO, Al Mann, and CFO, Matt Pfeffer.

October 23, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD The Healthcare Channel interviewed the CEO of MannKind, Al Mann, and the CFO, Matt Pfeffer.

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An emerging safety problem for TAVR patients

March 16, 2017- produced and interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed William O’Neill, MD, one of the first to implant a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) valve. The products have been approved by the FDA for several years, … Continue reading

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The Lotus TAVR valve recall

March 16, 2017- produced and interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed William O’Neill, MD, one of the first to implant a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

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Vagal nerve stimulation for weight loss

January 22, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Erik Dutson, MD, bariatric surgeon from UCLA, discusses the newly FDA-approved weight loss device called

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The Biggest Healthcare Stories of 2016

December 26, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD for The Healthcare Channel Policy changes dominated the 2016 year in healthcare news. There were few important new drug

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US Senator calls for transparency in medical device pricing

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Apple, Google, and Amazon need to make their own hospitals

The first ever use of Facetime to deliver customer care by Apple store Geniuses February 9, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD Every doctor knows too well how the American healthcare system is inefficient, wasteful, and

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What Steve Jobs would have invented if he had lived longer

Update January 29, 2014- Apple posted Q4 earnings so big that they are incomprehensible.

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10-year follow-up on the CREST carotid stenting trial

March 4, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD The 10-year follow-up data on the CREST carotid stenting vs. CEA trail were published

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Tandem Diabetes

August 27, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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The Biggest stories of 2015

December 31, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD 2015 was the year of ISIS. The radical jihadist group started the year with an attack in France,

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The first ever use of Facetime to receive help from an Apple store team

November 13, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD Today was an historic day. I became the first person ever to use Apple Facetime to receive assistance

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Review: The new iMac is unsuitable for the serious worker

November 10, 2015- by Steven E. Greer I recently purchased the new 27-inch iMac after enjoying my new iPhone and Apple TV. I finally

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Review of the TCT 2015 data

October 19, 2015

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All of a sudden, gadgets from Sci-Fi movies are a reality

October 4, 2014- by Steven E. Greer, MD These electric unicycles, and other designs like them, are now only $300, thanks to factories

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Review of the TAVR data from the 2015 ACC

May 7, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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