Richardson Man Convicted By Federal Jury In Scheme to Defraud Dallas Medical Center, Others

A 50-year-old Richardson man was convicted for his role in a scheme in which several co-conspirators impersonated Cerner Corp. employees to bilk millions of dollars from victims including the Dallas Medical Center, which paid more than $1 million for a new MRI system that never came. Suresh Mitta, who also went by Suresh Reddy or Mitta Suresh, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Albert Davis, 57 and also of Richardson, pled guilty to taking the lead role in a separate case and was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison a year ago. Davis… Full Story

FDA Grants Expanded Approval for Medtronic’s Catheter

Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital supports research on new medical devices and treatments, most recently using a catheter developed by Medtronic. The Freezor Xtra Cryoablation catheter was approved by the Food and Drug Administration Thursday to treat patients with atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia, commonly known as abnormal heart rhythm. Full Story

Methodist Dallas Performs First Robotic Kidney Auto-Transplant in North Texas

Methodist Dallas Medical Center surgeons Alejandro Mejia, MD, FACS, and Richard Dickerman, MD, FACS, have performed the first robotic auto-transplantation in North Texas. The surgeons used the da Vinci® Surgical System in December on a 42-year-old female patient who suffers from loin pain hematuria syndrome, a rare condition causing persistent or recurrent pain in the upper abdomen or back and sides and blood in the urine. While she possesses both kidneys, one needed to be moved to the other side to alleviate her pain. According to Methodist Dallas, Dickerman and Mejia believed the patient would be a good candidate for… Full Story

How This Denton County Syringe Company Stays Afloat Through Legal Judgments

In the beginning, there was unlimited promise. A startup born out of an innovative mind and nurtured with federal grants was setting up shop in, of all places, Little Elm—a tiny speck of a suburb on the shores of Lake Lewisville. Some two decades later and for a variety of reasons, however, the company’s once-bright promise remains largely unfulfilled. It’s made its money in lawsuits, and it’s failed to gain the following that it promised to bring. Full Story