A 9-year-old girl born without a windpipe becomes the first child in the world to receive a bio-artificial trachea made from her own stem cells. The surgery, which took place on April 9 here at Children’s Hospital of Illinois and will be formally announced Tuesday, is only the sixth of its kind and the first to be performed in the United States.
Dr. Jeffrey Ojemann, director of epilepsy surgery at Seattle Children's Hospital, explains a cutting-edge treatment for epilepsy: minimally invasive MRI-guided laser ablation surgery. Laser ablation surgery is much safer and more precise than other treatments, with fewer side effects.
Thanks to robotic technology, the donation process is better than ever for a living kidney donor. Many of the advancements with kidney transplants have focused on the recipient. This is no longer the case. Now minimally-invasive procedures help the donor recover faster.
The FDA has launched an investigation into the Da Vinci surgical system amid growing concerns over the rising rates of robotic surgery complications. Dr. David Samadi leading robotic prostate surgeon joins the Fox News team to defend the robot.
Medical professionals have made significant progress in returning amputees to a normal life. Technology has allowed for the development of prosthetic limbs that give both war veterans and the victims of the recent Boston bombings a second chance.
Thanks to a specialized, two-part medical procedure, an Iowa teen, whose face was paralyzed 11 years ago as a result of surgery, was able to regain some facial functioning. Here is the interesting and inspiring story of her dramatic recovery.
More and more hospitals are using robots and robotic accessories to perform surgery to improve on human performance in the operating room. However, complications and concern are very much on the rise. What's really at issue here? What is the takeaway?
A team of researchers in Boston have successfully created functioning rat kidneys using cells from newborn rats. It is a stunning acheivement, and it is also a development that could be a game-changer for the future of kidney transplants.
An algorithm has been developed for haptic rendering from time varying point clouds captured by an Xbox Kinect RGB-D camera. This technology enables the operator to feel remote objects and receive force feedback from the environment. Could this help improve surgery?
Five months after their unborn daughter had surgery to remove a cyst on her lung, a Colorado couple says the baby is now completely healthy. The mother's placenta served as life support to the half-delivered baby while doctors operated.
The Colorado state medical board filed 14 counts of unprofessional conduct against Dr. Warren Kortz, and now the federal government is investigating the claims that he made critical surgical errors. Here is the story on what transpired.
Million-dollar, multi-armed robots assisted thousands of surgeons in ORs across the country this past year. But the FDA is now looking into reported problems and even deaths that may have resulted from surging use of these high-tech helpers.
Addison Cox is approaching her second birthday despite dealing with a baffling cancer case that led to her undergo rounds of chemotherapy, multiple doses of radiation and two brain surgeries within four days. Somehow, someway, she continues to defy doctors' life expectancy predictions.
There are a number of screenings and surgical techniques that are becoming game-changers when it comes to improving treatment against colon cancer. KPRC's Rachel McNeill reports on some specific options for doctors and patients that are available these days.
Florida-based Lee Memorial Hospital opened up a cutting-edge hybrid suite about a year ago. This one is devoted to a less-invasive heart valve replacement surgery. The multi-million dollar hybrid operating room is a must for the TAVR procedure.