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Study: More Risk For Female Hip Replacement Patients

February 21, 2013 9:28 am | by CBS News | Comments

The latest research on hip replacements finds female patients face a higher risk of needing a follow-up operation than men.


Robotic Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

February 14, 2013 11:32 am | by YouTube | Comments

The following video shows a robotic assisted coronary artery bypass surgery performed at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT by Dr. Albert DiMeo, Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiothoraic Surgery. This minimally invasive surgery uses the Da Vinci robot to harvest the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) which is then anastomosed to the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) using off-pump techniques.


Simulator Helps Students Practice Brain Surgery

February 14, 2013 11:00 am | by CBS News | Comments

A new technology is helping brain surgery residents improve their skills before they practice on patients. The machine actually simulates the sounds, feelings, and tactile feedback surgeons would experience in the OR.


Paralyzed Limbs Regain Movement with Unique Surgery

February 14, 2013 10:47 am | by YouTube | Comments

Recovering from a spinal cord injury can be extremely difficult. Physical therapy and other interventions can help. But despite those efforts, some people are left with paralyzed or spastic limbs. A unique type of surgery offers hope to these patients.


Surgeon Explains Olympian Vonn's Injuries

February 14, 2013 10:37 am | by NBC News | Comments

Olympian and standout downhill skier Lindsey Vonn tore her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments last week during a fall in the super-G competition at the world championships in Schladming, Austria. She also broke a bone in her lower leg. Orthopedic surgeon Sabrina Strickland explains Vonn's injuries in detail.


Report: Some Hospitals Charge Ten Times More Than Others

February 14, 2013 10:23 am | by CBS News | Comments

A new report reveals a staggering difference in the cost of medical procedures, depending on where you go for treatment. Dr. Kavita Patel, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, discusses this unsettling news.


Hospital ER Removes "Ouch" Factor For Children

February 7, 2013 10:34 am | by ABC News | Comments

Most children are a bit scared and apprehensive when they are forced to make a visit to a hospital emergency room. However, one Santa Monica medical center is making a concerted effort to make the ER experience easier on young children.


Life-Saving Surgery Helps Boy With Incomplete Esophagus

February 7, 2013 10:24 am | by YouTube | Comments

This 1-year-old boy from Ireland is about to head home after a unique surgical treatment at Children's Hospital in Boston. The two ends of Sergio O'Connor's esophagus were far apart, but a life-saving surgery has the young boy on the road to recovery.


Hospital Robot Helps Doctors Connect With Patients

February 7, 2013 10:02 am | by CBS News | Comments

With more and more patients in need of specialized care, doctors are turning to technology to help them be in more than one place at a time. Some are calling it one of the best advances in tele-medicine.


Medical GPS Helps With Heart Surgeries

February 7, 2013 9:55 am | by CBS News | Comments

Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are using cutting-edge technology to treat a the common heart condition known as atrial fibrillation. Surgery to treat the condition often leads to several x-rays during the procedure. That may no longer be necessary.


Video Game Lets Anyone Be A Heart Surgeon

February 7, 2013 9:43 am | by ABC News | Comments

A surgical simulator recently created by a group of young men allows "players" to perform a heart transplant. It's not quite a video game, and it's not quite a training tool. See for yourself...


The Smartphone: The Future Of Medicine?

January 31, 2013 10:23 am | by NBC News | Comments

Dr. Eric Topol has long been one of the world's foremost cardiologists. He has now become the foremost expert in the exploding field of wireless medicine. This explosion, he says, is about to make healthcare better and cheaper. Watch what he does with his cell phone.


Different Ways To Treat ACL Tears

January 31, 2013 10:04 am | by YouTube | Comments

Dr. Spero Karas from Emory Sports Med discusses ACL injuries and tears and how they are treated in this live ACL repair surgery video.

Lumpectomy Tops Mastectomy In Cancer Treatment Study

January 31, 2013 9:43 am | by CBS News | Comments

A medical journal study has found that women are 14 percent less likely to die from breast cancer after undergoing a lumpectomy followed by radiation treatment than after a mastectomy.


How Surgeons Performed Double Arm Transplant

January 31, 2013 9:26 am | by CBS News | Comments

How were doctors able to successfully perform a double arm transplant on veteran Brendan Marrocco? Dr. Jon LaPook explains the revolutionary medical procedure.



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