A Cleveland hospital is testing out a new experimental device that stimulates a nerve and can possibly improve heart function. So it not only keeps the patient's heart beating, it actually accomplishes more than a typical pacemaker.
Here is a major alert from doctors at one of America's leading medical schools. A recent report from Johns Hopkins University says more than 4,000 times a year, surgeons are making mistakes in the operating room that should never happen and can be stopped. Here is a breakdown of the recent news.
Herein we present the case of a 68-year-old female patient with a 3-month history of visual deterioration accompanied by worsening headaches. Investigation with magnetic resonance imaging revealed a heterogeneous mass in the suprasellar region, extending into the third ventricle and displacing the pituitary gland and stalk inferiorly.
The AspireAssist stomach pump pulls food out of the user's belly before the body can fully digest it. It is inserted into the patient's stomach through a minimally-invasive endoscopic procedure.
After losing her hands and feet to an infection, a young woman by the name of Lindsay Ess learns how to adapt and move forward with her life following a difficult hand transplant surgery.
A report from the nation's leading cancer organizations shows rates of death in the United States from all cancers for men and women continued to decline between 2000 and 2009. However, doctors say we're not taking advantage of all the ways to detect cancers at an early stage when they can be the most curable.
A survey shows more than half of Americans aren't totally truthful with their doctors, and physicians say even white lies may have consequences. Why does this continue to happen?
A London hospital is launching a trial of a new obesity service, which doesn't involve surgery or electronic fat busting treatments. It argues too many people are enduring the traumas of bariatric surgery simply to find it underwhelming.
Dr. Paul Shridath Ramphal discusses development of tissue-based simulation technologies for use as training aids for surgical residents. He is especially focused on modifying the technology necessary to conduct cardiothoracic surgical procedures to suit local pathology and economic conditions and is particularly interested in discovering ways to reduce the costs associated with cardiothoracic procedures.
A complex surgery took a team of 40 doctors seven hours to separate the twins. Their mom was 20 weeks into her pregnancy when she learned she was having twins that were connected. Doctors advised Shellie Tucker to terminate the pregnancy, but she refused to do so. Instead, she gave birth to Allison and Amelia in March of this year.
An experiential portable artificial heart system is giving patients awaiting transplant surgery some extra time with their families around the holidays.
After several tests came up with nothing, doctors eventually discovered that an 11-year-old Florida girl's extended stomach was the result of a tumor growing inside her body.
Here you see advanced robotic surgery for stage-four endometriosis. The 30-year-old patient suffered from severe pelvic pain and has been unsuccessful in her attempts to conceive a child over the course of the past three years.
One Connecticut hospital is using a high-tech robotic solution to combat the spread of serious bacteria and viruses in its facility. Stamford Hospital is the only one in the state with the latest tool designed to minimize that risk.
Jan Scheuermann uses a robotic arm, wrist, and hand to feed herself. Scheuermann, a quadriplegic, controlled the arm using a brain-computer interface following surgery to implant electrodes on her brain.