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Plastic Surgery for Migraines: Cutting-Edge Treatment

December 6, 2012 10:22 am | by YouTube | Comments

W.G. (Jay) Austen Jr., MD, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses a cutting-edge procedure done at MGH: Plastic Surgery for Migraines. Patient Stacy Saxe also shares her experience with the procedure and lets cameras in on her surgery.

Hospitals: The Cost Of Admission

December 6, 2012 10:07 am | by CBS News | Comments

Here is an investigation of serious allegations from doctors that the hospital chain they worked for pressured them to admit patients regardless of their medical needs.

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Pacemaker-Like Device Studied In Alzheimer's Treatment

December 6, 2012 10:01 am | by CBS News | Comments

New research involving a pacemaker-like device for the brain may offer a more effective way to treat Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Paul Rosenberg, a specialist at Johns Hopkins University, talks about the treatment's first clinical trial.

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Dwarfism Patient Endures Painful Surgeries To Transform Body

December 6, 2012 9:52 am | by ABC News | Comments

Tiffanie DiDonato was born with a rare form of dwarfism. Most of her body was normal size, but her arms and legs did not fully grow. She has underwent numerous grueling and painful surgeries over the years as part of her battle to improve her quality of life.

Employee Safety In The OR

December 6, 2012 9:45 am | by Cardinal Health | Comments

There are many safety hazards in today’s OR environment – from sharp instruments, blood, infectious fluids, latex, irritating powder and even hand hygiene products – all of which can all cause varying degrees of harm. The first line of defense is surgical gloves.

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Miss America Contestant Opts For Risky Double Masectomy

November 29, 2012 10:57 am | by NBC News | Comments

A Miss America contestant who was just 16 years of age when she lost her mother to breast cancer has made a bold decision to undergo a preventative double masectomy. Miss District Of Columbia Allyn Rose made the choice after learning she carries the same cancer gene that killed her mom eight years ago.

Single-Incision Robotic Cholecystectomy

November 29, 2012 10:39 am | by TopHospital | Comments

Dr. Benjamin Schneider, a bariatric and minimally invasive surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, recently performed the first single-incision robotic gallbladder surgery both at BIDMC and in the city of Boston.

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Baby With Outside Heart Saved By Surgeons

November 29, 2012 10:20 am | by ABC News | Comments

Doctors in Houston reconstructed a newborn girl's chest after she was born with one-third of her heart lying on her stomach and beating outside of her body. Surgeons worked for six hours to create space in little Audrina's chest for her heart and stretched her skin to cover the hole.

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Saved By A 'Living Lung' Transplant

November 29, 2012 10:07 am | by ABC News | Comments

A fifty-seven-year-old California man is the first U.S. patient to receive a 'living lung' transplant after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. His lungs were slowly being hardened as a result of his illness, preventing Fernando Padilla from breathing without an oxygen tank. A lung transplant was his only hope.

Want To Be A Surgeon? Play Video Games

November 29, 2012 9:55 am | by NBC News | Comments

Dr. Sami Kilic talks about the robotic surgery simulator, a training tool that looks a lot like an arcade booth, complete with two hand-operated controllers and a monitor that displays real-time surgical movements. Kilic also discusses how video games can help future surgeons.

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Robotic Outpatient, Urethral Radical Prostatectomy

November 15, 2012 10:58 am | by YouTube | Comments

Dr. Inderbir Gill, Chairman of the University of Southern California's Institute of Urology at the Keck School of Medicine, talks about performing a robotic outpatient, urethral catheter-free radical prostatectomy for cancer using the latest daVinci Si robotic surgery system.

Minimally-Invasive Approaches To Joint Replacement Surgery

November 15, 2012 10:43 am | by YouTube | Comments

Michael Duch, MD, shares his expertise about minimally-invasive approaches to joint replacement surgery. Practicing at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Dr. Duch is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Trenton Orthopedic Group.

New Eye Surgery Offers Near-Perfect Vision

November 15, 2012 10:34 am | by CBS News | Comments

A surgery using a new technology called the LenSX laser offers patients near-perfect vision in a matter of minutes. This video describes the procedure in great detail and shows some footage of how it is performed. WWL-TV's Meg Farris reports.

Robotic 3D Imaging In Spine Surgery

November 15, 2012 10:27 am | by Siemens (YouTube) | Comments

Intraoperative 3D imaging is nothing new in spine surgery. That being said, it's not widely used. Let Thomas Hartkens, Global Marketing Manager at Siemens Healthcare, explain how intraoperative 3D robotic imaging will change your perspective... in just five steps.

Hospital Takes In Sandy Victims, Can't Recoup Costs

November 15, 2012 9:39 am | by CNN | Comments

CNN's Deb Feyerick heads to St. Johns Hospital which took in displaced Sandy victims but is unable to recoup the costs. According to Sharon Behar, VP at St. John's, the hospital was like a "war zone" during and immediately after the recent superstorm.

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