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Common Hysterectomy Procedure May Spread Uterine Cancer

July 23, 2014 | by CBS News | Comments

A new study is raising questions about a common hysterectomy procedure, power morcellation, that may spread cancer that has not yet been detected...                             

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French Surgeons Film Hip Replacement Through Oculus Rift

August 15, 2014 12:09 pm | Comments

Surgeons in France filmed a hip replacement operation and then turned it into a virtual reality video experience that can be downloaded for the Rift. The experiment is eventually meant to be a teaching tool.

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Doctors Attach Ear To Girl Mauled By Raccoon

July 15, 2014 9:54 am | by ABC News | Comments

When Charlotte Ponce was a baby, a raccoon crawled into her crib. The raccoon left her with a mauled face, which, over the years, doctors have been repairing...                               

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Microchip Helps Man Move Paralyzed Hand

July 14, 2014 10:07 am | by Ohio State Medical Center | Comments

In a small, crowded laboratory at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 23-year old Ian Burkhart looked closely at his hand, squinted with concentration and made a fist as doctors, neuroscientists and engineers from Battelle, and Ian's family gasped...    

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Video: Lemonade Stand Raises $24K For Friend's Surgery

July 11, 2014 12:59 pm | Comments

A Canadian boy's lemonade stand and social media campaign has raised $24,000 for a friend's surgery related to cerebral palsey in the U.S.                              

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Simulator Focuses On Pre-Op Motor Skills

July 7, 2014 10:54 am | by CBS News | Comments

Virtual surgery simulators are being used to help surgeons hone the motor skills they will need in an operating room. This new technology is changing the way doctors prepare for surgery...                           

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Sam's Journey With Epilepsy Surgery

July 2, 2014 12:48 pm | Comments

In fifth grade, Sam was diagnosed with a brain tumor accompanied by seizures. Even after a surgery that removed the brain tumor, the seizures still persisted...                                    

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DIY Plastic Surgery Leads To Horrific Injuries

July 2, 2014 12:03 pm | by CNN | Comments

Apryl Brown lived a life as a successful hair stylist, owning a salon. When she was not working at her shop, she was raising her two daughters...                                                  

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3D Printer Makes Parts For Ankle Replacement Surgery

July 2, 2014 10:00 am | by KSAT 12 News | Comments

A 3D printer is taking the pain out of the joint and giving patients a much easier stride. Bettye Dube said she had sprained her ankle before, but a stumble while on vacation in Jamaica was something she'd never experienced...       

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Another Dancing Breast Cancer Surgery Patient

June 27, 2014 12:16 pm | Comments

Doreta Norris, 52, was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2013. While at the airport to visit her mother-in-law, Norris saw video of a woman dancing in the operating room before a double mastectomy. That video inspired Norris to dance her cancer away as well. Norris danced with doctors and nurses to "Gangham Style" as she made her way to the operating room

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Women With "Ugly" Feet Turning To Cinderella Surgery

June 27, 2014 11:56 am | by KMTV 3 in Omaha, NE | Comments

Some women are going to new extremes to realize their appearance goals, including a new trend being termed "Cinderella surgery." Women are having their feet altered to better fit into designer shoes. The surgeries can involve changing the length of toes or removing bunions and corns. There's even something called "toe lipo," which is used to make a chubby toe slim.

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A Kinder, Gentler Hysterectomy?

June 23, 2014 11:31 am | by CBS News | Comments

Each year about 600,000 women in the U.S. get a hysterectomy -- and despite medical advances in recent years, some will face a longer, more painful recovery than they might have needed. That's because newer, less invasive surgical procedures are still not being fully implemented...

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Woman Deformed After Cancer Misdiagnosis To Get Corrective Surgery For Free

June 23, 2014 11:23 am | by ABC News | Comments

Lessya Kotelevskaya will have her jaw reconstructed in a 24-hour surgical procedure after doctors misdiagnosed her cancer...                                    

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Will Robots Render Surgeons Obsolete?

June 19, 2014 10:44 am | by Bloomberg | Comments

New York University Langone Robotic Surgery Center’s Dr. Michael Stifelman attempts to answer that question and discusses robotic surgery on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.”              

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Trauma Surgeon Uses War Zone Skills To Better Treat Patients At Home

June 16, 2014 9:45 am | by ABC News | Comments

Dr. Peter Rhee, the chief of trauma and emergency surgery at University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC) in Tucson, spent most of his 25-plus year medical career in the U.S. Navy, honing his surgical skills on the battlefield while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He's now using that experience to treat civilians...

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New Single-Dose Antibiotic May Help Battle Superbug MRSA

June 6, 2014 1:15 pm | by CBS News | Comments

A single dose of a newly developed antibiotic may be just as effective as a longer course of standard antibiotics for the treatment of serious skin infections, including drug-resistant MRSA...               

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