Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution to treating illness: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips for transplants and other therapies.
A new device may help diagnose lymphedema after breast cancer surgery, before it becomes a more serious problem. Doctors in New York are already putting the device to good use.
A bio-engineer from the UConn Health Center has developed another method for ACL surgery that could cut down on recovery time: The complete regeneration of a knee ligament through tissue engineering.
A 2-year-old Texas girl recently got the opportunity to go home for the holidays after spending her entire life in the hospital. Adalynn Willett was born with both her intestines and liver outside of her body, and she has undergone 28 surgeries over the course of her young life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.