Dr. Rafael Squitieri, MD and Albert DiMeo , MD have pioneered a new minimally invasive surgery to treat an irregular or rapid heartbeat.
Doctors are trying to contain a new form of bacteria that antibiotics don't reach. Even the Center for Disease Control has referred to the situation as a "nightmare." Dr. Richard Besser has the details on this bug.
A new Consumer Reports study rates hospitals with a safety score and most are not making the grade. Dr. John Santa, director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center, talks to Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell about the scores.
Sherry Wren explains the importance of surgery in global health care, arguing that we need to reject the current dogma that surgery is not part of basic health.
Deadly "superbugs" -- resistant to even the strongest antibiotics -- have been found in 42 states. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, discusses this critical issue.
Recent published research is questioning the use of robotic surgery for a gynecologic hysterectomy. Now surgeons from the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center specializing in minimally invasive surgery are speaking out regarding the news coverage of this research.
Little Colby Boudreaux is moving his legs and feet. While this is something most parents take for granted, for Colby it's remarkable. He underwent a life-changing surgery at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans to correct the myelomeningocele birth defect, the most serious form of spina bifida... 12 weeks before he was born.
Doctors say two out of every three women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer are not receiving proper treatment. Ovarian cancer specialist Dr. Karen Lu calls this trend "disturbing." What does this say about the surgical procedures being done to treat the disease?
Dr. Christopher Duma discusses the developing environment of minimally invasive approaches to brain surgery, some of which can be performed as outpatient procedures.
On March 4, 2013, at 6:00 in the morning, more than 1,100 operating room nurses participated in a special Pink Glove Dance in San Diego, CA at Medline's 8th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast.
Penrose Hospital, part of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, is a 522-bed acute care facility in Colorado Springs ... that evidently allows penguins and chickens in their OR.
Cleveland Clinic feels their Hybrid Operating Room give surgeons the flexibility to tailor procedures to best fit each patient, leadsing to less invasiver procedures and better clinical outcomes.
A hands-on lookat how the capabilities of the Kinect gaming system could be utilized in the operating room.
Cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly prevalent in recent times due to its widespread acceptance in society and an improved economy that allows various elective procedures to be more affordable.
There have been a number of advancements in the area of minimally-invasive surgery that have allowed for those types of procedures to be used to deal with fractures associated with osteoporosis.