Thanks to a specialized, two-part medical procedure, an Iowa teen, whose face was paralyzed 11 years ago as a result of surgery, was able to regain some facial functioning. Here is the interesting and inspiring story of her dramatic recovery.
More and more hospitals are using robots and robotic accessories to perform surgery to improve on human performance in the operating room. However, complications and concern are very much on the rise. What's really at issue here? What is the takeaway?
A team of researchers in Boston have successfully created functioning rat kidneys using cells from newborn rats. It is a stunning acheivement, and it is also a development that could be a game-changer for the future of kidney transplants.
An algorithm has been developed for haptic rendering from time varying point clouds captured by an Xbox Kinect RGB-D camera. This technology enables the operator to feel remote objects and receive force feedback from the environment. Could this help improve surgery?
Five months after their unborn daughter had surgery to remove a cyst on her lung, a Colorado couple says the baby is now completely healthy. The mother's placenta served as life support to the half-delivered baby while doctors operated.
The Colorado state medical board filed 14 counts of unprofessional conduct against Dr. Warren Kortz, and now the federal government is investigating the claims that he made critical surgical errors. Here is the story on what transpired.
Million-dollar, multi-armed robots assisted thousands of surgeons in ORs across the country this past year. But the FDA is now looking into reported problems and even deaths that may have resulted from surging use of these high-tech helpers.
Addison Cox is approaching her second birthday despite dealing with a baffling cancer case that led to her undergo rounds of chemotherapy, multiple doses of radiation and two brain surgeries within four days. Somehow, someway, she continues to defy doctors' life expectancy predictions.
There are a number of screenings and surgical techniques that are becoming game-changers when it comes to improving treatment against colon cancer. KPRC's Rachel McNeill reports on some specific options for doctors and patients that are available these days.
Florida-based Lee Memorial Hospital opened up a cutting-edge hybrid suite about a year ago. This one is devoted to a less-invasive heart valve replacement surgery. The multi-million dollar hybrid operating room is a must for the TAVR procedure.
Dr. David Lourié, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Huntington Hospital, discusses a new breakthrough in robotic gallbladder surgery, where the use of a single hidden incision through the belly button results in a virtually invisible scar. Learn more about how this procedure works.
How clean is too clean? Dr. Keri Peterson talks about the ant-bacterial and anti-microbial products we use that could be blocking the germs are body actually needs.
Imagine being able to make a liver to use for a transplant using a 3D printer. Scientists in Edinburgh, Scotland, are one step closer to being able to create human tissue using a 3D printer, with stem cells as "ink."
This is an example of a reverse radial forearm flap to the hand for coverage following the resection of an invasive cancer.
Children's heart surgery has been suspended at a hospital in Leeds because of concerns about the number of deaths there. The medical director of the NHS in England Sir Bruce Keogh said there was "clear blue water" between the death rate at Leeds General Infirmary and other hospitals.