A London hospital is launching a trial of a new obesity service, which doesn't involve surgery or electronic fat busting treatments. It argues too many people are enduring the traumas of bariatric surgery simply to find it underwhelming.
Dr. Paul Shridath Ramphal discusses development of tissue-based simulation technologies for use as training aids for surgical residents. He is especially focused on modifying the technology necessary to conduct cardiothoracic surgical procedures to suit local pathology and economic conditions and is particularly interested in discovering ways to reduce the costs associated with cardiothoracic procedures.
A complex surgery took a team of 40 doctors seven hours to separate the twins. Their mom was 20 weeks into her pregnancy when she learned she was having twins that were connected. Doctors advised Shellie Tucker to terminate the pregnancy, but she refused to do so. Instead, she gave birth to Allison and Amelia in March of this year.
An experiential portable artificial heart system is giving patients awaiting transplant surgery some extra time with their families around the holidays.
After several tests came up with nothing, doctors eventually discovered that an 11-year-old Florida girl's extended stomach was the result of a tumor growing inside her body.
Here you see advanced robotic surgery for stage-four endometriosis. The 30-year-old patient suffered from severe pelvic pain and has been unsuccessful in her attempts to conceive a child over the course of the past three years.
One Connecticut hospital is using a high-tech robotic solution to combat the spread of serious bacteria and viruses in its facility. Stamford Hospital is the only one in the state with the latest tool designed to minimize that risk.
Jan Scheuermann uses a robotic arm, wrist, and hand to feed herself. Scheuermann, a quadriplegic, controlled the arm using a brain-computer interface following surgery to implant electrodes on her brain.
Five months ago, 38-year-old Stephanie Lindstrom received a triple organ transplant at Emory University Hospital, the first procedure of its kind in the state of Georgia. Doctors say since 2009, there have been only six reported in the United States.
Here is video of a laparoscopic sacral colpopexy performed on a patient dealing with pelvic organ prolapse. The surgery was performed by Dr. Kurian Thott of Women's Health and Surgery Center in the Fredericksburg and Stafford areas of Virginia.
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.