A surgical simulator recently created by a group of young men allows "players" to perform a heart transplant. It's not quite a video game, and it's not quite a training tool. See for yourself...
Dr. Eric Topol has long been one of the world's foremost cardiologists. He has now become the foremost expert in the exploding field of wireless medicine. This explosion, he says, is about to make healthcare better and cheaper. Watch what he does with his cell phone.
Dr. Spero Karas from Emory Sports Med discusses ACL injuries and tears and how they are treated in this live ACL repair surgery video.
A medical journal study has found that women are 14 percent less likely to die from breast cancer after undergoing a lumpectomy followed by radiation treatment than after a mastectomy.
How were doctors able to successfully perform a double arm transplant on veteran Brendan Marrocco? Dr. Jon LaPook explains the revolutionary medical procedure.
Laparoscopic surgery uses minimally invasive incisions -- which means less pain and shorter recovery times for patients. But Steven Schwaitzberg has run into two problems teaching these techniques to surgeons around the world -- language and distance. He shares how a new technology, which combines video conferencing and a real-time universal translator, could help.
After a decade of seemingly ineffective treatments, a team of doctors finally decided to go for a more extraordinary option. In a process which required two operations, doctors expanded Silva's chin and jaw to create more space in the interior of her mouth. She also had to use braces for her teeth.
Live surgical footage from Dr. Robert Guida performed on a young woman to remove her nasal polyps. This image guided sinus surgery allows for exact precision with real time guidance.
Four months after the dramatic surgery, a young woman can pick up small objects. Nine months post-op she is flexing her wrists and fingers, sensing hot and cold, but the use of steriods to help prevent rejection has resulted in a 40-lb. weight gain.
The new device helps surgeons understand a condition termed "anesthesia awareness", where patients wake up during surgery but are unable to communicate this to surgeons and OR nurses.
At hospitals around the country, mobile devices, including smartphones and tablet computers, are becoming critical to efficient and precise patient care.
Doctors can't explain why a 9-month-old baby named Jameson was born without arms. However, they have given him a chance to live a relatively normal life by developing prosthetic arms. His new arms help with hand-eye coordination, distance, and vision depth.
A breakthrough surgery for acid reflux is only being done by one doctor at one medical facility in the United States. The procedure involves using magnets to help cure a health issue that affects one in four Americans.
Robots are hard at work killing superbugs at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. When a patient infected with one of these types of superbugs leaves the hospital, the robots are brought into his or her room to disinfect it.
A Cleveland hospital is testing out a new experimental device that stimulates a nerve and can possibly improve heart function. So it not only keeps the patient's heart beating, it actually accomplishes more than a typical pacemaker.