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Teen 'Happy' After Four-Pound Facial Tumor Removed

May 16, 2014 10:45 am | by ABC News | Comments

A 16-year-old teenager is getting used to her new reflection after doctors were able to remove a four-pound tumor from her face. Hennglise Dorival, who lives in Haiti, had lived for years with the large tumor that had grown so large in recent years that it even moved her eye out of its socket and threatened her breathing...

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How To Perform Leg Surgery On A 385-Pound Gorilla

May 16, 2014 10:14 am | by ABC News | Comments

A doctor in Tennessee was confronted with a rather unique surgical case this week. The surgeon was tasked with operating on a 385-pound gorilla. Wanto, a 37-year-old silverback Western lowland gorilla, had a broken femur. Knoxville Zoo keepers believe Wanto fractured the upper part of his right leg on Monday afternoon by hitting the climbing bars in the gorillas' indoor courtyard...

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Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Xi Video Highlights System’s New Features

May 9, 2014 9:46 am | by Intuitive Surgical | Comments

About a month ago, Intuitive Surgical announced its new da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. The device takes on a new shape and is designed to bring new capabilities for robot-assisted surgery in a variety of fields. Here is the latest video released by Intuitive Surgical that showcases the system's features...

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Mayo Clinic Reviews New ABIM Maintenance Of Certification Requirements

May 9, 2014 9:37 am | by Mayo Clinic | Comments

The Mayo Clinic presents the new Maintenance of Certification requirements. Henry H. Ting, M.D. reviews the requirements for physicians in all stages of practice and what they will mean for them...          

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Doctors Remove Three-Pound Tumor From Infant

May 8, 2014 9:29 am | by ABC News | Comments

Eight-week-old Leighton Sanders is fighting for her life after undergoing a 12-hour surgical procedure to remove a three-pound tumor from her abdomen. Complications from the surgery and the subsequent removal of many of Leighton's digestive organs suggest a long and difficult recovery...

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New Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Surgical Care Model Improves Care

May 7, 2014 9:39 am | by Mayo Clinic | Comments

New research from Mayo Clinic shows that implementing a uniform method to care for lower-risk cardiac surgical patients improves outcomes, reduces patients’ time in the hospital, and lowers overall per patient costs by 15 percent...   

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3D Mirror Reveals Internal Organs

May 6, 2014 10:57 am | by Reuters | Comments

A three-dimensional digital mirror which reveals the interior of a person's body has been developed by a team of researchers in Paris. Straddling the worlds of art and science, the mirror could one day find a place in hospitals and doctors' offices as an educational tool for patients facing surgery...

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Is Google Glass The New Stethoscope?

May 5, 2014 8:57 am | by CBS News | Comments

A group of medical professionals, who are first-adopters of Google Glass, discuss the technology's potential for shaping the future of healthcare. The doctors were all featured guests at the MedTech Boston Google Glass Challenge...   

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Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci Sp Single Port Robotic Surgical System

April 23, 2014 9:48 am | by Medgadget | Comments

Intuitive Surgical received FDA approval to market its new da Vinci Sp single port robot assisted surgical system. The system is designed for urologic minimally-invasive procedures that are already performed via a single incision. Intuitive Surgical will wait to release it to market until it’s been made fully compatible with the latest da Vinci Xi robot...

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Team Seeks To 3D Print Working Human Heart

April 21, 2014 10:40 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Doctors and researchers at the University of Louisville are attempting to make a copy of a sick patient's heart by using the person's own fat cells. A 3D printer would 'print' what scientists are calling a 'bioficial" heart...                  

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Glasses Could Revolutionize How Surgeons Treat Cancer

April 21, 2014 10:06 am | by CNN | Comments

A doctor recently invented glasses that could revolutionize the way surgeons and other physicians treat cancer patients. The innovation allows doctors to detect cancer cells injected with dye. Check it out...           

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Micro-Organs To Shape The Future Of Personalized Medicine

April 18, 2014 7:09 am | Comments

Researchers at Vanderbilt University are developing an artificial liver as part of a larger system of synthetic organs being built to test drugs. If successful, the technology will not only change the way drugs are developed and tested, but also provide doctors with a way to personalize treatment for patients with conditions like heart disease and cancer...

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Thirteen Surgeries Help Seattle Boy Survive Flesh-Eating Bacteria

April 15, 2014 10:34 am | by CBS News | Comments

A 13-year-old boy in Seattle has just been released from a hospital after surviving the ravages of a flesh-eating bacteria. Trey Lauren spent a total of about three weeks at Seattle Children's Hospital while an aggressive bacteria ate at his leg from the inside. Over 23 days, he underwent 13 surgical procedures...

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Full Recovery Expected For Man Who Got Chainsaw Stuck In His Neck

April 11, 2014 11:19 am | by CBS News | Comments

A Pennsylvania man is expected to make a full recovery after a chainsaw got stuck in his neck. KDKA's Lynn Hayes Freeland reports on the man's injuries, treatment, and current condition...            

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Toddler Home Recovering After Five-Organ Transplant

April 10, 2014 10:47 am | by CBS News | Comments

A Florida family is celebrating its first month home after a groundbreaking five-organ transplant surgery saved their 3-year-old boy's life. Mark Rivera of CBS News reports...              

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