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Simulator Focuses On Pre-Op Motor Skills

July 7, 2014 | by CBS News | Comments

Virtual surgery simulators are being used to help surgeons hone the motor skills they will need in an operating room. This new technology is changing the way doctors prepare for surgery...                           

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Another Dancing Breast Cancer Surgery Patient

June 27, 2014 12:16 pm | Comments

Doreta Norris, 52, was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2013. While at the airport to visit her mother-in-law, Norris saw video of a woman dancing in the operating room before a double mastectomy. That video inspired Norris to dance her cancer away as well. Norris danced with doctors and nurses to "Gangham Style" as she made her way to the operating room

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Women With "Ugly" Feet Turning To Cinderella Surgery

June 27, 2014 11:56 am | by KMTV 3 in Omaha, NE | Comments

Some women are going to new extremes to realize their appearance goals, including a new trend being termed "Cinderella surgery." Women are having their feet altered to better fit into designer shoes. The surgeries can involve changing the length of toes or removing bunions and corns. There's even something called "toe lipo," which is used to make a chubby toe slim.

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A Kinder, Gentler Hysterectomy?

June 23, 2014 11:31 am | by CBS News | Comments

Each year about 600,000 women in the U.S. get a hysterectomy -- and despite medical advances in recent years, some will face a longer, more painful recovery than they might have needed. That's because newer, less invasive surgical procedures are still not being fully implemented...

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Woman Deformed After Cancer Misdiagnosis To Get Corrective Surgery For Free

June 23, 2014 11:23 am | by ABC News | Comments

Lessya Kotelevskaya will have her jaw reconstructed in a 24-hour surgical procedure after doctors misdiagnosed her cancer...                                    

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Will Robots Render Surgeons Obsolete?

June 19, 2014 10:44 am | by Bloomberg | Comments

New York University Langone Robotic Surgery Center’s Dr. Michael Stifelman attempts to answer that question and discusses robotic surgery on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.”              

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Trauma Surgeon Uses War Zone Skills To Better Treat Patients At Home

June 16, 2014 9:45 am | by ABC News | Comments

Dr. Peter Rhee, the chief of trauma and emergency surgery at University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC) in Tucson, spent most of his 25-plus year medical career in the U.S. Navy, honing his surgical skills on the battlefield while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He's now using that experience to treat civilians...

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New Single-Dose Antibiotic May Help Battle Superbug MRSA

June 6, 2014 1:15 pm | by CBS News | Comments

A single dose of a newly developed antibiotic may be just as effective as a longer course of standard antibiotics for the treatment of serious skin infections, including drug-resistant MRSA...               

Surgery Allows 6-Year-Old To Walk For The First Time

June 5, 2014 10:07 am | by ABC News | Comments

Doctors in Stanford, California, recently performed surgery and fixed the feet of a Palestinian boy, 6-year-old Hadi Al Conroy, who was born with severe deformities...              

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Doctor Rushed Into Emergency Surgery Finds Out Patient Is His Mentor

June 2, 2014 10:11 am | by ABC News | Comments

Dr. George Pierson saves the life of his former teacher who was recently rushed into the emergency room in critical condition.                                                  

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3D Simulation Of Human Heart Could Transform Medical Care

May 28, 2014 10:27 am | by CBS News | Comments

Dassault Systèmes says it has created the first simulation of a full human heart that offers incredible value. By projecting the simulation on a large screen, doctors can virtually walk through the valves, identifying issues that were previously hard to detect...

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Chicago Team Performs Five Lung Transplants In 24 Hours

May 28, 2014 10:12 am | by CBS News | Comments

A special ed teacher, a judge, a grandmother, an executive director, and a 21-year-old woman. Five people, five different backgrounds, all share one thing -- the gift of a new life, thanks to organ donation and a groundbreaking moment. WBBM's Suzanne Le Mignot reports...

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Teen 'Feeling Great' After Surgeries To Reattach His Arm

May 19, 2014 10:48 am | by ABC News | Comments

A teenager whose arm was severed below the elbow as he cleaned a restaurant pasta machine has had the limb successfully reattached. Seventeen-year-old Brett Bouchard is able to move his right arm again less than three weeks after his accident at Violi's Restaurant in Massena, New York, on the Canadian border. So far, Bouchard has undergone four surgeries at Massachusetts General Hospital...

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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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