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Elective Procedures Are On The Rise

February 28, 2013 11:11 am | by NBC News | Comments

Cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly prevalent in recent times due to its widespread acceptance in society and an improved economy that allows various elective procedures to be more affordable.


MIS Surgery As A Tool To Fight Osteoporosis

February 28, 2013 10:51 am | by YouTube | Comments

There have been a number of advancements in the area of minimally-invasive surgery that have allowed for those types of procedures to be used to deal with fractures associated with osteoporosis.


Teen Musician's Hearing Saved By Complex Surgery

February 28, 2013 10:35 am | by YouTube | Comments

Doctors spent hours making sure one musician didn't lose his hearing. Here are the details on a complex surgery that saved it.


Gastric Bypass: A Solution For Diabetes?

February 28, 2013 10:02 am | by NBC News | Comments

There is evidence that stomach bypass surgery can lead to a dramatic cure of Type-2 diabetes in addition to its positive effects on weight loss. Is it really possible that this high-tech surgery is a viable solution to diabetes?


Face Transplant Patient Discusses Surgery

February 28, 2013 9:48 am | by NBC News | Comments

A surgical team worked 15 hours to transplant the facial skin on a 44-year-old Vermont woman whose face was disfigured in a lye attack. They worked on her neck, nose, lips, facial muscles, arteries, and nerves.


The Rise Of Robotic Assisted Surgery

February 21, 2013 11:00 am | by Fox News | Comments

Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostate surgeon, joins Fox Business News to discuss the rising use of robots in the operating room. Having performed over 4,500 robotic assisted prostate surgeries, Dr. Samadi stresses the importance of an experienced and efficient surgeon and team for the best possible outcome.


Heart Catheterization Surgery With Radial Stent Approach

February 21, 2013 10:49 am | by YouTube | Comments

Typically, for stent placement, the femoral artery in the groin, is the standard access site. Dr. Stephen Tann shows why the radial approach an Interventional cardiologist is a much better process because the small artery in the wrist is an access site, improving patient safety and comfort.


Seeing The World Through A Bionic Eye

February 21, 2013 10:08 am | by New York Times | Comments

The Argus II allows Barbara Campbell, who lost her sight 20 years ago, to see the world through patterns of light. An artificial retina that is a sheet of electrodes implanted into Barbara's eye helps a device capture images before her and translate them into something she can see.


Doctors Perform Non-Invasive Brain Surgery On Toddler

February 21, 2013 9:44 am | by CBS News | Comments

When this little girl was a few months old, her parents realized she wasn't using her left hand at all. Doctors discovered she has a rare condition where the blood flow is restricted to her brain because she is missing capillaries. To treat her condition, they have performed a series of complex surgeries on her brain -- without cutting into her skull.


Study: More Risk For Female Hip Replacement Patients

February 21, 2013 9:28 am | by CBS News | Comments

The latest research on hip replacements finds female patients face a higher risk of needing a follow-up operation than men.


Robotic Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

February 14, 2013 11:32 am | by YouTube | Comments

The following video shows a robotic assisted coronary artery bypass surgery performed at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT by Dr. Albert DiMeo, Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiothoraic Surgery. This minimally invasive surgery uses the Da Vinci robot to harvest the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) which is then anastomosed to the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) using off-pump techniques.


Simulator Helps Students Practice Brain Surgery

February 14, 2013 11:00 am | by CBS News | Comments

A new technology is helping brain surgery residents improve their skills before they practice on patients. The machine actually simulates the sounds, feelings, and tactile feedback surgeons would experience in the OR.


Paralyzed Limbs Regain Movement with Unique Surgery

February 14, 2013 10:47 am | by YouTube | Comments

Recovering from a spinal cord injury can be extremely difficult. Physical therapy and other interventions can help. But despite those efforts, some people are left with paralyzed or spastic limbs. A unique type of surgery offers hope to these patients.


Surgeon Explains Olympian Vonn's Injuries

February 14, 2013 10:37 am | by NBC News | Comments

Olympian and standout downhill skier Lindsey Vonn tore her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments last week during a fall in the super-G competition at the world championships in Schladming, Austria. She also broke a bone in her lower leg. Orthopedic surgeon Sabrina Strickland explains Vonn's injuries in detail.


Report: Some Hospitals Charge Ten Times More Than Others

February 14, 2013 10:23 am | by CBS News | Comments

A new report reveals a staggering difference in the cost of medical procedures, depending on where you go for treatment. Dr. Kavita Patel, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, discusses this unsettling news.



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