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.
Here is a major alert from doctors at one of America's leading medical schools. A recent report from Johns Hopkins University says more than 4,000 times a year, surgeons are making mistakes in the operating room that should never happen and can be stopped. Here is a breakdown of the recent news.
Herein we present the case of a 68-year-old female patient with a 3-month history of visual deterioration accompanied by worsening headaches. Investigation with magnetic resonance imaging revealed a heterogeneous mass in the suprasellar region, extending into the third ventricle and displacing the pituitary gland and stalk inferiorly.
The AspireAssist stomach pump pulls food out of the user's belly before the body can fully digest it. It is inserted into the patient's stomach through a minimally-invasive endoscopic procedure.
After losing her hands and feet to an infection, a young woman by the name of Lindsay Ess learns how to adapt and move forward with her life following a difficult hand transplant surgery.
A report from the nation's leading cancer organizations shows rates of death in the United States from all cancers for men and women continued to decline between 2000 and 2009. However, doctors say we're not taking advantage of all the ways to detect cancers at an early stage when they can be the most curable.