The Colorado state medical board filed 14 counts of unprofessional conduct against Dr. Warren Kortz, and now the federal government is investigating the claims that he made critical surgical errors. Here is the story on what transpired.
Million-dollar, multi-armed robots assisted thousands of surgeons in ORs across the country this past year. But the FDA is now looking into reported problems and even deaths that may have resulted from surging use of these high-tech helpers.
Addison Cox is approaching her second birthday despite dealing with a baffling cancer case that led to her undergo rounds of chemotherapy, multiple doses of radiation and two brain surgeries within four days. Somehow, someway, she continues to defy doctors' life expectancy predictions.
There are a number of screenings and surgical techniques that are becoming game-changers when it comes to improving treatment against colon cancer. KPRC's Rachel McNeill reports on some specific options for doctors and patients that are available these days.
Florida-based Lee Memorial Hospital opened up a cutting-edge hybrid suite about a year ago. This one is devoted to a less-invasive heart valve replacement surgery. The multi-million dollar hybrid operating room is a must for the TAVR procedure.
Dr. David Lourié, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Huntington Hospital, discusses a new breakthrough in robotic gallbladder surgery, where the use of a single hidden incision through the belly button results in a virtually invisible scar. Learn more about how this procedure works.
How clean is too clean? Dr. Keri Peterson talks about the ant-bacterial and anti-microbial products we use that could be blocking the germs are body actually needs.
Imagine being able to make a liver to use for a transplant using a 3D printer. Scientists in Edinburgh, Scotland, are one step closer to being able to create human tissue using a 3D printer, with stem cells as "ink."
This is an example of a reverse radial forearm flap to the hand for coverage following the resection of an invasive cancer.
Children's heart surgery has been suspended at a hospital in Leeds because of concerns about the number of deaths there. The medical director of the NHS in England Sir Bruce Keogh said there was "clear blue water" between the death rate at Leeds General Infirmary and other hospitals.
With the help of mobile apps and cameras, some doctors are helping their patients get through surgeeries with less anxiety by giving them a preview of what they'll face.
Patients want access to their own data. They want to learn and be better at assessing their own needs and driving better outcomes. Dr. Leslie Saxon, the chief of the cardiovascular medical division at USC, is trying to spark a wireless revolution to accomplish that goal.
Mark Dobson IOM, President and CEO of Warsaw Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce, sheds some light on the push to repeal a tax targeting medical devices.
Our bodies and environments are covered in microbes -- some good for us, some bad for us. As we learn more about the germs and microbes who share our living spaces, Jessica Green asks: Can we design buildings and facilities that encourage happy, healthy microbial environments? Think of how this can impact how hospitals and other medical facilities are designed and constructed.
Four surgeons recently came up with the idea for a surgery app. Launched six months ago, the app allows trainees to train for a procedure prior to going into the operating room for the first time.