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.
A survey shows more than half of Americans aren't totally truthful with their doctors, and physicians say even white lies may have consequences. Why does this continue to happen?
A London hospital is launching a trial of a new obesity service, which doesn't involve surgery or electronic fat busting treatments. It argues too many people are enduring the traumas of bariatric surgery simply to find it underwhelming.
Dr. Paul Shridath Ramphal discusses development of tissue-based simulation technologies for use as training aids for surgical residents. He is especially focused on modifying the technology necessary to conduct cardiothoracic surgical procedures to suit local pathology and economic conditions and is particularly interested in discovering ways to reduce the costs associated with cardiothoracic procedures.
A complex surgery took a team of 40 doctors seven hours to separate the twins. Their mom was 20 weeks into her pregnancy when she learned she was having twins that were connected. Doctors advised Shellie Tucker to terminate the pregnancy, but she refused to do so. Instead, she gave birth to Allison and Amelia in March of this year.
An experiential portable artificial heart system is giving patients awaiting transplant surgery some extra time with their families around the holidays.
After several tests came up with nothing, doctors eventually discovered that an 11-year-old Florida girl's extended stomach was the result of a tumor growing inside her body.
Here you see advanced robotic surgery for stage-four endometriosis. The 30-year-old patient suffered from severe pelvic pain and has been unsuccessful in her attempts to conceive a child over the course of the past three years.
One Connecticut hospital is using a high-tech robotic solution to combat the spread of serious bacteria and viruses in its facility. Stamford Hospital is the only one in the state with the latest tool designed to minimize that risk.
Jan Scheuermann uses a robotic arm, wrist, and hand to feed herself. Scheuermann, a quadriplegic, controlled the arm using a brain-computer interface following surgery to implant electrodes on her brain.
Five months ago, 38-year-old Stephanie Lindstrom received a triple organ transplant at Emory University Hospital, the first procedure of its kind in the state of Georgia. Doctors say since 2009, there have been only six reported in the United States.
Here is video of a laparoscopic sacral colpopexy performed on a patient dealing with pelvic organ prolapse. The surgery was performed by Dr. Kurian Thott of Women's Health and Surgery Center in the Fredericksburg and Stafford areas of Virginia.
Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution to treating illness: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips for transplants and other therapies.