An account of the first sleeve gastrectomy with ileal transposition surgery to be reported in the United States that is being investigated as a treatment for type II diabetes.
A medical breakthrough in the operating room is making surgery much less invasive for women. More doctors are using minimally invasive da Vinci surgery, also called robotic assisted surgery, for women with gynecological problems. Dr. Rolly Sullivan explains in this WVU Health Report.
Dr. Sheen from Manchester General Surgery and Manchester Hernia Clinic explains why he uses tissue glue in hernia surgery to improve quality of life and reduce chronic pain for his patients.
Cesare Bonventre and his cousin Josephine Bonventre discuss what it means to give and to get kidneys as part of the longest kidney transplant chain ever undertaken.
Roux en-Y gastric bypass surgery may also cure diabetes in patients. ;
A surgeon in Houston, Texas, says he can cure sleep apnea with a new robotic surgery technique to remove the blockage that causes people to stop breathing as they sleep.
Susan Hendricks introduces us to a man who gets a heart transplant and tells us about his new lease on life.
A mother used her own body to shield her kids from two tornadoes, costing her both legs.
A three-year-old girl is recovering after swallowing 37 high-powered magnets. Affiliate KPTV reports.
The cardiac team at LIJ Medical Center is the first in Queens and Long Island to implant the first FDA-approved nonsurgical heart valve replacement device to treat severe aortic stenosis, a condition in which calcium builds up on the aortic valve, restricting blood flow. The condition makes walking and breathing difficult.
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on a financially troubled school district where teachers get free plastic surgery.
This is a demonstration of how the WHO Safe Surgery Saves Lives Checkist functions in an operation, in this case a hernia repair. For more information on the Checklist and the Safe Surgery Saves Lives Campaign, visit www.
Dr Craig G Rogers at the Vattikuti Urology Institute performs a robotic partial nephrectomy using a robotic Doppler probe (Vascular Technology) for identification of hilar vessels and confirmation of parenchymal ischemia.
In this International Stroke Conference wrap-up, Larry Goldstein, MD, from Duke University, highlights some of the more exciting and important clinical studies presented here. Goldstein, who heads Duke's Stroke Center, told MedPage Today cardiology editor Chris Kaiser that, although the excitement generated during meetings has to be tempered with caution, some of the news from the Crescent City has important clinical implications.