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Diabetes Surgery

March 22, 2012 7:01 am | Comments

  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.

Robotic GYN Surgery

March 22, 2012 6:54 am | Comments

  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.

Hernia Clinic Video Using Tissue Glue

March 22, 2012 6:50 am | Comments

  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.


Links In The Chain

March 22, 2012 6:35 am | Comments

  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

March 15, 2012 7:43 am | Comments

Roux en-Y gastric bypass surgery may also cure diabetes in patients.                                                                 ;

New Robotic Surgery Could Cure Sleep Apnea

March 15, 2012 7:35 am | Comments

  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.

Hernia Mesh Repair

March 15, 2012 7:17 am | Comments

Getting A Heart Transplant

March 15, 2012 7:08 am | Comments

Susan Hendricks introduces us to a man who gets a heart transplant and tells us about his new lease on life.


Mom Shielding Kids Loses Legs In Tornado

March 8, 2012 6:12 am | Comments

A mother used her own body to shield her kids from two tornadoes, costing her both legs.

Child Swallows 37 Magnets

March 8, 2012 5:29 am | Comments

A three-year-old girl is recovering after swallowing 37 high-powered magnets. Affiliate KPTV reports.

Nonsurgical Heart Valve Replacement

March 1, 2012 7:45 am | Comments

  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.

Free Plastic Surgery For Teachers

February 23, 2012 5:17 am | Comments

CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on a financially troubled school district where teachers get free plastic surgery.

WHO Safe Surgery Checklist

February 16, 2012 6:36 am | Comments

  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.

Robotic Doppler Probe

February 16, 2012 6:20 am | Vascular Technology | Comments

  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.


Stents, Blood Thinners Star At Stroke Meeting

February 16, 2012 6:07 am | Comments

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.


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