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Cancer Pen Could Detect Tumors In Just 10 Seconds

The MasSpec Pen can detect cancerous tissues in just seconds. The device is accurate 96 percent of the time and may pave way for less invasive and more precise cancer surgery.

Medicine September 7, 2017

Slug Slime Inspires Scientists To Develop A New Type Of Surgical Glue

Researchers turn to nature in order to develop tougher and more flexible surgical glue. The new adhesive can also seal holes even in beating hearts.

Material Science July 28, 2017

Constipated Since Birth, Man Now Freed Of 28 Pounds Of Poop After Surgery

Doctors in Shanghai, China, recently operated on a man and removed 30 inches of his massively swollen colon and 28 pounds of poop. Find out more about the Hirschsprung’s disease that led to his lifelong suffering.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2017

The Force Is Strong With This One: This R2D2 Robot Makes Life Easier For Eye Surgeons

A robot called R2D2 was able to perform a successful eye surgery as part of an experimental trial involving robot-aided medical procedures. Here’s what doctors think R2D2 can pave the way for.

Robotics May 11, 2017

Baby Born With 2 Spines And 4 Legs Undergoes Successful Surgery

A surgery was performed on an infant from Ivory Coast, Africa, who was born with two spines and four legs of her underdeveloped twin. The operation has been successful and the baby girl is recovering.

Public Health March 22, 2017

World’s Heaviest Woman Loses More Than 100 Kilograms: Here's How She Did It

The world's heaviest woman lost more than 100 kilograms before she underwent bariatric surgery to remove the fats in her body. She is expected to lose another 100 kilograms more in the next 45 days.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 9, 2017

Doctors Pull Live Cockroach From Woman’s Skull After She Complains Of ‘Crawling Sensation’

In Chennai in India, doctors have successfully removed a live cockroach from a woman’s skull. The patient says she felt a weird, itchy sensation around her nose and eyes, prompting her to seek medical help.

Medicine February 7, 2017

Doctors Can Now Practice Surgical Procedures Through Augmented Reality

London-based tech company Touch Surgery offers surgeons an opportunity to train for various surgical procedures using augmented reality. AR wearable devices allow them to learn about operations in a deeply immersive training environment.

January 7, 2017

Delirium In Older Patients After Surgery Is Linked To Cognitive Decline: Study

For older patients, experiencing delirium after surgery or hospitalization may be tied to cognitive decline, a new study suggests. Researchers in Boston examined the relationship between the two.

Public Health July 18, 2016

Four Common Surgical Procedures Much Safer, Cheaper In Rural Critical Access Hospitals Than In Cities

Common surgical procedures are found to be much safer and cheaper in rural hospitals than in city counterparts, a new study has revealed. The findings confirm what rural surgeons have long suspected.

Public Health May 19, 2016

Bausch & Lomb, IBM To Release App For Doctors Who Treat Cataracts

IBM and Bausch & Lomb will work together to develop an app for doctors who perform cataract surgeries. How can this mobile technology for Apple devices help in the operating room?

Apps/Software May 8, 2016

Robot Surgeon Successfully Performs Pig Intestine Surgery By Itself: What This Means For The Future

Scientists have developed a programmable robot surgeon that can perform surgeries by itself. The autonomous robot was able to stitch a pig intestine more precisely than human surgeons.

Robotics May 5, 2016

Risk For General Anesthesia In Infants Is Same With Local Anesthesia

The risk of administering general anesthesia to babies is the same with giving local anesthesia at two years of age, a new interim study based in Melbourne revealed. Researchers said there was no difference in the effects in babies.

Medicine May 2, 2016

Ozone Gas Treatment Used To Sterilize Medical Implants Can Save Money, Time

An existing sterilization technique holds so much promise for surgeries performed with polymer medical devices. Not only can ozone gas save time, it may also save money.

Medicine May 1, 2016

Meet ‘Walk-DMC': A Motor Assessment Tool To Improve Surgical Outcomes In Children With Cerebral Palsy

What if there was a way to tell whether or not desired outcomes can be expected from surgery? That’s what researchers want for children with cerebral palsy, and prompted the development of Walk-DMC.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2016

Mobility Assessment Tool Developed To Facilitate Predicting Postoperative Risk In Older Adults

Mobility is an important indicator of overall health in older adults. Scores acquired through Wake Forest Baptist’s mobility assessment tool can help identify older patients at higher risk of adverse postoperative complications.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2016

Eyesight, Hearing Of 2-Year-Old Brazilian Girl Restored After A 'Miracle'

A 2-year-old Brazilian girl who was born deaf and blind underwent surgical procedures in Miami, Florida. After several failed surgeries in Brazil, the one in Miami turned out to be a miraculous success!

April 26, 2016

UK Doctors Live-Stream Cancer Surgery: How Virtual Reality Can Help Medicine Students

UK doctors were able to live stream a cancer surgery, providing 360-degree views of the procedure. The technology, which uses virtual reality, may help boost how medicine students learn vital information.

LIFE April 15, 2016

Doctors Successfully Separate Conjoined Twins In Texas

Doctors were able to successfully perform surgery to separate conjoined twins from Texas. The babies are now out of surgery and doing well.

LIFE April 14, 2016

Vet In Melbourne Performs Surgery To Remove Tumor Of Bubbles, A Goldfish

Veterinarian Tristan Rich of the Lort Smith Animal Hospital saved the life of a goldfish by performing a delicate operation to remove a tumor. Bubbles, the goldfish, returned to his normal swimming activities after the surgery.

Animals April 4, 2016

Surgeons At Johns Hopkins Perform First Liver And Kidney Transplants For HIV-Positive Donor And Recipient

In a revolutionary surgery, liver and kidney from an HIV-infected donor were transplanted into HIV-positive patients. The surgery was carried out at John Hopkins University Medical Center.

LIFE April 1, 2016

Cancer Surgery To Be Live-Streamed From London Hospital Next Month

A London-based doctor will conduct cancer surgery that will be live-streamed across the world using virtual reality technology. The operation can be watched using a smartphone and virtual reality headset.

LIFE March 26, 2016

Woman Sues Yale Medical Center After Surgeons Removed Wrong Body Part

A woman sued the Yale-New Haven Hospital for an alleged medical malpractice. Yale surgeons removed the wrong body part and tried to cover up the mistake.

LIFE March 25, 2016

Solar-Powered Sterile Box Offers Safer Surgeries For Patients In Developing Countries

Many patients in low-resource areas are at risk of surgical site infections. To mitigate this problem, researchers developed the Sterile Box, a facility that uses solar power to decontaminate and sterilize medical equipment for reuse.

LIFE March 24, 2016

Antibiotics Can Cut Number Of Appendicitis Surgeries By 92 Percent

A new study revealed that choosing antibiotics as a treatment for appendicitis can reduce the number of appendectomies by 92 percent. The antibiotic treatment will be initiated only after a CT scan confirms the diagnosis.

LIFE March 23, 2016

Labrador In UK Is First Dog In The World To Undergo Canine Open-Heart Surgery

A 3-year-old dog owned by a retired legal secretary from the UK is the first canine to undergo an open heart surgery. The ground breaking surgery, which lasted six hours, was led by Professor Dan Brockman of RVC Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.

LIFE March 21, 2016

iPads Help Doctors Discuss Surgery With Patients

Doctors found that patients prefer using iPads in learning about upcoming procedures than direct consultation. This offers an opportunity for patients to understand procedures before going through them.

LIFE March 15, 2016

Rate Of Double Mastectomies Triple Among US Breast Cancer Patients In 10 Years

More women diagnosed with breast cancer on one breast are choosing to remove even their unaffected breast as well. The number of women undergoing a double mastectomy procedure called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy tripled in the last 10 years.

LIFE March 13, 2016

Rising Number Of Americans Opting For Butt Implants, Man Boob Reduction

Both men and women are opting for cosmetic surgery to improve facial features and body image. A total of 15.9 million plastic surgeries were reported in 2015.

LIFE February 29, 2016

Nurse Assisted With Surgery After Downing Four To Five Beers

A drunken nurse in Pennsylvania assisted in surgery after drinking four to five beers. The 59-year-old male nurse staggered into the hospital, helped prepare the patient and had difficulty logging into the hospital's computer system.

LIFE February 29, 2016

26-Year-Old Woman Receives First Uterus Transplant In The US After Nine Hours Of Surgery

The first uterus transplant in the U.S. was performed on Wednesday after nine hours of surgery. Further details will be released next week in a news conference, but the doctors said that the patient is now in a stable condition.

LIFE February 26, 2016

Doctors Remove Giant Tumor From The Abdomen Of Peruvian Woman

Doctors from Archbishop Loayza National Hospital in Peru removed a 35-pound ovarian tumor from a woman. It looked like she was pregnant, but twice the size.

LIFE February 26, 2016

Stenting As Effective And Safe As Carotid Endarterectomy For Preventing Strokes

Experts have found that stenting and carotid endarterectomy are equally safe and effective in stroke prevention. There were no significant differences between patient outcomes even after five years of follow-up.

LIFE February 18, 2016

Can You Catch Alzheimer’s? Fears Reignited As New Evidence Suggests Disease May Spread Through Surgery

New autopsy evidence suggests that Alzheimer's disease may be spread through surgery. A brain protein found in Alzheimer's patients may be transmitted during surgical procedures, thus passing the disease on.

LIFE January 29, 2016

Study Finds No Link Between Anesthesia After Age 40 And Cognitive Impairment

Surgical anesthesia is not seen as causing any mild cognitive impairment later in life, even in patients 40 years of age and older, researchers say. A Mayo Clinic study followed 1,700 people aged 70 to 89, all of whom had undergone at least one surgery.

LIFE January 22, 2016

Tonsillectomies: Not Just For Kids Any More

New study suggests that removing your tonsils may hugely decrease sore throats and doctor visits.

LIFE January 20, 2016

Skin Cancer Risk In Transplant Patients: Study Finds Odds Of Cancer Death Higher After Organ Transplant

A new study in Canada found that patients who receive organ transplants have higher risks of developing cancer after the operation. Despite the risks, experts said there are several ways to prevent the development of the disease.

LIFE January 8, 2016

FDA Strengthens Rules For Using Mesh Implants In Pelvic Surgeries

The FDA said pelvic mesh implants used for pelvic organ prolapse surgeries in women will now be classified as class III or high-risk devices. It also started to require a pre-market approval application from manufacturers showing the products' safety and effectiveness.

LIFE January 6, 2016

Doctors Remove Tennis Ball-Sized Bulge From Woman's Brain

Doctors successfully removed a bulge the size of a tennis ball from a woman's brain. The 52-year-old woman had a giant aneurysm in her brain for eight long years.

LIFE December 29, 2015

Patient Plays Saxophone During Surgery To Remove Tumor From His Brain [Video]

Carlos Aguilera played his saxophone while neurosurgeons operated on his brain to remove a tumor. This made sure the surgery won't affect his ability to play music.

LIFE December 21, 2015

Deaf Woman Hears Baby's Heartbeat For The First Time After Landmark Surgery

The first pregnant woman in the United Kingdom to ever undergo a cochlear implant now has her device switched on, enabling her to hear her unborn child’s heartbeat. Kimberley Ward, 27, lost her hearing when she was a teenager.

LIFE December 18, 2015

FDA Gives Approval To Bridion, A Surgery Drug That Reverses The Effects Of Muscle Relaxants

The FDA has approved the surgery drug Bridion (sugammadex) for reversing the effects of muscle relaxants. Bridion can speed up recovery from medications such as vecuronium bromide and rocuronium bromide.

LIFE December 16, 2015

CT Imaging, 3D Printing Helped Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins In 26-Hour Surgery

Through the use of 3D printing technology and CT imaging, specialists at Texas Children’s Hospital successfully prepared for a risky surgical procedure involving conjoined twins Faith and Hope Mata. Doctors have separated the two children without risking the life of the other.

December 6, 2015

3D Printing Helped Surgeons Plan For Life-Saving Surgery

Surgeons in New York recently took to 3D printing to make practice models of a patient's brain, a method that may have ended up saving that patient's life.

Gadgets November 24, 2015

Facial Transplant Surgery Gives Firefighter Another Man’s Face

Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, a plastic surgeon at NYU's Langone Medical Center, performed a full facial transplant on former firefighter Patrick Hardison. The recipient will be on immunosuppressants for life and is in the process of starting over.

LIFE November 16, 2015

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