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Surgery News

Surgeon removes healthy kidney and leaves diseased one behind

A urologist in California has been put on probation for three years for taking out the wrong kidney. The surgeon did not have the patient's records, which were left elsewhere, and he did not take steps to ensure he had the right kidney.

Second successful face transplant performed at Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland - The Cleveland Clinic has successfully transplanted 90 percent of an automobile accident victim’s face. The announcement came via twitter and then details of the 24 and a half hour long procedure were posted on the Clinic’s website.

North Korea's leader returns to public view with a vengeance

Seoul - He's baaaack; and there are some 10 senior leaders of the North Korea's ruling Workers Party who are not particularly happy about it.

New robot can perform brain surgery with needle through cheek

Nashville - Engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed a surgical robot capable of performing intricate brain surgery by inserting a needle through the patient's cheek.

Goldfish receives micro-surgery to remove tumor

Melbourne - A goldfish named George was suffering from a head tumor that almost ended his life, but he was saved after a vet performed life-threatening surgery.

Surgical studies are biased against using women

An analysis of papers published in several surgical journals has revealed an overwhelming reliance on male subjects and male-derived cells, and consequently less female subjects or female cell lines are used.

Joan Rivers in intensive care after she stops breathing

New York - Joan Rivers, 81, quit breathing during a surgery she was having on her vocal cords early Thursday morning. In critical condition and unconscious, she was rushed to New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Canadian boy regains hearing after receiving brain stem implant

Montreal - Auguste Majkowski can now hear sounds for the first time in his life. Three-year-old Auguste received surgery which connected an advanced form of hearing aid to his brain stem.

New wireless implants improve surgery

Electrical implants in the human body such as pacemakers have traditionally been large. However a new wireless recharge system may allow for smaller and more convenient devices in people that need them most.

Man uses crowdfunding to save pet's penis

Bristol - A Bristol man turns to crowdfunding when his pet tortoise's prolapsed "penis" endangers its own life and is out of his budget to fix.

Cave-dwelling fish offers clues to human facial problems

Cincinnati - A genetic association has been discovered with facial asymmetry in an ancient cavefish and facial asymmetries in humans. Researchers hope to understand why genes behave differently on the right versus the left sides of the human face.

Avicii recovering from gallbladder and appendix surgery

Miami - Electronic dance music (EDM) sensation Avicii had to cancel his appearance at this year's Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida, due to pains in his gallbladder.

Seoul to limit plastic surgery ads

Seoul - The South Korean capital Seoul is to restrict the use of plastic surgery adverts on public transport, officials said Wednesday, after complaints that they were fuelling an unhealthy obsession with body image.South Korea, and particularly Seoul, has an ...

Del Potro confirms surgery on injured wrist

Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has confirmed he is to have an operation on his injured left wrist, which is likely to sideline him for most of the rest of the season.

Taiwan bans cosmetic surgery for under-18s

Taipei - Taiwan on Thursday banned "medically unnecessary" plastic surgery on under-18s in an attempt to protect beauty-obsessed youngsters who overlook the health risks of such procedures, officials said.The government ban is effective immediately, with doctor...

Super chip provides real-time images of the heart

Scientists have developed a catheter-based device that can provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries, and peripheral blood vessels.

Zebra fish provide insight into bone regeneration

Scientists have studied the natural process of bone regeneration in zebra fish and think that the insights they gained could be used to advance therapies for bone fractures and disease.

Making facial transplants easier

Several facial transplants have been successfully completed. One of the on-going concerns is rejection by the recipient. Scientists have a new insight on the rejection process.

British surgeon suspended for 'branding initials on liver'

London - A British surgeon has been suspended over allegations that he "branded" his initials onto a patient's liver, media reported on Tuesday.

Man survives week with artificial heart in world-first operation

A 75-year-old man from France, after surviving a week with an artificial heart, chatted with family and fed himself. The man was the first in the world to be fitted with an artificial heart.

Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose has torn meniscus, needs surgery

Portland - The Chicago Bulls confirmed Saturday that an MRI revealed a medial meniscus tear to Derrick Rose's right knee. His injury requires a surgical repair, and he'll be out indefinitely.

33-year-old spends life savings to look like Justin Bieber

Toby Sheldon, 33, is a 'Belieber' who spent $100,000 on plastic surgery so he could look like pop sensation Justin Bieber.

Developments in personalized cancer therapy

Scientists are developing individualized tumor treatment methods based on the genetic profile of different cancers. This would be an alternative to giving patients generalized medicines.

Eye of the insect, super lens developed

A remarkable new lens has been invented that combines the focusing ability of a human eye with the wide-angle view of an insect eye to capture images with depth.

New device hunts for brain tumors

A tiny probe equipped with a laser has been developed to help hunt for brain tumors. At present, the examination is based on a visual check by an experienced surgeon.

New marker for bowel cancer

A new discovery could play an important role in establishing which bowel cancer patients are most likely to require chemotherapy.

Gold can control blood clotting

Scientists have shown that gold nanoparticles can assist surgeons to control blood clotting when patients are undergoing an operation and avoid the risk of serious bleeding.

New ‘smoking’ tool helps with cancer surgery

A new tool has been developed which can inform surgeons within seconds whether they are slicing through cancerous or healthy tissue. This can happen through detecting traces of smoke produced from cells.

iKnife helps surgeons find cancer

London - An intelligent surgical knife is helping surgeons identify cancer instantly. It is hoped that the knife will reduce the necessity for multiple cancer surgeries by diagnosing unhealthy tissue the first time around.

Russian doctor beats heart surgery patient to death

A highly-regarded anesthesiologist in Russia was recently fired after he brutally beat a heart surgery patient, who later died.
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Surgery on right hand of N. Houser
Surgery on right hand of N. Houser
A French surgeon left a pair of surgical pliers inside a woman s womb during a caesarian operation.
A French surgeon left a pair of surgical pliers inside a woman's womb during a caesarian operation.
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North Korea s leader  Kim Jong Un
North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un
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A typical picture of a bulky pacemaker. We soon may have devices like these that are both tiny and e...
A typical picture of a bulky pacemaker. We soon may have devices like these that are both tiny and efficient.
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The world s first Google Glass monitored surgery will be performed in Madrid  Spain on Friday.
The world's first Google Glass monitored surgery will be performed in Madrid, Spain on Friday.
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Britain s Prince William (R)  president of the Royal Marsden NHS (National Health Service) Foundatio...
Britain's Prince William (R), president of the Royal Marsden NHS (National Health Service) Foundation Trust, watches as head surgeon Pardeep Kumar (L) performs surgery for the removal of a bladder tumour on a male patient during a visit to the Royal Marsden hospital in London November 7, 2013
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James Porter  M.D. performing a kidney operation at Swedish Hospital in scrubs made especially for t...
James Porter, M.D. performing a kidney operation at Swedish Hospital in scrubs made especially for the occasion.
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Photo of an operating theater
Photo of an operating theater
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A typical dog cone
A typical dog cone
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File photo: An operating theater.
File photo: An operating theater.
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Dr Luz Perez-Schwartz monitors anesthesia during surgery.
Dr Luz Perez-Schwartz monitors anesthesia during surgery.
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A patient getting laser eye surgery
A patient getting laser eye surgery
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File photo: The first Google Glass monitored surgery is to be performed in Madrid  Spain.
File photo: The first Google Glass monitored surgery is to be performed in Madrid, Spain.
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Scientists have claimed that advanced tissue engineering techniques  such as freeze-drying heart val...
Scientists have claimed that advanced tissue engineering techniques, such as freeze-drying heart valves after cellular materials have been removed and storing the biological scaffolds for later transplanting, could revolutionize the field of reconstructive heart surgery.
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Anonymous teen face.
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