surgery

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

8 Days After Operation, a Surprise Find in His Throat

Man swallowed own dentures during procedure

(Newser) - A British man who had a minor procedure was back in the hospital about a week later, thanks to something he swallowed during the surgery. The incident cited in the BMJ Case Reports journal says that the 72-year-old retired electrician had a benign lump in his abdomen taken out, but... More »

Rand Paul Has Part of Lung Removed

Senator has another surgery related to 2017 attack

(Newser) - Another senator is having medical issues : Rand Paul had lung surgery over the weekend, and he announced Monday on Twitter that "unfortunately, I will have to limit my August activities" as he recuperates, but "I should be able to return to the Senate in September." The senator'... More »

His Chance of Surviving Birth Was 5%. He Did—and More

Cooper Kilburn, 2, has successful reconstruction of airway, larynx

(Newser) - "We planned for this surgery from day one of Cooper's life." Two years later, it happened—successfully. That quote comes from Dr. Jerome Thompson, an otolaryngologist who led the team that pulled off a world first at Memphis' Le Bonheur Children's Hospital: successfully giving Cooper Kilburn... More »

UK Doctor Offers Women 'Life-Changing' Surgery

Simon Fishel pioneers new treatment to delay menopause

(Newser) - A fertility expert in Britain is offering a procedure that purports to fend off menopause and let women have children later in life, the Guardian reports. A company formed by Simon Fishel, who developed IVF, offers the procedure to women until they're around 40. It sounds simple: Doctors fool... More »

Life-Changing News for Quadriplegics

New technique revives hope for people with paralysis

(Newser) - A ray of hope for those with complete paralysis: Australian surgeons have devised a way to restore tactile skills like brushing teeth, holding a drink, and even writing, Sky News reports. The technique allows surgeons to apply nerve transfers to spinal cord injuries for the first time. "We didn'... More »

BMAs Host Clarkson Left Show 'in Tears From Pain'

Singer 'feeling awesome' after appendix removed Thursday

(Newser) - What a trooper. Kelly Clarkson underwent surgery to remove her appendix within hours of hosting the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday. The 37-year-old showed "absolutely no signs of discomfort" throughout the show, which saw her perform twice, per E! , though she'd been suffering stomach pain for days. "... More »

Inside Edition Host: Lump First Spotted by Viewer Is Cancerous

Deborah Norville to undergo surgery on Tuesday

(Newser) - Inside Edition's Deborah Norville made two surprise announcements Monday: One, she has thyroid cancer, and two, a viewer helped discover it. It was "a long time ago" that the female viewer reached out about a lump she'd seen on Norville's neck, according to a minute-long video... More »

FDA: Beware Letting Robots Operate on You

'Survival benefits to patients when compared to traditional surgery have not been established'

(Newser) - On the plus side: Operations performed using minimally invasive robotic devices can help keep blood loss, pain, and infections to a minimum, reduce scarring, and shorten recovery times. On the minus side, per the Food and Drug Administration: Using these devices for mastectomies and other surgeries for cancers hasn't... More »

'Rare' Reaction Kills Boy During 'Life-Saving' Surgery

Matadi Sela Petit was only 8 years old.

(Newser) - The story of a Congolese boy who came to America for life-saving surgery took a tragic turn when news emerged Saturday about his medical procedure, CNN reports. Matadi Sela Petit, 8, had a life-threatening facial tumor that inspired former NBA player Dikembe Mutombo to take him from the Democratic Republic... More »

Musician Plays Guitar During His Brain Surgery to Help Out Doctors

Musa Manzini was able to give medical team 'real-time feedback' during 'awake craniotomy'

(Newser) - His skull still open, a South African musician with a brain tumor played several notes on his guitar during an operation to remove most of the growth. Musa Manzini's guitar-playing helped guide the medical team in their delicate task while preserving neural pathways, says neurosurgeon Dr. Rohen Harrichandparsad. Manzini... More »

He Cut Out a 'Tumor.' It Was Actually Her Kidney

Florida surgeon Ramon Vazquez faces complaint from state

(Newser) - Maureen Pacheco suffered from back pain she hoped the fusing of vertebrae in her lower back could fix. A surgeon instead removed one of her kidneys. Dr. Ramon Vazquez, whom Pacheco met moments before going under the knife at Florida's Wellington Regional Medical Center on April 29, 2016, was... More »

Surgeon Who Removed Healthy Kidney Denies Negligence

He was supposed to remove woman's adrenal gland

(Newser) - A South Dakota surgeon admitted to mistakenly removing an Iowa woman's healthy kidney but denied that he breached the standard of care, according to the surgeon's response to a lawsuit filed by the patient. Dr. Scott Baker and the Surgical Institute of South Dakota acknowledged in an answer... More »

Thinking About Lasik? The Risks Are Painfully Real

Patient advocates complain not enough warnings are given on complications that can be severe

(Newser) - The promise of Lasik is it may offer an end to contacts and glasses; the reality is that it could lead to problems that may leave you longing for the old contacts and glasses. The New York Times reports on long-documented complications—including post-procedure complaints of double vision, painful dry... More »

She's Accused of Dancing During Surgery. Now, Repercussions

Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte defends herself: 'I'm a surgeon, I'm supposed to be able to multitask'

(Newser) - She boasts on her site that she's "[discreetly]" a "doctor to the stars," but there was nothing discreet about what Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte allegedly did while operating on some of her patients. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Georgia Composite Medical Board has suspended the dermatologist's... More »

Statement on Melania's Kidney Surgery Raises Questions

Unaffiliated doctors speculate on the cause, length of hospital stay

(Newser) - President Trump on Tuesday addressed his wife's kidney surgery , tweeting , "Our great First Lady is doing really well. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days. Thank you for so much love and support!" The White House on Monday said Melania Trump "underwent an embolization... More »

Owner Decides 17-Year-Old Cat Is Worth a $19K Surgery

Betsy Boyd didn't hesitate to pony up money for kidney transplant for her 'muse' Stanley

(Newser) - When Stanley needed a potentially lifesaving kidney transplant, Betsy Boyd didn't blink at coughing up the $19,000 needed to pay for it. What has the generosity of this Baltimore mother of two making headlines, per the Baltimore Sun : That amount is more than 40% of her annual salary,... More »

After Years of Chronic Pain, Dunham Has Hysterectomy

Tough decision came after 'surgeries measuring in the double digits'

(Newser) - Lena Dunham has undergone a total hysterectomy after years of chronic pain caused by endometriosis, which is caused by tissue from the uterus lining growing outside the organ. The Endometriosis Foundation of America says the Girls star, who had the operation to remove her uterus and cervix in recent months,... More »

After Dozens of Surgeries, 'Tree Man's' Prospects Bleak

Doctors thought he was cured, but growths are returning

(Newser) - In February 2016, Abul Bajandar underwent his first surgery to remove giant warts that looked like tree bark from his hands and feet. Roughly one year and 16 surgeries later, things were looking up . A year past that, with the Bangladeshi man's surgery tally at 24, the news isn'... More »

Jeopardy! on Hold After Trebek Has Brain Surgery

Host is recuperating from procedure in December

(Newser) - Alex Trebek has a "slight medical problem," in his words—but it's serious enough that Jeopardy! is now on hiatus. NBC News reports the 77-year-old game show host underwent brain surgery to remove blood clots on Dec. 16 at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is now... More »

Suit: Doc Took Test on Phone During Woman's Surgery

Woman says doctor told her later that he was taking a language test

(Newser) - A suburban New York City woman has sued a doctor, claiming he used his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her, per the AP . The Journal News reports 70-year-old Mary Edwards of Port Chester filed a lawsuit Monday in state Supreme Court against Dr. Eric Fishman and... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB