A Texas woman says she remains “distraught” by comments she secretly recorded hospital staff making about her attitude as well as her weight as they worked on her unconscious body during a 2015 operation.
It’s a common scenario, especially among people who lose 100 pounds or more: The fat is gone, but they’re left with excess, sagging skin in its place. For some, body contouring surgery may be the answer.
Techniques used in ancient art of origami are being folded into the high-tech world of modern medicine, thanks to a partnership between robotic surgical device developer Intuitive Surgical and Brigham Young University.
A history of depression doubles the risk of future heart problems, and then can make the condition worse. The depression can surface after a heart episode or surgery, complicating and slowing the path to recovery.
An 8-month-old Rottweiler whose skull was crushed after being hit by a car four months ago has a promising road to recovery thanks to reconstructive surgery.
Nearly 1 in 12 people suffer from depression in the U.S., but for those seeking bariatric surgery for weight loss, that rate may be almost double.
WASHINGTON —An Ohio man will undergo brain surgery Sunday night – live on national television. Brain Surgery Live with Mental Floss will air Sunday at 9 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel. It’s the first time for a…
WASHINGTON — Knee replacements are on the rise, and so is the debate over the best way to operate. Traditionally, orthopedic surgeons have done one knee, let it heal, and then performed surgery on the…
WASHINGTON — Paul Mason was once one of the world’s fattest men, tipping the scales at 980 pounds. He had bariatric surgery in 2010 that left him 650 pounds lighter, but with a dangerous amount…
A plastic surgeon in Tampa, Florida, is part of a small yet growing
number of doctors who use Google
Glass in the operating room. The use of
Glass in the operations is uncommon, but no longer unusual.
Researchers who interviewed 10,200 patiens over more than four years in Germany found men tend to feel more pain after major surgeries than women.
High technology has made many types of surgery more precise and effective — and in some cases, far less invasive. But all this innovation also has created some problems.
Dr. Ivan Ducic is pioneering what some consider a radical idea to treat post-concussion
headaches caused by nerve damage. His approach is a new twist on an existing
procedure used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome.