• Parkinson’s brain surgery to broadcast on live T.V.

    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…

  • The latest debate about knee replacement surgery

    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…

  • Local doctor donates skin surgery for man who weighed 980 pounds

    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…

  • Google Glass makes its way to the operating room (Video)

    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.

  • Gender plays role in pain after surgery (Video)

    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.

  • Technology to blame for 1 in 4 operating room errors, study finds

    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.

  • New procedure relieves concussion-related headaches

    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.