With healthcare vote in balance, McCain in 'good spirits' after surgery | Reuters

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Fewer painkillers with less invasive pancreas surgery

Less invasive surgery for severe pancreatitis "can mean less pain for patients, reducing the need for opioids and their complications."


Microscope could test tumors during surgery

A new microscope could spare breast cancer patients from repeat surgeries to remove cancerous cells at the tumor's margin.


Medicrea Group wins FDA clearance for AI-based spine surgery tech

The Medicrea Group has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for its UNiD HUB product, a data-driven digital portal for …

Health Care Technology

Home and Away spoiler: Zac is rushed in for surgery

Will he pull through?<p>Zac is rushed into hospital with Leah at his side. He needs surgery, but Tori is confident that he will make a full …

What questions to ask your doctor if you’re considering surgery

Since the publication of the first parts of our Quantity of Care investigation, many readers have asked for advice on how to navigate the world of …

Health Care

Surgery alternatives: Needle-free skincare that actually works

The products that freeze frown lines and plump lips<p>If Botox and fillers aren't for you, try these topical alternatives that work to plump, tone and …

Skin Care

Surgery Partners (SGRY) announces acquisition of National Surgical Healthcare - Slideshow

The following slide deck was published by Surgery Partners, Inc. in conjunction with this event.<p>113<p>Click to enlarge

Health Care

Browns Fourth-Round Pick Howard Wilson Suffers Broken Kneecap, Will Require Surgery

<b>BEREA (92.3 The Fan) –</b> The Browns suffered their first major casualty of the offseason Saturday when the team learned that fourth-round pick Howard …


Millions of health dollars wasted on useless surgery: researcher

New Hamilton-led guidelines strongly recommend against the use of arthroscopy in nearly all patients with degenerative knee disease.


Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Does Not Provide Lasting Relief, Panel Says

A group of international health experts says that fewer than 15 percent of patients feel an improvement in pain and function three months after the …


Royals promote Maness less than 9 months after UCL surgery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Kansas City Royals have promoted Seth Maness from Triple-A Omaha, less than nine months after the right-hander had …


With baseball watching, Maness returns to majors

Less than nine months after having an elbow surgery that could prove to be an alternative to Tommy John, former Cardinal added to KC's bullpen.


Tearing your pectoral muscle most likely means surgery

Q.I was working out in the gym and felt a pop in the front of my right shoulder. I had pain and noticed weakness bringing my arm across my body. I am …


GP surgery gets clean bill of health after snap inspection

A REGULATOR has given a GP surgery in Bradford the all-clear after anonymous concerns were raised specifically about its care and treatment of …

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Before, During, and After J-Pouch Surgery

The ileal pouch anal anastamosis (IPAA) procedure, commonly known as a J-Pouch procedure, is a complex surgical treatment for severe disease or …


‘What don’t you like about your breasts?’

“WHAT don’t you like about your breasts?” the plastic surgeon asked.<p>“Apart from the fact they’re trying to kill me?”<p>I’m sitting in the surgeon’s …


'World's fattest man' set to have surgery to halve his weight

A Mexican man who weighs more than half a ton, 595kg, is to undergo surgery to reduce his size.<p>Believed to be the heaviest man in the world, …


My Story About Being On Obamacare and Medicaid And Why Both Were Awful

The End Of 2013 Through Today Has Been Awful For Me Medical Wise<p>A few days before Christmas of 2013, I herniated my L3-L4 and L4-L5 discs. I was …


World’s heaviest man to undergo surgery

In Mexico, the world’s reportedly heaviest man is finally set to undergo surgery.<p>Juan Pedro Franco, who once weighed nearly 600 kilos has spent most of the last six years confined to a bed. He will have a gastric bypass next week. (May 9)<p>The 32-year-old has already shed nearly 400 pounds over the …

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Fattest man in the world prepares for surgery in Mexico

A Mexican who weighs more than half a ton gets ready to receive surgery to lose weight. Video provided by AFP Newslook


This vet sang to a nervous dog before surgery, and this sweet act of kindness has us *so* emotional

Anyone who’s ever undergone surgery knows that it can be downright terrifying, but it really helps to have a friendly face by your side. Luckily, …


‘World’s heaviest woman’ leaves hospital over 700 pounds lighter

An Egyptian national believed to be the world’s heaviest woman has successfully left an Indian hospital over 700 pounds lighter.<p>Eman Ahmed Abd El …


Boy, 3, thrown out of doctors’ after buzzer started autistic ‘meltdown’

<b>An autistic three-year-old boy was thrown out of a GP surgery when the practice’s buzzer triggered a ‘meltdown’.</b><p>Tommy Coupland’s mum Zoe was asked to …


‘Anti-halal’ Australian MP sought weight loss surgery in Muslim-majority Malaysia

AN Australian lawmaker who is aligned with anti-Islamic causes in the country has reportedly sought surgical treatment for weight loss in …

Weight Loss

Wareham Surgery bans advanced GP appointments

<b>A GP surgery in Dorset has stopped patients from booking advanced appointments due to a lack of doctors.</b><p>Wareham Surgery said its "revised system" comes after one GP went off on long-term sickness with a broken hip and another resigned in March.<p>It said a lack of response to a GP vacancy meant it …

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The Undertaker Is In New York, And He May Be Having Surgery Soon

Prior to WrestleMania 33, word had been going around that The Undertaker was feeling some serious pain, and that he was putting off some pretty major surgery. He underwent a hip surgery last year, but that was believed to be a stopgap procedure until the full operation could take place. Now that he …


Autistic three-year-old 'thrown out of GP surgery' after loud buzzer noise sparked 'meltdown'

A young mum claims her autistic toddler was thrown out of a GP surgery because he suffered a "meltdown" over a buzzer.<p>Zoe Coupland took her …


Dural Sac Tear - What You Need to Know to Stay Healthy and Pain Free

A dural tear, also known as a durotomy, is a complication of spine surgery in which the thin covering over the spinal cord (called dura mater) is …


New robotic drill performs skull surgery 50 times faster

A robotic drill could perform your future surgery -- way, way faster than usual.<p>Researchers from the University of Utah have created an automated machine that can do a complicated cranial surgery 50 times faster than standard procedures. The team's approach reduces the surgery time from two …