Surgical procedures - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Surgical procedures Comedian Jim Gaffigan's wife Jeannie has brain tumor surgery LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Jim Gaffigan says his wife and writing partner Jeannie Gaffigan is recovering after surgery to remove a serious brain tumor. Jim Gaffigan said on his social media pages Monday that two weeks ago an MRI revealed that Jeannie Gaffigan had a large, life-threatening tumor around her brain stem. He says after nine hours of urgent surgery the tumor was ... Wed, 03 May 2017 02:03:00 GMT 2017-05-03T02:03:00Z Overcoming Opioids: When pills are a hospital's last resort BALTIMORE (AP) — A car crash shattered Stuart Anders' thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers — he'd been addicted once before and panicked at the thought of relapsing. "I can't lose what I worked for," he said. The nation's opioid crisis is forcing hospi... Tue, 02 May 2017 18:00:00 GMT 2017-05-02T18:00:00Z Political mainstay heads home to Utah, questions in his wake WASHINGTON (AP) — Since arriving in Washington in 2009, Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz has been a political mainstay, doggedly investigating Democrats, frequently appearing on cable TV and regularly updating his legions of social media followers with photos of himself, his family and even his dog, Ruby. His Twitter handle reminds people that of the 435 me... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:55:00 GMT 2017-04-28T01:55:00Z Utah Rep. Chaffetz needs surgery, will be away for weeks WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz (CHAY'-fits) of Utah says he needs immediate foot surgery and will be out of Washington for three to four weeks, missing a key vote on a spending bill to keep the government open. Chaffetz, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, surprised the political world last week by announcing he will not seek re-el... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:28:00 GMT 2017-04-27T02:28:00Z Lawyer: Dragged passenger will need reconstructive surgery CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines and the city of Chicago may find themselves the target of lawsuits by the man who was dragged off a United plane in Chicago last week after refusing to give up his seat. One of Dr. David Dao's lawyers, Thomas Demetrio, said as much Thursday during a news conference in which he suggested that Dao could be "a poster child" for... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:24:00 GMT 2017-04-14T15:24:00Z Jury returns $454M fraud verdict in hospital gown lawsuit LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kimberly-Clark and its spinoff medical technology firm Halyard Health have been hit with $454 million in compensatory and punitive damages, after a federal jury found the companies misled California buyers about the impermeability of their MicroCool surgical gowns. Jurors in Los Angeles returned the verdict Friday in a class-action laws... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:11:00 GMT 2017-04-10T22:11:00Z After surgery, Georgia senator could miss crucial votes ATLANTA (AP) — Sen. Johnny Isakson is recuperating from his second back surgery this year at his Georgia home, complicating Republican leaders' plans as they count the votes for the GOP health care overhaul and a Supreme Court nominee. Aides to the third-term Republican senator said Wednesday that Isakson is still awaiting his physician's approval to trav... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:36:00 GMT 2017-03-22T19:36:00Z Baby born with extra legs thriving after surgery PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) — Doctors say a baby girl from Africa who's recovering from a risky surgery at a Chicago-area hospital should be able to lead a normal life. Ten-month-old Dominique was born in the Ivory Coast with a not-fully-developed conjoined twin. Doctors performed surgery on March 8 to remove two legs and a second spine that protruded from her back. ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:34:00 GMT 2017-03-22T00:34:00Z Patients' reports may aid prostate cancer treatment choice CHICAGO (AP) — Men with early-stage prostate cancer face a dizzying quandary over which treatment to choose but two new studies on side effects may make those decisions a bit easier. The research bolsters evidence that sexual problems and urinary incontinence are more common after surgery than after radiation or "watchful waiting" without treatment. But it also shows differe... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:30:00 GMT 2017-03-21T21:30:00Z Sea turtle flaps flippers in 1st rehab swim after surgery BANGKOK (AP) — Bank the green sea turtle flapped her flippers with vigor in her first swim after a life-saving operation to remove a heavy mass of swallowed coins from her stomach. Veterinarians in Bangkok put the turtle in water Friday for the first time since her surgery four days ago to see how well she could move. The turtle was gently lowered into a large plastic tank a... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 01:02:00 GMT 2017-03-11T01:02:00Z Formerly conjoined twins leave California hospital PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Formerly conjoined California twins Eva and Erika Sandoval have left the hospital and will be headed home in a few weeks. The 2 1/2-year-old Sacramento-area girls, who were born conjoined from the chest down, were separated Dec. 6 at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. They were moved from Palo Alto on ... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:23:00 GMT 2017-03-10T22:23:00Z US surgeons remove 6-pound tumor from Gambian girl's mouth NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Twelve-year-old Janet Sylva of Gambia wants to be a doctor when she grows up, she says with a broad grin — one that surgeons in New York gave back to her after removing from her mouth one of the largest tumors they'd ever seen. The 6-pound benign tumor was about the size of a cantaloupe. It prevented Janet from eating, and her b... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:30:00 GMT 2017-03-10T06:30:00Z Bill Paxton died from stroke suffered after surgery LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Paxton's death certificate states the actor died last month from a stroke days after surgery to replace a heart valve and repair damage to his aorta. The aorta is the main artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The prolific actor died late on Feb. 25. That was 11 days after the surgery.... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:41:00 GMT 2017-03-06T19:41:00Z Liver transplant surgical pioneer Dr. Thomas Starzl dies PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dr. Thomas Starzl, who pioneered liver transplant surgery in the 1960s and was a leading researcher into anti-rejection drugs, has died. He was 90. The University of Pittsburgh, speaking on behalf of Starzl's family, said the renowned doctor died Saturday at his home in Pittsburgh. Starzl performed the world's first li... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 04:01:00 GMT 2017-03-06T04:01:00Z Those with blurry close-up vision get some new help WASHINGTON (AP) — Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. But who's really a good candidate to toss their specs? "It's not bringing anybody back to being 20 again," caution... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:10:00 GMT 2017-03-01T09:10:00Z New help for that bane of middle-age: blurry close-up vision WASHINGTON (AP) — Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. But who's really a good candidate to toss their specs? "It's not bringing anybody back to being 20 again," caution... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:11:00 GMT 2017-02-28T16:11:00Z Iranian baby with heart defect impacted by Trump doing well PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Physicians say a 4-month-old Iranian girl with a rare heart condition who was affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban is "out of the woods" and making good progress after her life-saving surgery last Friday. Fatemeh Reshad and her parents' plans to enter the United States with a travel visa for the infant's surgery were cance... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:37:00 GMT 2017-02-28T01:37:00Z Surgeons rude to patients may pose problem in OR, study says CHICAGO (AP) — Surgeons who are rude to patients and others may pose a problem in the operating room, according to a study linking unprofessional doctor behavior with infections and other surgery complications. The researchers say their results show why it's important to speak up when doctors behave badly. Complications were most common in patients whose ... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:57:00 GMT 2017-02-15T18:57:00Z Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes needs Tommy John surgery JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — An offspeed pitch during a pre-spring training bullpen session effectively ended Alex Reyes' season before it began. The St. Louis Cardinals said Wednesday the 22-year-old right-hander will have Tommy John surgery to replace a ruptured elbow ligament in his pitching arm. "I was throwing a side at home and I felt som... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:49:00 GMT 2017-02-15T18:49:00Z Chicago's surgery museum plans sex reassignment exhibit CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago museum chronicling the history of surgery through medical artifacts, paintings and sculptures is planning to open an exhibit later this year on sex-reassignment procedures. Curators at the International Museum of Surgical Science said the issue has become more prominent in social, cultural and political conversations and the museum hopes to contribut... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:31:00 GMT 2017-02-13T17:31:00Z Iranian baby with heart defect to undergo surgery soon PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Iranian infant soon will have life-saving heart surgery in Portland after she was temporarily banned from coming into the U.S. by President Donald Trump's immigration order. Since she was admitted to OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital on Tuesday, 4-month-old Fatameh Reshad has been undergoing a series of diagnostic studies in preparation for her su... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:30:00 GMT 2017-02-11T08:30:00Z CBS' Charlie Rose to undergo heart surgery NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News morning host Charlie Rose says he's undergoing heart surgery to replace a heart valve that was installed in 2005. The 75-year-old newsman's surgery is scheduled Thursday. He said Wednesday he plans to return to work in March. He's been a host of "CBS This Morning" since its start in 2012, and also has a long-running PBS interview show. ... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:27:00 GMT 2017-02-08T13:27:00Z Iranian baby with heart defect admitted to Oregon hospital PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Iranian infant in need of life-saving heart surgery arrived Tuesday at a Portland hospital with her family after being temporarily banned from coming to the U.S. by President Donald Trump's immigration orders. Iranian doctors told Fatemeh Reshad's parents weeks ago that she needed at least one urgent surgery to correct serious hea... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:45:00 GMT 2017-02-08T06:45:00Z The Latest: Iranian researcher turned away, arrives at JFK WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries (all times Eastern): 9:45 p.m. An Iranian researcher who had been prevented from coming to the United States to do research at Stanford University has arrived safely at New York's Kennedy Airport. ... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 02:43:00 GMT 2017-02-06T02:43:00Z Ferret has successful pacemaker surgery at Kansas State MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A ferret is recovering after being fitted with a pacemaker during a rare surgery at Kansas State University. The 4-year-old ferret, named Zelda, is owned by Carl Hobi of Olathe, who took her to the Veterinary Health Center in Manhattan, Kansas, after Christmas. Zelda had a third-degree block in her heart, which caused a low heartbeat and a lack of energy. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 01:06:00 GMT 2017-02-01T01:06:00Z Conjoined twins separated after undergoing 21-hour operation VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — Twin 11-month-old girls who were formerly conjoined have been separated after undergoing a marathon surgery at a suburban New York City children's hospital. A team of more than 50 medical professionals helped perform the delicate 21-hour operation to separate Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla over two days beg... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:36:00 GMT 2017-01-25T16:36:00Z Rod Carew passes 1-month mark since heart transplant LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew has passed the one-month mark since a heart and kidney transplant with no signs of rejection. Carew tells the American Heart Association News he's "doing great" since the 13-hour operation on Dec. 16. He's spent the last week in a rehabilitation center and expects to return home soon. ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:30:00 GMT 2017-01-19T19:30:00Z Transgender man: Catholic hospital denied my hysterectomy TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A transgender man sued a Roman Catholic hospital on Thursday, saying it cited religion in refusing to allow his surgeon to perform a hysterectomy as part of his sex transition. Jionni Conforti's sex and gender discrimination lawsuit comes as new regulations hailed as groundbreaking anti-discrimination protections for transgender people are under legal at... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2017-01-06T00:00:00Z Medicare launches revamp for heart attacks, hip fractures WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart attacks and broken hips cause much suffering and worry as people grow older. This year, Medicare wants to start changing how it pays for treatment of these life-threatening conditions, to promote quality and contain costs. Beneficiaries and family members may notice a new approach. Hospitals and doctors in dozens of communities sel... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 08:44:00 GMT 2017-01-02T08:44:00Z Testing stem cells in tiniest hearts to fight birth defect BALTIMORE (AP) — The 4-month-old on the operating table has a shocking birth defect, nearly half his heart too small or even missing. To save him, surgeons will have to totally reroute how his blood flows, a drastic treatment that doesn't always work. So this time they are going a step further. In a bold experiment, doctors injected donated stem cells di... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:37:00 GMT 2016-12-20T16:37:00Z