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Stories with subject: Surgical procedures
  • Ohio hospital pioneering robotic catheter use 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:11 am
  • DAYTON, Ohio - A southwest Ohio hospital says it's one of the first in the Midwest using a robotic catheter system to aid in vascular surgery.

  • Oklahoma dental groups oppose oral surgery measure 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:13 pm
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - Some Oklahoma dental groups are opposing a bill in the state Legislature, proposed as a reaction to the case of an oral surgeon accused of maintaining filthy office conditions, that deals with training requirements for oral surgery dental assistants.

  • Davis has successful neck surgery, campaign says 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:41 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' campaign says she has undergone successful neck surgery to relieve pain in her shoulder and right arm.

  • Marathon bombing victim hopes to help others now 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:59 am
  • Gillian Reny arrived for freshman orientation at the University of Pennsylvania in August, just days after she had started to walk again.

  • Omaha inmate attacked 1 day after surgery 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 7:10 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - A Douglas County jail inmate who underwent surgery after a fight with another inmate was the target of a second attack the day he returned from the hospital, authorities said.

  • NE Ind. wife donates kidney to triathlete husband 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:34 pm
  • FORT WAYNE, Indiana - At first glance Tony Klepinger, 40, wife Julie and their two young daughters seem very much like the typical young family.

  • NY man sues doc, saying his appendix was left in 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:43 pm
  • WHITE PLAINS, New York - A New York investment banker had only one appendix. But he says two surgeons reported taking it out, in operations 14 months apart.

  • OKC Zoo giraffe in surgery for terminal defect 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:51 am
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Officials from the Oklahoma City Zoo say Kyah, the 6-month-old giraffe with a potentially terminal heart defect, is headed into surgery.

  • Dr. Frank Jobe remembered at Dodger Stadium 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:05 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Dr. Frank Jobe, who pioneered the elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John surgery and saved the careers of countless pitchers, was remembered Monday as a gifted and caring surgeon with a sense of humor.

  • Surgery could fix giraffe's terminal birth defect 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:43 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A 6-month-old giraffe born with a terminal defect that prevents her from digesting most foods is scheduled to undergo groundbreaking surgery that an Oklahoma City Zoo veterinarian said has never before been performed on her species.

  • Surgeon accused of slapping sleeping patients 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 4:43 pm
  • SYRACUSE, New York - Federal investigators say a Syracuse surgeon often slapped anesthetized patients on the buttocks and insulted them before surgery.

  • SKorea sex change doc: I correct 'God's mistakes' 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:20 am
  • BUSAN, South Korea - As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" once wrestled with similar feelings.

  • Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:44 am
  • SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.

  • Surgery gives long-term help for obese diabetics 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:16 am
  • WASHINGTON - New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good.

  • Kennewick girl had 16 surgeries for burns 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 8:38 am
  • KENNEWICK, Washington - A Kennewick girl who accidentally set herself on fire while playing with a lighter on the Fourth of July, 2012, has undergone 16 surgeries.

  • Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:22 am
  • SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.

  • Study backs nonsurgical way to fix heart valves 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 3:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead.

  • Christie: Weight-loss surgery 'life-changing' 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 9:37 pm
  • TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says undergoing stomach banding surgery more than a year ago was a "life-changing decision."

  • Suspended surgeon files $18.9M claim against UA 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:03 pm
  • TUCSON, Arizona - The suspended surgeon credited with expanding the University of Arizona's surgery department has filed a multimillion claim against the school.

  • Treasury says Lew's outpatient surgery went well 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 5:06 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department says Secretary Jacob Lew's surgery to deal with a benign enlarged prostate went as planned.

  • Obese Texas girl who had tumor has surgery in Ohio 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 2:43 pm
  • CINCINNATI - A 12-year-old girl with a rare case of medically induced obesity that pushed her weight past 200 pounds is recovering after weight-loss surgery.

  • Man's startling weight loss drawing big attention 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 11:11 am
  • LAWRENCE, Kansas - Robert Walls used to worry about whether he was going to wake up the next morning. But on a recent day, his main concern was how his hair looked.

  • Copter crash survivor doing well after surgery 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 8:04 pm
  • SEATTLE - A hospital official says the first surgery on a man who was burned when a helicopter crashed on his car in Seattle went very well.