Tag Archives: Surgery.

California rejects unique intersex surgery ban for some kids

California lawmakers have rejected a ban on medically unnecessary treatment for babies born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia By ADAM BEAM Associated Press January 14, 2020, 12:59 AM 4 min read SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers have rejected what would have been a first-of-its-kind ban on medically unnecessary treatment for infants born with ambiguous or… Read More »

Plastic surgery horror stories: 7 botched procedures that made the news in 2019

Plastic surgeons and medical boards have long-warned against traveling abroad for risky cosmetic procedures without doing proper research, but several of these patients chose to take their chances. Others simply went off recommendations from friends. Many of these patients expressed immediate regret, and in many cases, it’s easy to see why. 1. Florida woman loses… Read More »

A UK challenger to da Vinci seeks to chip away at robotic surgery ‘monopoly’

A CE mark earlier this year opened the door for Cambridge, England-based CMR Surgical to begin challenging minimal access robotic surgery market leader Intuitive Surgical.​ Several robot-assisted platforms have emerged during the last decade from medtech giants like Stryker, Zimmer Biomet and Medtronic for use in spine and brain surgeries or joint replacement procedures. But when it comes to… Read More »

Hospital offers 'instant' six-pack abs surgery and the results are horrifying

Craving chiseled abs but not arsed heading to the gym? A hospital in Thailand is offering a ‘painless’ surgery which gives you an “instant” six-pack. A hospital in Bangkok is offering “instant” six-pack surgery for those who are too lazy to work out. Masterpiece Hospital CEO and surgeon Raweewat “Sae” Maschamadol said that they receive between 20 and 30… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cosmetic surgery is on the rise, new data reveal

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons have published new statistics that reveal recent trends in body-shaping procedures. A new report shows which cosmetic procedures were most popular in 2018. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2018.… Read More »

“Together Hand in Hand”: 14th IFSSH & 11th IFSHT Triennial Congress for Hand Surgery and Therapy in Berlin

Berlin – From 17 to 21 June 2019, the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) and the International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT) will be staging the international world congress for hand surgeons and hand therapists in Berlin, Germany. For the first time, the meeting will be combining the… Read More »

One woman's knee replacement surgery highlights its risks and limitations

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Danette Lake thought surgery would relieve the pain in her knees. The arthritis pain began as a dull ache in her early 40s, brought on largely by the pressure of unwanted weight. Lake managed to lose 200 pounds through dieting and exercise, but the pain in her knees… Read More »

How Could Routine Nasal Surgery Increase Risk for Anxiety and Suicide?

Imagine feeling like you’re suffocating every minute of the day. No matter how big a breath you take, you still feel like you can’t get enough air. This is the reality for people suffering from empty nose syndrome (ENS), a complication of nose or sinus surgery. Despite the condition being a horrifying reality for an… Read More »

FDA Approves Dextenza (dexamethasone ophthalmic insert) for the Treatment of Ocular Pain Following Ophthalmic Surgery

FDA Approves Dextenza (dexamethasone ophthalmic insert) for the Treatment of Ocular Pain Following Ophthalmic Surgery Print this page BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 3, 2018– Ocular Therapeutix™, Inc. a biopharmaceutical company focused on the formulation, development, and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration… Read More »