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  • Prayer Request: Please Pray for My Mom Having Knee Surgery Today

    04/09/2014 4:08:28 AM PDT · by Pajamajan · 43 replies
    My mom is in her senior years and having surgery on her knee today. Any prayers for her would be most appreciated.
  • Any Freepers who have had gall bladder surgery?

    02/20/2014 9:04:16 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 43 replies
    Feb 20, 2014 | Me
    I just did a 3 day stint in the hospital for Pancreatitis which may be caused by gall stones. The doctor recommends that I get my gall bladder and the gall stones removed. Considering that I have good insurance, I am going to go through the procedure.
  • Surgical 3D printing BioPen writes in bone, nerve and muscle

    02/07/2014 8:25:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    DVICE ^ | 02/07/2014 | Colin Druce-McFadden
    Credit: University of Wollongong Scientists at the University of Wollongong (that's a real place) in Australia have developed a device that replaces traditional surgery with something more akin to an art project. The BioPen is a handheld 3D printer that can actually print bone directly onto patients during surgery. Soon, surgeons will simply be able to doodle their patients back to health.The BioPen uses a stem cell ink which can be coaxed into differentiating into muscle, bone, or nerve cells. A seaweed-based growth culture encourages the cells to thrive in their new environment while a second polymer, cured by the...
  • Difficulty Adding Newborns to Obamacare Not a “Glitch” Says Sebelius

    01/04/2014 8:32:41 AM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    While admitting that the process for adding a new baby to a family's Affordable Care Act insurance coverage is “difficult,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius denied that it is yet another of a seemingly endless series of “glitches” to the program. “Though this may come as a shock to some, the world is over-populated,” Sebelius contended. “Adding more people is something we need to discourage. Since we cannot outright restrict family sizes like they do in China we have to make do with a 'second-best' policy. The annoyance and anxiety factors that attend the paperwork aspect of the...
  • Plastic surgeon turns daughters into Barbie dolls (Video included)

    12/14/2013 9:34:40 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 13, 2013 | QMI Agency
    Dr. Michael Niccole takes pride in his profession and the spoils of his work can be seen in his children. The Orange County plastic surgeon has operated on his adopted 25-year-old daughters multiple times over the years, according to a video by Barcroft Media. Daughter Brittani says in the video her first surgery was breast augmentation after she finished high school at 18. Then she got a nose job right before her 21st birthday and started Botox injections at the age of 22. Meanwhile, her sister Charm got her navel changed from an outie to an innie when she was...
  • Doctors Save Severed Hand By Sewing to Man's Ankle

    12/16/2013 10:14:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | 16 Dec 2013, 7:17 AM PDT | by Jon David Kahn
    After a man lost his right hand in a work place accident in November, doctors in Changsha, Hunan province successfully reattached the limb by grafting it to his ankle for a month. The man, Xiao Wei, said that at the time of the accident he "was just shocked and frozen to the spot, until colleagues unplugged the machine and retrieved my hand and took me to the hospital. I am still young, and I couldn't imagine life without a right hand." Doctors, opted to graft the hand to Wei's ankle to prevent it from dying while they worked on his...
  • Prayers for Mom

    10/09/2013 6:21:03 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 30 replies
    Self | 10/9/2013 | Self
    My mother Betty, 87 years young, fell and broke her leg. She's scheduled for a rod implant surgery tomorrow at 7 AM. She's a wonderful lady, active with her church and circle, and still mentally sharp. She's doing well after her fall, and was very positive when I spoke to her earlier today. I would greatly appreciate your prayers and good thoughts! God Bless!
  • Jim's surgery has been rescheduled for Oct 3rd. Prayers are requested. [Update #120, #243]

    10/02/2013 7:32:39 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 331 replies
    10-02-2013 | JustAmy
    Graphic by MamaBear
  • Jim Robinson's surgery postponed but he needs us to continuing praying. Update #318, 413, 440, 466

    09/30/2013 1:13:40 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 505 replies
    9-30-2013 | JustAmy
    Graphic by MamaBear Dear Heavenly Father, You said that when two or more are gathered in Your name, there You are also. We come together as friends and family of Jim to ask that You place Your hand of protection upon Jim during his surgery today. Lord, bless the hands, minds, and souls of the surgical team. Let their hands be Your hands. Let their decisions be Your decisions. We lift him up to You and ask that You carry him through surgery and return him to us happy, healthy, and whole. We also ask that Your Holy Spirit...
  • NHS ‘bans’ GPs from carrying out minor operations on patients who smoke unless they promise to quit

    09/29/2013 6:12:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 05:18 EST, 29 September 2013 | Stephen Adams
    Patients are being denied minor treatments because they smoke, The Mail on Sunday has found. In one case, a healthy middle-aged man was told he could not have a ten-minute operation to cut a small benign growth off the side of his head because of his habit. Paul Merrett thought it would be no problem to get the inch-long fatty lump, called a lipoma, removed. … But when he attended King George Surgery in Stevenage, his GP said he could not have the minor operation—which doctors often do under local anesthetic in their own consulting rooms. Mr. Merrett, 46, said:...
  • Prayer Request please

    09/29/2013 2:45:12 PM PDT · by workerbee · 57 replies
    9/29/13 | Me
    I'm humbly asking for prayers from the FReeper community for my father-in-law. We learned today he was diagnosed with a "very aggressive strain" of melanoma. He is scheduled for surgery next Friday. There will also be a CAT scan to determine if lymph nodes are involved. If you could spare "Bud" a moment in your prayers, and my husband as well because he's quite worried (and doing his best to pretend otherwise). Thank you all so much.
  • VA Paid $11K Bonus to Surgeon Who Left Op Room Before End of Surgery

    08/24/2013 11:30:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 23, 2013 - 5:06 PM | Dennis M. Crowley
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) paid an $11,189 performance pay bonus to a surgeon who left the operating room before a surgery was completed, leaving residents to continue the procedure without him, according to a Government Accountability Office report released on Friday. The “[s]urgeon who was supervising residents left the operating room and medical center before the surgery was completed, allowing residents to continue the surgery without supervision until another surgeon was found to supervise the residents,” said the report. “The surgeon was suspended without pay for 14 calendar days.” Despite this particular performance, the VA still gave the...
  • The Good, the Bad, and the A.H.S.

    08/24/2013 12:47:17 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 2 replies ^ | August 24, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The longer the government waits before having to spend money performing a surgery on a patient my mother’s age, the greater chance the patient will not be around by the time the surgery is a go. Keeping the wait times long is a fantastic cost-cutting measure if you don’t mind the dead bodies.
  • PM Netanyahu to undergo surgery due to umbilical hernia

    08/10/2013 3:35:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 08.11.13, 00:18 | Attila Somfalvi
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to undergo surgery Saturday night in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem due to an umbilical hernia. Netanyahu was hospitalized after feeling pains, and was examined by his personal doctor, Dr. Tzvika Berkovitch, and by an expert surgeon. … Netanyahu is scheduled to convene cabinet ministers on Sunday to finalize the first stage of a release of Palestinian security prisoners designed to foster peace talks revived last month by US Secretary of State John Kerry. …
  • The Growing Popularity of Having Surgery Overseas ($100,000 surgery here is just $13,660 in Belgium)

    08/08/2013 7:05:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/08/2013 | By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL
    As health care costs in the United States rise, an increasing number of Americans are going overseas for elective procedures, or are at least considering that possibility. In response to an article in The New York Times on Sunday about an American who went to Belgium to have his hip replaced because his insurer in the United States would not cover the procedure, hundreds of readers said they would be willing to follow that path. Michael Shopenn’s surgery in 2007 would have cost close to $100,000 in the United States. But it cost just $13,660 — including all medicine, doctors’...
  • Americans are Now Traveling Overseas For Surgery

    08/07/2013 10:21:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/07/2013 | Michael Krieger
    <p>Growing up I recall hearing stories of how wealthy foreigners would frequently travel all the way to these United States in order to receive top notch medical attention. Fast forward a decade or two, and all I hear about now is how it is us Americans being forced abroad in order to receive affordable care. The article below from the New York Times, “In Need of a New Hip, but Priced Out of the U.S.” is a fantastic, but depressing read on the subject.</p>
  • Could an Italian Scientist Pave the Way for Human Head Transplants?

    07/02/2013 11:40:26 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    USNews ^ | 2 Jul 2013 | ALLIE BIDWELL
    In what sounds like a science-fiction novel come to life, one scientist says he is close to being able to affix one person's head to another human body. Italian scientist Sergio Canavero believes he has come up with an outline to successfully complete the first human head transplant in history, which could lead to solutions for those suffering from muscular dystrophy or tetraplegics with widespread organ failure. Head transplants have been attempted since the 1950s, when Russian scientist Vladimir Demikhov experimented with dogs. Twenty years later, American neurosurgeon Robert White conducted a successful head transplant by moving the head of...

    05/30/2013 4:48:08 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 2 replies ^ | 5/30/2013 | Patriot777
    Humanitarian Device: The Enterra® Therapy system for gastric electrical stimulation is authorized by Federal Law for use in treatment of chronic intractable (drug refractory) nausea and vomiting secondary to gastroparesis of diabetic or idiopathic etiology. The effectiveness of this device for this use has not been demonstrated. What does this mean?
  • Christie reveals secret stomach surgery to lose weight

    05/07/2013 5:05:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    NY ^ | May 7, 2013 | TARA PALMERI and BETH DEFALCO
    Christie reveals secret stomach surgery to lose weight By TARA PALMERI and BETH DEFALCO Last Updated: 3:59 AM, May 7, 2013 Posted: 3:01 AM, May 7, 2013 EXCLUSIVE New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent lap-band stomach surgery to aggressively slim down for the sake of his wife and kids, he revealed to The Post last night. The Garden State governor agreed to the operation at the urging of family and friends after turning 50 last September.
  • First Brain Surgery Performed on Bear

    04/14/2013 8:48:39 AM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    National Georgraphic ^ | April 11, 2013 | Michelle Nijhuis
    An Asiatic black bear at a Laos sanctuary is cured of hydrocephalus. Free the Bears called on Pizzi, a South African veterinary surgeon who works in Scotland at the Edinburgh Zoo and also at a national wildlife rescue center. Six weeks after the operation, Champa is markedly more active and more social with other bears, and she is gaining weight. She will always have some brain damage, since the accumulated fluid does cause permanent harm. And she will remain in captivity. But her relief is obvious. "Operating on one bear won't save bears from extinction, and making life better for...
  • Prayer Warriors - Prayer needed for carlo3b (Good News at #299!)

    03/28/2013 10:27:49 PM PDT · by jellybean · 336 replies
    March 29, 2013
    Our resident chef carlo3b (Carlo Morelli), is in urgent need of prayer. On Tuesday he underwent a complicated surgery and is in ICU on a ventilator. On Wednesday his kidneys were not functioning properly and he was taken back into surgery. His daughter reports that he is doing much better, but still in danger. He has many FRiends here at Free Republic and I'm sure he and his family would appreciate your prayers and any good thoughts you could send his way.
  • Boy suffering up to 100 seizures a day has part of brain removed

    03/12/2013 1:08:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | March 12, 20103 | Jessica Ryen Doyle
    Spike Parrent’s life was completely normal for the first four years. Then one day in January 2011, he told his father, Tom, he was tired and wanted to take a nap. Tom Parrent watched as his son fell asleep, and he went upstairs to do some work. Minutes later, Parrent said he heard “an animal-like scream,” and when he rushed downstairs, his son was in the midst of a seizure. “I ran to him; I was thinking, ‘Can I get to the ER before the paramedics?’” Parrent of Cary, N.C., told “On the way there, he was conscious, but...
  • Insurance to pay for gender transition surgery

    03/07/2013 12:29:41 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 7, 2013 | Katie Eastman
    In a surprising turnaround, insurance is now picking up the bill for a Hub college student’s gender transition surgery. As the Herald reported last week, fraternity brothers at Emerson College in Boston raised enough money for fellow frat member Donnie Collins to undergo surgery. But now that cash won’t be needed. “I did not instigate this. It was totally unexpected, I was very confused,” Donnie said in a You Tube video last night.
  • Update to prayer needed for trussell

    12/01/2012 5:22:08 AM PST · by trussell · 41 replies
    My heart and head | 12/01/2012 | trussell
    As suggested, since so many freepers have been praying, I am sharing this in the open forum. So many freepers have been praying for me…for my back issues and my work issues. I finally have an update. I had my surgery on November 14th. I had a job interview on the 7th of November and my surgery for my back one week later. I was hired for the job but with all the background checks etc…it was going to be the 3rd of December before the position could start. I have had home health nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists...
  • Yet another secret about Obama's life (Plastic Surgery?)

    10/25/2012 9:35:17 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 35 replies ^ | October 24, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    After 4 years in White House, the surprises keep coming It’s becoming increasingly clear, just days before Barack Obama’s bid for re-election, that America still doesn’t know much about the man who has lived in the White House for the last four years. In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s challenge to Obama to release his college and passport records in exchange for a $5 million donation to Obama’s charities, here’s another secret from Obama’s life of mystery and make-believe. Filmmaker Joel Gilbert contends President Obama has altered his facial profile for the national stage of American politics, citing two nationally...
  • Outpouring of support for Don Wade ‘overwhelming’

    Prayers and well-wishes have been pouring in to news/talk WLS-AM (890) since listeners learned Monday about morning host Don Wade’s upcoming surgery to remove a growth from his brain. “The response has truly been overwhelming,” said Donna Baker, vice president and market manager of Cumulus Media in Chicago. “Many thousands have written in — and they’re really heartwarming. This man has friends who are praying for him all over the world.” Wade, 71, who has hosted mornings on WLS with his wife, Roma, since 1989, is scheduled for surgery Thursday in Chicago. The station has an email account at:
  • My Oldest Brother Needs Prayer

    09/21/2012 5:35:39 AM PDT · by AKA Elena · 37 replies
    Family | Self
    My oldest brother, Jim ... father of fourteen productive members of society has had cancer found in his lungs. They will be doing CT Scans today to see if surgery is possible, which we all hope is the result. Jim is the best hugger and radiates holiness and comfort ... and for years has taken food to the Sisters in Mexico, for them and for the orphanages ... he was called the "bread man of Orange County", until his trips became more than he could handle, and border crossing became so stringent. Please join his huge fan base and family...
  • A Simple Little Prayer Request For my Mimi (Update at Post #170)

    07/09/2012 2:12:10 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 293 replies
    7/9/12 | Me
    Long story short. My cat Mimi (she is actually a he), thought he was a girl when they lived in my backyard for almost a year, is going in for major surgery tomorrow. I was vetless at the time I decided to bring her in. I took her to an holistic vet, to be sure she was fixed and didn't have anything she could spread to my 2 other kitties (now down to 1) and an over all healthcare check up. I told the vet about her consistent cough and he said "sometimes cats just cough". I believed it, due...
  • Hospitals Told Child Heart Surgery Will Stop

    07/04/2012 8:01:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies ^ | 7/4/12 | staff
    Three out of 10 specialist units will stop performing heart surgery on children following an NHS review which decided resources were spread too thinly. The Royal Brompton in Chelsea, west London, Leeds General Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital in Leicester will not stop providing surgery immediately as plans to implement the new streamlined service are still being developed. Once they stop providing surgery, probably after 2013, the units will still see patients for diagnosis, monitoring and non-surgical treatment. The consultation process by the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts (JCPCT) of England
  • YEEEHAAAWW, 20/20

    06/04/2012 7:54:20 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 61 replies
    self | June 04, 2012 | swampsniper
    Just got back from my cataract surgery follow up, my right eye is now 20/20. Before surgery I was legally blind in that eye.On the 19th of this month I go in for the left eye.If you have cataracts get them fixed! I had no idea just how near blind I was and I missed way too much!

    05/31/2012 1:35:04 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 57 replies
    self | May31, 2012 | swampsniper
    Lat Tuesday I had the cataracts in my right eye removed and a new lens implanted. I checked in yesterday to get the wrappings removed.It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I had no clue just how nearly blind I was. I can close my "new" right eye and the view I get from the cloudy left is dismal, before surgery my left eye was the best. I napped a lot yesterday, at first I couldn't quite get my vision right, but every time I woke up things were a little bit clearer. This morning is...
  • Wish Me Luck, Surgery Today

    05/29/2012 2:29:21 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 71 replies
    self | May29, 2012 | swampsniper
    Cataract surgery at 7:45 this morning, I've put it off as long as I can. They will work on my right eye today.

    05/17/2012 9:01:23 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 57 replies
    self | May 17, 2012 | swampsniper
    I take 2 medications known to aggravate cataracts and Glaucoma. The cataracts are becoming a major problem.I got checked out this morning, no Glaucoma, no macular degeneration and the cataracts can be eliminated.I've been sweating this one out for a while.Surgery on the right eye May 29th, June 19 for the left.
  • Prayer Request - vanity (**UPDATES - URGENT**)

    04/12/2012 2:46:13 PM PDT · by mills044 · 164 replies
    self | self
    Fellow FReepers (sorry in advance for the long post)- This is an update to a thread I posted on 3/31/12, and an urgent request for further prayers for my beautiful wife Nikki. God bless those of you who were able to help by praying for us on that thread! We KNOW that your prayers have helped our family, as I will outline in this update. More help is needed though! On that Saturday morning, while my wife and I, & our 4 children were standing around the kitchen island talking about the upcoming day, she collapsed. I rushed Nikki to...
  • Surgery bans elderly patient over her carbon footprint (Commiecare™ - what did you expect?)

    04/06/2012 4:51:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4/03/12
    Surgery bans elderly patient over her carbon footprintAn elderly woman was ordered to find a new GP because the “carbon footprint” of her two-mile round trips to the surgery where she had been treated for 30 years was too large. By Daily Telegraph Reporter 11:48PM BST 03 Apr 2012 Avril Mulcahy, 83, was told to address the “green travelling issues” over her journeys from her home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, to the West Road Surgery. The surgery wrote to Mrs Mulcahy, telling her to register with a new GP within 28 days. The letter said: “Our greatest concern is for your...
  • Ultrashort pulse laser surgery of the cornea and the sclera

    04/03/2012 7:49:33 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 9 replies
    Journal of Optics ^ | JULY 2010 | K Plamann
    REVIEW ARTICLE The strongly localized interaction process of ultrashort laser pulses with tissue makes femtosecond lasers a powerful tool for eye surgery. These lasers are now routinely used in refractive surgery and other forms of surgery of the anterior segment of the eye. Several clinical laser systems also offer options for corneal grafting and the potential use of ultrashort pulse lasers in glaucoma surgery has been the object of several recent studies which have shown promising results.While devices aimed for interventions in clear tissue may be based on available solid state or fibre laser technology, the development of tools for...
  • Surgeons Reveal Most Extensive Face Transplant

    03/27/2012 6:52:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | 27 Mar 2012
    A man injured in a gun accident 15 years ago has been given a new face, tongue, teeth and jaw in what surgeons claim is the world's most comprehensive face transplant. Richard Norris, 37, was shot in the face in 1997 and lost his nose, lips and most movement in his mouth. Since then he has undergone multiple life-saving and reconstructive surgeries but none could repair him to the extent where he felt he could return to society. He wore a prosthetic nose and a mask even when entering hospital for the transplant. But last week, during a 36-hour operation,...
  • Perry: Yeah, my back has been a big problem on the campaign trail

    12/12/2011 9:14:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 12, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    When Rick Perry jumped into the race, many of us expected his skill at retail politicking to swamp the field in Iowa and perhaps run away with the nomination. Instead, a series of debate blunders and a lack of engagement in Iowa produced a stalled campaign struggling in the second tier. Perry admits that a back surgery in July took a bigger toll on his campaign than previously acknowledged, but that’s no excuse for the errors: ______________________________________________________ Q: How is your back? A: My back is great. I’m back running again for the last six weeks. I think part of...
  • Woman arrested in D.C. for silicone butt implants

    11/17/2011 1:19:27 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 16NOV2011 | Emily Babay
    Silicone implants that enlarge the buttocks sound risque, but they're also illicit and potentially deadly. A woman accused of offering just that service was recently arrested in a downtown D.C. hotel, according to court records. Federal authorities say women wanted 45-year-old Kimberly Smedley to give them injections of liquid silicone to "increase the size and shape" of their buttocks. Smedley usually performed the injections in hotel rooms and was arrested on Oct. 11 at the JW Marriott near 14th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue, according to an application for a search warrant to search items she had with her when...
  • Prayers, Medical & Legal Advice Needed

    11/17/2011 8:48:42 AM PST · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Please pray for my wife as she is having surgery today to repair a blocked ureter as a result of a botched c-section.
  • Tea Party Rep (Joe Walsh) Blows Gasket at Town Hall Troublemaker: 'This Pisses Me Off!'

    11/09/2011 11:59:37 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/08/2011 | By Lee Moran, The Daily Mail
    The bizarre rant from Illinois congressman Joe Walsh came after he was grilled during an informal surgery in a bar about the lack of regulation which ultimately allowed banks to bet against their own customers. Cutting off the man, the father-of-five yelled: 'I am tired of hearing that c**p. Don't blame the banks... that p***** me off.'
  • Prayers for Dearest and Much Loved Sister Kitty Mittens!

    10/23/2011 3:28:15 PM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02 · 100 replies
    10/23/11 | ALPHA-8-25-02
    Father of all Glory; we ask for Your Favor and Care for Your Dear Daughter Kitty Mittens. Lord shine Your Face on her during surgery tomorrow, instill Your Skill and Tenderness in the surgeon's hand, speedily heal all evasive wounds, comfort and alleviate all pain, fill her with Your Love and Grace and convict her of how much she is loved by all the brethren. Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” As for the saints in the land, they are...
  • My Wife is Having Surgery

    09/13/2011 8:11:25 AM PDT · by OneVike · 104 replies
    9/13/11 | OneVike
    My wife is getting ready to have surgery. She is having 3 bladder stones removed. This is normally a simple procedure, but as many of you know my wife is a paraplegic. Because she had bladder reconstructive surgery about 15 years ago it is a bit more involved than normal. Besides, being her 15th time going under has made her more apprehensive about surgery's any more. Considering how anything can and does happen, I would appreciate some prayers for her. I am sure it will all go off without any problems, but prayers can never hurt. The who procedure...
  • Fire In Operating Room, Doctors Nurses Flee, Leaving Patient

    08/29/2011 8:08:00 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 10 replies
    China Hush ^ | 8/29/2011 | China Hush
    A hospital in Shanghai was caught on fire, doctors and nurses all left the building, safe and sound, but a patient undergoing an amputation surgery was left on the operation table and died of asphyxiation. Spokesman of the hospital later confirmed the news. When the fire happened, doctors are performing an amputation operation. The patient, around 49 year-old, was sent hospital after a car accident. The operation began around 8 pm and was about to be finished when the fire happened. 6 doctors and nurses were in the operation room at the time. When they realized the next room was...
  • British National Health Service Extends Rationing to Surgeries (Coming to America?)

    07/28/2011 6:09:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 07/28/2011 | Steven Ertelt | London, England
    The National Health Service in England is increasingly rationing standard operations that patients may have normally taken for granted — in a move that worries bioethicists in the United States. A new report in The Independent reveals how hip replacements, cataract surgery and tonsil removal are among the many operations that two-thirds of health trusts in England are now putting on a “non-urgent” list in an attempt to help save the government-run health care program $20 billion over the next four years. The newspaper reveals one third of health trusts have already expanded the list of rationed procedures in the...
  • NHS begins rationing operations in cost-cutting drive (England)

    07/28/2011 7:51:38 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 July | James Orr
    Te NHS has begun rationing common surgical procedures such as hip replacements and cataracts removal in an effort to save money, it was revealed yesterday. New figures have found one in three Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in England are reducing access to treatment for “non-urgent” operations. Examples of rationing include knee operations only being allowed to go ahead where patients are in severe pain, overweight patients being made to lose weight prior to procedures, and cataract patients being denied treatment until their sight problems seriously affect their ability to work.
  • Calif. man attempts self-surgery with butter knife

    07/26/2011 11:04:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 26, 2011
    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) -- Police say a Southern California man stuck a butter knife into his belly in a failed bid at self-surgery to remove a painful hernia. Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz says officers called to the 63-year-old man's home Sunday night found him naked on an outside patio lounge chair with a 6-inch butter knife sticking out of his stomach.
  • Keyhole surgeons save babies in womb

    12/02/2007 6:14:08 AM PST · by · 6 replies · 156+ views ^ | Sun 2 Dec 2007 |
    A PIONEERING new form of keyhole surgery will be used to save the lives of dozens of unborn babies every year, Scotland on Sunday can reveal. The remarkable technique involves a 'fetoscope' about the width of three grains of sugar which is used to internally examine babies while they are still in the womb. The resulting images will allow Scottish doctors to perform surgical and other procedures on fetuses - many of whom would otherwise die - from as little as 24 weeks' gestation. At this point, the fetus would fit in the palm of an adult man's hand and...
  • Muslim group to probe 'virginity surgeries'

    07/07/2011 10:37:42 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 15 replies
    Sun News ^ | July 7th, 2011 | KEVIN CONNOR
    The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) plans to investigate just how common it is for women to have their hymens repaired. "I am hoping to do this research, but now it is just in the initial stages," Alia Hogben, executive director of the CCMW, said. On Thursday, QMI Agency reported a story about Dr. Dimitrois Giannoulias of Toronto, who performs the surgery. Giannoulias has a private clinic and performs the surgery for women who have arranged marriages in the Middle East, where brides need to be virgins or they can face severe consequences. When he was contacted again, he...
  • These little boys need votes - plz *vote* & BUMP

    06/18/2011 10:56:40 AM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 6 replies
    Ashka Salon & Spa website ^ | 18 Jun 2011 | Me
    CAST YOUR VOTE for the recipient of our 2nd Annual GIVE BACK WEEK taking place September 12-17, 2011! Our goal is to raise $15,000 by way of a silent auction, a donation from Ashka and a Beauty-A-Thon all taking place that week. The following causes have been recommended by our Team Members and we need your help in determining the recipient! Scroll down to view the candidates for this year. Voting can be done at the bottom of this page and will close June 20, 2011.