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  • More foreigners coming to Korea for plastic surgery

    10/10/2018 5:39:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | October 11, 2018 | Staff
    SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Yonhap) -- More than 48,000 foreigners came to South Korea last year to get cosmetic surgery, spending some 215 billion won (US$189.12 million), health ministry data showed on Thursday. The numbers provided to Rep. Nam In-soon of the ruling Democratic Party for a parliamentary audit showed 397,882 foreign patients visited South Korea last year and paid 639.9 billion won in medical fees. The numbers are down 6.5 percent for the volume of patients and down 25.6 percent for the amount of money spent. Corresponding figures for plastic surgery patients, however, increased. There were 968 more foreigners who...
  • Oldest person in Britain (81) to have reassignment surgery shares her joy at becoming a woman (tr)

    09/02/2018 6:01:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    The Sun ^ | September 2, 2018 | Carri-Ann Taylor
    A TRANSGENDER woman has spoken of her joy at becoming the oldest person in Britain to have surgery. Ruth Rose, 85, had a reassignment op four years ago after her doctor told her she could be considered for the full procedure. She has defended the £4,000 cost of the surgery by sitting on an NHS advisory board and volunteering for charities that support old people. Ruth told the BBC: “It is only in the past 15 years that this has become acceptable. Before that people thought it was just for freaks.” Ruth had the surgery after living as a woman...
  • How bad is astigmatism ?

    05/20/2018 7:07:10 PM PDT · by George from New England · 42 replies
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    I have pending cataract surgery in a days time. Being told to pay an extra $1000 for a toric lense to correct 1.19 astigmatism. No insurance or benefit will cover as this can be accomplished with normal glasses. I don't think I will tell the difference, because when we use $1 readers and I have done so for 20 years, there is no astigmatism correction present. My eye exams going back years show me at a 1.00 astig. level for years and years. So why bother at this level 1.19 of concern ? Any freepers please comment. Really want to...
  • I'm Sorry for this Vanity. Cataract Surgery - YIKES!!

    05/16/2018 2:41:09 PM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 120 replies
    None | May 16, 2016 | A Blind Woman
    Hey FReoples! I'm too young for cataracts, but so is my sister so apparently it's a genetic condition. Went to the Ophthalmologist earlier today on a referral from my Optometrist who discovered them a month ago. Was expecting "Oh, yeah, but you can wait a few years" but got "Oh, the right eye is pretty bad, you should do this now". Then I got the impression this was a production line deal, the Doc wanted me to file for insurance approval and make all appointments on the spot more or less, and THEN went into his sales pitch about lasers...
  • Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery at Walter Reed medical center

    05/14/2018 12:23:37 PM PDT · by ethom · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 23 minutes ago | Kate Bennett
    First lady Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, DC, according to a statement from her office. Trump had been experiencing an issue with her kidney that her office described as benign but requiring medical attention. "This morning, first lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful and there were no complications," the first lady's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement. "Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the...
  • John McCain undergoes surgery for intestinal infection

    04/16/2018 5:30:44 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2018 | Ted Barrett
    (CNN) - Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, who has has been undergoing treatment for a brain cancer diagnosis in his home state since late last year, is hospitalized in stable condition after undergoing surgery for an intestinal infection, his office said Monday. In a statement, his office said, "On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis."
  • Surgeon performs brain surgery on wrong patient (Kenya)

    03/04/2018 8:16:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 4, 2018 | David Boroff
    A patient at a hospital in Kenya is "progressing well" after a doctor mistakenly performed brain surgery on him. The neurosurgeon who did the recent procedure and the CEO of the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi were both suspended, according to the Guardian. There was a mix-up between one patient who needed to have a blood clot removed and another who merely needed medication for a swollen head, the newspaper reported. "The hospital deeply regrets this event and has done all it can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the patient in question," the hospital said in a statement,...
  • Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves reveals he had his ribs removed so his beloved blazers [tr]

    01/23/2018 7:49:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 23, 2018 | Rebecca Davison
    He garnered headlines after becoming the first man to have four ribs removed in a £28,000 procedure. And Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves, 34, talked about the reasons for the procedure during an interview on This Morning on Tuesday. He said: 'I have had to do this so I don’t have to get my blazers refitted as they were all too tight. Now they all fit again and my tailor will be out of a job.
  • Prayer Request (Vanity)

    12/14/2017 2:47:35 PM PST · by piytar · 26 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/14/2017 | piytar
    <p>A dear friend's elderly mother fell and broke some toes. Turns out she also broke her him in two place. She is in surgery right now. Prayers requested.</p>
  • TAVR compared to SAVR in intermediate risk patients with aortic stenosis

    12/02/2017 9:01:27 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 22 replies
    News Medical Life Sciences ^ | November 1, 2017 | Dr. David J. Cohen
    Analysis of the PARTNER 2A trial and the SAPIEN-3 Intermediate Risk registry found transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to be highly cost-effective compared with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in intermediate surgical risk patients with aortic stenosis. Findings were reported today at the 29th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), TCT is the world's premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. Researchers led by Dr. David J. Cohen (Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO) used data from the PARTNER 2A randomized trial and the SAPIEN-3 Intermediate Risk registry...
  • This man discovered a dirty little secret that reinvented medicine

    11/21/2017 5:06:55 AM PST · by x1stcav · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 18, 2017 | Larry Getlen
    At the time, the medical community was unaware of the existence of germs and didn’t know how infectious diseases were passed on. As a result, cleanliness was not a factor in surgery, leading to gruesome sights and harrowing results. Surgeons — then regarded as low-status workers and often paid less than the men employed to pick lice off hospital beds — didn’t bother cleaning the blood and guts from surgical tables or their instruments between operations. No one in the operating theater wore gloves, and “it was not uncommon to see a medical student with shreds of flesh, gut or...
  • Daughter having surgery

    08/20/2017 5:45:12 PM PDT · by grame · 66 replies
    GramE | 8/20/17 | GramE
    It's always everyone else requesting prayer. Tonight it is me. My 42 yo daughter is having surgery to repair a genetic defect in her sternum. It is buckling and putting pressure on her heart, lung, stomach, esophagus, etc, etc. It is called pectus excavatum. She is in Cleveland Clinic, 300 miles from her children, family & support system. Her DH is with her. They will be cutting her sternum and pulling it back into place and adding titanium plates to hold it there. The standard for doing surgery is a 3.25 measurement. Hers measures 7.2.
  • Rep. Steve Scalise remains in serious condition after undergoing surgery to manage infection

    07/06/2017 3:30:02 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 14 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Jul 6, 2017
    Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., remains in serious condition more than three weeks after the House majority whip and three others were shot at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. The MedStar Washington Hospital Center provided an update on Scalise's condition Thursday afternoon after he underwent surgery for "the management of infection." Scalise "tolerated the procedure well," the hospital said. The hospital announced Wednesday night that Scalise had been readmitted to the intensive care unit in serious condition "due to new concerns for infection."
  • Emergency Prayer Request For Mother in Heart Surgery!!

    06/08/2017 6:35:34 PM PDT · by CWW · 81 replies
    Vanity ^ | 06-08-2017 | cww
    My mother-in-law, Florence, is undergoing emergency heart surgery at this hour. She experienced a heart attack this evening. She has had several in the past. She has been a wonderful mother-in-law! Please pray for her recovery and for the skill of the heart surgeon!
  • Man charged after removing transgender woman's testicles

    05/19/2017 8:19:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 69 replies
    DENVER -- A man is facing felony assault charges after police say he used an Army surgical kit to remove the testicles of a transgender woman in her Denver apartment. KUSA-TV reports 57-year-old James Pennington, who is not a licensed medical professional in Colorado, is being held without bail after he told investigators Wednesday that he performed the procedure.
  • ACLU sues Catholic hospital for refusing to perform transgender surgery

    04/28/2017 7:41:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Does California’s non-discrimination law on sexual orientation override a Catholic hospital’s freedom of religious expression? A new lawsuit from the ACLU claims yes, filed on behalf of a patient denied an elective hysterectomy as part of a surgical transition from female to male. Despite having arranged an emergency referral to another hospital which did conduct the operation, the transgender patient and the ACLU want Catholic hospitals forced to perform these surgeries in the future: More than seven months after a Dignity Health hospital refused a hysterectomy to a Sacramento-area transgender patient, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit...
  • Feds Cover up Hospital Infections

    04/19/2017 8:29:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2017 | Betsy McCaughey
    Going into a hospital? It's getting riskier because of drug-resistant infections -- the kind almost no drug can cure. Despite one federal government "action plan" after another, the germs are winning. Government authorities are clueless about how many infections there are, or how many patients are dying. Alarming new research shows that one of the deadliest families of bugs, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, nicknamed CRE, may actually be striking three times more patients than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us. One lesson from the war against AIDS: Level with the public about the enormity of a problem if you...
  • Doctors Perform Heart Surgery On Baby Still Inside Womb To Remove Tumor

    03/31/2017 2:07:21 PM PDT · by Baynative · 35 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 3/30/17 | Stephani Stahl
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is world-renowned for its fetal surgery in which an operation is performed on a baby still inside the womb. Recently, in yet another historic procedure, CHOP doctors undertook a risky and delicate operation on a tiny fetal heart. Health reporter Stephanie Stahl has the exclusive story of what it took to save an unborn baby named Juan.
  • Prayers Requested - having surgery

    03/05/2017 6:15:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 80 replies
    03.05.17
    Just asking for some prayers, will be having abdominal/intestinal surgery this Tuesday morning. Thank you all and God Bless.
  • Man Cuts His Own Cyst With a Stanley Knife (Thanks, ACA!)

    03/03/2017 12:43:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Friday 3 Mar 2017 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    After watching this video you’ll never want to eat ricotta cheese again. It shows a man cutting open a cyst on his arm using a Stanley knife. He then squeezes out the contents, which according to his mate look like ricotta cheese. The video was posted on reddit by user xxjar3xx. The American explained the man on the video was his dad. ‘My dad had a sebaceous cyst and wanted to remove it himself so i told him id help, we soaked all the tools in alcohol and got to work,’ he wrote. He added he used a field medical...