Stories tagged: surgery
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019
Attorneys for Idaho prison officials argued Thursday that a transgender inmate who is suing for access to gender confirmation surgery is too mentally unstable to receive the irreversible medical procedure.
Wed., April 24, 2019
Scientists have come up with a small robotic device that guides itself safely through a beating pig’s heart.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was back on the bench Tuesday for the first time since her recent cancer surgery as the Supreme Court returned from its winter break and resumed …
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month, the Supreme Court said.
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is up and working as she recuperates from cancer surgery.
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
New study offers new evidence of how readily – and innocently – a potentially fatal addiction to opioids can take hold. It also shows how important it is that dentists …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018
Using two tiny mechanical claws, community members tested out Skagit Regional Health’s new robotic surgery system by unwrapping Starburst candies and moving around mini-rubber rings.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., says he will undergo surgery Wednesday as part of his recovery from last June’s shooting at a baseball practice.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea have removed dozens of parasites from his body, including presumed roundworms as long …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
U.S. authorities on Friday released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
Doctors at the University of Connecticut are using 3-D printing technology to help them practice some delicate brain surgery.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
An Oregon lawmaker says an Iranian baby once barred from entering the U.S. to receive heart surgery because of President Donald Trump’s travel ban continues to do well since undergoing …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017
Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, “Did you get it all?” Now scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it’s safe to stop …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017
Most people diagnosed with cancer want to start treatment as soon as possible, for fear that delaying care will allow their tumor to grow out of control.Terry DeBonis’ approach to …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is continuing to recover at home following two surgeries and a subsequent infection.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017
Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement Wednesday.
Fri., June 16, 2017
A Pennsylvania jury has awarded $870,000 to a man whose urologist removed the wrong testicle.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
Corey Kispert’s senior season hasn’t gone as planned. The Gonzaga commit’s decorated prep career is over after undergoing foot surgery Feb. 10. He’s on crutches for six weeks, followed by …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017
The family of a 4-month-old Iranian girl is hoping to get a waiver to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban so their daughter can have critical heart surgery in Portland.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016
Conjoined California twins Eva and Erika Sandoval have become two separate toddlers following a 17-hour marathon surgery at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016
Students from Spokane STEM programs took a turn at robotic demonstrations Friday to pique interest in surgery careers.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016
Apparently, an artery was nicked during the surgery and the woman almost bled out and died. They saved her. They did a good job but they failed in one aspect …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016
My problem is with the surgeon. He wants to use the robotic technique for my surgery. From what I read that’s just fine, but what bothers me is that he …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
A Mississippi firefighter who received the world’s most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday that he feels like “a normal guy” for the first …
Mon., May 9, 2016
In a series of trial runs, the new robotic system sutured incisions with deft, even strokes that surpassed those of experienced surgeons and an existing robotic system. Without any human …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016
After experiencing the worst 3
Wed., June 12, 2013
Valley Hospital is fighting its rival’s effort to build a large outpatient surgical center on its Spokane Valley turf even as construction crews continue work. The state’s Certificate of Need …
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
These are the places where the fragility of life is on full display. Dozens of babies born months early, too little and too weak to breastfeed, their tiny lungs unable …
Thu., Nov. 26, 2009
Three regional hospitals have recently added new robotic surgery systems. The da Vinci-brand robots enable surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures. Common surgeries include those for some cancers, as well …
Wed., Nov. 25, 2009
Three regional hospitals have recently added new robotic surgery systems.