Tag Archives: Surgery

Patient is woken half-way through brain surgery and ordered to play the VIOLIN as surgeons operate

Incredible moment patient is woken half-way through brain surgery and ordered to play the VIOLIN as surgeons remove a tumour Dagmar Turner, 53, was diagnosed with a large slow growing tumour in 2013 It grew and became aggressive despite her having radiotherapy It was located close to an area that controls the fine movement of… Read More »

Athlete undergoes life-changing brain surgery to remove mass that could have killed her

EXCLUSIVE: Athlete who risked paralysis to have a life-threatening tangle of blood vessels removed from her brain is back to sports after ‘losing all her blood’ during 14-hour surgery Lindsay Vos, 31, of Michigan, suffers from a rare genetic condition known as HHT, which caused a large abnormal tangle of blood vessels to form in… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Call for more obese kids to have gastric bypass surgery

I find myself shaking my head in disbelief when I read that the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending gastric bypasses in young children. I’m gobsmacked because weight loss surgery is normally the last resort for severely obese adults who have failed to control their weight over decades and had lots of failed attempts at… Read More »

Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unwarranted, Researchers Find

The findings of a large federal study on bypass surgeries and stents call into question the medical care provided to tens of thousands of heart disease patients with blocked coronary arteries, scientists reported at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association on Saturday. The new study found that patients who received drug therapy alone… Read More »

Cannabis users need 220% more anesthesia to undergo surgery, study finds 

Cannabis users need 220% more anesthesia to undergo surgery, study finds The report comes from a small study of 250 surgery patients in Colorado Marijuana has been legal medically and recreationally in Colorado since 2012 The researchers found a need for more anesthesia in patients who regularly used marijuana  By Mia De Graaf Health Editor… Read More »