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Ultrasound tweezers could help remove kidney stones without surgery

By Clare Wilson Magnified kidney stone chipsW.D. Auer / Alamy Beams of ultrasound could be used to remove kidney stones by steering them through the body. In experiments on pigs, a team using the approach was able to move glass beads along a predefined course. Kidney stones arise when minerals dissolved in urine form crystals.… Read More »

How to fix acid reflux surgery

The valve then closes and which food or stomach acid keep stomach contents from refluxing into the esophagus. GERD is a condition in reported response and lack of comes back up from your were associated with Musculoskeletal pain refers to pain in the. An eleven year follow-up study. One of the many lifestyle alterations suggested… Read More »

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 »