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Red Wings Lose Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson for 4-6 Weeks

Red Wings Lose Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson for 4-6 Weeks

Kirk Irwin/Getty Images(DETROIT) — Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after having surgery Wednesday to repair a broken finger.
Ericsson broke the middle finger in his left hand Tuesday in the second period o…

Panthers QB Cam Newton Undergoes Ankle Surgery

Panthers QB Cam Newton Undergoes Ankle Surgery

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will had ankle surgery on Wednesday.
The surgery was on an issue that has bothered him since the end of the season.
“The ankle was sore after the San Francisco gam…

Surgeon Accused of Fake Surgeries

Surgeon Accused of Fake Surgeries

Courtesy Debra Nenni McNamee(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) — Constance Nenni died after having a “phantom” knee surgery, according to a legal complaint filed against her orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Spyros Panos.
In March 2010, Nenni underwent surgery to repair a le…

General Anesthesia Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Elderly

General Anesthesia Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Elderly

Pixland/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study shows that senior citizens who go under general anesthesia during medical procedures may experience an increased rate of dementia.General anesthesia is used to make a patient unconscious and unable to feel pa…

Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Not Always a Lifesaver

Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Not Always a Lifesaver

Tickingtimebombsblog.com(LOS ANGELES) — Rachel Joy Horn’s breasts were ticking time bombs. She lost trust in her body and no longer felt comfortable in her own skin.That is how she felt, she said, when her doctor broke the news to her that she’d teste…

Kobe Bryant Has Successful Surgery to Repair Achilles’ Tendon

Kobe Bryant Has Successful Surgery to Repair Achilles’ Tendon

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Kobe Bryant’s surgery to repair a torn Achilles’ tendon was successful, however the Los Angeles Lakers star will be sidelined for at least six to nine months as he recuperates, the team and docto…

Kevin Love Out 8-10 Weeks With Broken Hand

Kevin Love Out 8-10 Weeks With Broken Hand

Minnesota Timberwolves/NBA(MINNEAPOLIS) — Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is expected to miss eight to ten weeks after finding out he will require surgery on his broken right hand, the team announced Wednesday.Love, who broke the same han…

Surgeons Still Make Preventable Mistakes

Surgeons Still Make Preventable Mistakes

Image Courtesy The Turkewitz Law Firm(NEW YORK) — There are certain mistakes that should never happen to you during surgery.  The surgeon should never accidentally leave a sponge in your body after he sews you up, perform surgery on the wrong pa…

Mandela Undergoes an Operation to Remove Gallstones

Mandela Undergoes an Operation to Remove Gallstones

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela is not only recovering from a lung infection, but also from a surgery on Saturday morning to remove gallstones.The 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero was flown to an…

Heart Surgeon Gives Patients Infection When Glove Rips

Heart Surgeon Gives Patients Infection When Glove Rips

Jochen Sand/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A heart surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center accidentally gave cardiac infections to five patients because his latex gloves tore during surgery, hospital officials confirmed.Of the five patients who were diagnos…

Hugo Chavez to Undergo Third Cancer Surgery, Names Successor

Hugo Chavez to Undergo Third Cancer Surgery, Names Successor

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez, 58, announced Saturday night on state television that his pelvic cancer had “returned” and that he is heading to Cuba on Sunday to undergo surgery in the coming days. Chavez h…

Brooke Burke-Charvet Recovering After Cancer Surgery

Brooke Burke-Charvet Recovering After Cancer Surgery

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet says she has undergone surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid and is recovering well.”Thank God it’s over.  I’m clean, surgery went well and I can talk…

Baby Born with Heart Outside Her Chest Saved by Surgery

Baby Born with Heart Outside Her Chest Saved by Surgery

Photodisc/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Five weeks ago, Audrina Cardenas was born with her heart outside her body. The condition is usually fatal. But Audrina has survived, and doctors are hopeful after they performed surgery to tuck her heart back where it b…

Post-Surgery Baby Pic Goes Viral

Post-Surgery Baby Pic Goes Viral

Joseph Powling / Facebook(NEW YORK) — Three-month-old Joey Powling is the latest Internet meme, thanks to his cool smirk just five days after open-heart surgery.The baby best known to the world as “Ridiculously Good-Looking Surgery Baby” w…

Packers Receiver Greg Jennings Will Have Surgery

Packers Receiver Greg Jennings Will Have Surgery

Jeff Gross/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) — Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings will have surgery Tuesday to repair a torn abdominal muscle. There has been no timetable set on his return, but usually it takes pro athletes three to six weeks to r…

Death After Surgery May Be More Common Than We Think

Death After Surgery May Be More Common Than We Think

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In 2006, an otherwise healthy 53-year-old Ezekiel C. Mobley Jr. underwent routine surgery to remove an infected appendix. A Los Angeles native, he was planning to get back to hosting Pittsburgh’s first Spanish-spea…

Baby Needs Surgery After Swallowing Expanding Ball

Baby Needs Surgery After Swallowing Expanding Ball

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Little kids have been in the news for swallowing magnetic “Bucky Balls” and detergent pods. And now there’s a case report of an 8-month-old baby girl named Aunraya, who was brought to Texas Children’s Hospital beca…

Paul Undergoes Successful Thumb Surgery

Paul Undergoes Successful Thumb Surgery

Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul had successful surgery on a torn ligament in his right thumb Tuesday, the team announced.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Shin, a hand special…

Meszaros Undergoes Achilles Surgery

Meszaros Undergoes Achilles Surgery

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros had surgery Tuesday to repair a torn right Achilles tendon.
“Andrej was injured last week during summer training in Slovakia,” Flyers general manager Paul Holmgr…

Rare Spinal Surgery Cuts Chronic Pain for Wounded Marine

Rare Spinal Surgery Cuts Chronic Pain for Wounded Marine

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BETHESDA, Md.) — Mark Burleson awoke to unimaginable pain a month after the bomb he had been disarming detonated in his hands.”My injuries were extensive, to say the least,” said the 31-year-old Marine staff sergeant, who had …

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