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Boston Mayor Recovering from Droopy Eyelid Surgery

Boston Mayor Recovering from Droopy Eyelid SurgeryPaul Marotta/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is recovering from surgery to lift his droopy eyelids, his office said.Menino, 69, was diagnosed with dehiscence ptosis, a condition caused by the slow stretching of tiny tendons that hold...

Boston Mayor Undergoing Droopy Eyelid Surgery

Boston Mayor Undergoing Droopy Eyelid SurgeryPaul Marotta/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is undergoing surgery today to lift his droopy eyelids, his office said.Menino, 69, was diagnosed with dehiscence ptosis, a condition caused by the slow stretching of tiny tendons that hol...

Two Surgeons Banned After Human Experiments

Two Surgeons Banned After Human ExperimentsStockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Two University of California at Davis surgeons have been banned from doing human research after they injected bacteria into the head wounds of consenting terminally ill patients without university authorization, acco...

Surgery for Fat Toes on the Rise

Surgery for Fat Toes on the Rise E.R. recently went in for surgery to reshape his big toe. (Courtesy Dr. Oliver Zong)(NEW YORK) -- When patients seek out cosmetic surgery from New York-based Dr. Oliver Zong, they're often looking to remove fat, but not from their bellies or thighs. Z...

Twin Sisters’ Torment Led to Breast Reduction Surgery

Twin Sisters’ Torment Led to Breast Reduction SurgeryJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- For the first time since they were teenagers, 42-year-old twins Tanesha and Tiwan Sweet can finally go out in public without enduring taunts, stares and whispers.Up until a few weeks ago, the women suffered years o...

Greek Prime Minister Misses the EU Summit Due to Surgery

Greek Prime Minister Misses the EU Summit Due to SurgeryiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Antonis Samaras, the new Prime Minister of Greece, will miss this week's EU Summit as he recovers from eye surgery, the BBC reports. Samaras had surgery on Saturday to repair a damaged retina, and a government spokes...

New Weight-Loss Surgery to Lose 20-50 Pounds

New Weight-Loss Surgery to Lose 20-50 PoundsBrand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new surgical weight-loss procedure is now available to women who are looking to slim down and lose 25 to 70 pounds.Dr. Tom Lavin, founder of Surgical Specialists in Louisiana, is a pioneer behind the hottest n...

"American Idol" Champ Phillip Phillips Undergoes Kidney Surgery

"American Idol" Champ Phillip Phillips Undergoes Kidney SurgeryMichael Becker / FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- It was a long time coming, but it appears as though American Idol champ Phillip Phillips has finally had the kidney surgery he needed so badly.  According to TMZ, Phillip went under the knife in L.A. yesterda...

Surgeon: Remove Kidneys for Transplant Before Donor’s Death

Surgeon: Remove Kidneys for Transplant Before Donor’s DeathStockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The severe shortage of viable organs for transplantation in the U.S. has led a transplant surgeon to propose harvesting kidneys from people who are not dead yet.Dr. Paul Morrissey, an associate professor of surgery at ...

Microsoft’s Kinect Technology in Trial Use for Surgery

Microsoft’s Kinect Technology in Trial Use for SurgeryMicrosoft(LONDON) -- A video gaming device could change the way surgical procedures are performed. Surgeons at London’s St. Thomas Hospital have been using Microsoft's Kinect technology, which operates by motion sensors, in a trial period to see ...

Computer Models Help Doctors Shrink Boy’s Head

Computer Models Help Doctors Shrink Boy’s HeadJohns Hopkins Children's Center(BALTIMORE) -- Seven-year-old Dawa Titung grew up in Nepal with a head the size of a basketball, about 10 inches larger than the average head size for children his age.  He couldn't hold his head up, and strangers wo...

Phillip Phillips’ Kidney Surgery Scheduled for Tuesday

Phillip Phillips’ Kidney Surgery Scheduled for TuesdayMichael Becker / FOXUPDATE: American Idol champ Phillip Phillips was scheduled to have kidney surgery Tuesday, but now he can't -- because he's too sick. TMZ reports that Phillip was going to go under the knife to correct his congenital kidney cond...

‘American Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips to Get Kidney Surgery

‘American Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips to Get Kidney SurgeryMichael Becker / FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Shortly after Phillip Phillips was proclaimed the American Idol 2012 winner Wednesday night, it was learned the crooning champ would soon undergo kidney surgery.The 21-year-old singer from Leesburg, Ga., had apparen...

‘Gummy Bear’ Breast Implants: The Future of Breast Augmentation Surgery?

‘Gummy Bear’ Breast Implants: The Future of Breast Augmentation Surgery?Dr. Grant Stevens, a plastic surgeon in Marina Del Rey, Calif., coined the term, "gummy bear breast implant" for a type of silicone implant. (ABC News)(LOS ANGELES) -- Like kids in a candy store, more women are seeking out a type of silicone breast imp...

Dad Who Sewed Son’s Backside Shut Takes Plea Deal

Dad Who Sewed Son’s Backside Shut Takes Plea DealHemera/Thinkstock(WAUKEGAN, Ill.) -- An Illinois man avoided prison time for a January 2008 do-it-yourself surgical procedure in which he sewed together part of his son’s buttocks, the Lake-County News Sun reported.Randy Swopes, 52, took a plea d...

Quadriplegic Moves Fingers After Nerve-Stealing Surgery

Quadriplegic Moves Fingers After Nerve-Stealing SurgeryWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis(ST. LOUIS) -- A 71-year-old quadriplegic man can move his fingers after surgeons "stole" healthy nerves from his arm and rerouted them to his hand, according to a new case study.The man, whose name ...

After 200 Years of Surgery: Cutting to Cure Has Come a Long Way

After 200 Years of Surgery: Cutting to Cure Has Come a Long WayKeith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The 3.5-inch tumor in Cynthia Miller's throat threatened to choke her, leaving her no choice but to have it removed. "I had no idea I was even sick," said Miller, 55, who lives in Maitland, Fla. "I woke up in the m...

New Device May Lessen Need for Surgery for Kids with Scoliosis

New Device May Lessen Need for Surgery for Kids with ScoliosisHemera Technologies/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Ashley Crane, 24, had her first scoliosis surgery when she was 14.“I had two surgeries, a week apart,” she said.  “I remember my spine was very unstable…then I had the rods and s...

Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Type 2 Diabetes

Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Type 2 DiabetesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(ROME) -- Bariatric surgery may be the best treatment for obese people who suffer from Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Archives of Surgery that found that the procedure improved diabetes outcomes when co...

Dick Cheney Released from Hospital After Heart Transplant Surgery

Dick Cheney Released from Hospital After Heart Transplant SurgerySAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(FALLS CHURCH, Va.) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from the hospital on Tuesday, 10 days after receiving heart transplant surgery, according to a written statement released by his office.  The surgery w...
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