French doctors are claiming to have carried out the world's first successful full-face transplant, a news report said Thursday.
An increasing number of older people, hoping to match good appearances with their active and younger lifestyles, are turning to plastic surgery.
Doctors at a British hospital have carried out the first heart rhythm operation using a remote-controlled robot and say its success means patients could be treated by doctors in other cities, or even other countries.
A Spanish hospital said Thursday it performed the world's first complete face transplant in March on a man who could not swallow, breath or talk normally following an accident five years ago.
Orthopaedic surgeon Bai Helong hikes up his trousers, places his foot on his desk and marks the spot just below his hairless knee where he cuts into the legs of patients who want to be taller.
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A U.S. military doctor removed a live round of ammunition from the head of an Afghan soldier in an unusual and harrowing surgery.
Australian scientists are working towards creating a living, full-thickness replacement skin for burns victims and hope to begin animal trials later this year.
British and Italian doctors have carried out groundbreaking surgery to rebuild the windpipe of a 10-year-old British boy using stem cells developed within his own body, they said.
Metal staples used to close wounds after joint surgery may be faster to use than stitches but are also more likely to cause infection, a review published online on Wednesday by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) said.
Surgery, by definition, has risks attached. And anything that cuts down on those risks is welcome.