China will investigate illegal organ transplants allegedly given to 17 Japanese visitors, state media said Tuesday. China will punish the doctors and medical institutions responsible, Deputy Minister of Health Huang Jiefu said, according to the China Daily newspaper.
A new type of surgery may give amputees better control over their artificial arms, allowing them to point a finger, grasp a baseball bat or even give someone a pinch, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
The increasing use of robotic and minimally invasive surgery means doctors today need to have superb manual dexterity and fine-motor skills.
Potential kidney donors can stop worrying about the long-term effects such a donation might have on their health and longevity.
Nearly 3-month-old girls believed to be the first known American Indian conjoined twins were separated Monday during a three-hour surgery.
Two nonsurgical procedures relieve many symptoms of acid reflux disease including heartburn in people who are not helped by the medications typically used to treat it, U.S. researchers said on Friday.
Potentially life-threatening complications from surgery can be cut by about a third if hospitals introduce simple surgical checklists during each operation, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
A 9-year-old boy from Kiribati in the south-central Pacific Ocean has arrived in Taipei to have plastic surgery at Mackay Memorial Hospital, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in a statement yesterday.
Machines that send fluid circulating through a donated kidney while it is being preserved for transplant keep the organ healthier than the standard method of simply immersing it in fluid and transporting it on ice, doctors reported on Wednesday.
The nation’s first near-total face transplant has been done on a woman at the Cleveland Clinic, the hospital announced Tuesday.