Surgeons successfully removed a 15-centimeter (6-inch) fishing spear from the brain of a man who was struck while diving off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, doctors said Sunday.
A 28-year-old man has received a face transplant at a hospital outside Paris, the doctor who performed the surgery told AFP Friday.
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An Italian engineer expressed his gratitude at a press conference Wednesday to the Taiwanese surgeons who brought him back from the brink of death following a workplace accident last year.
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Surgeons who used leeches to reattach the severed hand of an Australian surfer mauled by a great white shark on Sydney's Bondi Beach Tuesday hailed the operation as a "minor miracle."
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.