Surgery

From fat to fit—at what cost?

Kiwis could weigh in as the fattest country in the world in the next five years, with around one third of adults classed as obese. New Zealand has reached a crucial tipping point in how we handle such a rapidly growing health ...

Aug 01, 2016
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Cancer patient receives 3-D printed ribs

After being diagnosed with a chest wall sarcoma, a 54-year-old Spanish man's surgical team made the decision to remove his sternum and a portion of his rib cage and replace it with an implant.

Sep 11, 2015
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Cutting-edge kidney transplant a first: surgeons

A sister-to-sister kidney transplant in France reported Wednesday is the first to combine robotics, vaginal access and the donated organ's immediate implant after removal, according to the surgeons.

Aug 19, 2015
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