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World First as Surgeons Give Man a Whole New Face
Health & Wellness  (tags: Surgeon, first full-face transplant, plastic surgery, research )

- 3376 days ago -
In the 'holy grail of plastic surgery', a young man left unable to breathe, swallow or talk properly by a farming accident five years ago has had his ravaged face completely replaced.
My Week: Helen Fernandes, Brain Surgeon
Health & Wellness  (tags: Brain, Surgeon, emergencies )

- 3401 days ago -
The week can be quite unpredictable. Between 60 and 70% of my cases are admitted as emergencies, and the rest is scheduled surgery, but I don't really like routine, so this keeps me on my toes.
Mistaken Mastectomy Victim Sues for $2.2M
Health & Wellness  (tags: mistaken mastectomy, Laurie Johnston, lawsuit, surgeon, two local hospitals, $2.2 million )

- 3426 days ago -
A woman who underwent an unnecessary mastectomy at a Windsor, Ont., hospital is suing a surgeon and two local hospitals for $2.2 million. Laurie Johnston said she has a history of breast cancer in her family. Both her mother and her sister had develop
Woman Suing 'Doc Who Gave Her Four Breasts'
Health & Wellness  (tags: surgeon, gives woman four breast, investigation, women )

- 3427 days ago -
But "four breasts" is what the Staten Island mother got after a 2003 visit to Dr Keith Berman, which was intended to enlarge the woman's breasts to a full 36 C cup, the New York Post reported today
Surgeon Who Removes Wrong Kidney Loses Operating Privileges
Health & Wellness  (tags: surgeon, cancer, kidney, pancreas, beepers, patient )

- 3471 days ago -
A Minnesota urologist was indefinitely suspended from doing surgery for removing the wrong kidney in a cancer patient - then a few months later did a biopsy on another patient's pancreas when it should have been done on the kidneys.
Tumour Claims Cancer Specialist Professor Chris O'Brien - Australia
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, chris o'brien, cancer, barin cancer, lifehouse, sydney, research, surgeon, kevin rudd, state funeral, sadness, rpa )

- 3698 days ago -
Renowned cancer specialist Professor Chris O'Brien has died of a brain tumour in Sydney, just days before he was due to be made an officer in the Order of Australia in next Monday's Queen's Birthday honours list. Professor O'Brien was diagnosed with a
Surgeon Saves Boy's Life By Text - UK/Africa
Health & Wellness  (tags: uk, britain, england, surgeon, congo, africa, surgery, Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, amputation, sms, tect )

- 3882 days ago -
A British doctor volunteering in DR Congo used text message instructions from a colleague to perform a life-saving amputation on a boy. Vascular surgeon David Nott helped the 16-year-old while working 24-hour shifts with medical charity Medecins Sans Fron
Surgeon Suspended After Removing Wrong Lung
Health & Wellness  (tags: negligence, healthcare, surgeon, medical )

- 4040 days ago -
A New Jersey surgeon's medical license was suspended after state regulators found he removed the wrong lung from a patient, then tried to conceal the error. Perera told the patient that the right lung contained a life-threatening tumor, though there.....

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