Tag Archives: Surgery

Baby girl thriving at two months after breakthrough surgery in the WOMB to treat spina bifida

Baby girl thriving at two months after breakthrough surgery in the WOMB to treat spina bifida at just 25 weeks Allee Mullen, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was 20 weeks pregnant when her daughter was diagnosed with spina bifida Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spinal cord doesn’t form properly, which can cause… Read More »

Hospital offers 'instant' six-pack abs surgery and the results are horrifying

Craving chiseled abs but not arsed heading to the gym? A hospital in Thailand is offering a ‘painless’ surgery which gives you an “instant” six-pack. A hospital in Bangkok is offering “instant” six-pack surgery for those who are too lazy to work out. Masterpiece Hospital CEO and surgeon Raweewat “Sae” Maschamadol said that they receive between 20 and 30… Read More »

More people die after surgery worldwide than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined

Around the world, 4.2 million people die every year within 30 days of surgery, and this translates to the third leading cause of death worldwide, a new study reveals. Since 50 per cent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, where surgery is less accessible, it reveals the disproportionate burden of postoperative death globally.… Read More »

J&J is said to mull buying robotic surgery firm Auris Health

Sources say Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest maker of healthcare products, is pursuing an acquisition of Auris Health. The deal would bring Johnson & Johnson cutting-edge surgical robotics technology, people with knowledge of the matter said. J&J is seeking to purchase Auris at a premium to the valuation from its latest funding round, according… Read More »