Surgery

How Young Is Too Young For A Hair Transplant?

Dr. Edward Maitland Ball | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Edward Maitland Ball

That's why it's important that as surgeons we are responsible and ethical, and are able to guide patients when their own anxieties leave them unable to make a safe decision for themselves. 

Teen Creates Life-Saving Code For Heart Attack Victims While On Work Experience

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager on work experience has created an award-winning code that could save the lives of heart attack victims. Ben Wald, 16, devised a system to ...

Mum's Race Against Time For Life-Saving Surgery To Stop Skull From Crushing Spinal Cord

Caters News Agency | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman’s agonising genetic condition is causing her skull to gradually crush her own spinal cord – and it could kill her without life-saving surg...

Last Night The BBC's Holby City Got It Wrong

Dr Richard Biddle | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Richard Biddle

Last night's viewing was compelling, but sometimes broadcasters need to take a little more care with what they screen. Approximately one in 500 people in the UK already have a stoma and the NHS carries out approximately 6,400 colostomy operations each year. I'll leave you to do the maths, but the chances are that last night's negative portrayal will have been watched by more than one 'interested' party. I'm thinking not just about patients in waiting, but also their families and friends too.

A Paralysed Man Can Now Move His Arms Using Thought-Controlled Tech

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Tech

A man in America is the first quadriplegic in the world to have his arm and hand movements restored after receiving a groundbreaking brain implant. Bi...

Having Your Appendix Out Could Be Replaced With A Simple Course Of Antibiotics

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech

For anyone who has already had their appendix removed, we apologise that this news comes a little bit too late to save your precious organ. But for th...

Single Mum Gets Tattoo To Cover Breast Cancer Scars, Then Falls In Love With The Artist

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Nina Cristinacce chose to have a tattoo to cover her mastectomy scars, it was her way of embracing the future and leaving the pain of breast canc...

BBC Two's Hospital - The Uncomfortable Truth

Danny Horan | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Danny Horan

Once the production team started to research the series what they found was things we'd never seen before - the extent of cancelled ops, the failing targets, outsourcing of some procedures and 'health tourism'. But they also found extraordinary resilience, remarkably understanding patients and an ability to perform some of the best care and surgery in the world.

Meet The Woman So Obsessed With Elves She Had Surgery To Point Her Ears

PA Real Life Features | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman loves elves so much that she had her ears surgically reshaped to appear pointed. Mara Kristine, 22, used to wear prosthetic ears. However in M...

Surgeon Live Streams Operation With Snapchat Spectacles For First Time Ever

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech

If you’ve got any surgery coming up, you might want to double check that your doctor isn’t planning on live streaming it to thousands of people on...

Why Do People Lose Hair And What Can Be Done About It?

Patric Morgan | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Patric Morgan

Although it is quite common for people to lose hair as they get older, it can be upsetting when you realise your hair is getting thinner - and even mo...

How Does A Bionic Penis Actually Work?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Tech

Ever wondered how a prosthetic penis works? How does it impact on erections, orgasms, and can it really be eight inches long? What Is A Prosthetic Pe...

'Laser-Ignited Fart' Responsible For Woman's Horror Surgery Injuries

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK

A surgery patient was seriously burnt when her fart was ignited by a laser. A report into the incident ruled a leak of the woman’s intestinal gas wh...

Everybody Poos

Fiona Munro | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

Whilst it was hard to come to terms with at first, I began to realise that this was a result of life enhancing surgery. Would I, if given the chance, turn back time and say 'no wait actually could you just leave that cancer in my bowel I'd rather not have a stoma'? Hell no!

Bride Walked Down Aisle By Man Who Received Her Father's Heart In a Transplant

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Walking your daughter down the aisle is one of a father’s proudest moments, but what happens when your dad isn’t around to do the honours? Jeni S...

Endometriosis: Why You Have More Options Available To Help Your Symptoms Than Just Surgery

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Did you know.... 10% of women worldwide suffer from Endometriosis? That's a shocking 176 million. Yet, despite this, very little is known about the c...

Sight-Saving Surgery In the Amazon

Clare O'Neill | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK
Clare O'Neill

I've just returned from two weeks working with the Andean Medical Mission in San Borja in El Beni, Bolivia. AMM send medical teams to Bolivia every ye...

Katie Price Has Gone Under The Knife Again

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

Katie Price has undergone what is believed to be her eighth boob job. The artist formerly known as Jordan shared pictures of what looks like her late...

To My Son, The Heart Warrior

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

I know I could have been a better mother, that I could have made the effort and see people, that I could have taken you out more. I was so worried Elijah, so worried I would lose you.

Woah. Robot Completes Surgery Unmanned For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Tech

For the first time, an unmanned robot has successfully performed surgery on pigskin as a replacement for soft tissue. Surgeons and scientists from Sh...

"This Will Change Everything..."

Max Sanderson | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Tech
Max Sanderson

His name was Dr Sergio Canavero. And next year, he will attempt the World's first (known) human head transplant. A boyhood dream of his which has been a quarter of a century in the making, Dr Canavero displays all the telltale signs of a maverick (and a psychopath).

World's First Live-Streamed Virtual Reality Operation

George Kapellos | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK Tech
George Kapellos

Today experts in live streaming 360° and VR Mativision will be broadcasting live through pioneering virtual reality (VR) technology an operation on a patient with colon cancer at The Royal London Hospital. This is a world first.

Surgeons Sew Man's Hand To His Belly To Save It From Amputation

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Tech

Brazilian surgeons have sewn a man's hand to a 'pocket' inside his stomach in order to save it from being amputated. Carlos Mariotti lost both his ...

Meet The Surgeon Performing The UK's First Womb Transplant

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK Tech

Features "We're on our way to Scotland, both my daughters are in the car," Mr Richard Smith, leader of the UK Uterine Transplantation research ...

Gender Dysphoria

Rozina Ali | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK
Rozina Ali

Slowly, as scientific research has developed our understanding of the biological nature of gender dysphoria, society has become more aware and accepting of the kind of suffering, fear and loss that trans people face - every bit as much as people who develop the physical pathologies of cancer, trauma or other disease.