Surgery

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 02.05.2016 | 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 14.04.2016 | 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.

Down There: Too Big, Too Long, Just Right: Labiaplasty, What Women Need to Know

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

What is driving this dramatic increase in requests for surgery? Is the reason for requesting surgery, really a deep-seated insecurity that is encouraging women to ask for a potentially mutilating procedure?

Fisherman Has Stingray's Barb Removed In Gruesome Footage (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

This is the gruesome moment that a fisherman had a stingray's barb removed from his foot. The graphic scenes show the sword-like sting pierced thro...

Flogging a Dead Corpse: The Sale of Human Remains

Carla Valentine | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK
Carla Valentine

While I am the first to advocate access to human remains in museum collections, for reasons I've mentioned in previous posts, there is a forum in whic...

Graphic Video: Man's 10-Year-Old Cyst Popped By Doctor

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT An American man nicknamed 'Raymond' has been living with a cyst on his neck for ten years. When he finally made the d...

Doctor Removes 'Centipede' From Inside Patients Ear In Gruesome Footage

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

The horrifying moment that a doctor removed a suspected centipede from a patient's ear has been caught in gruesome video footage. The beastie is ca...

Man Discovers Screw Emerging From Foot (And It's Totally Gross)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING: This article contains graphic images A man has shared a very graphic photo of his foot after a screw popped out nine months after surgery ...

Going Under the Knife, Yes or No? How About 'Mind Your Own Business!'

Grace Fodor | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Fodor

It seems to me that we women have a problem. We *sharp intake of breath*...age. It's true. Despite all scientific research, none of us has yet found a way to stop the march of time, regardless of which potions, lotions and treatments may promise us otherwise.