Latest Surgical procedures News

Louisville Archbishop says surgery for cancer was successful

Nov. 12, 2019 4:54 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky says the Catholic archbishop is doing well after a seven-hour surgery for his ongoing cancer treatment. News outlets citing The Record report 73-year-old Archbishop Joseph Kurtz announced Tuesday that the surgery was successful. The Record is a...

Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering Tuesday following surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding linked to recent falls. A statement from his spokeswoman said there were no complications from the procedure, performed at Emory University Hospital for a subdural hematoma,...

The Latest: Former President Jimmy Carter out of surgery

Nov. 12, 2019 10:23 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on former President Jimmy Carter's surgery at Emory University Hospital (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Jimmy Carter's spokeswoman says the former president is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery to relieve pressure from bleeding on his brain. Deanna Congileo...

Spokeswoman: Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering after surgery to remove pressure on brain; no complications

Nov. 12, 2019 10:09 AM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Spokeswoman: Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering after surgery to remove pressure on brain; no complications.

Former President Jimmy Carter enters hospital for surgery

Nov. 12, 2019 5:19 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, his spokeswoman said. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning at Emory University Hospital, Deanna Congileo said...

Hospital settles with doctor critical of concurrent surgery

Nov. 8, 2019 9:32 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for an orthopedic surgeon says Massachusetts General Hospital has agreed to pay $13 million to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit. The Boston Globe reports Dr. Dennis Burke's lawyer disclosed the settlement terms Thursday, which included offering Burke his job back and naming a...

WVa surgeons perform state's first heart transplant

Nov. 6, 2019 7:47 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Surgeons at West Virginia University have performed the state's first heart transplant. The university says in a news release that the six-hour surgery occurred Saturday in Morgantown on a 61-year-old male patient from Chesapeake, Ohio. It was performed by surgeons at the WVU Heart...

Breast cancer strikes sisters

Nov. 3, 2019 2:01 AM EST

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — The doctor was speaking about her ultrasound and mammogram but all Jennifer Adams heard was "womp, womp, womp," like Charlie Brown's teacher was telling her the lump in her left breast was cause for concern. "I saw the mass, I saw the little things they were talking about but all I...

DOJ: Sanford to pay $20M to settle kickback allegations

Oct. 28, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health, one of the nation's largest health systems, has agreed to pay more than $20 million to resolve kickback allegations stemming from a whistleblower lawsuit filed by two Sanford doctors, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday. The lawsuit alleged that the health...

More severely obese kids should get surgery, MD group says

Oct. 27, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

Even some severely obese preteens should be considered for weight loss surgery, according to new recommendations. The guidance issued Sunday by the American Academy of Pediatrics is based on a review of medical evidence, including several studies showing that surgery in teens can result in marked weight loss...