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Cancer Patients Are Getting Robotic Surgery. There’s No Evidence It’s Better.

Robotic surgery was never approved for mastectomy or any other cancer-related treatment, but that has hardly deterred doctors in the operating suite. The equipment is widely used to operate on patients with various malignancies, from breast cancer to prostate cancer. Yet there have long been questions about how well doctors are trained on the machines,… Read More »

Turkish man makes medical history after successful surgery on melon-sized aneurysm

A 63-year-old Turkish man has made medical history after becoming the only known survivor of a complex surgery on his melon-sized abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in the first successful surgery on an aneurysm of that size. The case was published in the prestigious bimonthly Texas Heart Institute Journal this month. Just hours after blowing out… Read More »

8-year-old African child who was flown to the U.S. for surgery by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has died

(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to… Read More »