Category: Surgery

Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery.

Patient has appendix removed through his mouth.

Tags: Surgery.

Self-assembling nanoparticle device.

Chemical engineers have developed a high-resolution touch sensor that has a sensitivity comparable to human fingers. (via)

Tags: Cancer Nanotechnology Research Robotics Surgery Technology.

Beating-heart transplant.

British doctors keep a donor heart alive and pumping blood for five hours before successfully transplanting it into the patient.

Tags: Milestones Surgery Survival Technology Transplant.


Do-it-yourself Lasik surgery kit. (via)

Tags: Eye How-to Surgery Vision.

Implantable collamer lens.

Artificial lens that is surgically placed on the eye to replace wearing glasses.

Tags: Eye Surgery.

Space doctors.

Canadian Space Agency developing training protocol for astronauts to perform surgical procedures in zero gravity.

Tags: Space Surgery.

Abdominal bot gastric rover.

Joystick controlled robot that is used to explore the abdominal cavity during surgery. (via)

Tags: Robots Surgery Technology.

What’s up, doc?

Chinese surgeons successfully transplant a rabbit’s face. (via)

Tags: Animals Milestones Surgery.


Experimental surgery has left man ‘in a mental time warp where TV is always a new invention and Truman is forever president. (via)

Tags: Brain Health Mental People Research Surgery.

It’s not a tumor.

Russian man has human embryo removed from his back. (via)

Tags: Bizarre Discovery People Surgery.

RFID implants.

Computer geeks are getting microchips with important passwords surgically embedded into their bodies. (via)

Tags: Computers Geek Security Surgery.


Man transforms himself into a cat via extreme plastic surgery. (via)

Tags: Animals Bizarre Change People Pets Surgery Tattoo.

Face off.

Cleveland Clinic set to perform first-ever face transplant. (via)

Tags: Culture Entertainment Milestones Movies Research Surgery.

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