Surgeries

Kevon Peoples has that sort of 20-something cool nonchalance that seems to say, “What’s the big deal?”His parents, Kevin and Von Peoples, and his doctors at Bon Secours Richmond St. Mary’s Hospital are quick to remind him that he is the big deal.
Amid ongoing ethical debate over the parental tactics that led to a lung transplant for 11-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, many experts are acknowledging a crucial point: Janet and Francis Murnaghan were right. National lung-transplant allocation rules have unfairly denied children under 12 the chance to get lungs from adult donors.
The doorway colors and the geometric floor markings in the new inpatient polytrauma rehabilitation unit at McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center are for more than design purposes. For the full story, click here.
New York health officials have begun posting online data about cardiac surgeries, hospitals and the doctors statewide who perform them, including their cases from 2008 to 2010 and mortality rates.For more information, click here.
How long should major dental restoration work, such as a crown or bridge, last?
Last August, Jefferson University Hospital surgeons removed a Haitian man's diseased lower jaw, then reconstructed it using bone from his left leg. Read more here.
Amelia Rivera, the disabled child who gained national attention last year when a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia physician recommended against giving her a kidney transplant, has received a kidney from her mother.
Officials at Shands Hospital in Gainesville have closed down the burn unit after they say a bacterial outbreak infected eight patients. Read more here.
Robotic surgery device maker Intuitive Surgical Inc. is increasing its current share buyback by $779 million to approximately $1.5 billion and is entering an accelerated repurchase program with Goldman Sachs. For more information, click here.
Diagnosed with leukemia, Scott knew that a bone marrow transplant would be her best hope for a cure. Four of her brothers and sisters were tested. When none proved to be a match, Scott turned to the bone marrow registry. Had Scott, 31, been white, she would have had a 93 percent chance of locating a donor through the Be The Match Registry, with 10.5 million potential donors worldwide.

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