Surgeries

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.
Jeff Wheeler standing in front of a boat
Jeff Wheeler has always wanted to travel to Southeast Asia. He also happens to need shoulder surgery. Next week, he’ll cross both items of his to-do list with a trip to Thailand. His itinerary concludes with a stint in a Bangkok hospital.
The mother of Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Newtown Square girl whose quest for a lung transplant made national news, said Wednesday that she is "making small steps in a positive direction."Read more here.
At birth in September, Moriah Mudd seemed strong and healthy. Her physical exam by a pediatrician at Riddle Hospital was completely normal.
Sarah Murnaghan's parents and doctors have moved proverbial mountains to get the 10-year-old not just one but two double-lung transplants at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. But they cannot change the factors that make her prognosis grim.
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Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old whose plight led to a national change in lung-transplant rules, suffered a catastrophic complication after receiving portions of adult lungs on June 12, necessitating a second transplant three days later, her parents revealed Friday.
A Bangor surgeon has made high-tech history by bringing the latest innovation from Google into the operating room.

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