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Surgery Cost Transparency

The last time you bought a television you probably did a lot of research on cost, features, discounts, and more. When you go into surgery, you have none of that information and none of those choices. A surgeon in Utah is trying to change that.
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2019; 2015
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Out of Options: New Valve Saves Hearts

A brand new device given to the first patient in the world is helping those too sick for open-heart surgery.
Online
2019; 2018
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Cardiac Amyloidosis: A New Heart for Frank

It’s more commonly known as stiff heart, and occurs when abnormal proteins build up and settle in body tissues. If these proteins travel to the heart, the results can be deadly. Sometimes, the only option for survival is a heart transplant.
Online
2019; 2017
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From Heart Surgery to Marathons!

The 26.2 mile race is tough for anyone, but especially so for Paul Sykes. He ran one just weeks after heart surgery. Learn how surgeons made this possible.
Online
2019; 2016
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Spine Surgery Changes Vets Life

Helping patients who suffer life-altering pain from spine damage stand comfortably on their feet again for hours at a time
Online
2019; 2017
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Robotic Surgery for a-Fib

A life-long fluttering feeling in her heart became a life-threatening problem for Joyce Liptrap, but her doctor turned to robotic technology to treat her atrial fibrillation.
Online
2019; 2016
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Hip Resurfacing: A Better Option for Some

A different kind of hip procdure that uses a pioneering piece of metal inside the body has changed lives of active men with arthritis.
Online
2019; 2016
228.

Fighting Epilepsy: The Safer-Than-Ever Cure

One in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. It causes seizures, making it dangerous to drive, ride a bicycle, or swim, among other things. Advanced techniques in surgery could hold the key to curing the disease.
Online
2019; 2016
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Bariatric Surgery Not Just for Adults Now

A weight loss surgery once only available to men and women is now becoming a game changer for overweight kids.
Online
2019; 2017
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Treating Ankle Arthritis: Total Replacement?

Chronic ankle pain can keep arthritis patients from doing what they love and the thought of standard surgery may not sound good. Why more patients are turning to another option.
Online
2019; 2017
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Saving Young Hips

Hip problems are on the rise in younger people. See what doctors are doing to delay the need for hip replacement surgery.
Online
2019; 2017
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Recovering From a Hysterectomy

It’s the second most common surgery among women in the United States. The procedure can take a toll on the body but there are things you can do for a faster recovery.
Online
2019; 2017
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Artificial Disc Replacement: New Option for Back Pain

A surgical option to spinal fusion that brings help to those aching backs and offers mobility, flexibility and a much faster healing time.
Online
2019; 2017
234.

Crohn's Disease—Second Opinion

Since the age of twelve, Gabi Thomas has been fighting the physical and mental effects of having Crohn’s disease. She explains her challenges over the last 15 years, which included several hospital stays, and being on the brink of death. While experts discuss current treatments for Crohn’s, Gabi shares her journey of healing—explaining why she has never felt better.
Online
2019; 2017
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In Bag Morcellation Removes Tumor Safely

A surgeon in Arizona removed a 17-centimeter ovarian tumor through an incision smaller than a dime using a controversial procedure where the tumor is bagged while it’s still inside the body.
Online
2019; 2017
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Pipeline for Aneurysm

Because there are often no symptoms, many people don’t know they have an aneurysm until it is too late. Researchers are now testing a minimally-invasive treatment that eliminates the deadly risk of an aneurysm bleeding or bursting.
Online
2019; 2017
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Maria’s Miracle: Out-of-the-Box Surgery

A sudden storm on a windy Pennsylvania back road led to a violent car crash, shattered bones, and a mangled right foot. A team of surgeons devised an out-of-the box solution to put Maria back together.
Online
2019; 2017
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Kidney Transplants in Africa

Kidney transplants in Africa are becoming more common. Kidney disease is on the increase in Nigeria due to changing lifestyles. There is a chronic shortage of trained health workers and the equipment able to deal with the disease.
Online
2019; 2018
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Conjoined Twins

Jadon and Anias McDonald were born as craniopagus twins, joined at the head. The condition occurs in just one out of every 2.5 million births. Given how rare these cases are, there aren't many surgeons with the experience to execute such a risky procedure. That is where Dr. James Goodrich and his team come in.They have partnered with engineers halfway across the country to prepare for this rare surgery. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes Vital Signsinside the operating room with Jadon, Anias and the surgical team for a look at what it takes to give these little boys a chance at a normal life.
Online
2019; 2017
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Out of This World

Imagine a laboratory that teaches us more than we have ever known about disease, muscle and bone health, and eyesight. This lab has an environment that impacts the human body in ways we have never seen before. In fact, there is no place like it in the entire world. That is because this lab does not exist on Earth; it is the International Space Station, orbiting nearly 400 kilometers above our planet's surface. Explore the final frontier of outer space, from freeze-dried food and zero-gravity exercise, to a brain surgery robot. See how medical research in space is benefiting life for all of us here on Earth.
Online
2019; 2015