Tag Archives: Surgery

Beauty Ops: Triumph of Tittyonomy

Operations for bigger boobs and a flat stomach, and also for smaller labia, have their market. The cosmetic surgery industry is booming and feeds on well-heeled clients. But does this still have anything to do with the ideal of the physician as healer of the sick? more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Sinusitis: Cavers taking new pathways

Not every case of sinusitis heals quickly and without complications. Chronic forms are a challenge for otolaryngologists. New studies show where things are heading pharmacologically and surgically. more...

Plastic Surgery: Snip and trim makes one happy

Bored millionaire wives or people with disturbed self-esteem: To the public these represent the typical clientele for cosmetic surgery. A recent study has been able to show that the reality is quite different. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Cruciate Ligament Rupture: Wait and See

A rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of an athlete means work for the surgeon. Most of the sports physicians wholeheartedly agreed on that. A publication in the renowned New England Journal now says that half of the surgeries are unnecessary. Really? more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Nightmare Awareness: Don’t Wake Up!

Intraoperative awareness is considered a horror scenario by both, physician and patient. The university hospital Vienna now proves: This phenomenon happens more frequently than physicians think. more...

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Power Blackout in the Nervus Vagus

If you always have considered bariatric surgeries rather martial you might get a bit more out of a new minimal invasive procedure. A kind of pacemaker was authorized in Europe which cripples the Nervus vagus in obese people. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Make me an Elf!

For some it is mayhem, for others it's the most honest confession in the world: Body Modification. Ever since the appearance of the piercing- and tattoo fashion in the nineties, body modification blooms in its weirdest forms in the Western industrial countries. more...

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A Nap with the Scalpel

Whoever does not give his or her brain some rest on a regular basis has to be aware of blackouts. There are various ways to achieve longer "mileage": Coffee, power pills or even better the "cat-nap"? But in general there is always this one question: Just how dangerous more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Diabetes: Rescue for Diabetes-Feet

It sounds weird but is considered the future special therapy worldwide: The scalpel of all things is supposed to prevent amputations among others on diabetes patients. One of the first places where this new method was applied is the hospital of the medical university more...

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Wound Healing: Babyface in lieu of Scarface

Lash on the throat after a little accident with the sword? Ugly scar after a surgery? Who needs that? Now scientists want to tackle one of the oldest problems of human vulnerability by genetic engineering - and might open up a booming market there. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel
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