Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tag: Surgery

Sri Lankan and US Doctors Pioneer First Robot-Assisted Surgery

U.S. and Sri Lankan surgeons conducted the first ever robot-assisted surgery aboard the USNS Mercy on May 4. The joint team of multinational surgeons...

Surgeons Remove Tumor That Weighs As Much As A Person

A colossal 60-kilogram (132-pound) ovarian tumor was successfully removed from a 38-year-old Connecticut woman in February this year. The tumor is one of the largest...
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Having Blood Type ‘O’ Makes Patients Almost Three Times More Likely...

Severe injury patients with an O blood type are almost three times as likely to die than patients with any other blood type, according...

3D Trans Oral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Performed at NHSL

Colombo National Hospital yesterday created a surgical breakthrough by successfully performing a surgery to remove a thyroid gland using the 3D Trans Oral Endoscopic...

Doctors Perform World’s First Full Penis-and-Scrotum Transplant

Doctors at Johns Hopkins Medicine performed the world's first complete penis-and-scrotum transplant. The 14-hour operation, which took place on March 26, involved a team of...

Wearing helmets decreases chance of cervical spine injury

Researchers claim wearing a motorcycle helmet decreases the chance of a cervical spine injury, contrary to certain beliefs that state otherwise. The study, led by...

Teratoma surgery on an unborn baby from Peradeniya

A breakthrough surgery was performed at Peradeniya Teaching Hospital today (30th March) on an unborn baby. Surgeons performed a Teratoma surgery on an unborn baby...

Doctors Remove 2,350 Gallstones From Woman’s Gallbladder

Outrageous surgery: Doctors remove 2,350 gallstones from woman’s gallbladder A woman has a staggering 2,350 gallstones removed during surgery. Gallstones are hardened deposits of bile...

First Successful Transrectal Thyroidectomy Performed

In an ongoing effort to avoid a 6-centimeter incision in the neck, otolaryngologists along with their colorectal colleagues have announced the world’s first successful...

Doctors remove 2kg ball of Hair from a girl’s abdomen –...

The mother of a seven-year-old girl was in for a shock when doctors told her the cause of her abdominal pain and bouts of...
Man gets two beating hearts after a successful heterotopic transplant operation

Man gets two beating hearts after a successful heterotopic transplant operation

An Indian man recently underwent a life-saving heart transplant and was left with two beating hearts after the procedure. This might sound bizarre to...
1 in 10 Gets Wound Infection After Abdominal Surgery

1 in 10 Gets Wound Infection After Abdominal Surgery

Globally, more than one in 10 patients develops a surgical-site infection after a gastrointestinal operation, a new study finds. Rates vary widely, with overuse of...

Pioneer plastic surgeon Dr. Joe Fernando passes away

Dr Joe Fernando, who gave leadership to Plastic Surgery in Sri Lanka through the 1970’s-’80’s, and established the first Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit...
Osteoarthritis is Not Due to Ageing and It's Preventable

Osteoarthritis is Not Due to Ageing and It’s Preventable

The researchers at Harvard scoured across the United States for skeletons in a quest to further understand osteoarthritis. Ian Wallace, a postdoctoral fellow in...
CDC Guidelines on surgical site infection Prevention

CDC Guidelines on SSI Prevention Released

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued updated evidence-based recommendations for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs). Summery of recommendations: Advise patients to...

ERPM Preparatory Course for Part B & C Surgery

Guidelines and Information for the participants The course will be held on 18th and 19th of January 2018 in the auditorium of the college of surgeons, No:...

MOU with the RCS Glasgow

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...

Surgeons find 263 coins and 100 nails in man’s stomach

Surgeons treating a man with suspected food poisoning were stunned to discover 263 coins and 100 nails in his stomach. Maksud Khan, 35, was admitted...

World’s First Artificial Kidney is Ready to Implant

A team of cientists has developed the world’s first artificial kidney technology to be implanted in the body. Their bio-hybrid approach uses living kidney...

Surgery – Guidelines

Management of a patient with acute abdominal pain Management of Goitre Evaluation of Haematuria Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Management of Upper Gastro-Intestinal Tract Bleeding Management of a Patient...

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