AIIMS Patna to host international seminar from August 29

AIIMS Patna will host a two-day international seminar on minimal invasive surgery from August 29 in which more than 300 renowned doctors will take part, its Director G K Singh said Saturday.

Plug into music you like for early recovery from surgery, says UK study

A new study suggests that listening to music before, during and after surgery could reduce pain and anxiety.

Listening to music during surgery reduces pain, anxiety

Listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people's pain, anxiety and need for painkillers, according to the most comprehensive review of available evidence so far.

Doctors remove 33mm wooden piece from woman's eye in Thane

In a major eye surgery, a team of ophthalmologists in the neighbouring Thane district have successfully operated and removed a 33 millimetre piece of wood, a foreign body, from the bony socket of a woman's eye.

Mumbai sees second successful heart transplant in four days

Days after the metropolis saw its first successful heart transplant in 47 years, second such surgery was performed at a private hospital here on Friday after traffic authorities created a 'green corridor' to transport a live heart from Vashi in Navi Mumbai.

Successful tracheostomy done on 53-year-old woman

 A 53-year-old woman suffering from tracheal (wind pipe) tumour got a new lease of life after doctors at a city hospital performed tracheostomy (incision in windpipe) on her to deploy a Y-shaped stent in the trachea.

Shot put champion Valerie Adams out of Beijing World Athletics Championships
Shot put champion Valerie Adams out of Beijing World Athletics Championships

Double Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams will not defend her world athletics championships title in Beijing later this month as she recovers from elbow and shoulder surgery, the New Zealander said on Thursday.

8-year-old boy receives first double hand transplant in US

An eight-year-old American has become the world`s youngest recipient of a transplant of both hands, Children`s Hospital of Philadelphia announced on Tuesday.

Harvested heart transplanted successfully

In a mission marked by clockwork precision, the heart of a brain dead man, brought here by a Naval air ambulance, has been successfully transplanted in a 47-year-old autorickshaw driver at a hospital here.

South African President Jacob Zuma discharged from hospital after surgery

South African President Jacob Zuma was discharged from hospital on Sunday after undergoing a scheduled procedure the previous day to remove gallstones, the presidency said.

Soccer legend Pele undergoes back surgery in latest health scare
Soccer legend Pele undergoes back surgery in latest health scare

Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has undergone back surgery, a close aide told Reuters on Saturday, the latest in a series of recent health problems afflicting the 74-year-old former player.

Mohammed Shami becomes father
Mohammed Shami becomes father

 India pacer Mohammed Shami, who is recovering from an injury, had another reason to celebrate Eid after becoming a proud father for the first time following the birth of his daughter.

Elderly woman cured of osteoarthritis with gold knee implant

A 59-year-old woman who was suffering from acute osteoarthritis and could not walk without a support successfully underwent a new knee implant surgery at a hospital here, doctors said on Sunday.

Valerie Adams suffers first shot put loss in almost five years
Valerie Adams suffers first shot put loss in almost five years

Star New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams suffered her first loss in almost five years of competition as she made her comeback from double surgery at Saturday`s Paris Diamond League meet.

Cadaver liver split saves two lives

In a rare surgery, doctors at a city hospital split cadaver liver of a 32-year-old brain dead patient and gave one lobe each to two persons in dire need of a liver transplant, thus giving them them a fresh lease of life.

Youth walks again after bilateral hip replacement surgery

After being bed-ridden for two years due to severe hip deformity, 22-year-old Nalasopara resident Rohit Patil thought he would never walk again.

Injured Mohammed Shami hopes to start bowling soon
Injured Mohammed Shami hopes to start bowling soon

Injured India pacer Mohammed Shami hopes to start bowling in the nets from next month, saying his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) was going in the right direction.

I am in a lot of pain post surgery: Jessie J
I am in a lot of pain post surgery: Jessie J

Pop star Jessie J has given an emotional update and admitted she is "in a lot of pain" following a mystery operation.

India emerging as top choice for joint replacement surgery

India is becoming a top destination for joint replacement surgery and healing technology due to the expertise of doctors and the low-cost involved in the procedure, health experts said on Monday.

Atsuto Uchida`s knee surgery irritates Schalke
Atsuto Uchida`s knee surgery irritates Schalke

Japan star Atsuto Uchida`s decision to fly home and undergo surgery in his native country for a knee injury has put the defender offside with his Bundesliga club.