Doctors are experimenting with using screws and plated made from silk to hold together fractured bones during healing.
Vanderbilt scientists use steerable needles in new robotic surgical system to treat blood clots in the brain.
Surgeons in Japan are now approved to use this image processing unit to help patients.
A patient on dialysis has just received a one-of-a-kind blood vessel.
It's like something out of science fiction or a horror movie or both: in order to facilitate transplants, we can now keep human hearts alive and beating and toasty warm inside a special electromechanical box full of fresh blood.
Normally, if you need to have a breathing tube inserted for medical reasons, a doctor will do it. But hey, why use a doctor when you can use a robot?
A group of students at the University of Washington are using Microsoft's Kinect to aid in robotic surgery. While the hack won't make surgical robots the next Doogie Howser, it does give them a sense of touch.
Health care is expensive! If you don't have insurance, how are you expected to pay for the tens of thousands of dollars that major surgery will set you back? Never fear, you can just perform surgery on yourself using this DIY gastric bypass kit.
Robotic surgery is nothing new, but normally the robot is only used in a support role for the surgeon. Now in a first of its kind procedure, a pair of robots were used to partially remove a man's prostate, with direct contact from the human surgeons.
Ged Galvin has a bionic bum and he uses a remote control to operate it. The 55-year-old IT project manager from Barnsley in the U.K. was severely injured after a car crash, and as a result was forced to rely...