Tag Archives: Surgery

New robotic spine surgery incorporates 3-D planning, info systems

The Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery at Reston (Va.) Hospital Center is implementing a new version of the Mazor X imaging system for robotic-assisted spine surgery. The hospital says it is the first facility worldwide to use the upgraded version, called the Mazor XStealth Edition System. Christopher Good, MD, performed the first spine fusion using… Read More »

First Time in India a 20-Day-Old Baby Weighing Just 1.160 Kg Undergoes Brain Surgery

Brain surgery conducted on a 20-day-old baby boy. (Photo Credit: Sarvodaya Hospital & Research Centre) Surgeons at Faridabad-based, 300-bed Sarvodaya Hospital & Research Centre have successfully conducted brain surgery on a 20-day-old baby boy weighing only 1.1160 kg. This is the first time in India that neurosurgery of such a low-weighing baby has been done… Read More »

Exclusive: A 700-Pound Man on TLC's Family by the Ton Explores Weight-Loss Surgery

TLC’s Family by the Ton, a spinoff of its hit reality series My 600-lb Life, offers sobering insights into the realities of people struggling with obesity. One such example on the new season of Family by the Ton—which premiered January 2 and is airing every Wednesday—is Casey King. King, who weighs over 700 pounds and… Read More »