Surgery

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Pedroia Expected Back For Opener After Thumb Surgery

The Boston Red Sox second baseman hurt his hand diving into first base on opening day and played the rest of the season with the injury.

11/13/2013

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Spinal Cord Stimulation: Improved Treatment Helps Relieve Chronic Pain

Pain sufferers are turning to a treatment that uses a device implanted beneath the skin to send electrical signals to the spinal cord to control chronic pain.

10/20/2013

Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. (Photo by Jodi Hilton/Getty Images)

Cape Cod Hospital Patients May Have Been Exposed To Deadly Brain Disease

Five patients who were treated at Cape Cod Hospital may have been exposed to a deadly brain disease.

09/05/2013

Menino speaks to reporters before his surgery. (CBS)

Menino ‘Raring To Go’ After Release From Hospital

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has been released from the hospital after prostate surgery and says he is “raring to go.”

06/07/2013

Mayor Tom Menino

Menino’s Prostate Surgery ‘Went Very Well’

The procedure lasted approximately two hours and the mayor is now resting comfortably.

05/31/2013

Red Sox reliever Joel Hanrahan. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Red Sox: Hanrahan To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan needs season-ending surgery on his right forearm.

05/11/2013

Diet, Scale, Resolutions

Options Expand For Weight Loss Surgery

Millions of Americans who are obese find that diet, exercise, and medications are not sufficient to reduce their weight to a healthy level. For many, only surgery may be effective over the long-term.

03/12/2013

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Could Video Game Players Make Better Surgeons?

Today’s young surgeons grew up during a time when video games first became popular. While older generations may see the hobby as a waste of time, research indicates that video games may provide young surgeons with better skills and hand-eye coordination.

03/12/2013

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New Hope For Heartburn Sufferers

Doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are now offering a new minimally invasive surgical procedure for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who continue to have chronic symptoms even after trying all the medical management therapies used for treatment of the condition.

03/12/2013

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High Tech Approach To Treat Lung Cancer

Surgeons at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are now offering lung cancer patients a new option in minimally invasive surgery, using a robot to assist them with removing cancerous lobes.

03/12/2013

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