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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.


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Surgery Of The Future: Surgeons Using Printers To Make 3D Patient Models

Two surgeons at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have won a grant to use 3D printers to build models of patient body parts. These models will be used to better educate patients about their illnesses and to help surgeons better prepare for tricky operations.


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Treating The Aging Voice

Most people don’t realize there are things that can be done to fix the voice. Just as our voices change during childhood and adolescence, they continue to change as we age. But for some, vocal muscles could deteriorate, and treatment can help.


Andrew A. Wagner, MD, Director of Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Photo: BIDMC)

Q&A: The Facts On Open Vs. Robotic Prostatectomy

The decision to undergo radical prostatectomy, or any treatment for prostate cancer, is of course not an easy one. Dr. Andrew Wagner, Director of Minimally-Invasive Urologic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, provides some guidance if you are considering this procedure.


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VIDEO: New Hope For Heartburn Sufferers

Approved by the FDA last year, the LINX device is a titanium ring of magnetic beads placed around the lower end of the esophagus. This minimally invasive alternative offers new hope for heartburn sufferers.


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VIDEO: Minimally-Invasive Surgery For Fibroids

New surgical treatments are available for women with a minimal incision – or some with none at all. These procedures can be completed in one day, allowing the patient to resume their daily life quickly.



VIDEO: Single-Incision Surgery To Treat Kidney Tumors

A new method is helping patients recover quicker with less pain after kidney surgery.


UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester

UMass Memorial Reducing Surgeries To Fix Equipment

UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester is cancelling some scheduled surgeries at its Memorial Campus because of a problem with instrument sterilizing equipment.


Iara (Photo from Norfolk Animal Control)

Anonymous Donor Gives $1,400 For Dog’s Surgery

An anonymous person has donated $1400 to a dog who needs bladder surgery.


Shattered shower door

Glass Shower Doors Can Shatter Without Warning

Injuries, a big clean up, and thousands of dollars of home repairs. That’s what a number of homeowners are facing after their shower doors spontaneously explode.