21st Century Surgery
    April 9, 2002
    21st Century Surgery

    The FDA has approved a surgical robot, part of the da Vinci Surgical System, for use in thoracic surgery, general laparoscopic surgery, and for surgical assistance. The robot has 3 arms that can be mo…

    Capillary Hemangioma
    June 12, 2000
    Capillary Hemangioma

    A capillary hemangioma is a bright red birthmark that can sometimes be the most noticeable feature of a little baby. Hemangiomas often don't appear until a baby is a month old, and can continue to gro…

    Advances in Surgical Procedures
    October 12, 1999
    Advances in Surgical Procedures

    The Cleveland Clinic was the scene of a truly amazing feat. When women want permanent birth control, they sometimes have a simple operation called a tubal ligation, where the fragile Fallopian tubes a…

    Tonsillectomies and Adenoidectomies for Ear Infections
    November 8, 1996
    Tonsillectomies and Adenoidectomies for Ear Infections

    Dr. Greene's Answer: From the 1930's through the 1960's, tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies were considered routine surgeries. At that time, the tonsils and adenoids were thought to be useless organs…