"Rapid response" operation that cuts risk of new strokes by a third

'Rapid response' operation carried out within 24 hours of suffering a mini-stroke cuts risk of another episode by a thirdSurgery offered to patients within 24 hours of a 'mini-stroke'Carotid endarterectomy operation cuts risk of new stroke by a third By Martyn Halle PUBLISHED: 21:57 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:57 GMT, 2 March 2013 Rapid response: How the operation is carried out Patients who have suffered a mini-stroke are now being offered ‘rapid-response’ surgery to prevent the condition worsening and leading to a full stroke.

How a wire in your wrist can help you avoid surgery for blocked arteries

How a wire in your wrist can help you avoid surgery for blocked arteries By David Hurst PUBLISHED: 00:52 GMT, 18 December 2012 | UPDATED: 00:52 GMT, 18 December 2012 Every year in England alone, 61,000 people are given a stent — a tiny metal tube — to open up their narrowed heart arteries.

Caesarean device that could spare thousands of babies from injury when surgeons cut through the mothers womb

Caesarean device that could spare thousands of babies from injury when surgeons cut through the mother's womb | UPDATED: 00:23 GMT, 28 August 2012 Scarred: Jack McManus, here with his mum Joanna and dad Kelvin, suffered a long scar on this head as a result of a caesarean delivery A new device could prevent more than 3,500 babies a year from suffering wounds when they are born by caesarean section.

Rise of Robodoc: They can operate on everything from your heart to creaky knees – but would you put your life into the hands of a robot surgeon?

The rise of Robodoc: They can operate on everything from your heart to creaky knees – but would you put your life into the hands of a robot surgeon | UPDATED: 00:31 GMT, 7 August 2012 Doctors are increasingly using robots to treat disease and injury Having an operation Don’t be surprised if the surgeon performs it from the room next door.