Child aged just 16 died because surgeon used wrong instrument, court is told


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Aspiring mechanic, 16, died after surgeon pierced his vein using wrong instrument in due to 'great pressures over delays' Ryan Senior died of multiple organ failure during routine abdominal surgery Surgeon used wrong instrument that pierced a major vein Today admitted that had been the case due to time pressures at the hospitalSaid getting the right equipment would have delayed the operation Doctors administered 31 pints of blood in a bid to stem the bleedingBut the healthy teenager was killed by an embolism and cardiac arrest PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:18 GMT, 10 April 2013 A teenager died during a routine operation when a surgeon allegedly pierced a major vein after using the wrong instrument, an inquest heard.

Cryoablation: The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery


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The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery Cryoablation freezes and destroys the cancer using argon gas passed to the tumour tissue through fine needles in the patient's skinNo surgery is needed and patients can leave hospital the next day Suitable for patients with tumours less than 2in in diameter or for those where surgery is considered too risky | UPDATED: 10:26 GMT, 23 December 2012 A remarkable procedure that uses freezing gas to destroy kidney cancers is offering hope to the 8,000 Britons diagnosed with the disease each year.

The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery


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The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery Cryoablation freezes and destroys the cancer using argon gas passed to the tumour tissue through fine needles in the patient's skinNo surgery is needed and patients can leave hospital the next day Suitable for patients with tumours less than 2in in diameter or for those where surgery is considered too risky | UPDATED: 01:14 GMT, 23 December 2012 A remarkable procedure that uses freezing gas to destroy kidney cancers is offering hope to the 8,000 Britons diagnosed with the disease each year.

Baby with less than 5% chance of survival has life-saving surgery after parents find pioneering procedure online


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Baby with less than 5% chance of survival has life-saving surgery after parents find pioneering procedure online Couple told unborn baby had 50 per cent survival chance but this was then revised to five per cent Parents' online research uncovered a risky treatment performed in the womb that involved inserting a balloon into their son's trachea Operation had 33 per cent risk of miscarriage | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 8 August 2012 A baby given less than five per cent chance of surviving birth is now fighting fit, after his parents found out about a life-saving procedure on the internet.

Cuts could be forcing doctors to operate with outdated equipment


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Cuts could be forcing doctors to operate with outdated equipment Only one in six keyhole surgery theatres meet highest standards for equipment safety | UPDATED: 16:21 GMT, 9 July 2012 Financial constraints on the NHS could lead to doctors operating on patients with outdated equipment, surgeons have warned.

Scar-free operation that removes your appendix through your MOUTH


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Scar-free operation that removes your appendix through your MOUTH | UPDATED: 02:09 GMT, 10 April 2012 Open wide — your appendix is about to be removed through your mouth.

Why keyhole surgery may not be your best choice


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Why keyhole surgery may not be your best choice By Jenny Hudson PUBLISHED: 22:53 GMT, 12 March 2012 | UPDATED: 22:53 GMT, 12 March 2012 When Dr William Davis was told he’d need surgery for prostate cancer, he hoped to have it done using a keyhole procedure and chose urologist Alan Doherty, a surgeon renowned as a pioneer of the keyhole technique.

Fat-zapping wand that vaporizes the pain of dodgy knees


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Fat-zapping wand that vaporizes the pain of dodgy knees It was recently reported that six out of ten women over 50 have knee pain — either with exercise or just climbing stairs. But it also affects younger people of both sexes. Simon Evans, 21, a biology student, from Epping in Essex, had a new procedure to relieve the pain