Robot widely used for prostate cancer and heart bypass surgery is investigated over safety concerns

Hi-tech robot used for cancer and heart bypass surgery is investigated over safety concerns after 'hitting patient in the face' The da Vinci robot is increasingly used by surgeons due to its accuracy Also credited with fewer side-effects and a quicker recovery time But is now being investigated by the U.S.

Wrestling fan, 11, battles through 30 brain operations while training to be junior referee

Now that's a fighter! Wrestling fan, 11, battles through 30 brain operations while training to be junior referee Callum has beaten meningitis twice and overcome a brain haemorrhageTrained to become a junior wrestling referee and feels it is the one place he is truly acceptedFamily raising 10,000 to take Callum to U.S for pioneering treatment | UPDATED: 14:52 GMT, 28 November 2012 An 11-year-old wrestling fan has proved he's a real fighter after enduring 30 brain operations.

Ban "failing" hip resurfacing implants for women, say surgeons

Ban 'failing' hip resurfacing implants for women, say surgeonsWomen who had worn-out hips resurfaced five times more likely to need a second operation More than one in ten suffer problemsFailure figures for men are much lower | UPDATED: 01:07 GMT, 2 October 2012 Women should no longer be offered hip resurfacing because of ‘unacceptably high’ failure rates, surgeons have warned.

Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome: Baby born with half a heart survives despite FOUR MONTHS without treatment

Baby born with half a heart survives despite going FOUR MONTHS without treatment Scarlett Dougan suffers from Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome, where the right side of the organ is underdevelopedMany babies diagnosed with the rare condition die within days of birthSince her diagnosis baby Scarlett has undergone two major heart operations | UPDATED: 20:22 GMT, 8 September 2012 A baby girl born with half a heart survived despite the fact her life-threatening condition was not diagnosed until she reached four months old.

Musgrove Park Hospital: Toddler who had broken her leg sent home with cast on WRONG limb

Blundering hospital sent injured child home with a plaster cast on the wrong limb Toddler walked around on broken leg for five days after mistakeWas in agony after trampoline accident | UPDATED: 08:48 GMT, 16 August 2012 Blundering doctors sent a toddler with a fractured leg home after putting a cast on the wrong limb.

Thousands could lose their sight as NHS cuts cataract surgery by a quarter

Thousands could lose their sight as NHS cuts cataract surgery by a quarter | UPDATED: 22:55 GMT, 15 July 2012 A vital intervention: Cataract surgery could be cut The eyesight of thousands of elderly people has been put in jeopardy as NHS trusts place harsh restrictions on cataract surgery.

Nine out of 10 NHS Trusts are "rationing operations"

Nine out of 10 NHS Trusts are 'rationing operations' Two thirds of trusts limited cataract surgeryMore than half limited hip and knee operationsHealth Minister calls restrictions 'totally unacceptable' | UPDATED: 10:56 GMT, 19 June 2012 NHS hospitals are rationing the number of operations they perform to balance their budgets.

An organ is sold every hour, WHO warns: Brutal black market on the rise again thanks to diseases of affluence

An organ is sold every hour, WHO warns: Brutal black market on the rise again thanks to diseases of affluence | UPDATED: 08:07 GMT, 28 May 2012 Desperate: An Indian woman shows the scar from where she sold her kidney in a black market transplant op An organ is sold once an hour, the World Health Organisation has warned, amid fears that the illegal trade is again on the rise.

Teenager stuns doctors after incredible recovery from operation on brain tumour that left her unable to stand or speak

Remarkable recovery of teenager who had to learn to speak, eat and stand after a brain tumour operation caused a stroke when she was aged just 15 | UPDATED: 15:30 GMT, 14 May 2012 Miracle: Hannah Jones defied all doctors' predictions – and has now made so much progress she is studying at university to become a teacher A teenager has taught herself how to speak, stand and eat again after she suffered a massive stroke during an operation to remove a brain tumour.