surgery and surgeons

Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, Pioneering Liver Surgeon, Dies at 90

Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, Pioneering Liver Surgeon, Dies at 90

Dr. Thomas E. Starzl in 1989 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He died on Saturday in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, Pioneering Liver Surgeon, Dies at 90

Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, Pioneering Liver Surgeon, Dies at 90

Dr. Thomas E. Starzl in 1989 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He died on Saturday in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, Pioneering Liver Surgeon, Dies at 90

Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, Pioneering Liver Surgeon, Dies at 90

Dr. Thomas E. Starzl in 1989 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He died on Saturday in Pittsburgh.
Watching My Surgeon Cut Into My Knee

Watching My Surgeon Cut Into My Knee

A complex tear of a medial meniscus in a patient’s knee.
Going Under the Knife, With Eyes and Ears Wide Open

Going Under the Knife, With Eyes and Ears Wide Open

Esther Voynow during her surgery at the Rothman Institute in Bensalem, Pa. She was rendered numb with only an injection of a local anesthetic.

First, Do No Harm

Practiced from the 1930s to the 1950s, a radical surgery — the lobotomy — forever changed our understanding and treatment of the mentally ill.

Retro Report: The Quest for a Psychiatric Cure

Scientists have advanced the treatment of psychiatric illnesses from the days of a controversial surgery known as a lobotomy.
Tiger Woods Has a Fourth Back Operation

Tiger Woods Has a Fourth Back Operation

Tiger Woods during the Dubai Desert Classic in the United Arab Emirates on Feb. 2. He withdrew from the tournament after one round, citing back spasms.
What You Need to Know if You Have Breast Implants

What You Need to Know if You Have Breast Implants

Nearly all the cases of lymphoma have been linked to textured implants like the one shown here.
A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’

A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’

After learning she had breast cancer, Raylene Hollrah of Hermann, Mo., had a double mastectomy. But then cancer struck again — caused by the implants used to rebuild her chest.
A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’

A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’

After learning she had breast cancer, Raylene Hollrah of Hermann, Mo., had a double mastectomy. But then cancer struck again — caused by the implants used to rebuild her chest.
A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’

A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’

After learning she had breast cancer, Raylene Hollrah of Hermann, Mo., had a double mastectomy. But then cancer struck again — caused by the implants used to rebuild her chest.
What You Need to Know if You Have Breast Implants

What You Need to Know if You Have Breast Implants

Nearly all the cases of lymphoma have been linked to textured implants like the one shown here.
A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’

A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’

After learning she had breast cancer, Raylene Hollrah of Hermann, Mo., had a double mastectomy. But then cancer struck again — caused by the implants used to rebuild her chest.