Desperate families are increasingly turning to crowdfunding campaigns to raise tens of thousands of dollars for surgery and other medical expenses.
It is perfectly legal for a doctor working in private practice to charge what they believe is fair and reasonable. But that doesn't mean it's OK to charge tens of thousands of dollars for a procedure.
What to expect when you're expecting an operation.
A plastic surgery-themed magazine is displayed in a Brazil storefront.
Who's really benefiting from a health care system that provides free or low-cost plastic surgeries for the poor?
Surgeons admit to unintentional mistakes when performing delicate surgery.
Surgeons say minor unintentional damage can happen during surgery, and much of that goes unreported. They say they would be prepared to use robotic tools if they could be shown to help.
Weighing up the evidence for surgery is just one thing to consider before going under the knife.
There's often limited evidence for many common types of surgery. Understanding what makes good evidence is the key to deciding what's best for you.
The surgeon and the robotic arm will work together on a hip replacement.
Thousands of hip replacement operations are performed each year, but today is the first time in Australia that a robot will help with the surgery.
Committing to genuine action to address the ‘toxic culture’ is a positive step, but the actual detox will require more radical surgery to some deeply held beliefs.
An independent report commissioned by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) released yesterday has found bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination are commonplace in the culture of surgeons…
Bullying is not just a problem for women, or surgeons or even just the medical profession.
'At Their Mercy' Four Corners
The widespread bullying of doctors during training is not just an issue for surgeons, or women. It's a problem for all medical professionals – and it poses a risk to patient safety.