England is moving to an opt-out organ donation scheme. Here's how it could be a success.
Rates of elective surgery are rising most among those aged over 85, due to advances in anaesthesia and techniques such as keyhole surgery. But it's also much riskier.
Research found that only a quarter of anaesthetists working in main referral hospitals in East Africa used the WHO safe surgical checklist.
One of the concerns parents have if their baby needs surgery is whether the general anaesthetic will affect the child's developing brain. New research finds it won't.
Cancer treatment could be revolutionised by the discovery of the origin cells which divide first.
Circumcising newborn boys could increase their risk of cot death, here's why.
Male and female tumors are different. Researchers are now hoping to exploit these sex-specific differences to treat brain cancer. This might improve survival for everyone.
If women don't have access to quality emergency surgery, they can develop dibilitating complications such as fistula.
The person in charge of your surgery is a consultant surgeon. A consultant is the most qualified doctor in a hospital.
Medical advances were the only positive things to come out of the Great War.
Is tonsillectomy modern-day bloodletting?
Endometriosis is cut or vaporised with an electric current or laser. It ranges from a simple, 20 minute operation to complex surgery involving important organs such as the bowel and bladder.
The number of people going under the knife for a big bum is increasing – but it carries the highest risk of death in any cosmetic surgery.
Doctors may say you're "too old" for surgery, but what they actually mean is too frail.
As a pediatrician, I'm not letting State Department warnings stop me from leading surgical missions.
What to expect when you're expecting an operation.
One stock history of medicine tale is that trepanning is one of the most ancient treatments for migraines.
A new study compared fictional patient experiences in Grey's Anatomy with real trauma cases. It concluded patients who are fans of the show might have unrealistic expectations of medical care.
There are more robots than ever in the operating room – but that's led to fewer opportunities for surgical trainees. Now, some new doctors are teaching themselves in secret.
Fixing facial birth defects helps a child's optimal growth. But collaboration is needed if developing countries are to increase access to reconstructive surgery.