By: Scott Freeman
Liver transplantation is a serious surgical procedure, but well studied and described. The surgery usually lasts between 4 to 8 hours and has potential short and long term consequences to the recipient.Short term consequences / risks: Prior to surgery, consent by or on the...
Looking back at the first face transplant
By: Matthew Christopher
A year and a half after the first facial transplant - an operation that brought to mind elements of Hollywood thrillers like Silence of the Lambs and Face/Off - the recipient is showing progress according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine...
Gastric Bypass Surgery is it Safe
By: Rena Sherwood
No surgery is 100% safe. Getting yourself cut open - especially around such vital organs as your stomach and intestines - is inherently risky. Gastric bypass surgery involves an incredible amount of risks of internal infection, malpractice, problems with the anesthesia and post-operative complications to...
By: Makeisha Lee
Let's face it, today's society dictates how we should look, what we should have, what we should do to make ourselves look better, and ultimately feel better about who we are. We turn on the T.V, ride down the freeway and see billboards of...
By: Gary Roberts Jr - 371628
The unhealthy eating habits of people today have driven them into seeking alternatives to exercising and eating healthy. One of those alternatives is gastric bypass surgery which has been a rising trend in the United States in the past few years. When gastric bypass is...
By: Kris Lee
My simple and straightforward answer is: It will save or improve the quality of another person's life. In certain cases, more than one person can benefit.Every day, there are countless numbers of people waiting for an organ transplant around the world. Some wait for...
Should Smokers and the Obese be Denied Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By: Jonathan Carney
Coronary artery bypass surgery is a surgical procedure carried out to relieve angina and reduce the risks of coronary artery disease. The term bypass refers to the fact that the surgeon bypasses, or creates a detour around, the sites of narrowing or blockage in the...
Should Smokers and the Obese be Denied Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By: Patrick Sills
Those of us, particularly within the United States, are in the midst of a social engineering phenomenon that makes George Orwell's Big Brother seem tame by comparison. For the past fifteen years or so, people who smoke have become the pariah of society and now...
Should Smokers and the Obese be Denied Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By: Francis Palmieri
Imagine yourself being in your late 50s or 60s and all of a sudden you and your offspring who have faithfully followed the governments approved and published food nutrition pyramid. What would your mind tell you when you turned on the tube to be informed...
Should Smokers and the Obese be Denied Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By: Kim Sharpe
I don't feel that anyone should ever be denied medical treatment that they need to save their lives or extend them. On the day that we start to decide who lives and who dies is the day that we become no different then Nazi Germany...

 

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