Aimee Copeland | The Augusta Chronicle

...Joseph M. Still Burn Center in early May of 2012 because of a devastating infection called necrotizing fasciitis, which forced surgeons to remove her left leg, right foot and both hands. Her fight to survive and recover from the infection attracted nationwide...

Lawsuit will challenge certificate of need requirement for new hospitals

...ambulatory surgery center they own across the street from a hospital. The hospital objected, and the state agency denied the surgeons a certificate of need, preventing them from building."The CON laws are designed to limit competition," said Goldwater...

John Smoltz defied odds by making Hall of Fame after Tommy John surgery

...surgery.Likely, he won't be the last."That's pretty doubtful that he would be the last," said renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who performed Smoltz's surgery. "You can't believe how many are out there now that are pitching...

Smoking not extinguished in bars, restaurants

...no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke, which contains more than 7,000 chemicals.Since the landmark 1964 Surgeon General's Report on tobacco, 2.5 million adults who were nonsmokers died because they breathed secondhand smoke, the...

Plastic surgeons cut up FX drama 'Nip/Tuck'

...an abomination of what real plastic surgeons and true plastic surgeons do," said Dr. Rod Rohrich, president-elect...of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Leo McCafferty, a Pittsburgh plastic surgeon and chair of the American Society...

Surgeons to gain ownership

...in Evans into a joint venture with its surgeons. University's board voted Thursday...ownership shares that can be purchased by surgeons on University's staff for $22,650...University is hoping that at least 20 surgeons will sign up, said Andrew Lasser, the...

Plastic surgeons provide some advice about liposuction

...leader among plastic surgeons. "Go to a board-certified surgeon, go to a facility...and Reconstructive Surgeons. Patients "do need...there is." Several surgeons suggested that to...at one time. If a surgeon proposes to remove...

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Surgeons' care spans the globe

...words, the hands of the surgeons move in concert around...plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Randy Smith pulls...down, while Polish surgeon Dr. Ewa Dobrowolska...Although she is a skilled surgeon, there is something...American and Polish surgeons is now also a personal...

Heart surgeons trying several `keyhole' techniques

Cardiac surgeons are reporting success...disadvantages, however, and surgeons aren't ready to agree...uses traditional surgeon's skills and doesn't...mini-sternotomy, the surgeon saws through only about...shortcomings, many surgeons are adopting the Port-Access...

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Surgeons' new strategy aims to prevent rejection

...is, hand transplant surgeons at University of Pittsburgh...experienced hand transplant surgeons, has a new immunosuppressive...hand transplant, said surgeon Gerald Brandacher...teams be involved, said surgeon Vijay Gorantla, who...transplantation came from hand surgeons, Dr. Gorantla said...