• New prostate therapy recommended on NHS

    Monday 21st May 2018

    A new treatment for non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, a very common condition in older men, has been recommended for use by the NHS. It's called prostate artery embolisation. And it blocks some of the blood supply to the prostate using tiny synthetic beads, causing the troublesome tissue...

  • Flute played during brain surgery

    Tuesday 8th May 2018

    A musician played the flute during a brain surgery to reduce a hereditary tremor. View full article here>> Source:

  • Girl has leg reattached backwards after cancer surgery

    Tuesday 1st May 2018

    Amelia Eldred from Tamworth, in Staffordshire, was diagnosed with bone cancer in her left leg last year and had surgery to amputate the limb. A rare procedure called rotationplasty was used by doctors at Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, in Birmingham, to reattach the lower part of the leg backwards to...

  • Coventry brain surgeon explains 'safe' surgery on YouTube

    Wednesday 14th March 2018

    A consultant neurosurgeon who has faced criticism from fellow surgeons can be seen on YouTube outlining his experience and surgical technique. Hussien El-Maghraby, 51, a consultant neurosurgeon in Coventry, removed a healthy part of a brain instead of a tumour during one operation. Surgeons have ...

  • NI hospitals postpone non-urgent surgery

    Friday 16th February 2018

    Routine, non-urgent operations in Northern Ireland hospitals have been postponed until the end of January, the BBC has learned. The news came in a leaked e-mail written by the director of surgery at the Belfast Health Trust. Surgeons were told all cardiac, cancer and other urgent cases would go a...


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