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  • Boy has ears created from ribs

    Monday 11th August 2014

    A boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs. Nine-year-old Kieran Sorkin had the surgery at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital. About 100 children a year in the UK are born without one or both ears, a condition known as microtia. Kieran was born deaf with small lobes w...

  • Sandwell 'digital autopsy' centre plan at crematorium site

    Friday 8th August 2014

    Work has begun to set up a £1.2m centre where post-mortem examinations can be carried out without surgery. The centre, part of Sandwell Valley Crematorium in the West Midlands, will use 3D scanners to determine cause of death without opening up a body. The project is a joint venture between Sand...

  • SI’s pediatric exhibition was a resounding success

    Saturday 2nd August 2014

    Surgical Innovations (SI) is pleased to announce that it's latest conference appearance in Edinburgh was a resounding success.  The IPEG conference (International Pediatric Endosurgery Group) is an internationally renowned organisation for surgeons who specialise in minimal invasive surgery for ...

  • Former 50-stone man frustrated at NHS surgery rules

    Wednesday 23rd July 2014

    A former 50-stone man who was refused NHS bariatric surgery because he was not classed a serious enough case, says NHS Wales should rethink how it treats morbidly obese patients. Zac Smith, 40, of Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, paid £9,000 for surgery. He lost 27st after the gastric sleeve procedure...

  • SI’s pledge for every hospital in Yorkshire to use its products

    Friday 18th July 2014

    Surgical Innovations (SI) has set itself an ambitious target – to get every hospital in Yorkshire using its products – and through the focused work of its UK dealer Elemental Healthcare this is fast becoming a reality.   Throughout 2013 there was a 59 per cent increase in the number of Yorks...

 
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