Surgery

Da Vinci surgical robot demonstrates dexterity by peeling a grape. (Photo from da Vinci)

Could Robotic Grape Surgery Be The Tipping Point For Robo Buses, Robo Security Guards, Even Robo News Articles?

At some point, it’s inevitable that machines will become better than humans at certain tasks. For surgeons, that day may be here soon but what about city buses, security cameras, and even journalists writing articles like this one?

05/11/2015

(CBS)

Hackers Can Take Over That Robot Performing Your Surgery

A team of researchers successfully hacked a robot designed to carry out surgical procedures, prompting fears the devices could be taken over by hackers with malicious intent.

04/28/2015

Gwen Box of Chico recovers after lung cancer surgery at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento on March, 19, 2015. (UC Davis)

UC Davis Doctors Live Tweet Woman’s Lung Cancer Surgery

A team of doctors at the University of California, Davis Cancer Center in Sacramento live-tweeted Thursday as they removed a cancerous tumor from a Northern California woman’s lungs.

03/19/2015

Kidney Transplants

SF Surgeons Complete 12 Surgeries In 6-Way Kidney Transplant Chain

Three surgeries carried out Thursday and three on Friday at California Pacific Medical Center represent the largest kidney donation chain in the 44-year history of the hospital’s transplant center.

03/06/2015

California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus in San Francisco. (CBS)

First Set Of Complicated Kidney Swaps Completed At California Pacific Medical Center In San Francisco

Surgeons at San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical Center have completed the first three kidney transplants of a series of kidney swaps started by a woman who wanted to help save a life.

03/05/2015

October 2014  Photo of Jahi McMath taken by her family (Photo Credit: The Dolan Law Firm)

Jahi McMath’s Family Sues Oakland Hospital Over Surgery That Left Her Brain-Dead

The family of an Oakland teenager who was declared brain-dead plans to file a lawsuit Tuesday against UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland with new details about the allegedly botched surgery.

03/03/2015

(CBS SF)

Doctor Finds 7-Inch-Long Turn Signal Lever In Man’s Arm 51 Years After Violent Car Crash

A Missouri man discovered he had a 7-inch-long turn signal lever stuck in his arm 50 years after he survived a car crash.

01/02/2015

(Getty Image)

Sacramento Heart Surgeon Helps Man Who Delivered Him 45 Years Ago

A Sacramento obstetrician is getting a late thank you from a baby he delivered 45 years ago.

10/29/2014

Angel Pagan #16 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after he scored against the Colorado Rockies in the bottom of the six inning at AT&T Park on August 28, 2014 in San Francisco. Pagan scored on a sacrifice fly from Hunter Pence #8. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Outfielder Angel Pagan To Have Season-Ending Surgery To Repair Bulging Disc In Back

San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan will have season-ending surgery to repair a bulging disk in his back.

09/23/2014

Taylor Swift (credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift Sings For Young Cancer Patient

Footage of Taylor Swift singing to young 6-year-old Jordan Lee Nickerson hit social media…

08/05/2014

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