Surgeon

  • Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow: In conversation with Dr Devi Shetty February 22, 2014

    Infosys joins hands with Network 18 in bringing forth fascinating stories behind innovations that have transformed India. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose in conversation with renowned cardiac surgeon, Dr Devi Shetty, who has shown how basic and simple innovations can make it possible for one of the most expensive surgeries...
  • Meet Dausa man who has no ears but listens, talks on mobile February 18, 2014

    A 30-year-old man has no external ears or a visible ear canal but listens and talks normally. This is rarest of the rare birth defect, and as the man from Dausa can communicate, it means his middle and internal hearing organs appear to be normal, said Dr Neeraj Kasliwal, prominent...
  • Obama to nominate Indian-origin doctor for top medical post November 15, 2013

    A prominent Indian-origin doctor who heads a group that promotes Barack Obama's signature healthcare law could become the next US Surgeon General with the President planning to nominate him to the top medical post. Obama announced his intention to nominate Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy to the top administration position along with...
  • 'Smartphones are causing vision problems to soar' August 19, 2013

    London: Smartphones are causing sight problems to soar in children as young as seven, a top UK eye surgeon has warned. Since the launch of smartphones in 1997 there has been a 35 per cent increase in patients with advancing myopia (short-sightedness), according to David Allamby, a leading laser eye...
  • Delhi gangrape case: Safdarjung surgeon testifies March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A surgeon, who had operated upon the Delhi braveheart who died after the brutal gangrape and assault on December 16, on Saturday recorded his statement in a fast-track court trying the case behind closed doors. Doctor Raj Kumar Chejara, a surgeon from the Safdarjung Hospital, recorded his statement...
  • IIT, IIM clients on Income Tax radar June 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Consultancy services taken from the elite IIMs and IITs and cash payments made to surgeons of large multi-speciality hospitals have come under the tax scanner as a country-wide Income Tax department probe has found that these transactions are largely escaping the tax net. An elaborate 'analysis probe' conducted...
  • Pak doctor probing foreigners' death killed December 29, 2011

    Quetta: Gunmen in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday killed a police surgeon who had received threats for his role in investigating the deaths of five foreigners at the hands of security forces earlier this year, police said. Surgeon Baqir Shah conducted the autopsies on the five foreigners, including three women, who security...
  • Cardiac surgeon dies after patient's surgery June 30, 2011

    Rome: An Italian cardiac surgeon has died minutes after he completed a complicated operation on an elderly patient at a clinic near Milan. Before the operation, Vincenzo Capacchione, 49, complained of chest pain but managed to successfully carry out the four-hour surgery on a 70-year-old patient who was admitted to a...
  • Buy tickets to watch brain surgeon operate January 28, 2011

    Sydney: A prominent brain surgeon in Australia has startled the medical fraternity by auctioning tickets to let people watch him perform surgeries in the operation theatre. Apalled by such an action, the medical authorities here have launched a probe against Charlie Teo, a Sydney brain surgeon. Teo, who was made a Member...
  • Errors lead surgeons to contemplate suicide January 18, 2011

    Chicago: A study suggests medical errors, job burnout and depression lead surgeons to contemplate suicide at higher rates than the general public, and they're much less likely to seek help. Fear of losing their jobs contributes to surgeons' reluctance to get mental health treatment, according to the study. Nearly 8,000 surgeons...
  • Women want Scarlett's pout, Gisele's body January 8, 2011

    New Delhi: The plump pout made famous by actress Angelina Jolie is yesterday's news. Women want Scarlett Johansson's lips instead. Oscar-winning actress Jolie came in second to Johansson in the lips category of the "14th Annual Famed Hottest Looks Survey" compiled by Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons Dr. Richard Fleming and Dr....
  • Off-the-shelf body parts a reality soon July 15, 2010

    London: Having a damaged liver or a problem in your kidney? Soon these serious medical conditions will cease to bother you. Surgeons could shortly use ready-made human body parts to repair injuries or patch up worn out organs of patients, scientists have claimed. They are perfecting in developing bare "scaffold building...
  • Watch: How to prepare for a marathon run October 30, 2009

    Does running a marathon pushes the body further than it is meant to go? Orthopaedic surgeons say it doesn't go against our system, but even though humans are born runners, stamina needs to be built up first to take part in a marathon. ...
  • Eye surgeon turns lensman, shoots Myanmar temples August 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Perfectly photographed images of the temples in Myanmar and Cambodia, all shot with a camera as professional as the Canon 5D Mark2 - the only distinguishing feature: these are shot by a full time practising eye surgeon. But photography is something that has been with Dr Navin Sakhuja...
  • CNN's Dr Gupta withdraws name for US surgeon general March 6, 2009

    Washington: CNN medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta won't be the next surgeon general, the Obama administration confirmed Thursday. Gupta, 39, a neurosurgeon with star appeal, was seen as President Barack Obama's first pick for the job. He would have brought instant recognition to the office of surgeon general, a post that...
  • Obama picks Indian origin as US surgeon general January 7, 2009

    Washington: President-elect Barack Obama has offered the job of surgeon general of the United States to Dr Sanjay Gupta, an Indian American neurosurgeon and health affairs correspondent for CNN and CBS, media reports said. Gupta has told administration officials that he wants the job, and the final vetting process is under...
  • Dr Death Jayant Patel extradited from US, gets bail July 21, 2008

    Melbourne: India-born surgeon Jayant Patel, who returned to Australia from the US to face manslaughter and other charges in the deaths of over a dozen patients, was on Monday granted a conditional bail by a court in Brisbane. The 58-year-old US citizen, dubbed as ‘Dr death’ by the media here, will...
  • Mumbai doc held for molesting TV reporter January 13, 2008

    Mumbai: A cosmetic surgeon was arrested in Mumbai on Sunday morning for allegedly molesting a 20-year old TV reporter inside his clinic in a northwest suburb. Latest report suggested that the doctor has been sent to judicial custody till January 18. Dr Vijay Sharma, a well-known figure among Mumbai’s celebrities, allegedly asked...
  • Mumbai surgeon to compete in World Cyber Games October 3, 2007

    Mumbai: Rajesh Bijlani is a surgeon, he goes on his regular rounds and there is nothing unusual about that. Not until the doctor's clothes come off that he goes home and logs on to his computer. Then Rajesh's alter ego comes into action - the one that loves playing games on...
  • Book Review: Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance August 9, 2007

    New Delhi: Atul Gawande is a general and endocrine surgeon of Indian origin, practicing in Boston. So what makes his latest book Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance relevant to us, half the world away? Well, it's a find for regular readers, almost as much as for all those...
  • Boy 'surgeon's' doc parents held June 26, 2007

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu police have arrested a doctor couple who let their teenage son perform a surgery at a hospital they run in Trichy last week. Murugesan and Gandhimathi are accused of letting Dileepan Raj, 15, do a caesarean to gain a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records...
  • Medical 'bestseller' in the offing June 19, 2007

    New York: There are ‘book doctors’ and then there are doctors who write books. Among them is Boston-based surgeon Atul Gawande Gawande wrote Complications, a non-fiction bestseller in 2002 on which the hit television series Gray's Anatomy was based. He now returns with his second book, based on his experiences, research and...
  • Indian doc fixes Aniston's nose June 18, 2007

    New York: Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston badly wanted to get a second nose job done ever since she went in for the first one - and finally she turned to well-known Indian plastic surgeon Raj Kanodia for rhinoplasty. On January 20, a day after appearing on her pal Courteney Cox's new...
  • Ayurveda growing rapidly in Europe, USA November 8, 2006

    New Delhi: Indian 'tulsi', 'gulab', honey, 'zaffran' and 'rajnigandha' are finding a place in the clinics of cosmetic surgeons at Harley Street, the heart of western medicine in Britain. In Australia, EU, New Zealand and USA, organic skincare, especially ayurvedic, as a category is growing rapidly. Infact, Ayurvedic beauty treatments have...
  • Docs to create perfect eyelashes October 25, 2006

    Los Angeles (California): DO you think you've seen it all when it comes to cosmetic surgery? Look more closely. Eyelash transplant surgery wants to become the new must-have procedure for women -- and the occasional man -- convinced that beauty is not so much in the eye of the beholder...
  • Get big, bold and beautiful on Diwali October 21, 2006

    New Delhi: Image-conscious people have been flocking to cosmetic surgery clinics across the capital for new noses, tummy tucks and larger breasts in the run-up to the Diwali festival. Plastic surgeons say they have seen a 20 to 40 per cent rise in the number of clients in the month leading...