Posts tagged "surgery"

Dude, Where’s My Dick? One Man’s Routine Circumcision Goes Very Wrong

You know how sometimes you go to the hairdresser asking for just a trim, but you worry that they'll get chop-happy and cut off more than you asked for? Well, imagine that happening to your penis. A man named Johnny Lee Banks Jr. recently went to the hospital for a routine circumcision (in as much…
By: Katie Oldenburg / July 25, 2014

Doctor To Perform Vasectomies For A Live Audience To Make The World A Better Place

In honor of the inaugural World Vasectomy Day on October 18, Dr. Doug Stein of Florida wants to perform vasectomies at Adelaide’s Royal Institution of Australia. For a live audience. Fielding questions about the procedure. And streaming it online.
By: Mary Odell / July 10, 2013

Girl Talk: I Was Born With A Cleft Palate

I was born with a giant, gaping hole in the roof of my mouth. Also known as a cleft palate, the cave within my lips has been through a 20-year nightmare from which I recently awoke. A rather rare occurrence, I was born with a cleft palate, but not a cleft lip. My cleft palate surgery…
By: Daley Quinn / June 22, 2012

Department Of WTF: A Mother/Daughter Womb Transplant

Here's some exceptionally weird science for you. Sara Ottosson, 25, was born without a uterus and is taking part in what could be the world's first womb transplant. The donor? Her mom—Eva Otosson, 56, a businesswoman who runs a lighting corporation in the UK. “[Sara] needs the womb and if I’m the best donor for…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 13, 2011

Why Some Women Stay Wide Awake While Getting Breast Implants

I step into the doctor's office for a simple checkup and want the highest drugs possible to knock me out. But some women are getting breast implants and staying wide awake during the invasive surgery. Yowza! Said Kelly McCoy of Plano, Texas, a 23-year-old who had her B-cup breasts enlarged to C-cups, "Just…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2010

Would You Undergo Surgery To Be Taller?

When I was younger, I used to beg my mother to find ways to make me taller because the fact that I stopped growing at 5'1" was more than a little depressing. Despite my cries and vertical issues, I'm certain that there was no way I'd willingly submit to months of bed rest and painful…
By: Bianca Posterli / April 12, 2010

Man Farts During Surgery And Sets His Junk On Fire

In Denmark, a 30-year-old man was having a mole on his buttocks removed with an electrical knife when he farted during surgery. This ignited a spark, which caught onto his surgical spirit-soaked genitals and burned the poor guy! He said, "When I woke up, my penis and scrotum were burning like hell. Besides the pain,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 4, 2009

Scientists Pull Off A 16-Way Kidney Swap

A year and a half ago, my mother had a kidney transplant. Undoubtedly, it was one of the scariest days of my life, but I’m certain my entire family would endure it again. To have my mom healthy and alive and to have received the gift of life from a complete stranger was a miracle.
By: Justine Fields / July 9, 2009