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Surgery

Living With It
Living With It

I Got Two Liver Transplants in One Year

Nobody knows if my current liver will make it to next week.
Wieteke van de Sande
2.13.18
breast cancer
breast cancer

I Got Breast Cancer But Not a Mastectomy

For those with breast cancer, a mastectomy may seem the best option. I thought so–until the last minute.
Joanna Moorhead
2.6.18
is this real life?
is this real life?

After Cancer, You Still Have to Get Used to Your New Body

For now, I’m healing from surgery nicely and enjoying the novelty of having small breasts.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
1.29.18
How Not to Die
How Not to Die

How Doctors Keep Jehovah’s Witnesses Alive When They Refuse Blood Transfusions

“I was raised in a religion where blood transfusions were the worst possible thing you could ever do.”
Elizabeth Brown
1.17.18
Race and medicine
Race and medicine

Race Isn’t Supposed to Matter in the ER, but It Does

How race can influence who lives and dies from trauma.
Shayla Love
1.8.18
is this real life?
is this real life?

My Plastic Surgeon Made My Post-Cancer Breasts Two Sizes Too Small

“This has never happened to me before,” he says.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
1.4.18
is this real life?
is this real life?

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Healthy’ or ‘Sick’ After You’ve Had Cancer

When my oncologist finally gets back to me, she swiftly crushes my idea of remission.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
12.11.17
We Asked
We Asked

You Never Forget the First Time You Cut Someone Open

Surgeons tell us what it was like to use a scalpel on a living, breathing human.
Milly McMahon
10.27.17
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

How to Build a Penis

Surgeons explain the slow, careful process.
S.E. Smith
10.17.17
Under the Knife
Under the Knife

You Had to Be a Little Insane to Be a Surgeon in the 1800s

Back then surgery was nothing but rivers of pus and filth and it's a miracle the human race survived.
Eric Spitznagel
10.17.17
guide to healthcare
guide to healthcare

Why Do We Have Health Insurance Companies Anyway?

Some doctors argue that their patients would fare better paying out of pocket.
Vishal Khetpal
10.13.17
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

I Got Surgery Without Anesthesia and I'd Do it Again

Americans really need to harden up.
Justin Caffier
9.27.17