January 26, 2008 |
Roger Ebert, who has undergone a series of cancer surgeries, was recovering Friday after having yet another operation. The 65-year-old film critic had successful surgery Thursday in Houston to address complications from previous operations, his lawyer said in a statement. No details were provided. Ebert, a film critic at the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 40 years, has undergone a series of operations, including the removal of a growth on his salivary gland and a tracheotomy, a procedure that opens an airway through an incision in the windpipe, that left him unable to speak.
June 8, 2009 |
Brett Favre recently underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair damage to his throwing shoulder, leaving open the possibility he could return to play quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, according to an ESPN report Sunday citing two unnamed sources. Favre's agent, Bus Cook, did not immediately return an e-mail about the report, but declined to either confirm or deny the surgery to ESPN.com, telling the website: "That's a confidential client privilege." Although the Vikings too declined to comment on the report, it's clear that Minnesota is the only potential landing spot for Favre, should he decide to again come out of retirement.
January 30, 2008 |
Mike Wallace is recovering from triple heart bypass surgery performed last week, CBS News said Tuesday. Wallace, 89, is already walking following the surgery Friday to bypass blockages near his heart. Doctors are calling the operation "a great success," the network said. Recovery from heart bypass surgery generally takes about six weeks. The veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent, who is essentially retired, recently interviewed Roger Clemens about allegations of steroid abuse.
December 4, 1989 |
A 26-year-old woman underwent what doctors said was the world's first heart-liver-kidney transplant Sunday. Cindy Martin of Archbald was listed in critical condition Sunday night, considered normal after a transplant operation, said Lisa Rossi, a spokeswoman for University-Presbyterian Hospital. The operation began at 7:35 p.m. Saturday and ended at 5 p.m. Sunday, Rossi said.
April 14, 2013 |
The doctor who performed surgery on Kobe Bryant's ruptured Achilles' tendon said he expects the Lakers star to be back playing at some point next season. Speaking exclusively to The Times, Dr. Neal ElAttrache said Sunday that Bryant's competitive drive and mental toughness will give him an edge in recovering from an injury that figures to sideline him at least six to nine months. “I can point to all of the scientific aspects of the repair, but just as important if not more important is, who is that Achilles attached to?
June 27, 2012 |
R. Kelly has been vocal about his voice issues. After the R&B superstar underwent surgery last summer to drain an abscess on one of his tonsils, Kelly wrote about the operation and any speculation that he might have permanent voice problems in last year's song, "Shut Up. " In the angry little slow jam, Kelly thanked the heavens for keeping the doctors focused and made it clear that his voice was in fine form. However, Kelly doesn't appear...