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December 1, 1987
Doctors removed an enlarged prostate from Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill Jr. and said he was in good condition 12 days after the former House Speaker underwent surgery for a cancerous rectal tumor. "He has the strength, character and will to overcome this second operation," said Dr. Jerome P. Richie, chief of urology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and head of O'Neill's surgical team. O'Neill, 74, was expected to remain in the hospital for a week to 10 days, Richie said.
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November 8, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Deborah Cohan, nervous about undergoing double mastectomy, did what few would be willing to do: get down to Beyonce for a flash mob dance party with her surgical team. A video of the dance party at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco -- Cohan dancing near a gurney, her surgical team suited up and gyrating around her to Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied" -- went viral on the Internet.  Cohan, recovering after being released on Wednesday, has been lauded for turning a difficult ordeal into an inspiration for others around the world.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Madison Richardson had no clue that Los Angeles was burning. On April 29, 1992, the head and neck surgeon was touring the Griffith Park Equestrian Center with polo-playing friends from India. A colleague paged him. Could Richardson rush to Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood to help care for a young truck driver who was near death after a beating? Oh, and, by the way, had Richardson been watching TV? No? Then find one and turn it on. What Richardson saw reminded him instantly of the chaos he witnessed during the Watts riots in 1965 and the Washington, D.C., riots in 1968.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Madison Richardson had no clue that Los Angeles was burning. On April 29, 1992, the head and neck surgeon was touring the Griffith Park Equestrian Center with polo-playing friends from India. A colleague paged him. Could Richardson rush to Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood to help care for a young truck driver who was near death after a beating? Oh, and, by the way, had Richardson been watching TV? No? Then find one and turn it on. What Richardson saw reminded him instantly of the chaos he witnessed during the Watts riots in 1965 and the Washington, D.C., riots in 1968.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Deborah Cohan, nervous about undergoing double mastectomy, did what few would be willing to do: get down to Beyonce for a flash mob dance party with her surgical team. A video of the dance party at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco -- Cohan dancing near a gurney, her surgical team suited up and gyrating around her to Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied" -- went viral on the Internet.  Cohan, recovering after being released on Wednesday, has been lauded for turning a difficult ordeal into an inspiration for others around the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1987
UCLA Medical Center surgeons early Tuesday implanted a second liver into Alexander Tufel, the 16-month-old Seattle child who had only a few days to live unless a new liver was found for him. "The operation went very well. We're optimistic that he will be OK," said Dr. Ronald Busuttil, director of UCLA's liver transplant program. Alexander showed a marked improvement in color and vital signs within three hours of completion of the operation, Busuttil said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1985 | KEAY DAVIDSON, Times Staff Writer
Citing high costs and medical difficulties, Children's Hospital officials have decided to drop the liver transplant program that they started with Sharp Memorial Hospital 18 months ago. Last summer, Children's board of trustees put the liver transplant program on a six-month hold after the state Medi-Cal office refused to finance further liver transplants at the two hospitals after five of the six transplant recipients had died. On Jan.
NEWS
June 11, 1986 | MICHAEL SEILER and HARRY NELSON, Times Staff Writers
The strong new heart of a brain-dead Michigan baby was in place and beating steadily in Baby Jesse's chest late Tuesday night after a transplant operation at Loma Linda Medical Center. A spokesman for the hospital said that reports from the operating room--where surgeons were still at work on little Jesse Dean Sepulveda--were "very positive." "At 9:31 p.m.
NEWS
December 18, 1994
My compliments to Kathleen Doheny and Paul Morse for "Team Players" (Nov. 29). Having received a triple bypass in August, I thank God for the team players my doctor David Minna helped assemble at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. I always had the feeling that I, the patient, came first. I assure you I offered prayers of thanksgiving that they paid attention in medical school to be able to perform the miracle of saving my life. I say to the surgical teams existing now and to those studying medicine, thank you for your dedication and God bless you. NORMAN BRADY Los Alamitos
SCIENCE
December 3, 2005 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
French surgeons who performed the world's first face transplant defended their use of the controversial technique, saying Friday that less radical plastic surgery procedures would not have worked. The facial damage that occurred when the 38-year-old woman was mauled by her dog "was extremely difficult, if not impossible, to repair with classical techniques of surgery," Dr. Jean-Michel Dubernard, with a Lyon hospital, said at a news conference in that city.
NEWS
December 18, 1994
My compliments to Kathleen Doheny and Paul Morse for "Team Players" (Nov. 29). Having received a triple bypass in August, I thank God for the team players my doctor David Minna helped assemble at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. I always had the feeling that I, the patient, came first. I assure you I offered prayers of thanksgiving that they paid attention in medical school to be able to perform the miracle of saving my life. I say to the surgical teams existing now and to those studying medicine, thank you for your dedication and God bless you. NORMAN BRADY Los Alamitos
NEWS
April 7, 1993 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
A research clinic in Santa Barbara has entered into an agreement to import fetal tissue from Russia to transplant into diabetics. The agreement by the Sansum Clinic reflects U.S. researchers' frustrations over difficulties in obtaining fetal tissue for research purposes, despite President Clinton's recent lifting of a moratorium on the use of such tissue. This is the first agreement of its kind between U.S. researchers and Russian authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1988 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
A 15-year-old Irvine boy who accidentally severed his left hand with a power saw was reported in "excellent shape" Monday at UCI Medical Center, where doctors reattached the hand in a 15 1/2-hour operation. Jason Pinches, a University High School sophomore who plays goalie for the junior varsity water polo team, was helping his father remodel the family's new home in Newport Beach Saturday afternoon.
NEWS
December 1, 1987
Doctors removed an enlarged prostate from Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill Jr. and said he was in good condition 12 days after the former House Speaker underwent surgery for a cancerous rectal tumor. "He has the strength, character and will to overcome this second operation," said Dr. Jerome P. Richie, chief of urology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and head of O'Neill's surgical team. O'Neill, 74, was expected to remain in the hospital for a week to 10 days, Richie said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1988 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
A 15-year-old Irvine boy who accidentally severed his left hand with a power saw was reported in "excellent shape" Monday at UCI Medical Center, where doctors reattached the hand in a 15 1/2-hour operation. Jason Pinches, a University High School sophomore who plays goalie for the junior varsity water polo team, was helping his father remodel the family's new home in Newport Beach Saturday afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1987
UCLA Medical Center surgeons early Tuesday implanted a second liver into Alexander Tufel, the 16-month-old Seattle child who had only a few days to live unless a new liver was found for him. "The operation went very well. We're optimistic that he will be OK," said Dr. Ronald Busuttil, director of UCLA's liver transplant program. Alexander showed a marked improvement in color and vital signs within three hours of completion of the operation, Busuttil said.
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