Tag Archives: Surgery

Abby Lee Miller Reveals Intense Spinal Scar After Life-Saving Surgery

Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller is opening up about her life-saving spinal surgery and revealing her scar. Abby Lee was diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma and has endured ten rounds of chemo. It’s been about a year since Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller underwent emergency life-saving surgery on her spine, and now the former… Read More »

Tens of Thousands of Heart Patients May Not Need Open-Heart Surgery

ImageWith TAVR, the only incision is a small hole in the groin where a catheter is inserted. Traditional surgery involves cracking open the ribs and stopping the heart to insert the new valve.CreditJean-Paul Chassenet/Science Source The operation is a daring one: To replace a failing heart valve, cardiologists insert a replacement through a patient’s groin… Read More »

Exclusive: A 700-Pound Man on TLC's Family by the Ton Explores Weight-Loss Surgery

TLC’s Family by the Ton, a spinoff of its hit reality series My 600-lb Life, offers sobering insights into the realities of people struggling with obesity. One such example on the new season of Family by the Ton—which premiered January 2 and is airing every Wednesday—is Casey King. King, who weighs over 700 pounds and… Read More »