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Mark Melancon underwent surgery on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants closer Mark Melancon considers surgery to repair sore right pronator

AT&T PARK — Though the Giants have placed Mark Melancon on the…

 

La Crema Winery chef Tracey Shepos Cenami from Santa Rosa won Sunday’s “Guy’s Grocery Games” tournament champion title, speedily cooking up amazing dishes under insane circumstances. (Courtesy photo)

Scoop: Caitlyn shares news, once, about liberating surgery

Seems like Caitlyn Jenner has completed her transition from male to female.…

 

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Once-conjoined twin girls undergo successful separation surgery

A pair of toddler twin girls who were once conjoined underwent a…

 

The outcomes of surgically repaired clavicle fractures are now proving to be better and less deforming than those of fractures left alone. (Courtesy photo)

Treating broken collarbones

Clavicle fractures hurt. The collarbone sticks up under the skin and moves…

The outcomes of surgically repaired clavicle fractures are now proving to be better and less deforming than those of fractures left alone. (Courtesy photo)
Reconstruction and replacement of the meniscus cartilage and the articular cartilage have advanced to the point where a number of long-term studies document excellent pain relief and a return not only to daily activities but to sports as well. (Courtesy photo)

Why ‘useless’ surgery is useful

Recent news stories proclaiming meniscus surgery to be useless miss the point,…

Reconstruction and replacement of the meniscus cartilage and the articular cartilage have advanced to the point where a number of long-term studies document excellent pain relief and a return not only to daily activities but to sports as well. (Courtesy photo)
Data shows that 50 percent of people with an ACL injury will get arthritis. (Courtesy photo)

How to avoid a total knee replacement

First of all: Don’t get hurt. Once you injure your knee —…

Data shows that 50 percent of people with an ACL injury will get arthritis. (Courtesy photo)
Transgender patient access navigator Kandi Patterson stands outside the chamber hall after a Department of Public Health committee meeting Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

More transgender residents in SF connected with in-demand surgeons

More transgender residents in San Francisco are having sexual reassignment surgeries through…

Transgender patient access navigator Kandi Patterson stands outside the chamber hall after a Department of Public Health committee meeting Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Dr. Kevin Stone works through his recovery from knee surgery. (Kevin Stone/Special to S.F. Examiner)

My Process of Healing

Ever since a college soccer injury almost 40 years ago, I’ve had…

Dr. Kevin Stone works through his recovery from knee surgery. (Kevin Stone/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Dr. Stone shows off his knee at San Francisco Surgery Center in November. (Courtesy Kevin Stone)

Stone: How I chose my surgeon

Ever since a college soccer injury almost 40 years ago, I’ve had…

Dr. Stone shows off his knee at San Francisco Surgery Center in November. (Courtesy Kevin Stone)
Former-Mayor Art Agnos. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Former-Mayor Art Agnos expected to recover from open-heart surgery

Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos is expected to fully recover from…

Former-Mayor Art Agnos. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner
Before an operation

Post-op pain: You don't have to suffer from it

Suffering from pain after surgery is one of the most feared experiences…

Before an operation
Knee-replacement surgery can be aided by the use of a CT scans and robotic technology to help guide surgeons’ accuracy.

Technology a vital piece of knee replacement surgery

If you need to get a partial or a total knee replacement,…

Knee-replacement surgery can be aided by the use of a CT scans and robotic technology to help guide surgeons’ accuracy.
“There are times when you need medical assistance immediately

Surgical costs much lower outside Bay Area

A new study of statewide charges for various medical procedures suggests that…

“There are times when you need medical assistance immediately