Antti Merikivi

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There are several different types of weight-loss surgery (also called bariatric surgery), including gastric bypass and gastric banding, but all involve making the stomach smaller. This infographic explains how these procedures differ.

Types of Bariatric Surgery: I am having the VSG. I'm tired of dieting, losing the same weight over and over again. I need help. After buying the house, this is my next biggest goal.

Clearly, this is the best test of robotic surgery equipment.

Funny pictures about The best test for robotic surgery equipment. Oh, and cool pics about The best test for robotic surgery equipment. Also, The best test for robotic surgery equipment.

During surgery on a 22-week-old fetus at Vanderbilt in 1999, Joseph Bruner, M.D., demonstrates size by comparing the fetus’ hand to his index fingertip. (file photo: Anne Rayner)

During surgery on a fetus at Vanderbilt in Joseph Bruner, M., demonstrates size by comparing the fetus’ hand to his index fingertip. (file photo: Anne Rayner) - I almost chocked upon the cuteness

A hand attached to armpit is not something you see everyday. However, in this amazing photo, a man has his hand surgically attached to his armpit during reconstructive surgery.

"Hand temporarily attached to armpit to keep it alive while rest of arm is undergoing reconstructive surgery." Looks creepy.

Rhinoplasty. Loss of nose due to an injury, replaced with a finger in 1880. Surgery by Dr. E. Hart, photo by OG Mason, both of Bellevue Hospital, NY.

Interesting example of Victorian era medicine: "Rhinoplasty. Loss of nose due to an injury, and replacement by a finger in Surgery by Dr. Hart, photo by OG Mason, both of Bellevue Hospital, NY"

"Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva is a disease where the body’s repair mechanism is completely broken, and starts “healing” the fibrous tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments) by turning them into bone. Your whole body is slowly being petrified. There’s no known treatment for the 450 sufferers worldwide, and in one famous case a sufferer survived up to the age 40, at which point his entire body, except his lips and transformed into bone, leaving him completely immobile."

"Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva is a disease where the body’s repair mechanism is completely broken, and starts “healing” the fibrous tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments) by turning them into bone. Your whole body is slowly being petrified.

The history and evolution of Breast Implants by Dr. Vitenas

Breast augmentation is the most common type of cosmetic plastic procedure in the world. Luckily, the implants that are available now are much durable and saf.

Richard Lee Norris, a 37-year-old man from Virginia who lost a large portion of his face in a 1997 gun accident, received the most comprehensive face transplant to date, including both jaws, teeth and tongue.

Richard Norris is seen before (L) and after (R) his face transplant surgery in this combination of undated handout photos released by the University of Maryland Medical Center. REUTERS/University of Maryland Medical Center/Handout

Connie Culp: her life after face transplant. US first face transplant.  Article by: Kathryn R. Bown    Connie Culp was the first person to receive a face transplant in the U.S in 2008, after her top lip, nose, roof of her mouth, one eye and both cheeks were destroyed by then husband Tom Culp, who brutally shot her in the face after flying into a rage.

Connie Culp was the first person to receive a face transplant in the U.S in after her top lip, nose, roof of her mouth, one eye and both cheeks were destroyed by then husband Tom Culp, who brutally shot her in the face after flying into a rage.

The process of reconstructing a face. Work of Dr. Henry Gillies, founder of modern plastic surgery.

The process of reconstructing a face. Henry Gillies, founder of modern plastic surgery. The tube of flesh keeps blood supplied to the affected area allowing healing.