Medical advances are not a new phenomenon. Since ancient times, physicians, researchers, and inventors have devised and discovered new ways to diagnose and treat disease. However, the past ten years have seen the development of technologies that would have amazed innovators from earlier times.
Surgery Without Scars
Kidney-removing surgery once resulted in a 10-inch scar. Happily, that’s no longer the case. In 2007, Cleveland Clinic surgeons operated through an incision in the navel. The same year, a surgeon at the prestigious hospital employed a ground-breaking technique known as natural orifice translumenal endoscopic …