Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Surgery

Last year
# Surgery
Blow for Galway as full-back ruled out for season after serious knee injury in Sigerson game
Full-back Seán Mulkerrin had an operation to repair the damage on Thursday.
All time
# Delayed transplant
Irish Kidney Association calls for clarity after transplant postponed over ICU capacity issues
The association said it hopes this was an isolated incident
# Under the knife
Liverpool expect Elliott to return this season after successful ankle surgery
The 18-year-old was carried off on a stretcher at Elland Road on Sunday.
# Surgery
Mayo's McLaughlin undergoes operation after suffering double jaw fracture against Dublin
The Westport defender was stretchered off the field after shipping a heavy challenge from John Small.
# Unlucky
Power ruled out of Galway Festival over back surgery, Samcro allotted top weight
Power say he hopes to return to fitness in time for the Listowel Festival in September.
# Injuries
Irish jockey suffers fractured back and broken ribs in bad fall
Micheal Nolan will have surgery after the incident at Southwell on Monday.
# Setback
'We're keeping them in the loop' - Munster updating Springboks on Snyman fitness ahead of Lions tour
The South African lock will have minor surgery on a fresh knee injury this week.
# Sidelined
Leicester striker Vardy to undergo hernia operation
Brendan Rodgers says the Foxes’ star forward will be out for ‘a few weeks’.
# Under the knife
Tiger Woods facing another spell out after undergoing fifth back operation
The 45-year-old will miss the Farmers Insurance Open and the Genesis Invitational.
# future plans
Andres Iniesta vows to play on after surgery
The ex-Barcelona star has promised his glittering career won’t be cut short by the thigh injury.
# Setback
'He will be a real loss' - Munster's Matt Gallagher set for shoulder surgery
The province have welcomed back their Ireland internationals for Sunday’s clash with Harlequins.
# Surgery
Gomez's surgery on damaged tendon 'successful', but no timescale for comeback
Gomez suffered the problem during a training session for the national team.
# Under the knife
Cruel setback for Ulster's Will Addison as he's ruled out for several months
Meanwhile, Tom O’Toole has been sidelined for several weeks with an ankle issue.
Opinion: 'The HSE should reverse centralisation policy to avoid disastrous waiting lists'
Dr Naveed Abbas argues that peripheral hospitals should return to doing more complex surgeries once this emergency has passed.
# remission
'We should treat type 2 diabetes the way we treat cancer'
Today is World Diabetes Day and a health group wants the HSE to examine more ways of helping people to reverse their type 2 diabetes through losing weight.
# Sidelined
Sanchez ruled out for three months after undergoing ankle surgery
The Man United forward, who is currently on loan at Inter Milan, picked up the injury while on international duty with Chile.
# Under the knife
World Cup worry for England as Vunipola ruled out for at least three months
The 28-year-old loosehead picked up a hamstring injury against Leinster last weekend.
# Budd Chiari Syndrome
'She is a true warrior': Campaign to raise funds for Irish woman who needs transplant in UK
Sinead Lowndes was diagnosed with a rare liver condition just six weeks before she was due to get married.
# Niall Kearns
Recovery from heart surgery will see All-Star nominee miss start of 2019 season
Monaghan’s Niall Kearns underwent surgery last October in Dublin.
# Animal Welfare
'Very concerning': Pet surgeries may be postponed due to shortage of anaesthetic drug
About 50,000 pet surgeries happen in Ireland each year.
# notorious rbg
US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancer removed from lung
The nodules were discovered last month in x-rays after the Supreme Court Justice fell and fractured three ribs.
# Hamstrung
Leinster back Joe Tomane ruled out of action for up to five months
The 28-year-old Wallaby has undergone a hamstring procedure.
# Apology
Family believes woman who died after minor surgery would be alive if there was 'proper handover of care'
Susan McGee’s family has said an apology for her death “brings little consolation”.
# Jackal
'That's where you're getting so much punishment - three massive free shots'
Sean O’Brien is making his way back from a shoulder injury and wants jackaling players to be protected.
# vaginal mesh
NHS suspends vaginal mesh operations in England over risk of 'life-changing injuries'
The chair of an independent review said she had not seen evidence that the benefits of mesh outweigh the “severity of human suffering” caused by complications.
# Boxing
Triple world champ Lomachenko has gone under the knife for shoulder injury
The Ukrainian’s promoter says he will be fit to box again by the end of August.
# 8th amendment
'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst'
Kate Campbell had to have her ovary, fallopian tube and part of her abdominal wall removed.
# mesh survivors
Health Minister cancels meeting with women who suffered vaginal mesh complications
His office said the cancellation was due to “urgent other work commitments” and has been rescheduled for next month.
# Soldier
World's first total penis and scrotum transplant takes place in US
Doctors hope the man will regain near-normal urinary and sexual functions.
# GoFundMe
'I'm elated, relieved': Over €111k raised to send Cork teen to US for urgent brain tumour surgery
17-year-old Aaron McMahon was diagnosed with a chordoma brain tumour in February 2017.
# tullow tank
Sean O'Brien set to miss out on Leinster's semi-final clash with Scarlets
The back row may even require surgery on his shoulder injury.
# Setback
Blow to PSG's Champions League hopes as Neymar set for surgery
Rodrigo Lasmar, the surgeon with the Brazilian national squad, will carry out the operation.
# advice for men
Stephen Fry is recovering from prostate cancer surgery
The actor said he has been “in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure”.
# Delays
'Aisling's curve is now 70%': Minister says waiting four years for scoliosis surgery is too long
Aisling Corcoran had steel rods removed from her back in 2014.
# Critical
'People are dying': Life-saving surgeries delayed or cancelled due to intensive care bed shortage
Minister of State Jim Daly said increasing ICU capacity is a priority for the government in 2018.
# Research
Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients
Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.
# worrying
Non-emergency surgical death rates in Africa are double the global average
Elective surgeries in African countries have a death rate double that of the global average, a new study reveals.
# busy period
Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact
The move is an attempt to ease pressure on services over the busy Christmas period.
# Waiting Lists
'It's Belfast or go blind': Bus of elderly head on eight-hour journey up North for cataract surgery
There are currently more than 8,500 people on the cataract waiting list in Ireland.
# Recovery
Man United defender ruled out for up to three months as he undergoes surgery
Man United manager Jose Mourinho confirmed the news.