Entries in Surgery (16)


Brooke Burke-Charvet Recovering After Cancer Surgery

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet says she has undergone surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid and is recovering well.

"Thank God it's over.  I'm clean, surgery went well and I can talk.  Losing my voice was my biggest fear," the mother of four tweeted after surgery.  "Thanks for all your prayers and light."

Still, surgery was tough for the 41-year-old. It "feels like I got hit by a car," she tweeted.

Burke-Charvet announced via YouTube last month that she had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer after a routine physical.

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"American Idol" Champ Phillip Phillips Undergoes Kidney Surgery

Michael Becker / FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- It was a long time coming, but it appears as though American Idol champ Phillip Phillips has finally had the kidney surgery he needed so badly. 

According to TMZ, Phillip went under the knife in L.A. yesterday.  The surgery, to remove the kidney stones that have been causing him so much pain, took six-and-a-half hours.  The stones were reportedly too big to pass in the normal way.  

Phillip's rep told ABC News Radio that the surgery went well, and added, "He's resting and will be ready for the Idol tour kickoff in July!" That tour begins July 6 in Detroit.

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Phillip Phillips’ Kidney Surgery Scheduled for Tuesday

Michael Becker / FOXUPDATE: American Idol champ Phillip Phillips was scheduled to have kidney surgery Tuesday, but now he can't -- because he's too sick.

TMZ reports that Phillip was going to go under the knife to correct his congenital kidney condition, which has required eight previous surgeries, but he can't because he's developed a bad sinus infection. That, in turn, has caused his temperature to soar, and surgeons won't operate on him in that condition. The surgery has now been rescheduled for early next week.


(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol winner Phillip Phillips was in pain for much of the competition, even disregarding doctor’s orders to immediately seek help for a condition that affected his right kidney. On Tuesday, the singer will go in for surgery to address the congenital condition, TMZ reports.

An Idol executive has opened his California estate to Phillips and his parents as a place for the singer to recuperate post-surgery.

Phillips has already endured eight surgeries during Idol for the condition that causes kidney stones to repeatedly grow so large that they cannot pass through his system. As a temporary fix, seven weeks ago doctors inserted a stent in Phillips’ kidney, but the often-unbearable pain persisted. At one point, Phillips told People magazine he even considered quitting the competition because of his health issue.

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Carnie Wilson Has Second Weight-Loss Surgery

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Singer Carnie Wilson, who has long battled weight issues, has had weight-loss surgery for a second time.

Wilson, of the group Wilson Phillips, confirmed to People magazine that she had lap-band surgery, a procedure in which an adjustable band is place around the patient's stomach in order to limit the amount of food consumed.

She told that she has lost 30 pounds since undergoing the procedure on Jan. 18.

The 43-year-old had previously lost 150 when she underwent the far more invasive gastric bypass surgery in 1999. At the time, Wilson weighed more than 300 pounds. That procedure reduced the size of her stomach to that of an egg.

Wilson regained some of the weight when she had her daughters, 6-year-old Lola and 2-year-old Luciana.

Speaking of her weight gain, Wilson told People in 2010 that having children "derailed" her.

She described the second surgery as "the right decision."

"I'm doing really well so far," she told People. "It's all about taking good care of myself."

Wilson Phillips has a new album and reality show on the way.

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Schwarzenegger, Stallone: Friends Who Have Surgery Together

Arnold Schwarzenegger/ ANGELES) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone have starred in movies together and gone into business together, so why not have surgery together?

The aging action heroes recently found themselves at the same hospital, where they were both scheduled for shoulder surgery.

Schwarzenegger, 64, posted a picture of him and Stallone, 65, lying gurney-to-gurney on his WhoSay blog as he explained: “After all the action, stunts & physical abuse shooting The Expendables 2 and The Last Stand, it was time for a little tune up on my shoulder. Look who was coincidentally waiting in line behind me for his shoulder surgery. Now we’re ready for another round of great times and action when we shoot The Tomb.”

The old friends are scheduled to shoot The Tomb later this year. They will also reprise their roles in The Expendables 2, with fellow over-the-hill action stars Chuck Norris, 71, Bruce Willis, 56, Dolph Lundgren, 54, Jean-Claude Van Damme, 51, and Jet Li, 48.

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Bruce Jenner Undergoes Minor Surgery for Skin Cancer

Brian To/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Sources close to Bruce Jenner have told TMZ that he had surgery on Friday after a biopsy revealed a red mark on his face was an early form of skin cancer.

According to the report, Jenner was an outpatient and had a portion of skin taken away near his right ear. He was told by doctors that they caught it just in time and warned the avid golfer not to stay out in the sun without a hat.

The 62-year-old has talked openly about a botched partial facelift and nose job surgery on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

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Keith Urban to Undergo Throat Surgery

Rick Diamond/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Country star Keith Urban announced Thursday that he will undergo throat surgery later this month to remove a polyp from his vocal cords, forcing the singer to postpone longer performances until after he fully recuperates.

“The surgery, an out-patient procedure, while minor, will require complete voice rest followed by an undetermined period of recuperation that will require the postponement of the ‘All For The Hall’ benefit concert,” an announcement on the Aussie singer’s website said.

The concert, which was scheduled for Jan. 18 in Nashville, was set to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Fans immediately took to Twitter to send Urban, who is married to actress Nicole Kidman, their well-wishes.

“Ur in my prayers for a smooth surgery and speedy recovery!!! We need you out there rocking the stage!!” said fan Chelsea Treser.

“I hope your surgery will go well,” tweeted another fan, Ali Dorn.

One fan pointed out how vocal cord industries seem to be the scourge of the music industry at the moment.

“And so everything happens in 3s. Mayer, Adele, Urban. Yikes!” wrote Amy Pfister.

Singer John Mayer had surgery last month to remove an inflamed nodule from his vocal cords, while songstress Adele recently revealed she is suffering from a vocal cord hemmhorage and will have to undergo surgery.

The British singer wrote she was “heartbroken and worried” by the issues she had been having with her voice, causing her to cancel the remainder of her commitments for the year.

“[S]inging is literally my life, its my hobbie, my love, my freedom and now my job,” she wrote. “I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or i risk damaging my voice forever.”

A call to Urban’s representative, Paul Freundlich, was not immediately returned.

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Andy Rooney Hospitalized After Suffering Complications from Surgery

Hulton Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- CBS says longtime 60 Minutes personality Andy Rooney is in stable condition at a hospital after suffering "serious complications" following minor surgery performed last week.

CBS did not offer any other details regarding the 92-year-old Rooney's medical condition.  The network also did not disclose where he is hospitalized.

Early this month, Rooney delivered his 1,097th and final essay for 60 Minutes.  He'd been with the program for 33 years.

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Guiliana Rancic Recovering from Breast Cancer Surgery

Dan MacMedan/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The husband of Giuliana Rancic says the E! News personality, who revealed her battle with breast cancer earlier this week, is recovering at home after undergoing a double lumpectomy.

Speaking with NBC's Today show on Thursday, Bill Rancic said, "She's a trooper, she pulled through it and was kind of relieved to get it over with and get the cancer out and is doing well at home...I'm adding nurse to my resume now."

Rancic said his wife has a follow-up visit with the doctor scheduled for Friday, and that she hopes to return to work next week.

On Monday, Guiliana Rancic, 37, told the Today show her cancer was caught in its early stages during a mammogram as she underwent a third round of in-vitro fertilization in an effort to get pregnant.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor Undergoes Surgery, Slips into Coma

Ron Galella/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Zsa Zsa Gabor was back in the hospital Tuesday after suffering an infection in her stomach, according to

Her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, told the website that the 94-year-old actress slipped into a coma early Wednesday after undergoing surgery for an infection caused by a feeding tube.

Speaking with CNN, Gabor's spokesman said the tube, which was inserted into her stomach, was " a fountain."  The spokesman said Gabor could remain in the Los Angeles hospital for the next few days.

Gabor has made several trips to the hospital since breaking her hip last July.  She had most of her right leg amputated in January because of an infection.

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