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  • Dr Z. on CoolSculpting away ugly under chin fat check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 16, 2015 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Ann Zedlitz, local dermatologist, dropped by News 2 at 4 to bring some knowledge about brand new treatments that can treat unwanted fat under chins that can lead to the dreaded "double chin." Dr. Z says research shows that five million people in the U.S.... more »
  • Medicare launches major payment shift for hip, knee surgery

    November 16, 2015 5:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - Medicare is launching a major shift in how it pays for hip and knee replacements. The goal: improve quality and control costs. The Obama administration said on Monday that starting April 1, hospitals in 67 metropolitan areas will get a single payment for hip and knee replacements, covering... more »
  • Promise seen for wireless pacemakers placed without surgery

    November 9, 2015 3:58 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Researchers are reporting encouraging results for a new generation of pacemakers - miniature, wireless ones that can be implanted through a leg vein without surgery. In a study of 725 patients, one of these devices, made by Medtronic, was successfully implanted 99 percent of the time,... more »
  • Doctors find tapeworm larva in California man's brain

    November 4, 2015 12:26 PM

    NAPA - A California man says he went to an emergency room with a terrible headache and nausea, slipped into a coma, and when he woke up doctors told him a tapeworm larvae had been living in his brain. College student Luis Ortiz of Napa told the Napa Valley Register... more »
  • Pelicans G Evans has arthroscopic surgery

    October 20, 2015 7:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans has had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. While the club says Tuesday's operation was "successful," the Pelicans are not immediately providing a timetable for Evans' return. The 6-foot-6 Evans, who is expected to serve as starting point guard... more »
  • Durant to have another surgery, will miss rest of season

    March 27, 2015 2:53 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY- Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday. Durant had surgery on a broken bone in his right foot in... more »
  • Ex-Ragin' Cajun Lucroy to miss start of spring training

    February 11, 2015 9:38 AM

    MILWAUKEE, WI - All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy will miss four to six weeks of spring training for the Milwaukee Brewers because of a mild strain of his right hamstring. The team said that Lucroy was diagnosed with the injury by a team doctor on Monday. Another examination on Tuesday confirmed... more »
  • Dr. Stephens on 'Brotox' and the gift of surgery check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 18, 2014 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tis the season to give and cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens joined us on News 2 at 4 Thursday to talk about what to give and what not to give in terms of plastic surgery. He also touches on popular procedure with men. Dr.... more »
  • Family: girls underwent surgery late Tuesday following crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 9, 2014 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members of two girls who survived a DWI crash Tuesday said the girls had surgery late in the evening to repair broken bones sustained in the crash. Bones in driver Camille Carline's arm were shattered. Her sister, Colleen Carline, 16, suffered a broken back. Their... more »
  • Saints without Cooks, Bush during stretch run

    November 17, 2014 3:32 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints will have to continue their chase for an NFC South title without a pair of starters: receiver Brandin Cooks and safety Rafael Bush. Agent Jeff Sperbeck says Cooks had surgery on Monday on his broken thumb and that his recovery time is expected to... more »
  • AP Source: Saints safety Bush has fibula fracture

    November 17, 2014 11:46 AM

    METAIRIE - A person familiar with the injury says New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush has a fractured fibula in his right leg which will likely be surgically repaired. The person says it remains unclear if Bush will have to miss the rest of the season. The person spoke to... more »
  • Breast reconstruction with tissue transplants check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 23, 2014 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, plastic surgeon Dr. J. Anthony Stephens visited the studio again to talk about reconstructive surgery techniques for breasts. Last week, Dr. Stephens discussed more expensive surgical techniques for this type of surgery that uses implants and tissue... more »
  • The Force wasn't with him

    June 19, 2014 7:19 PM

    NEW YORK- Actor Harrison Ford is healing after surgery on the broken leg he suffered during shooting on "Star Wars: Episode VII." His next step is rehab. Ford was hurt last week during filming in England of the much anticipated sequel. He was hurt when a spacecraft door fell on... more »
  • Former Saint, ALS patient Gleason has tracheotomy

    May 20, 2014 3:16 AM

    METAIRIE, La. - Former Saints player Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis more than three years ago, has had a tracheotomy to help his breathing. Following the surgery to open the airway in his neck on Monday night, an update posted on the Team Gleason website states... more »
  • Woods: Surgery erased doubts, no date for return

    May 19, 2014 11:23 AM

    BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods says his back injury was so debilitating that it caused him to doubt whether he would play golf again. Woods said Monday that the surgery he had March 31 erased those doubts, although he still has no timetable for his return. Woods said before the... more »
  • Tiger unsure of return

    May 6, 2014 7:38 PM

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA- Golfer Tiger Woods may not be on the course anytime soon. He says he hopes to be playing sometime this summer after he had back surgery last month. On his website he says it depends on how quickly he heals. He's 38 and has been... more »
  • Holiday has surgery, out for season

    February 28, 2014 6:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say starting point guard Jrue Holiday has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his right tibia and will miss the rest of the season. The club says Friday's surgery was successful. Holiday, a former Eastern Conference All-Star acquired from Philadelphia... more »
  • Injured whooping crane treated at LSU

    February 12, 2014 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A whooping crane is recovering from surgery at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. It's one of two endangered birds found shot Friday in Jefferson Davis Parish. The other whooping crane died. The recovering male bird had surgery on Sunday morning after two fractures were... more »
  • Plastic surgery as Christmas gifts? check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 19, 2013 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens weighed in on the idea of giving someone plastic surgery as a Christmas gift today on News 2 at 4. He said it's not something he'd recommend, and you'd have to know your significant other very well so it isn't offensive.... more »
  • Former LSU star Mathieu to have season-ending surgery

    December 9, 2013 2:19 PM

    TEMPE, Ariz. - Tyrann Mathieu's terrific rookie NFL season has come to a premature end. Arizona coach Bruce Arians has confirmed that Mathieu tore an ACL and sustained further damage in his left knee and will undergo surgery. Mathieu, who earned the nickname "Honey Badger" in his days at LSU,... more »
  • Injured driver requires second surgery

    October 8, 2013 8:01 AM

    HOUSTON - Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will need a second surgery on the broken right ankle he suffered when his car went airborne into the fence during the last lap of the Grand Prix of Houston. Franchitti also fractured two vertebrae in his spine and received a... more »
  • Questions about excess skin removal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 5, 2013 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Anthony Stephens answered viewer questions today on News 2 at 4 about plastic surgery to remove excess skin. He described situations where liposuction may not be enough, and further surgery might be needed to completely remove fat and skin left over after losing a lot... more »
  • Phillies' Revere will have surgery, miss 6-8 weeks

    July 15, 2013 9:36 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Phillies center fielder Ben Revere will have surgery Tuesday on his broken right foot and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. Revere broke his foot on a foul ball before hitting into a double play to end Philadelphia's 5-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox... more »
  • Dr. Stephens answers plastic surgery questions Play Video

    June 27, 2013 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Anthony Stephens answered viewer questions about plastic surgery today on News 2 at 4. If you have questions you'd like him to answer, email them to producer Brittany Meisner at BMeisner@WBRZ.com or post them on the WBRZ Facebook page Thursday afternoons. more »
  • Mumford & Sons bassist has blood clot, N.O. concert postponed

    June 11, 2013 11:53 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has a blood clot on his brain that will require surgery. The Grammy-winning folk-rock group postponed concerts Tuesday in Dallas, Wednesday in The Woodlands in Texas and Thursday in New Orleans. A statement on its website said there are no plans... more »
  • Romo to miss workouts after cyst removal on back

    May 21, 2013 10:36 AM

    IRVING, Texas - Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss at least three weeks of offseason workouts after a procedure to remove a cyst from his back. The team's website reported Tuesday that Romo underwent the procedure last month and could return for the mandatory minicamp that starts June 11. He... more »
  • Making changes to avoid breast cancer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 14, 2013 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Actress and director Angelina Jolie announced a difficult medical decision she made with her children in mind. Jolie underwent a double mastectomy after her doctors estimated she had an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer. A woman in Baton Rouge made the same tough choice... more »
  • Recovering after plastic surgery check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 2, 2013 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Stephens answered viewer questions today and talked about the recovery process after plastic surgery. One of the things he discussed was recovery from liposuction surgery. He said bruising after liposcution can last longer if it's done on the thighs, possibly up to six weeks, instead... more »
  • Heart-lung machines prove safe even in the elderly

    March 11, 2013 11:01 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New research shows that stopping the heart for bypass surgery is safe even in the elderly. Heart bypass is one of the most common operations in the world and patients often are given a choice of how to have it done. The usual way involves stopping... more »
  • Ron Jeremy in LA hospital after aneurysm

    January 31, 2013 10:40 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A spokesman says porn star Ron Jeremy is recovering from surgery at a Los Angeles hospital after an aneurysm near his heart sent him to intensive care. Agent Mike Esterman says in an email to The Associated Press that he and others were waiting for Jeremy to... more »
  • Manningham a Super Bowl spectator for 49ers

    January 29, 2013 3:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mario Manningham hobbled into the Superdome on crutches and found a seat in the stands to watch his San Francisco teammates go through media day frenzy, nearly two weeks after undergoing left knee surgery and a year after making the catch of his career in the New... more »
  • Love expected to return in 2 months

    January 16, 2013 10:32 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Kevin Love is expected to return sometime in March after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand. The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that the operation to repair Love's third and fourth metacarpal bones was successful. The procedure was done by Dr. Michelle Carson at the Hospital for Special... more »
  • Questions about liposuction check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 3, 2013 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today on News 2 at 4, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens answered viewer questions about liposuction. Dr. Stephens also answered questions on the WBRZ Facebook page prior to his interview. If you have a question for the doctor, join us on Facebook next Thursday or... more »
  • Ky. man says VA treatment caused frostbitten penis

    October 3, 2012 12:49 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - An Army veteran claims a Veterans Administration nurse repeatedly put ice packs on his penis after surgery, causing frostbite and gangrene and ultimately leading to amputation. Michael D. Nash of Louisville sued the federal government in U.S. District Court in Louisville on Tuesday, seeking $10 million in... more »
  • LSU pitcher Broussard to miss 2013 season

    September 20, 2012 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU junior right-hander Joe Broussard will undergo surgery on his throwing elbow Friday, and will miss the 2013 season. Coach Paul Mainieri said Wednesday that Broussard suffered an ulnar collateral tear in his elbow while pitching this summer in the Cape Cod League. Mainieri says Broussard will... more »
  • Mass. judge OKs sex change for inmate

    September 4, 2012 12:42 PM

    BOSTON - A federal judge has ordered the Massachusetts Department of Correction to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation for a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder. U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled Tuesday in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but has received... more »
  • Mom: Shooting victim could leave hospital this week

    August 6, 2012 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge teen wounded in one of the nation's worst mass shootings could leave the hospital and come home this week, according to her mother. Kathleen Pourciau said Bonnie Kate, 18, is still in a lot of pain as she continues to recover from being... more »
  • New laser surgery options check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 30, 2012 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The gold standard for laser surgery just got easier. Dr. Z shows WBRZ Anchor Rosa Flores before and after photographs of patients who have received CO2 laser surgery to tighten skin. The procedure used to be done in hospitals, and included a long recovery. Today... more »
  • Dr. Stephens explains "Gummy Bear" implants check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 28, 2012 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Social media networks are lighting up with questions about the new 'gummy bear' implants. In a studio interview, Dr. Anthony Stephens talked to WBRZ anchor Rosa Flores about what sets these implants apart from the rest. more »
  • Tommy John surgery for Brian Wilson

    April 19, 2012 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE -Former LSU Tiger pitcher and All-Star Giants closer Brian Wilson will undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery Thursday in Pensacola ending his season. Renowned elbow specialist Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery after doing a similar procedure on Wilson when the right-hander was in college at... more »
  • Injured man gets new face

    March 27, 2012 11:58 AM

    BALTIMORE - A 37-year-old Virginia man injured in a 1997 gun accident has received what University of Maryland physicians say is the most extensive face transplant ever performed. University of Maryland Medical Center officials say Richard Lee Norris is recovering well after last week's surgery, he is already brushing his... more »
  • Valentine's heart surgery for Philippine girl

    February 6, 2012 2:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - On Valentine's Day, New Orleans surgeons will fix a hole in the heart of a 4-year-old girl from the Philippines. Dr. Joseph Caspi will lead a volunteer team in the operation at Children's Hospital to repair the hole between the two top chambers of the child's heart.... more »
  • Dardenne back in office full time after surgery check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 12, 2011 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says he expects this week to be his first, full week back in office. Dardenne was diagnosed with prostate cancer last summer. He had surgery last month and says the outlook is good. Dardenne says the timing could not be better. ... more »
  • Getting rid of excess skin after weight loss surgery

    August 31, 2011 3:19 PM

    Common issues arise after having weight loss surgery. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens tells us about those problems and answers our weight loss surgery questions. Doctor Stephens says sagging skin, especially around the arms and abdomen, is a common problem, but more people are able to hide it in... more »
  • 'Jeopardy!' host injured chasing burglar

    July 28, 2011 1:09 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is scheduled for surgery after he snapped his Achilles tendon while running after a woman who he says stole cash and other items from his San Francisco hotel room. The 71-year-old Trebek tells reporters he spotted the woman in his room around... more »
  • Clerk shot during armed robbery in Baton Rouge

    July 20, 2011 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A store clerk is being rushed into surgery after he was shot during a robbery this afternoon in Baton Rouge. Police were called to the Sewell and Son Grocery on Scotland Avenue around 4 p.m. after reports of shots being fired. Sgt. Don Stone with... more »
  • Oregon woman develops foreign accent after dental surgery

    June 5, 2011 3:43 PM

    SALEM, Ore.- She has a British-sounding accent, but she's never been to Europe. Karen Butler woke up from dental surgery one day talking funny. A year and a half later her "foreign" accent remains, and her story has traveled around the world. The 56-year-old tax consultant from Toledo,... more »
  • Mary Tyler Moore to undergo brain tumor surgery

    May 12, 2011 12:40 PM

    NEW YORK - A representative for Mary Tyler Moore says the veteran sitcom star will have surgery to remove a brain tumor. Spokeswoman Alla Plotkin says Moore's doctors recommended the elective procedure after monitoring the tumor for some time. Plotkin did not say when the surgery would take... more »
  • Doctor Operates on Wrong Eye

    April 19, 2011 7:36 PM

    Parents may sue a doctor who operated on the wrong eye of their four year old son. The surgery was performed in Portland,Oregon by Dr. Shawn Goodmen who did not return messages for comment. Dale Matlock and Tasha Gaul say the surgery was supposed to prevent Jesse Matlock's right eye... more »
  • Vegas woman dies after backroom cosmetic surgery

    April 11, 2011 1:26 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A woman died after botched buttocks enhancement surgery in the back room of a tile business by two Colombian nationals who were later arrested trying to board a plane back to that country, authorities said Monday. Elena Caro, 42, of Las Vegas was pronounced dead Saturday... more »
  • Bypass surgery questioned at New Orleans medical conference

    April 4, 2011 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The success rate of bypass surgery for patients with weak hearts, is being questioned at a cardiology conference, in New Orleans. Researchers say the operation doesn't improve the survival rate for those who are already taking medicines to control heart risks, like high cholesterol and high blood... more »
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor recovering from amputation surgery

    January 17, 2011 12:51 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Zsa Zsa Gabor's right leg was amputated Friday in a life-saving surgery that doctors called successful. Gabor, who turns 94 on Feb. 6, was being watched carefully, but there were no complications, doctors at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said after the surgery. Gabor,... more »

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