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  • Jimmy Kimmel tearfully recounts newborn son's heart surgery

    May 2, 2017 7:56 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Jimmy Kimmel says his newborn son is home and doing great after open-heart surgery. A tearful Kimmel turned his show's monologue Monday into an emotional recounting of the crisis with what Kimmel called a "happy ending." William John Kimmel, nicknamed Billy, was born 10 days ago with... more »
  • Overcoming Opioids: When pills are a hospital's last resort

    May 2, 2017 7:48 AM

    BALTIMORE - The U.S. opioid crisis is forcing hospitals to begin rolling out non-addictive alternatives to treatments that have long been the mainstay for the severe pain of trauma and surgery. There are no one-size-fits-all replacements. But some hospitals seek to make opioids more of a last resort, so they... more »
  • Baby born with extra legs thriving after surgery

    March 21, 2017 9:50 PM

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Doctors say a baby girl from Africa who's recovering from a risky surgery at a Chicago-area hospital should be able to lead a normal life. Ten-month-old Dominique was born in the Ivory Coast with a not-fully-developed conjoined twin. Doctors performed surgery on March 8 to remove... more »
  • Washington state officer in critical condition following standoff, suspect in custody

    December 16, 2016 11:00 AM

    MOUNT VERNON - A police officer wounded in a shooting in Washington state is in critical condition following surgery. Earlier reports said the officer from Mount Vernon was in serious condition, but Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg says the 61-year-old man has been in critical condition since arriving unconscious... more »
  • Pelicans' Jrue Holiday taking leave for wife's brain surgery

    September 4, 2016 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Jrue Holiday will be taking indefinite leave to care for his wife, former U.S. women's national soccer team member Lauren Holiday, who is pregnant and needs brain surgery. "We are all praying for a healthy delivery of their first child and... more »
  • Officer in critical condition to undergo more surgery Friday

    July 29, 2016 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Corporal Nick Tullier, one of the officers injured during the July 17th shooting, is set to undergo another surgery on Friday. Tullier was shot in the head and torso and has remained in the hospital in critical condition since the shooting took place. The surgery is... more »
  • Use obesity surgery more often for diabetes, guidelines urge

    May 24, 2016 12:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - International diabetes organizations are calling for weight-loss surgery to become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are only mildly obese. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are a deadly pair, and numerous studies show stomach-shrinking operations can dramatically improve diabetes. But... more »
  • Dr. Stephens on skin tightening without going under the knife Play Video

    February 4, 2016 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area cosmetic surgeon Dr. J. Anthony Stephens says skin tightening doesn't always mean going under the knife. "There is so much marketing and confusion when it comes to addressing the problem of aging, wrinkled, sagging skin," said Dr. Stephens as he started taking us through... more »
  • Philadelphia police: Officer shot while in police cruiser

    January 8, 2016 12:30 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say the 30-year-old suspect in the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer told investigators that he opened fire in the name of Islam. Police Commissioner Richard Ross says Edward Archer pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Ross says Archer also told investigators that he believed police... more »
  • LSU QB Brandon Harris to undergo surgery Monday

    January 4, 2016 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU quarterback Brandon Harris was scheduled for a “minor surgical procedure” early Monday, according to LSU sports information. Harris hasn’t gone into specifics about the injury due to a policy put in place by coach Les Miles, but multiple sources on the web indicate Harris was... more »
  • Dr Z. on CoolSculpting away ugly under chin fat 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 »

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