This just in, from The New York Times:
Doctors Remove a Gallbladder Through the Vagina
By DENISE GRADY
Published: April 20, 2007
Doctors in New York have removed a woman’s gallbladder with instruments passed through her vagina, a technique they hope will cause less pain and scarring than the usual operation, and allow a quicker recovery. The technique can eliminate the need to cut through abdominal muscles, a major source of pain after surgery. (Click here for the full article)
I will keep my mouth shut about what I actually think about the procedure (this is called "discretion"), but I can tell you that I had a great front row view for the whole thing. Guess who did the anesthesia?
Currently reading: "The Children of Men." Very chilling.