SurgeriesDoctors at the UC San Diego Center for the Future of Surgery performed the nation's first gastrectomy (or partial removal of the stomach) through the vagina on September 16. The good news? This form of surgery is less invasive than typical gastrectomies, with a faster healing time and only two small incisions performed. The strange news? They pull portions of the removed stomach through the vagina. Hooray for surgery breakthroughs, not-so-hooray for those of us with fears of vaginal prolapse. [Science Daily]