Dr. Oz special update on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords; his brother-in-law performed surgery

We'd listen to Dr. Mehmet Oz about pretty much anything health-related, but in the case of the tragically shot congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, he has an amazing inside connection to her case. His brother-in-law, Dr. Michael Lemole, is the neurosurgeon at Tucson University Medical Center who operated on Giffords.

On Tuesday's (Jan. 11) episode of "The Dr. Oz Show," Dr. Lemole, who has been married to Dr. Oz's sister for 25 years, will give the latest update on the congresswoman: the surgery performed and her status.

Dr. Oz will also cover the injuries Giffords attained in the shooting, the effects of traumatic brain damage from shootings such as hers, as well as discuss recovery expectations.

If you've been following this tragic story closely, you won't want to miss this special episode of "The Dr. Oz Show."
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