Misc. Surgery News

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9/21/2017
One Weight-Loss Surgery Shows Lasting Results

Patients 77 pounds slimmer on average 12 years after gastric bypass, study finds

9/20/2017
Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Some Anemic

It's a common problem, but one easily solved with long-term follow-up

9/15/2017
Surgery Can Be Trigger for Teen Opioid Abuse

Certain operations pose a greater risk of painkiller dependence, study finds

9/13/2017
U.S. Military Surgeons Helped More Than 6,000 Afghan Adults

New study looks at humanitarian care over 11 years of conflict in that country

9/13/2017
Surgeons Play Big Role in Women's Choices for Breast Cancer Care

Those with cancer in one breast less likely to get both removed if doctor is reluctant, study finds

9/6/2017
'Cancer Pen' Could Help Surgeons Spot Tumor Cells in Seconds

Tool might one day allow more complete removal of malignant tissue, less time on operating table

9/1/2017
Does General Anesthesia Affect Babies' Brains?

Small study finds reduction in white matter among children operated on as infants

8/30/2017
Looking for a Plastic Surgeon on Instagram? Beware

You may end up with a barber or a dentist instead

8/29/2017
Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments: Poll

Hysterectomy isn't the only choice, radiology experts say

8/25/2017
Awake for Aneurysm Brain Surgery, Better Results?

In new approach to the dangerous lesions, surgeons can get patient feedback during the procedure

8/23/2017
Early Rotator Cuff Surgery Helps Return to Activity

Procedure also reduces pain and maintains strength, study finds

8/21/2017
A Shot of Caffeine May Speed Wake-Up After Anesthesia

In animal studies, caffeine injections shortened recovery time

8/21/2017
Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds

After repair, smaller prescriptions led to fewer pills that could be diverted or abused

8/17/2017
Alternative Medicine Alone as Cancer Treatment Linked to Lowered Survival

There's not much research into these therapies, study authors said

8/17/2017
Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best?

Study compares 'on-' and 'off-pump' procedures

8/16/2017
Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery

Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds

8/16/2017
Hospitals Not to Blame for Most Opioid Addiction: Study

Outpatient prescriptions for spinal and orthopedic disorders identified as common triggers

8/10/2017
Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study

They're four times more likely to need more time in intensive care, three times more likely to be readmitted

8/7/2017
Angioplasty Outcomes Almost Equal Among Hospitals

'Safety-net' facilities do as well as other hospitals with the artery procedure, researchers find

8/2/2017
Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success

May allow more patients to get donor organ, study finds

8/2/2017
2 of 3 U.S. Patients Keep Unused Painkillers After Surgery

Saving leftover pills, and not storing them correctly, could lead to opioid misuse or abuse, researchers warn

7/26/2017
New Surgery May Fix Tough-to-Treat Rotator Cuff Tears

Procedure could offer option for otherwise irreparable shoulder injury, surgeons say

7/24/2017
Obese Don't Have to Lose Weight Before Joint Replacement: Study

It's ideal to drop pounds first, but the procedure's benefits may outweigh risk if you can't

7/21/2017
Surgery for ACL Tear Often Successful Over Long Term

Even 10 years after procedure, many still playing sports, study finds

7/20/2017
Laser Therapy Shows Promise Against Eye 'Floaters'

These spots in vision can increase with age, researchers note

7/19/2017
'Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: Study

Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk

7/17/2017
McCain's Recovery Time After Surgery Uncertain, Experts Say

Fate of Affordable Care Act may depend on Senator's return to work

7/13/2017
'Observation' Best Option for Most Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

20-year study found little difference in death rates, more complications with surgery

7/11/2017
JFK's Long, Silent Struggle With Back Pain

Kennedy's private journey to fix his spine illustrates 'unfortunate pattern of treatment and outcomes'

6/26/2017
What Men Need to Know About ED Drugs and Anesthesia

Having surgery? Be forthright about use of erectile dysfunction drugs to prevent dangerous complications

6/16/2017
Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery

Age is no reason to avoid the operation, Norwegian researchers report

6/13/2017
Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility

Study found blocking blood flow to growths worked for women who went on to conceive, have children

6/9/2017
Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies

Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest

6/8/2017
Abused Women Prone to Unnecessary Ovary Removal: Study

Researchers think physical, emotional or sexual abuse may prompt women to over-react to gynecological symptoms

6/8/2017
Is Full Lymph Node Removal Always Needed for Melanoma?

Survival was just as long for those who had less extensive surgery, large study finds

6/2/2017
Deciding If Double Knee Replacement Is Right for You

For certain patients, the 2-in-1 approach is a good option, specialist says

5/26/2017
Gut Bacteria Changes After Some Weight-Loss Surgeries

Better diversity seen after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, researchers say

5/23/2017
Taking Opioids Before Knee Surgery Could Raise Pain Later

People who took the powerful painkillers pre-procedure had less pain relief later, study finds

5/22/2017
U.S. Transgender Surgeries Up 20 Percent in 2 Years

Plastic surgeons' group identifies top transition treatments

5/19/2017
Mechanical Heart Valve Noise May Mean Sleepless Nights

Some even report that others can hear the sound, study finds

5/11/2017
New Guidelines Say No to Most 'Keyhole' Knee Surgeries

Widely used arthroscopy won't help arthritic degeneration, expert panel says

5/8/2017
Not All Hospitals Equal When It Comes to Pancreatic Cancer Care

Academic medical centers that perform more tumor surgeries had better patient outcomes, study found

5/2/2017
Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery

Patients more likely to receive repair than replacement from the most experienced surgeons, study finds

4/26/2017
Parkinson's Disease May Originate in Gut, Study Says

Swedish scientists find link through vagus nerve removal

4/26/2017
Women Fare Poorly With Aortic Aneurysm: Study

British study says their treatment, compared to men, needs drastic improvement

4/25/2017
Blood Test May Gauge Death Risk After Surgery

Scientists must determine how to save lives using that potential insight, cardiac experts say

4/12/2017
Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies

Half of breast cancer patients who had both breasts removed unsure of genetic risk of more cancers: study

4/12/2017
Many Opioid Addictions Surface After Surgery, Study Finds

Some patients face much higher risk of becoming dependent on powerful painkillers

4/12/2017
Americans Are Spending Billions Nipping and Tucking

New report details costs of most popular plastic surgery procedures

4/7/2017
Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?

Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal