Misc. Surgery News

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7/8/2014
Less May Be More When It Comes to Gallbladder Surgery

Studies find less aggressive care before and after surgery may lead to better results

7/7/2014
Many Anesthesiologists Fail to Wash Hands, Study Shows

Research documents numerous missed opportunities with each patient

7/7/2014
Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients

Surgical biopsy could pave way for targeted treatments, study says

6/27/2014
Surgery Doubted as a Migraine Reliever

Review of two studies finds inconclusive evidence of success

6/27/2014
Summer's a Great Time for Tonsil Removal

Surgery won't disrupt school schedule, kids can relax during recovery, doctor says

6/24/2014
Anesthesia Type May Affect Recovery From Hip Fracture Repair

Death rate, hospital stay reduced slightly with 'regional' approach

6/23/2014
Women With Breast Cancer Genes More Likely to Choose Extensive Surgery

Nearly three-quarters of patients changed their plans after learning they had increased risk: study

6/19/2014
Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S.

Fees have no reflection on quality, researchers say

6/16/2014
Study Questions Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery

But at least one specialist says the finding shouldn't alter current procedures

6/13/2014
Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for the Obese?

Study found it might cut chances to levels of normal-weight people, but experts view finding with caution

6/12/2014
Hospital's Efforts to Boost Patient Safety Pay Off

Study found obstetric malpractice claims dropped by half after program was put in place

6/10/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Type 2 Diabetes Long-Term

New 15-year study says these procedures outperform regular care for obese patients

6/6/2014
Knee Replacement Surgeries Rising With Obesity Rates

Total knee replacements more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, study shows

6/3/2014
Men Feel More Pain After Major Surgeries, Study Finds

But women had more discomfort following minor procedures, research shows

6/2/2014
Does Timing Play a Role in Survival After Hospital Admission, Surgery?

Researchers find worse results for weekend operations, admissions

5/23/2014
Air Travel Safe After Chest Surgery, Surgeon Says

Whether flying or driving home, study finds similar complication rates

5/21/2014
Double Mastectomy Often Not Needed, Study Finds

Most women who have both breasts removed have low risk of opposite-breast cancer, researchers say

5/19/2014
Removal of Faulty Mesh for Incontinence May Not Improve Women's Symptoms

Experts say there's still no clear-cut answer as to whether or not to have surgery

5/16/2014
Study Examines Effort to Preserve Voice During Thyroid Surgery

Researchers use electrodes to monitor vocal cord during procedure

5/16/2014
Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds

Small, spherical magnetic sets introduced in 2009 tied to more cases and worse outcomes

5/14/2014
Surgical Outcomes Worse for People on Medicaid: Study

Chronic health conditions, high smoking rates, need for emergency surgeries some possible reasons why

5/8/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent Heart Rhythm Disorder

So-called 'bariatric' procedures appear to cut risk of atrial fibrillation, researchers report

5/5/2014
New Colon Polyp Removal Method May Be Easier on Patients

Shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, earlier return to normal eating seen in study

5/5/2014
Study Finds Steroids May Not Be Helpful After Infant Liver Surgery

Evidence points to more complications with the drugs

5/1/2014
Home Visits May Help Heart Bypass Patients Fare Better

Pilot program found fewer hospital readmissions, lower death rate compared to standard care

4/30/2014
Radiation May Equal Surgery, With Easier Recovery, for Cancerous Lymph Nodes

Study of breast cancer patients found fewer complications with nonsurgical treatment

4/30/2014
Doctors Regrow Large Areas of Muscle Lost in Injured Soldiers

Trauma patients regained some function in severely damaged legs with first-time procedure

4/29/2014
FDA Moves Female Incontinence Device to 'High Risk' Status

Vaginal mesh devices have been linked to pain, infection, other problems, agency says

4/29/2014
Lung Cancer Surgery May Be Safest at High-Volume Hospitals, Study Finds

But death rate higher after 90 days surprises researchers

4/29/2014
Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments

Study found 1 in 7 patients has problems after certain procedures

4/28/2014
Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds

Findings run counter to commonly held belief that induction actually raises a woman's odds for cesarean

4/22/2014
Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone

Saying no to surgery, radiation tied to better outcomes in study of abnormal brain connections

4/18/2014
Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study

4/17/2014
FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says

4/16/2014
Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant

Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year

4/16/2014
Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say

4/11/2014
After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear

Attached by implanted magnets, prosthetic ear helps Chicago patient feel 'normal' again

4/11/2014
Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients

Regenerative surgery takes a leap forward, two studies show

4/10/2014
Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds

People over 80, especially, had greater need for post-op emergency care, researchers say

4/7/2014
Complication Rate After Adult Tonsillectomy Higher Than Thought

Most common complaints: pain, bleeding, dehydration, study finds

4/3/2014
Hernia Repair Recovery Often Longer Than Expected

Pain, fatigue may persist up to seven days after surgery, study shows

3/31/2014
Aspirin May Not Protect Heart After Non-Cardiac Surgeries: Study

Just as many heart attacks, more serious bleeding seen if patients took aspirin around time of operation

3/31/2014
More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes

One-third of gastric-bypass patients kept type 2 diabetes under control without meds during three-year study

3/31/2014
Preventive Steroids May Not Help Heart Bypass

Common practice might instead cause harm, study finds

3/28/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study

People who are obese and at risk for heart disease should consider surgery, researchers say

3/26/2014
Hospital-Related Infections Hit Nearly 650,000 Patients in 2011: CDC

Specific source of dangerous germs still unclear in about half of cases

3/19/2014
Partial Skull Removal May Save Older Patients' Lives After Massive Stroke

But disability after surgery is often severe, study finds

3/18/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery Might Help Mild Knee Pain

Small, early study of obese patients found improvement similar to knee replacement

3/18/2014
Weight Loss May Boost Success of Joint-Replacement Surgery

But people who add pounds after getting new hip or knee have more pain, study finds

3/15/2014
Knee Ligament Tears Don't Permanently Sideline Most College Football Players

Study of NCAA Division I athletes found majority returned to playing field