Misc. Surgery News

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1/11/2017
Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery

The risk is small, but concerning, researchers say

1/6/2017
Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens

Studies show most maintained significant weight loss over 5 years, but complications emerged for some

1/6/2017
Delaying Chemo After Lung Cancer Surgery? Better Late Than Never

Patient recovery may mean longer time to the treatment, but study suggests it can still have benefit

12/29/2016
Gastro Issues May Be Downside to Weight-Loss Surgery

Stomach problems, food intolerance plagued many patients even 2 years after procedure, study found

12/23/2016
Lung-Sparing Surgery May Boost Mesothelioma Survival

Treatment nearly doubled survival or more, study finds

12/22/2016
Cardiology Still a Man's Field, Survey Finds

Women less likely to choose that specialty, and they report more discrimination than males

12/21/2016
Many With Breast Cancer Unnecessarily Choose Double Mastectomy: Study

Removing healthy breast is unlikely to extend survival, but some doctors don't mention this, researchers say

12/20/2016
'Don't Cut Yet, Doc, I Can Hear You'

Study finds fewer patients awake during general anesthesia than previously thought

12/19/2016
Women Fare Better Than Men After a Heart Valve Replacement

While women initially have more complications, chances of survival are higher, study says

12/15/2016
Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies Tied to Rise in Genetic Testing

But, researchers did not find a corresponding increase in breast removal surgeries

12/13/2016
Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries

Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

12/5/2016
C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes

Surgical delivery might be widening gap between baby's size and mother's pelvis, researchers say

12/3/2016
'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery

But post-op problems typically clear up over time, specialist says

12/2/2016
Plastic Surgeons Urge Giving Up E-Cigs Before Procedure

Docs recommend abstaining 4 weeks to aid in healing

11/23/2016
Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder?

Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say

11/22/2016
A Benefit of Back Pain Surgery: Better Sex

Operation often leads to more comfortable lovemaking, study finds

11/14/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Heart Risks

Patients were less likely to develop irregular heartbeat, diabetes, heart failure, study finds

11/7/2016
Anesthesia Before Age 4 May Have Slight Impact on Later School Performance

The low 'overall difference in academic performance' is reassuring, researchers say

11/4/2016
Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight

Curbing appetite by making patients feel full could jumpstart a weight-loss program, researcher says

11/1/2016
Robotic Surgical Tools Tough to Keep Clean

Findings suggest better cleaning procedures, more monitoring of instruments would help

10/26/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery Pays Off for Severely Obese Teens

Boosts kids' health and self-esteem, and appears to be cost-effective over time, study finds

10/24/2016
Old Blood as Good as New for Transfusions, Study Finds

Little difference seen in patient survival rates

10/21/2016
Cartilage From Nose Used to Repair Bum Knees

In small trial, patients were able to grow new cartilage in the joint

10/20/2016
Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women

If factors such as other health conditions are taken into account, gender difference disappears

10/19/2016
Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures?

'Close contact casting' might help many avoid surgery, study suggests

10/18/2016
Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor

Many patients also think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study finds

10/18/2016
Elective Surgeries on Fridays Are Safe: Study

Canadian review finds patients having procedures at tail end of work week face no greater death risk

10/17/2016
Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems

Certain patients should be checked for the disorder before having surgery, researchers say

10/17/2016
Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study

Death rates were higher in smaller community hospitals, Canadian study finds

10/13/2016
Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC

Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

10/12/2016
When Complications Arise, Some Hospitals Get Paid a Lot More

But higher Medicare payments don't reflect better patient outcomes, study says

10/9/2016
Back Surgery Doesn't Knock All NFL Players Out of the Game: Study

Nearly two-thirds of players continue to perform after spinal disc operation, researchers find

10/6/2016
Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study

Warning signs such as exhaustion increase the risk for bad outcomes, researchers find

10/5/2016
Doctors Perform 1st U.S. Living-Donor Uterine Transplant

Infertility procedure was tried in 4 women but has remained successful in only one, Texas team says

10/4/2016
Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety

Coordinating surgeries might reduce levels of distress after mastectomy for breast cancer, researchers say

9/30/2016
Encouraging Surgical ICU Patients to Get Moving Pays Off

They're discharged sooner, become more functional when they leave the hospital, study finds

9/29/2016
2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

9/27/2016
Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients

Surplus may contribute to the opioid abuse epidemic, researchers say

9/23/2016
'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars

Pigments can restore more natural appearance that patients are happy with, study finds

9/23/2016
Can Brain 'Pacemaker' Improve Lives of Head Trauma Patients?

Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life, small study finds

9/21/2016
More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say

Mastectomy patients with small tumors, fewer lymph nodes involved, benefit from the therapy, cancer experts agree

9/14/2016
Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men

Survival rates are all high, but watchful waiting is linked to some cancer spread, British study reports

9/14/2016
Laser Device Approved for Nearsightedness

Surgery permanently reshapes eye's cornea

9/8/2016
Removing Part of Skull After Severe Head Injury Brings Mixed Results

More patients survived, but more were in vegetative state, and little difference was seen in long-term disability

9/8/2016
Surgery at High-Quality Hospitals a Money-Saver for Medicare

Savings is more than $2,000 per person, study finds

9/1/2016
Smoking Linked to Higher Relapse Risk After Surgery for Crohn's

Research supports immediate drug treatment after bowel surgery for smokers, but not for nonsmokers

8/30/2016
Study Bolsters Role of Angioplasty, Stents in Heart-Attack Survival

Aggressive interventions play big part in improvements after even 'mild' attacks, U.K. report says

8/24/2016
Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth?

Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

8/23/2016
Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning

Rate of uterus removals done with power morcellators dropped significantly, study finds

8/18/2016
Knee Surgery Rarer, but Problems More Likely, for Minority Patients

More than 600,000 knee replacements a year are done in U.S.