Misc. Surgery News

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8/11/2009
How Weight Loss Helps the Heart

Study found it reversed structural abnormalities seen among the obese

8/11/2009
Limb-Sparing Surgery May Offer Little Benefit to Cancer Patients

It doesn't affect quality of life in most cases, review finds

8/10/2009
Fertility Can Be Preserved in Ovarian Cancer Patients

Conservative approach worthwhile in young women with early-stage malignancy, study shows

8/8/2009
Good Planning Paves Way for Kid's Operation

Before your child undergoes surgery, follow these helpful tips

8/7/2009
Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women with BRCA gene mutations often choose preventive measures, study finds

8/5/2009
Surgery, 'Sham' Equal in Treating Compression Fracture Pain

Injecting cement into spine no better than placebo procedure, study finds

8/4/2009
No Link Found Between Birth Anesthesia and Learning Issues

Whether delivery was vaginal or C-section doesn't matter, study finds

8/4/2009
7/31/2009
Blood Transfusions Not Linked to Long-Term Problems

No evidence that cancer cells or other health conditions are spread, study finds

7/31/2009
Plastic Surgery Technique Might Ease Migraines

It targets facial muscles, nerves linked to headache, researchers explain

7/30/2009
Biomarker Could Predict Severe Osteoarthritis

Those with highest levels are more apt to have joint replacement, study finds

7/29/2009
Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Safer Than Thought

Death risk only 0.3 percent, chances of serious complications 4.3 percent

7/28/2009
Heart Surgeon Shortage Predicted

Trend toward stenting rather than bypass could be a cause, expert says

7/27/2009
Many Heart Attack Patients Not Referred to Cardiac Rehab

Despite benefits, only slightly more than half get it, study shows

7/27/2009
Men Who Have Prostate Cancer Surgery Do Well

But study didn't determine value of any treatment vs. watchful waiting

7/27/2009
Radiation Plus Chemo a Good Option in Lung Cancer

Surgery alone not linked to improved survival in non-small-cell lung cancer study

7/21/2009
Female Surgeons Like What They Do, Survey Finds

But most say they'd prefer more flex time and balance in life

7/21/2009
Sleep Benefits From Tonsillectomy Peak at 6 Months

For kids with breathing issues, having tonsils removed helps most right after surgery

7/20/2009
Study Questions Lymph Node Harvesting in Colorectal Cancer

Removing more during surgery may not be needed, researchers say

7/15/2009
Vein Removal Method Linked to Bypass Results

More long-term problems seen with minimally invasive technique

7/15/2009
Gene Mutation Is Linked to Heart Muscle Disease

Findings shed light on understanding of dilated cardiomyopathy

7/15/2009
U.S. Face Transplant Patient Is Reportedly Doing Fine

Review of woman's case finds improvements in speech, functioning and appearance

7/14/2009
Heart Defect Spotted During Surgery May Not Need Repair

Those with patent foramen ovale don't seem to benefit from intervention, study finds

7/11/2009
Type of Knee Surgery Makes Difference in Football Career

Meniscus repair may cut playing time more than ACL reconstruction, findings show

7/10/2009
Shoulder Surgery Helps Athletes Get Back in the Game

Total joint replacement doesn't keep most people sidelined for long, study shows

7/8/2009
Spinal Cord Stimulation Need Not Keep Soldiers From Action

Back pain treatment shouldn't interfere with service, study finds

7/7/2009
Minimally Invasive Surgery Not Better for Sciatica

Faster recovery, less pain with conventional operation

7/7/2009
MRI May Help Find Deep Endometriosis

Scan can pinpoint cases that do and do not require surgery, researcher says

7/6/2009
Fewer Dying Now From Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Researchers credit better postoperative care for the improvement

7/1/2009
Test Before Corneal Transplant May Improve Outcome

Even inactive herpes virus can cause inflammation, transplant rejection, study finds

6/30/2009
U.S. Doctors Treat Heart Attack With Man's Own Stem Cells

Pioneering procedure aims to repair damaged cardiac muscle, surgeons say

6/30/2009
Assessment of Bone Growth Stimulator Is Mixed

It's used more often in spinal fusions, but experts worry about costs and complications

6/24/2009
Weight-Loss Surgery Safe, Effective Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Research shows procedure is no more dangerous than other routine surgeries

6/23/2009
New Heart Valve Repair System Tested for Safety

Reversible implant appears safe, but more study is needed, researchers say

6/23/2009
Experimental Urine Test Spots Appendicitis

Holds promise for faster, more accurate diagnoses, researchers say

6/22/2009
Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Double Risk of Kidney Stones

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass linked to small increased chances of trouble, research shows

6/18/2009
Artificial Ankle Takes Giant Step Forward

Newly approved device allows pain-free mobility, experts say

6/16/2009
Torn Surgical Gloves Put Patients at Risk for Infection

Giving antibiotics before operation might improve safety, study finds

6/15/2009
Heart Association Warns of Surgery Risks in Obese

Complications may include wound infections, heart problems, new advisory says

6/12/2009
Heart Damage After Vascular Surgery Raises Death Risks

Screening is urged because many people have no symptoms, researchers say

6/11/2009
Might Weight-Loss Surgery Lead to Fractures?

Small study finds nearly double the normal rate of broken bones

6/3/2009
Abdominal Surgery May Become Easier for Patients

Advanced technique is said to reduce post-op pain and scarring

6/2/2009
Weight-Loss Surgery Options Compared in Super-Obese

Duodenal switch may be more effective than gastric bypass, researchers say

6/2/2009
Weight-Loss Surgery Simplified

In clinical trial, patients recover faster from new procedure

6/1/2009
Deep Sleep May Improve Colonoscopy Results

Study findings could have lifesaving potential

6/1/2009
Chemo Alone Is Best for Advanced Colon Cancer

Better drugs have rendered surgery unnecessary in most cases, study finds

5/28/2009
Ankle Replacement System Lets Feet Move

FDA says it's an improvement over fusion surgery

5/27/2009
More Living Longer With Advanced Colon Cancer

Study found dramatic gains in both short-term and long-term survival rates

5/22/2009
Drug May Lessen Amputation Risk for Diabetics

Researchers suggest that findings could alter treatment methods

5/20/2009
Drug Combo Keeps Kidney Artery-Vein Grafts Viable

Aspirin plus anti-clotting therapy boosts dialysis patients' quality of life, study says