Misc. Surgery News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/18/2009
Study Cites Gains in Gall Bladder Cancer Treatment

Early detection, aggressive surgery boosts survival times, researchers say

5/18/2009
New Options Offered for Sleep Apnea

No 'magic bullet,' experts say, but alternatives may help some

5/18/2009
Improved Hip Implants Can Last 20 Years

Younger, active patients will benefit from cement-less version, researchers say

5/15/2009
Health Tip: Reasons for Adenoid Removal

Why your child might need the procedure

5/14/2009
Catheter Ablation Effective in Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Burning faulty tissue better than meds for irregular heartbeat, study suggests

5/14/2009
Health Tip: Protecting a New Hip

Some "don'ts" after hip replacement surgery

5/12/2009
Organ Donation Policies Vary Among Children's Hospitals

More research, better adherence to recommendations needed, study suggests

5/8/2009
Racial Disparity Seen in Angioplasty Outcomes

Black patients more likely to experience complications, study finds

5/8/2009
Fewer Heart Surgeries Needed as Technology Improves

Better prevention methods, medical advances likely behind drop in bypass procedures

5/7/2009
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Relieves Chronic Inflammation

Analysis finds fewer headaches, less facial pain after nasal procedure

5/7/2009
Brain Stimulation Therapy Eases Tough-to-Treat Depression

Electrodes may switch off illness-linked activity in certain areas, researchers say

5/7/2009
Discharge Time After Angioplasty Varies

Experts offer guidelines to help determine which patients need more observation

5/7/2009
Device Offers Hope for Patients With Leaky Heart Valve

May be option for those too sick for open-heart surgery, study suggests

5/6/2009
Delirium Episodes Could Hasten Alzheimer's-Linked Decline

Extreme confusion is often tied to surgery, anesthesia, experts note

5/6/2009
CPAP Therapy Boosts Cardiac Surgery Outcomes

Findings suggest airway pressure treatment prevents complications, cuts readmissions

5/4/2009
Hospital Volume Imperfect Gauge of Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Review finds inconsistent results, questions validity of numbers

4/30/2009
Genes May Affect Complications After Heart Surgery

Study finds more shock and kidney problems in those with variant

4/29/2009
Obesity Surgery Complications on the Decline

As surgery outcomes improve, related costs drop

4/24/2009
Abnormal Heartbeat After Bypass a Bad Sign

Atrial fibrillation ups long-term risk of dying, researchers report

4/23/2009
Agent Orange Exposure Tied to Prostate Cancer Return

Study finds vets at higher risk of aggressive recurrence only 8 months after surgery

4/22/2009
Acupuncture Cuts Dry Mouth in Cancer Patients

Small study suggests larger trials needed to assess therapy over longer time

4/22/2009
Double-Lung Transplant Better for Long-Term Survival

But finding is controversial, since bilateral procedure could halve number of recipients

4/21/2009
Doctor's Training Affects Defibrillator Implant Results

Study finds fewer complications with electrophysiologists

4/21/2009
Bariatric Surgery Centers Don't Deliver Better Outcomes

Study finds these units of excellence no better, more costly, than other hospitals

4/20/2009
Radiation Exposure Linked to Aggressive Thyroid Cancers

Environmental or therapeutic contact also led to poorer outcomes, study finds

4/20/2009
Robotic Surgery Practical for Some Head, Neck Tumors

But more research needed to define advantages, limits of procedure, study suggests

4/15/2009
More Options for Less Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery

Advances in micro-instrumentation offer doctors choice of 'keyhole' procedures