Misc. Surgery News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/24/2005
Nose-Stomach Tube Slows Recovery From Surgery

May increase risk of complications following abdominal operations, study says

1/19/2005
1/18/2005
HRT Increases Risk of Gallstone Trouble

Researchers say it's one more thing women have to factor into their decision

1/18/2005
Experimental Stent Could Revolutionize Treatment of Artery Disease

It's absorbed by the body, but vessels stay open, researchers report

1/11/2005
Drug-Coated Stents Best If Artery Closes Again

Angioplasty less successful in treating such blockages, study finds

1/10/2005
Some Doctors Avoid Heart Procedure for Risky Patients

They cite published mortality 'report cards' as an influence, study finds

1/6/2005
Sinus Surgery Safe for Elderly

Endoscopic procedure relieves pain, pressure of sinusitis in seniors

1/3/2005
Self-Hypnosis Calms Kids During Tough Procedures

Relaxation helps them tolerate pain, researchers say

1/3/2005
Artificial Hip a Story of Setbacks, Triumph

Pioneer had to overcome man-made side effects in early days

12/30/2004
Surgery Helps Relieve Migraines

Removing key muscles cut severity of attacks in 92 percent of patients

12/29/2004
Breast Implants Should Be Adult Matter

New industry policy says teens have to be 18 to have cosmetic breast surgery

12/29/2004
Drugs Recommended to Clear Heart Arteries

Bypass no better for most having elective vascular surgery

12/27/2004
Long-Term Survival Not Tied to 'Excellence' Centers

Study compares five-year death rates at National Cancer Institute-designated facilities

12/24/2004
Blood in Short Supply During Holidays

December slowest month with greatest need, experts say

12/23/2004
Celebrating 50 Years of Organ Transplantation

Five decades of progress set the stage for future advances

12/22/2004
Obesity Surgery Shows Benefits Years Later

Study finds people lose more weight, avoid complications

12/22/2004
Bacterial Outbreak Tied to Wound Cleaning

Hospital device infected patients, study says

12/20/2004
Reducing Infection Risk After Stomach Surgery

Gunshot wounds more dangerous than stabbing injuries, study finds

12/14/2004
Vaginal Birth After C-Section Poses Risks

But study finds overall rate of complications is small

12/9/2004
Iraq War Changes Face of Military Medicine

U.S. troop death rates are lower as surgeons face new challenges

12/8/2004
Study Urges Delay for Implantable Defibrillators

Inserting them right after heart attack doesn't cut death rate

12/7/2004
Technology Lets Doctors Treat Tough Tumors

Shaped beam radiation helps with brain, spinal cancer

11/29/2004
Nonsurgical Biopsy Identifies Breast Cancer

Procedure finds malignant lymph nodes without more operations

11/24/2004
Microwave Technology Steadies Irregular Heartbeat

Minimally invasive surgery blocks atrial fibrillation

11/22/2004
Electronic Device Tracks Surgical Cases

Ensures operation is done on correct patient

11/22/2004
Risks Outlined for Women With Breast Cancer Gene

Recurrence unlikely in affected breast after lumpectomy, study finds

11/18/2004
Sharp Rise Seen in Needless C-Sections

Study finds increase with no indicated medical reasons in 1990s

11/15/2004
Gastric Bypass Surgery Eases GERD in the Obese

Also helps patients lose weight, improves other health problems

11/12/2004
Surgery for GERD in Kids Doesn't Work

Study finds 60% have recurrence of symptoms after procedure

11/9/2004
Combo Surgery Combats Cardiovascular Disease

Angioplasty, robotically assisted keyhole bypass surgery worked in pilot study

11/8/2004
Magnetic System Navigates Difficult Blood Vessels

Could be used in angioplasty operations, researchers say

11/7/2004
'Sleeve' Implant Helps Reverse Enlarged Hearts

New surgical device can help control heart failure, study shows

10/29/2004
One Shot Eases Pain After Surgery

Morphine sulfate drug effective following major operation

10/28/2004
'Anesthesia Awareness': When Patients Wake Up During Surgery

Experts disagree on how best to prevent the problem

10/27/2004
Anesthesiologists Vulnerable to Drug Abuse

Exposure to narcotics exhaled by patients during surgery may contribute to problem

10/27/2004
Artificial Spinal Disc Approved

To help ease lower back pain

10/26/2004
Uninsured Kids At Higher Risk for Burst Appendix

Diagnosis often comes too late for preventive surgery, study finds

10/26/2004
Anesthesia Can Dim Elderly Patients' Minds

Effects can last two years after surgery, study says

10/21/2004
New Stents Tied to Rare Heart Attack Risk

It may increase if anti-clotting therapy stops

10/20/2004
New Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation Shows Promise

Minimally invasive technique takes half the time of traditional surgery, works as well

10/14/2004
New Technology Clears Clogged Arteries

Might reduce number of bypass surgeries, study says

10/13/2004
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fixes Aneurysms

But longer assessment still needed, surgeons say

10/13/2004
Fresh Blood Isn't Always Best for Little Heart Patients

Stored blood products produce better results during bypass surgery, study says

10/12/2004
Obesity Surgery Sharply Improves Related Problems

Substantial gains seen in hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol

10/11/2004
Botox Eases Pain of Breast Reconstruction

Injecting wrinkle treatment into pectoral muscles reduces discomfort, study finds

10/6/2004
Minimally Invasive Procedure Prevents Stroke

Stenting plus angioplasty works in high-risk patients

10/6/2004
Study Warns Against Unnecessary Episiotomies

Procedure should be done only when needed, researchers say

10/4/2004
Early Scan Helps Spinal Injury Recovery

MRI can show doctors which patients would benefit from surgery

9/28/2004
MRI Improves Success of Brain Surgery

Helps surgeons remove tumor and all residual cancer in one operation

9/28/2004
Chemo OK for Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer

Study suggests attacking it before it has chance to advance