Misc. Surgery News

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5/17/2016
Rural Hospitals Often Safer, Cheaper for Common Surgeries: Study

Major complication rate lower for properly selected patients

5/12/2016
Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk?

Loss of female hormones may explain potential association, researchers say

5/11/2016
Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery

Patients' pre-op gait is big clue to longer-term survival, study finds

5/9/2016
Penis Reconstructions 'Life-Altering' for Men, Studies Show

Both transgender patients and victims of trauma did well, but procedures not for fainthearted, expert says

5/5/2016
Restoring Blood Flow Beats Exercise for Poor Leg Circulation

Opening vessels could prevent new scarring in muscles, researchers say

5/5/2016
Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Good Cholesterol in Obese Boys

Small study showed surgery also improved protective effects of HDL on the heart

5/5/2016
Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients

Study found those 65 and older survived longer when they had operation

5/4/2016
No Statins Before Heart Surgery, Study Suggests

They don't prevent complications and may cause kidney damage, researchers report

5/4/2016
Robots Stake Their Claim in the Operating Room

Study found they outperformed surgeons when stitching pig intestines back together

5/4/2016
Emergency Surgery Risky Business in Poor Countries

Study points to need to address disparities in care

5/4/2016
Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer

Study claims they're the 3rd leading cause of U.S. deaths, but CDC doesn't track such data

4/27/2016
The 7 Deadliest Emergency General Surgeries

Gastrointestinal and bowel operations top the list because they're often done without planning or preparation, experts say

4/25/2016
Nipple-Preserving Mastectomies Appear Safe for High-Risk Women: Study

Preventive breast surgeries with nipple intact don't raise breast cancer risk, researchers report

4/22/2016
New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls

Leading ob/gyn group says growing interest in procedures prompted recommendations

4/22/2016
Celebrity Cases May Help Spur Rise in Double Mastectomies

Many women now think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study suggests

4/15/2016
Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds

Experts say surgery, not observation, is best for cancer confined to milk ducts

4/15/2016
Only Half of Rectal Cancer Patients Get Recommended Treatment: Study

Uninsured and minority patients had lower odds of receiving standard therapies, researchers found

4/14/2016
Radiation May Help After Surgery for 'Soft-Tissue' Cancers

Biggest benefit was seen in people over 65, research suggests

4/13/2016
Spinal Fusion Not Always Necessary for Back Pain, Studies Say

Some patients may benefit from a simpler procedure called decompression

4/13/2016
How Important Is Surgeon's Skill for Weight-Loss Surgery Outcomes?

Study saw no differences at one year after procedure, but one expert believes longer follow-up needed

4/11/2016
Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says

Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

4/10/2016
Doctors Report on Success of Throat Reconstruction

Seven years after receiving metal stents, donated skin tissue, patient can swallow and eat normal food

4/8/2016
Some 9/11 First Responders Suffer Severe Sinus Problems: Study

Firefighters exposed to dust right after the attack or for long periods later are more likely to need surgery

4/5/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery Gets People Moving, Study Shows

More than half of patients showed improvement in pain symptoms, ability to walk

4/4/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Control Type 2 Diabetes in Long Run

After 5 years, more patients in surgery group had lower blood sugar than in medication-only group

3/30/2016
Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn?

Death rate from procedure lower than previously reported, study finds

3/29/2016
Antipsychotics Don't Ease Delirium in Hospitalized Patients

These drugs won't prevent or effectively treat the condition, review suggests

3/25/2016
Mild Appendicitis Complication Rates Similar for Surgery, Antibiotics

Decision not to operate might be matter of personal preference, researchers say

3/25/2016
Surgeons' Experience Matters With Thyroid Removal

Track record best for doctors who perform 25-plus thyroidectomies a year, researchers say

3/21/2016
Men, Avoid Impotence Drugs Before Surgery

Let an anesthesia professional know if you take these medications, expert cautions

3/17/2016
Health Tip: Take Charge of Your Health

Learn all you can about pending surgery

3/14/2016
Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study

Findings show it won't increase complications

3/11/2016
Preventive Mastectomies Triple Among U.S. Women With Cancer in One Breast

Patients increasingly opt to have the healthy breast removed, despite limited benefit, study says

3/11/2016
Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Mental Decline, Study Finds

Underlying health, previous functioning are more likely factors, researchers say

3/9/2016
Woman Who Had 1st U.S. Uterus Transplant Loses the Organ Due to Complication

Doctors at Cleveland Clinic aren't yet revealing what went wrong, but stress that procedure does have risks

3/9/2016
Scientists Use Stem Cells to Correct Infant Cataracts

Leaving these cells behind during removal of damaged tissue led to regeneration of new, clear lens

3/9/2016
With Early Breast Cancer, Targeted Radiation Shows Promise

Study finds limited radiotherapy effective after low-risk tumors are removed, but questions remain

3/8/2016
Preventive Mastectomy May Not Boost Sense of Well-Being

Over time, women reported similar states of mind with or without additional surgery, study finds

3/8/2016
Amputee 'Feels' With Bionic Fingertip

Swiss researchers attached electrodes to upper arm to transmit touch sense

3/7/2016
First U.S. Uterus Transplant Patient Grateful for Chance to Have Children

She will have to wait a year before she can try to become pregnant, Cleveland Clinic doctors say

3/2/2016
Steroid Shot for Hip Pain May Carry Infection Risk If Too Close to Surgery

Hip replacement should be delayed for three months after an injection, researchers say

3/1/2016
Study Finds Shortage of Surgeries in World's Poorest Countries

Report reveals 'huge disparities' around the globe

2/26/2016
More Americans Opting for Butt Implants, Lifts

New data on plastic surgery trends also finds men increasingly undergoing breast reductions

2/25/2016
New Cooling Technique Might Aid Brain Surgery: Study

Combined with verbal checks, it allowed surgeons to protect areas where speech occurs

2/24/2016
Staying on Low-Dose Aspirin Before Heart Surgery Deemed Safe

Study finds no increased risk of bleeding in 30 days after operation

2/24/2016
Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery

Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients

2/22/2016
More American Women Opting for Mastectomy, Study Finds

Rate went up 36 percent between 2005 and 2013, researchers say

2/18/2016
Surgery, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: Study

Both procedures reduce risk of stroke due to narrowed arteries, researchers find

2/17/2016
1 in 4 Breast Cancer Lumpectomies Requires Follow-Up Surgery

Risk after breast-conserving operation is lower with 'high-volume' surgeons, researchers say

2/15/2016
New Type of Weight-Loss Surgery May Be Less Risky, Cheaper

But, at least one expert isn't sure about long-term success of procedure