Misc. Surgery News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/22/2004
Acupuncture Eases Postoperative Nausea

Beats out leading medication following major breast surgeries, study finds

9/20/2004
Chemo Can Start Right After Breast Surgery

Study says reconstruction needn't delay procedure

9/14/2004
Impotence Common After Radiation, Surgery on Prostate

Major side effects of either procedure linger after 5 years

9/13/2004
The Deadly Cancer Men Don't Like to Discuss

Early detection is key to battling prostate cancer

9/12/2004
New Knees in Record Time

Minimally invasive surgery cuts recovery from replacement surgery

9/10/2004
Most Tonsillectomies Aren't Worth It

Study finds 'watchful waiting' just as effective

9/3/2004
Kids Have Alternative to Dental Anesthesia

Sedation method avoids risk, and children feel no pain

9/1/2004
Radiation Not Always Needed for Breast Cancer

Some women 70 and up may forgo it, but it helps younger patients

9/1/2004
Contact Lens Implants Clear Myopia

Effective way to correct nearsightedness, study finds

9/1/2004
High Blood Pressure Treatment on the Rise

Dramatic increase in renal artery interventional procedures found

8/30/2004
Surgery Not Risky for Older Heart Patients

Study finds similar survival rates for medication, surgery in those over 75

8/27/2004
New Surgery Raises Abdominal Aneurysm Survival

It's a less invasive way of repairing blood vessels at risk for rupture

8/26/2004
Most Patients Happy With LASIK Outcomes

15-year review shows only a minority have complaints

8/25/2004
Artificial Heart a Good Bridge to Transplant

Improves survival to donor heart and beyond, study says

8/24/2004
Imaging Technique May Guide Breast Cancer Surgery

New MRI techonology gives surgeons 'road map'

8/24/2004
Reconstruction After Mastectomy Less Likely for Blacks

Rates vary by ethnicity for breast cancer patients

8/20/2004
New Technique for Thyroid Removal Shows Promise

Inserting endoscope through armpit leaves less scarring, study finds

8/20/2004
'Hot' Tonsillectomy Boosts Risk of Postoperative Bleeding

Yet U.S. doctors don't see this as a significant problem

8/18/2004
Snake Venom Provides Clue to Heart Drugs

It helped scientists figure out why new medication harmed some patients

8/11/2004
Caution on Pregnancy on Heels of Obesity Surgery

Doctors find it can have deadly complications for mom, baby

8/10/2004
New Clot Preventer Saves Lives and Money

Drug given faster, with fewer complications during artery-opening procedures

8/10/2004
Shortage of Seasoned Breast Cancer Surgeons Seen

Study: Medicare patients not getting experienced specialists

8/9/2004
Experience Counts With Coronary Bypass Surgery

Study says hospitals that handled more than 200 a year showed better survival rates

8/9/2004
Combo Treatment Best for Laryngeal Cancer Patients

Chemo-radiation offers better speech quality after treatment than surgery

8/5/2004
Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Is a Hit

Study finds majority of women were pleased with the results

8/5/2004
Risk Seen in Transfusions During Bypass

Study finds higher odds of death, stroke and infection

8/3/2004
Chemo Offers No Long-Term Survival Benefit for Colon Cancer

But the drug regimens studied are no longer recommended by doctors

8/3/2004
Alternative Therapy for Inoperable Lung Tumors

Radiofrequency ablation works when chemo, radiation can't

8/2/2004
Breast Cancer Treatment Guidelines Could Save Your Life

Study finds they increase chances of survival

7/30/2004
Simple Test Predicts Diabetes Amputation Success

Keeping blood sugar low could save lower limbs, research finds

7/27/2004
Bladder Cancer Patients Need Not Lose Their Bladder

Minimally invasive surgery, chemo and radiation can do the trick, study says

7/27/2004
Drug Cuts Death Risk for Heart Patients

Clonidine helps when given before non-cardiac surgery

7/23/2004
Is Angioplasty Right for All Heart Patients?

Experts differ over procedure's merits in many cases

7/23/2004
New Devices Seal Hole in Heart

Help with congenital defect that raises stroke risk

7/23/2004
Stenting Works on Smaller Arteries

Study says finding should put debate to rest

7/18/2004
Easing the Pain of Tonsillectomies

New radiofrequency technique spares kids long recovery times

7/12/2004
Obesity Surgery Doesn't Just Shrink Stomach

Also lowers levels of hunger hormone, study says

7/12/2004
Device Aids Coronary Bypasses

Gives surgeons use of 'robotic' arms

7/7/2004
Laser Helps Twins Who Don't Share the Womb Equally

New surgical intervention cuts deadly complication in utero

7/7/2004
Cutting Down on Cutting During Surgery

New technique eliminates need for abdominal incisions

7/2/2004
Helping Brains Stay Cool During Surgery

New system prevents swelling, damage during aneurysm procedure

7/2/2004
Stents As Good As Radiation for Blocked Arteries

Study finds benefits in devices that release drug

7/1/2004
New Kidney Cancer Therapy Shows Promise

Minimally invasive procedure 'cooks' tumor

6/29/2004
It's Official: Leeches Are Medical Applications

Bloodsuckers win FDA nod for treating skin grafts

6/28/2004
Second Heart Surgery Costly to Medicare

Researchers suggest drug-laced stents may save money

6/25/2004
Painkillers May Slow Rotator Cuff Healing

Rat study finds NSAIDs inhibit bone growth

6/23/2004
Study Questions Value of Folate in Heart Patients

The nutrient may damage arteries in those receiving stents

6/17/2004
Less-Invasive Weight-Loss Surgery Booming

Multiple, tiny incisions means less pain, scarring

6/15/2004
Hernia Surgery Easier On the Young

Younger patients report less pain after hernia repair

6/11/2004
Pain Pump Helps After Heart Surgery

Delivers numbing medication directly to site of incision