Misc. Surgery News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/28/2004
Predicting Trouble After Bypass Surgery

Abnormalities detected during procedure led to greater risk of later problems

4/27/2004
Bypass is Best for High-Risk Heart Patients

It tops angioplasty or stents when it comes to death rates for this group

4/26/2004
Traditional Hernia Surgery Tops Laparoscopic Technique

Researchers report fewer recurrences and fewer complications

4/23/2004
Sticky Weather Can Cloud LASIK Results

Humidity, temperature can alter outcome of laser surgery

4/21/2004
Chemo Combo Helps Some With Lung Cancer

Study: Works best in those with small but not too small tumors

4/20/2004
Fat Sites Best Predict Heart Risk

Study: Obesity alone not best forecaster, especially in women

4/16/2004
Stomach Cancer Procedure Doesn't Improve Odds

Extended lymph node dissection makes no difference in long-term survival

4/16/2004
What Women Need to Know About C-Sections

Elective Caesareans carry more risks than many assume, experts say

4/13/2004
Quick Hip Fracture Surgery Cuts Patient Pain

May also reduce risk of complications, study says

4/9/2004
Laparoscopic Surgery Recovery Time Faster for Colon Cancer Patients

Survival rate actually a bit better than conventional surgery

4/7/2004
A Safer Gastric Bypass Surgery

Two-stage approach to obesity procedure reduces patient risk

4/5/2004
Double Mastectomy Likelier With Genetic Diagnosis

Women with BRCA mutations twice as likely to have both breasts removed

3/29/2004
Surgery Cuts Death Risk for Those With Rare Heart Disorder

Cutting part of nerves to heart helps young people with long QT syndrome

3/26/2004
Embolization Bests Surgery for Fibroid Treatment

Procedure offers shorter hospital stay and faster recovery, study finds

3/19/2004
Mastectomy Rates All Over the Map

Large disparity between countries in how many are performed

3/19/2004
Quick Surgery Urged After 'Mini-Strokes'

Artery-clearing procedure best done within two weeks, study says

3/16/2004
Radiation Urged for Recurring Prostate Cancer

Researchers say it should begin at first sign after surgery

3/16/2004
Computer-Driven Pain Patch Shows Promise

Patient-controlled technology might replace IV morphine pump in hospitals

3/14/2004
Making the Tough Choices With Bladder Cancer

Free booklet helps patients make treatment decisions

3/9/2004
Lasik Eye Surgery

Some facts you should know

3/8/2004
Repairing Cartilage

Polymer fills in wounds, provides scaffolding for new growth

3/3/2004
New Way to Stitch Up Arteries

Simpler, safer method closes punctures after angioplasty, stenting

3/2/2004
The Fallout From Breast Cancer Therapy

Physical symptoms affect many women after treatment, study finds

3/2/2004
Battling Bladder Cancer's Return

Procedure may help detect patients most likely to have recurrence

2/24/2004
Halting Damage of Hysterectomy

Robotic-assisted surgery effective in treating sagging vagina

2/23/2004
Double Mastectomies Reduce Chances of Cancer

In high-risk women, risk was reduced by 90 percent, study shows

2/20/2004
Cod Liver Oil May Delay Osteoarthritis

Prospect could reduce number of joint replacements

2/19/2004
Seizure Drug Might Have Cosmetic Uses

Early study touts drug's ability to improve the appearance of scars

2/18/2004
Skin Cancer Surgery Prompts Better Sun Habits

People more likely to protect themselves from UV rays after procedure

2/17/2004
Surgery Helps Treat Sleep Apnea

Removing glands, tonsils to widen airways improves symptoms of disorder, study finds

2/17/2004
New Lens Expands Horizons for Cataract Patients

Multifocal lens mimics sight provided by the human eye

2/16/2004
Teaching Hospitals Safe Place for Tricky Surgeries

They have lower death rates for certain complex gastrointestinal procedures

2/13/2004
Some Hospital Stays Too Long

European hospitals hold heart attack patients longer than necessary

2/12/2004
Combo Treatment Improves Odds Against Certain Cancers

Heated chemotherapy, surgery may boost survival rates for some abdominal cavity tumor patients

2/11/2004
Repairing Heart Ruptures

Catheter-guided device seals damage from deadly complication of heart attack

2/5/2004
Angioplasty an Option for Clogged Brain Arteries

Procedure prevents stroke in those who don't respond to medication

2/5/2004
Vaginal Delivery After Caesarean Carries Dangers

Serious complications possible for women who try, study finds

2/5/2004
Blood-Diverting Catheter May Help Stroke Victims

New device that redirects flow shows promise in pilot study

2/4/2004
Coating Intestines Protects Against Deadly Infection

Study finds direct injection after surgery works without antibiotics

2/1/2004
Mussels' Sticking Power Could Help Humans

Research on the mollusks may lead to development of new surgical adhesives

1/28/2004
Robots in the Operating Room

Doctors' use of camera-guided system in surgery benefits young heart patients

1/27/2004
Saving the Spine

Study examines new artificial disc for degenerative disease

1/24/2004
Hi-Tech Tool Offers Breakthrough Cancer Treatment

It's designed to minimize radiation exposure to healthy tissue

1/23/2004
Killing Pain One Drip at a Time

New technique leaves patients less distressed after surgeries

1/21/2004
Study Backs Chemo for Lung Cancer

Finds cisplatin-based therapy increases survival after surgery

1/21/2004
Radiation Urged After Breast Conserving Surgery

Study finds it boosts survival rates, cuts on relapse of cancer

1/21/2004
Keeping Diabetes at Bay After Transplant

Anti-inflammatory prevents recurrence of disease in mice after islet cell operation

1/15/2004
Caesareans Cut Chances of Future Vaginal Delivery

Researchers say consequences are far-reaching

1/14/2004
New Ways to Catch Heart Defect

Studies outline better methods to detect and treat dangerous condition

1/13/2004
Sizing Up the Risks of Outpatient Surgery

Patient's health, location of procedure affect outcomes for seniors