Misc. Surgery News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/6/2002
Fasting Before Surgery Often Overdone

Study finds many doctors ignore loosened guidelines

5/1/2002
Some Sports Aren't Hip

If you've had knee or hip replacement

4/30/2002
A Change of Heart

Beta blockers may improve results of bypass surgery

4/15/2002
Vascular Surgery Safe for Diabetics

People with disease at no higher risk than non-diabetics

4/10/2002
Experience Counts on the Operating Table

Studies find better outcomes at large-volume hospitals

4/4/2002
Bypass Surgery on Beating Heart Found Safe

British study says patients have fewer complications

4/4/2002
Drug Implant Halts Stroke Complication

Medicinal pellets prevent postoperative spasm

4/4/2002
Blood Wasted When Saved for Neurosurgery

Better techniques require less, but hospitals still stock up

3/29/2002
Area Around Breast Tumor Can Predict Recurrence

Cancer's return less likely if surrounding tissue is clean

3/26/2002
Love Can Conquer Impotence: One Couple's Story

Prostate surgery led to a path of new discoveries for intimacy

3/22/2002
Docs Don't See Eye-to-Eye on LASIK for Kids

Some cautiously recommend it for younger patients; others say it's not right for those under 18

3/12/2002
How to Give Postoperative Nausea the Heave-Ho

Doctor-patient discussion key to battling post-op nausea

2/18/2002
Fewer Women Survive Bypass Surgery

Study shows need to learn more about differences between sexes, researcher says

1/29/2002
Another Nod for Eye Surgery

Study confirms LASIK surgery works well, but causes dry eyes

1/28/2002
Sealant Stems Blood Loss

BioGlue made from a substance found in cows

1/26/2002
Taming Troublesome Tonsils

New technique shrinks tonsils using radiofrequency energy

1/18/2002
New Robotic Bypass Surgery a Success

Patient, with fewer scars and risks, says he feels 'good'

1/17/2002
Oh, What a Newfangled Web We Weave

Genetic engineering coaxes silk from mammal cells

1/15/2002
Study Faults Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer

Researchers caution method still needs to be proven safe, effective

1/10/2002
Lightening Up the Smokes Eases OR Recovery

Bone-joint patients heal faster by cutting tobacco intake ahead of operation

12/16/2001
Facing Facts

A consumer's guide for finding the safest clinics and spas performing dermatologic procedures

12/7/2001
Preventable Surgical Errors Still Happening

Agency says doctors fail to follow simple guidelines

12/5/2001
Surgery Lengthens Life in Advanced Kidney Cancer

Study disputes notion that operation isn't worth risk

11/21/2001
CDC Probes for Answers in Knee Surgery Deaths

Lethal bacteria may have played a role, say experts

11/19/2001
Index Points to Risk of Post-Op Pneumonia

Warning could reduce danger of potentially deadly complication

11/19/2001
Knee Surgery Suspended in Minn. After 3 Die

Officials probing why healthy men got infections after routine operation

11/12/2001
Radiation 'Boost' Prevents Breast Cancer Relapse

Study shows common therapy is the right way to go

11/5/2001
Study Yields Few Clues to Why Arteries Re-Block

No strong risk factors, but new stents could solve problem

10/31/2001
Clotting Aid May Cause Complications Later

Repeated use in surgeries leads to immune-system problems

10/15/2001
'Electroacupuncture' Eases Woes After Breast Surgery

Study: Electric simulation quells queasiness, dulls pain

10/10/2001
Technology Hasn't Helped Appendicitis Diagnoses

Despite advanced techniques, constant misdiagnosis still causes 1 in 6 appendixes to be removed unnecessarily, study says

10/9/2001
Doctors Hope to Zap Away Irregular Heartbeat

Radio-frequency device to be tested on humans

10/5/2001
Feeding Gut Surgery Patients is OK

Study questions withholding food for 24 hours

10/4/2001
New Breast Biopsy Procedure

Larger samples will improve diagnoses

10/4/2001
Stent While You Wait

Widening blocked arteries in the neck works well on an outpatient basis, study says

9/26/2001
New Drug Helps Bowels Get a Move On

Morphine-blocker speeds recovery for abdominal surgery patients

9/26/2001
Implanted Electrodes Ease Severe Parkinson's

Deep-brain system restores free motion when drugs won't

9/20/2001
Dial-up Doctor

Surgeons perform robotic procedure from across the Atlantic

9/20/2001
A New Twist for Hip Replacements

Reinvented surgical technique reduces pain, speeds recovery time

9/11/2001
Surgical Questions

Get information before going under knife

9/7/2001
Feeling in Tongues

Study: Learning to feel again akin to learning a second language

8/29/2001
A 'Black Box' for the Operating Room

Device would record even finger movements

8/20/2001
Soy Far, Soy Good

New research says soy diet may protect heart after surgery

8/15/2001
Lick Your Own Wounds, Fido

Man's dogs may have caused his surgical incision to fester

8/14/2001
Danger Seen in Lung Surgery for Emphysema

Study finds high death rate for severe cases

8/1/2001
Epilepsy Surgery Beats Long-Term Drug Therapy

Study: Operation for temporal-lobe form is safe, effective

7/18/2001
Lung Cancer Surgeries: Practice Makes Perfect

Study shows patients have better survival rates at hospitals that do a lot of the procedures

7/18/2001
Double Mastectomy the Kindest Cut of All?

Taking both breasts may prevent cancer in vulnerable women, says study

7/10/2001
Curb Herbs Before Surgery

Study says supplements, operations don't mix

7/10/2001
Eyeing a Surgeon

Be careful when choosing a laser clinic