Misc. Surgery News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/21/2002
Simpler Bypass Surgery Makes a Difference

Minimally invasive technique more effective than other procedures, study finds

8/21/2002
Mastectomies: More Is Not Better

25-year update of national study confirms more invasive procedure doesn't improve survival

8/20/2002
Cataracts Hurt Driving Skills

Surgery for older people reduces risk of auto accidents, study shows

8/16/2002
Mohs Surgery: Gold Standard for Skin Cancer

Painstaking procedure gets more of tumor, leaves less scarring

8/8/2002
Spare the Sutures

ER study says bandages sometimes enough for cut hands

8/1/2002
The Tale of Two Heart Drugs

Study compares drugs used in angioplasty

7/19/2002
Beam Me Up, Scotty

Space Age radiation surgery offers hope for spinal tumors

7/18/2002
Bladder Cancer Options

Study says other treatments as effective as bladder removal

7/15/2002
Heart Surgery May Cause Cognitive Decline

But the effects are usually short-lived, study finds

7/7/2002
Living With Prostate Cancer

Early detection is the key to thwarting this potentially deadly disease

7/2/2002
Spinal Fusion Surgery Uses Bone Protein

New procedure designed to eliminate need for second operation

6/27/2002
Study Backs Less Invasive Colon Cancer Surgery

Laparoscopy reduces hospital stay, complications, deaths

6/19/2002
New Hope for Cataract Patients

Implantable lens may benefit those who need surgery

6/11/2002
New Test Identifies Most Dangerous Prostate Cancers

Could help determine whether men need gland surgically removed

6/10/2002
Beta Blockers Block Surgery Complication

Hypertension drugs can prevent irregular heartbeats

6/4/2002
Stuck On You?

Adhesive power of mussels may help develop surgical adhesives

6/3/2002
And Now... Biorubber, a Possible Transplant Material

MIT develops a polymer for tissues that's elastic

5/22/2002
Why Diets Flop

Hormone may help explain success of stomach surgery

5/20/2002
Lung Transplant Wait Causes Anxious Time

Depression may be almost as damaging as the condition itself

5/20/2002
Ovary Removal Prevents Breast Cancer in At-Risk Women

Those genetically prone to cancer can benefit, studies find

5/8/2002
Portable Anesthetic Cuts Postoperative Pain

Device numbs incision site, can reduce time in hospital

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