Misc. Surgery News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

7/9/2001
Shark Attack Victim Fighting Kidney Failure

8-year-old boy whose arm was bitten off now in stable but critical condition

7/9/2001
The Better to CEE You With

New cataract lens reduces incision size

6/14/2001
Play It Again, Surgeon

Music in the O.R. reduces patient anxiety

6/8/2001
Surgically Implanted Obesity Belt Approved

FDA gives nod to adjustable device that helps shed critical weight

6/7/2001
Practice Makes Perfect

Anesthesiologists use patient simulators to learn

5/22/2001
Office Surgery: Is It Safe?

Study suggests, yes, for most procedures

5/18/2001
More Men Leading With Their Fake Chins

Successful 'look' leads to increase in implants

5/10/2001
Tied Tubes Cut Cancer in High-Risk Women

Fewer ovarian tumors in those with BRCA gene

5/8/2001
Surgery No Savior for Severe Heartburn

Complications, cancer risk aren't lowered

5/4/2001
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Risk Not Just From 'Mad Cows'

Contaminated surgical instruments may have caused U.S. cases

5/2/2001
On the Other Hand

Take your time before carpal tunnel surgery