Misc. Surgery News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/7/2016
New Imaging Technique 'Lights Up' Cancer Cells in Early Trial

Technology may help surgeons identify and remove more malignant cells

1/6/2016
Some Women Face Geographic Barriers to Breast Reconstruction

Those treated at academic hospitals travel nearly 50 miles on average, research shows

1/6/2016
Side Effects Seen With One Method of Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

Stomach pain, fatigue were most common symptoms after Roux-en-Y procedure

1/4/2016
FDA Tightens Rules for Using Mesh Implants in Women's Surgery

Agency aims to improve treatment of pelvic organ prolapse

12/29/2015
Safe to Use Blood Thinner Before Major Cancer Surgery, Study Finds

Results led Sloan Kettering to change pre-op practices

12/28/2015
When and Where of Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Vitamin D Levels

'Sunshine vitamin' deficiency tied to poorer outcomes for patients in northern regions in winter

12/28/2015
Heart Attack Treatment Often Delayed for Former Bypass Patients

Finding blockages can be trickier when blood vessels have been rerouted, expert says

12/22/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery Lowered Risk of Heart Attack, Type 2 Diabetes in Study

British researchers say procedure provides many long-term health benefits

12/18/2015
How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery

To relieve anxiety, be honest, use simple language to explain what's going to happen, experts advise

12/16/2015
Antibiotics Often Enough for Kids' Appendicitis

For early, uncomplicated cases, study found the drugs often cleared up the condition without surgery

12/15/2015
Bridion Approved to Reverse Effects of Surgical Drugs

Medications used during surgery to paralyze vocal chords

12/15/2015
Surgery May Beat Radiation for Men With Early Stage Prostate Cancer

Analysis of 19 studies suggests surgery has an edge in survival, but experts say each case may be different

12/10/2015
Could a Scan Someday Replace Lymph Node Biopsy?

Noninvasive technique shows promise for detecting spread of skin cancer

12/10/2015
Lumpectomy Plus Radiation May Beat Mastectomy for Early Breast Cancer

Study suggests 21 percent greater odds of survival after 10 years

12/8/2015
Doctors Rally in Support of Fibroid Device Curbed by FDA

Agency overstated odds of power morcellator spreading cancer, review group says

12/8/2015
Meet Vincent, the Cat With the Titanium Legs

High-tech prosthetics are giving disabled shelter kitty new mobility, veterinary surgeons say

12/4/2015
Transgender Transition Costs Make Economic Sense: Study

Surgical and hormone expenses less than those that treat complications of not transitioning

12/4/2015
Obesity Linked to More Severe Bone, Joint Injuries

Study also found obese patients more likely to need surgery, have longer hospital stays

12/2/2015
Survival Improves for Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer

Study finds better prognosis in women whose tumors have spread beyond the breast, nearby lymph nodes

12/1/2015
Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids

But second report finds countries with low C-section rates had higher death rates for infants, mothers

11/25/2015
Post-Op Bacterial Infection Raises Odds for Complications, Death

Clostridium difficile can be devastating to patients recovering from surgery, experts say

11/16/2015
Firefighter Receives Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever

26-hour procedure included more than 100 physicians, nurses, technical and support staff at NYC hospital

11/13/2015
Too Much Traffic in OR May Put Patients at Risk, Study Finds

Doorways are designed to keep air sterile, but repeated openings may let germs in during surgery

11/13/2015
Lung Cancer Surgery Rates Differ Widely Between States

Quality of insurance across U.S. may influence treatment, researcher says

11/13/2015
Arm Artery Access Safer for Angioplasty, Review Finds

When compared to using the groin artery, there were fewer bleeding events, death rates

11/11/2015
Emergency Surgery Patients Often Wind Up Back in Hospital: Study

Surgical site infections were the most common reason why

11/10/2015
Heart Valve Patients Who Manage Their Own Blood Thinners May Do Better

Study found self-monitoring was linked to a lower risk of death after 5 years

11/10/2015
High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit From Surgery

Study showed procedure can be an option for people with early stage disease

11/6/2015
Doctors Often Flub Achilles Tendon Diagnosis, Review Finds

1 in 4 ruptures missed during initial exam, but most patients still do OK, researchers say

11/6/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Bring Long-Term Benefits to Very Obese Teens

3 years later, most had rid themselves of diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, study found

11/5/2015
Rule Changes Might Lead to More Lung Transplants for Kids

Study suggests that widening the geographic pool could increase available organs

11/5/2015
Complications From Tummy Tucks Exceed Other Cosmetic Surgeries

Combining the surgery with another cosmetic procedure boosts the risk by 50 percent, study finds

11/4/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Trim Health Care Costs

Study found people, especially diabetes patients, spent far less on doctors, drugs after procedure

11/4/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery Often Brings Less Painful Joints: Study

Patients tend to get around better as the pounds drop away, but not everyone will benefit, researchers say

11/4/2015
Better Sex Life May Be a Weight-Loss Surgery Bonus

Effects were long-lasting, and both men and women benefited, researchers say

11/3/2015
Extracting Clot Beats Clot-Busting Drug Alone in Study of Stroke Patients

People who had removal procedure were more likely to have functional independence after 90 days

11/2/2015
Antibiotics May Not Help After 'Complicated' Appendectomy

Use of the drugs did not lower infection risk after these higher-risk operations, study found

10/29/2015
Drugs May Be as Good as Surgery for Chronic Sinusitis

Study found sufferers who stuck with treatments like nasal sprays saw improvements in quality of life

10/29/2015
Face-lifts Seem to Do Little to Boost Self-Esteem: Study

Researchers note that sense of self-worth is more complicated than appearance alone

10/28/2015
Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds

Greater risk of dying or disability seen among divorced, separated, widowed

10/28/2015
Surgeon's Calming Words May Ease Stress of Surgery

Study found reassuring voice might even beat anti-anxiety meds in lowering pre-op distress

10/27/2015
No Need to Stop Taking Statins Before Surgery, Study Finds

Not using cholesterol-lowering drugs may boost risk of death during recovery from non-cardiac operations

10/26/2015
Nitrous Oxide OK During Surgery for People With Heart Disease

Study eases concerns about the use of the anesthetic in non-cardiac procedures

10/26/2015
Medication Errors Seen in Half of All Operations in Study

And 80 percent of the mistakes were preventable, researchers report

10/23/2015
The Long and (Financial) Short of Fixing Leg Length Differences

More common treatment for children may mean lower earnings throughout adulthood, researchers report

10/22/2015
Common Shoulder Injury Heals Well Without Surgery: Study

Nonsurgical treatment brings fewer complications and shorter recovery time, researchers say

10/21/2015
Knee Replacement Brings Less Pain, Better Function

But risks make physical therapy a viable option, researchers say

10/20/2015
Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery

Injectable toxin helped thwart atrial fibrillation, researchers report

10/20/2015
'Older' Blood Poses No Harm to Heart Surgery Patients: Study

Storage duration didn't influence complications, death rate

10/19/2015
Poor Patients May Be More Likely to Die After Heart Surgery: Study

Higher death rates apparent even with equivalent medical care