Misc. Surgery News

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10/19/2015
Not All Large Breast Tumors Warrant Mastectomy, Study Says

Doctors shouldn't automatically rule out less invasive surgery plus radiation

10/16/2015
Antibiotic Resistance Could Threaten Surgery, Chemo Patients

Study warns of thousands more deaths if bacteria grow stronger

10/14/2015
Study Ties Essure Birth Control Implant to Greater Need for Reoperation

Device is already under scrutiny by FDA due to complaints of complications

10/13/2015
Marijuana Extract Ill-Suited for Preventing Nausea After Surgery

THC study halted early because of poor results, side effects

10/9/2015
For Early Breast Cancer, More U.S. Women Choose Less Invasive Treatment

Lumpectomy plus radiation results in nearly 90 percent survival over 10 years, study says

10/9/2015
Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections

Rates for problems linked to certain types of anesthesia down 25 percent over decade, study finds

10/8/2015
Surgery May Raise Survival With Advanced Melanoma: Study

New analysis counters prior notion that tumor removal is useless in such cases, experts say

10/8/2015
Surgeon's Experience Tied to Success of Thyroid Removal: Study

Patients should ask how many of these operations the doctor does each year

10/7/2015
Suicide Risk May Rise for Some After Weight-Loss Surgery

Expert says that the life changes that follow can make it hard for these patients to cope

10/6/2015
Less-Invasive Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer

Two studies found standard surgery was slightly more successful

10/5/2015
Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients

Study found those without heart problems faced higher chances of heart trouble after non-cardiac operations

10/2/2015
Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

Heavy patients needed fewer blood transfusions, did not have more complications

10/1/2015
CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study

Worries that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries are unfounded, experts say

9/29/2015
Surgery Patients Like Online Follow-up, Study Finds

But sometimes an in-person check still needed, researchers add

9/28/2015
Most of World's People Lack Access to Safe Cancer Surgery: Report

But more than 80 percent of patients have tumors that require operations

9/25/2015
With Liposuction, Weight Should Guide Fat Removal Limits: Study

People with higher body mass can have more removed safely, researchers claim

9/24/2015
MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study

Use of imaging tool has jumped dramatically, despite unclear guidelines on its use in this setting

9/23/2015
Placing Large Catheter in Vein Under Collarbone Best, Study Finds

Compared to neck or groin placement, it reduced chances of blood infections, clots among critically ill

9/21/2015
Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery

Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

9/21/2015
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study

Though the surgery is a primary treatment for sleep disorder, breathing problems can occur afterwards

9/18/2015
Diabetes Should Be a Factor in Weight-Loss Surgery Decision: Study

Health costs decline if obese patients with type 2 get procedure soon after diagnosis, experts say

9/15/2015
Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age, Study Finds

Poor outcomes could stem from factors related to having an emergency procedure, expert suggests

9/14/2015
Removing All Visible Cancer Is Key to Treating Aggressive Brain Tumors

Study of almost 100 children also finds greater survival rate for girls than boys after surgery

9/10/2015
Sinus Surgery May Also Ease Sleep Apnea

Study finds that procedure boosted sleep and quality of life

9/9/2015
Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Threatens Recovery

Sudden confusion is a postoperative complication linked to longer hospital stays, researchers say

9/9/2015
Dangers of Vaginal Mesh Surgery for Incontinence May Be Overstated: Study

It found only 1 in 30 women will suffer a complication that requires a second procedure

9/4/2015
More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric procedures beat drug therapy in easing the disease over the long term, study found

9/2/2015
More Men With Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed

Trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say

9/2/2015
More Americans Getting Knees Replaced, And at Younger Ages

Procedure rate nearly doubled between 2000-2010, CDC statistics show

9/1/2015
Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study

Combining active ingredient in Cialis and blood pressure med helped with pulmonary arterial hypertension

8/26/2015
A Tired Surgeon Still a Good Surgeon, Study Finds

Review reveals that doctors who operate the night before another surgery do well

8/26/2015
Most Don't Need 'Bridging' When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily

Clot risk doesn't appear to rise without additional drug treatment, study finds

8/25/2015
Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study

Older patients need more help with discharge, dosing instructions, researchers say

8/24/2015
Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain

Any relief is likely temporary, review of 38 studies says

8/21/2015
Weight Loss Fights Liver Condition, No Matter How It's Done

Through surgery or lifestyle changes, shedding pounds improves nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, study finds

8/13/2015
Tuning Into Your Favorite Music May Boost Post-Op Recovery

Review of 72 studies on the subject does show a benefit, experts say

8/11/2015
Calorie Burn Boost May Be Weight-Loss Surgery's Secret

Researchers find that gastric bypass procedure increases energy needed to digest food

8/5/2015
Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens' Mental Health

But, study finds not all of the adolescents who had the procedure felt better

8/5/2015
For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough

Study found microbes still adhering to endoscopes, even after multi-step disinfection protocols were followed

8/5/2015
Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Tolerance for Alcohol

Study found blood alcohol levels were doubled in women who had gastric bypass

8/5/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits May Fade With Time, Study Suggests

Little is known about the long-term effects of bariatric procedures, experts say

7/31/2015
Mountain Biker Survives After Neck Impaled by Tree Branch

He traveled 20 miles to hospital with object in place, doctors say injury missed major blood vessels and airway

7/30/2015
Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Procedure can 'turn back time' on the joints, at least temporarily, study finds

7/29/2015
How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work?

Expert notes it will probably only be effective for short-term weight loss

7/28/2015
Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection

7/23/2015
Patients Have Many Options When Faced With Gallbladder Disease

Team of experts outlines pluses, minuses of various surgical approaches

7/22/2015
Less-Invasive Repair of Aortic Aneurysm Better in Short Term: Study

But survival advantage it showed in fixing bulging, weak spot diminished over time

7/14/2015
More Teen Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Elbow Surgery: Study

Year-round focus on one sport likely behind the increase, doctors say

7/13/2015
Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study

Patients 50 and up with advanced disease benefited the most

7/13/2015
Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Study finds rate is twice as high for some cancers