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Gut Bacteria Changes After Some Weight-Loss Surgeries May 26, 2017

Better diversity seen after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, researchers say

Taking Opioids Before Knee Surgery Could Raise Pain Later May 23, 2017

People who took the powerful painkillers pre-procedure had less pain relief later, study finds

U.S. Transgender Surgeries Up 20 Percent in 2 Years May 22, 2017

Plastic surgeons' group identifies top transition treatments

Mechanical Heart Valve Noise May Mean Sleepless Nights May 19, 2017

Some even report that others can hear the sound, study finds

New Guidelines Say No to Most 'Keyhole' Knee Surgeries May 11, 2017

Widely used arthroscopy won't help arthritic degeneration, expert panel says

Not All Hospitals Equal When It Comes to Pancreatic Cancer Care May 08, 2017

Academic medical centers that perform more tumor surgeries had better patient outcomes, study found

Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery May 02, 2017

Patients more likely to receive repair than replacement from the most experienced surgeons, study finds

Parkinson's Disease May Originate in Gut, Study Says April 26, 2017

Swedish scientists find link through vagus nerve removal

Women Fare Poorly With Aortic Aneurysm: Study April 26, 2017

British study says their treatment, compared to men, needs drastic improvement

Blood Test May Gauge Death Risk After Surgery April 25, 2017

Scientists must determine how to save lives using that potential insight, cardiac experts say

Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies April 12, 2017

Half of breast cancer patients who had both breasts removed unsure of genetic risk of more cancers: study

Many Opioid Addictions Surface After Surgery, Study Finds April 12, 2017

Some patients face much higher risk of becoming dependent on powerful painkillers

Americans Are Spending Billions Nipping and Tucking April 12, 2017

New report details costs of most popular plastic surgery procedures

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones? April 07, 2017

Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal

Preparing for Anesthesia: 5 Tips You Should Know April 07, 2017

Planning ahead can help you avoid complications during and after surgery

Music May Soothe the 'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain April 07, 2017

Live tunes, singing and rhythmic drumming appeared to help ease discomfort after back surgery

Smoking May Raise Risk of Complications After Joint Surgery April 05, 2017

Study found chances of repeat surgery for infection was 80 percent higher than for nonsmokers

Surgery May Be Best for Advanced Melanoma April 05, 2017

Patients who had lesions reaching the belly removed lived about 18 months longer, study says

Common Post-Op Ear Drops Tied to Eardrum Perforations in Kids March 30, 2017

Rate of the injury rises with quinolones, but researchers say alternatives have their own hazards

Preventive Mastectomy Rates Vary by State March 29, 2017

Among young women with early breast cancer, almost half from 5 states opt to have healthy breast removed

Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay, Researchers Say March 29, 2017

Less pain to begin with, less gain from the procedure, but more benefit seen in those with severe arthritis

How Doctors Decide to Treat a Ruptured Achilles March 25, 2017

Your health and activity level influence recommendation for or against surgery

Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success March 24, 2017

Results similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people

Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows March 21, 2017

Even 'active surveillance' may have risks, such as anxiety

Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study March 20, 2017

Fewer bleeding problems reported among 'ablation' patients who took the newer blood thinner

Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: Study March 16, 2017

Cessation programs help reduce the rate of complications and costs, researchers say

'Optimal' Facelifts Do Make You Look Younger, Study Finds March 16, 2017

Hundreds who took online survey thought women looked healthier, more attractive in 'after' photos

Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery March 16, 2017

Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home, even if they live alone

Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes March 16, 2017

Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be 'Under-Used' March 06, 2017

But embolization might not be suitable for every woman, specialist says

Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages February 23, 2017

But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds

Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis? February 17, 2017

Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Obese Patients Beat Diabetes February 15, 2017

After procedure, some patients were able to stop taking insulin to control their blood sugar, researchers report

Rude, Disrespectful Surgeons May Also Be More Error-Prone: Study February 15, 2017

Patients who complained about their doctor had more post-surgical complications, researchers say

Shocks From Implanted Defibrillators Trigger Health Costs of Their Own February 15, 2017

Even when the shock was inappropriate, many people still got invasive medical procedures afterwards, study finds

Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders January 18, 2017

10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends

Should More Kids Have Their Tonsils Out? January 17, 2017

Research suggests looser surgical guidelines might be warranted for sore throat, sleep problems

Heavy Kids Fare Worse in One Way After Surgery January 13, 2017

Wound infections more common for overweight or obese patients, study says

Can Brain Scans Help Doctors Navigate Epilepsy Surgery? January 11, 2017

Imaging offers less invasive way to protect regions involved in language and memory, researchers say

Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery January 11, 2017

The risk is small, but concerning, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens January 06, 2017

Studies show most maintained significant weight loss over 5 years, but complications emerged for some

Delaying Chemo After Lung Cancer Surgery? Better Late Than Never January 06, 2017

Patient recovery may mean longer time to the treatment, but study suggests it can still have benefit

Gastro Issues May Be Downside to Weight-Loss Surgery December 29, 2016

Stomach problems, food intolerance plagued many patients even 2 years after procedure, study found

Lung-Sparing Surgery May Boost Mesothelioma Survival December 23, 2016

Treatment nearly doubled survival or more, study finds

Cardiology Still a Man's Field, Survey Finds December 22, 2016

Women less likely to choose that specialty, and they report more discrimination than males

Many With Breast Cancer Unnecessarily Choose Double Mastectomy: Study December 21, 2016

Removing healthy breast is unlikely to extend survival, but some doctors don't mention this, researchers say

'Don't Cut Yet, Doc, I Can Hear You' December 20, 2016

Study finds fewer patients awake during general anesthesia than previously thought

Women Fare Better Than Men After a Heart Valve Replacement December 19, 2016

While women initially have more complications, chances of survival are higher, study says

Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies Tied to Rise in Genetic Testing December 15, 2016

But, researchers did not find a corresponding increase in breast removal surgeries

Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries December 13, 2016

Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

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