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'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery December 02, 2016

But post-op problems typically clear up over time, specialist says

Plastic Surgeons Urge Giving Up E-Cigs Before Procedure December 02, 2016

Docs recommend abstaining 4 weeks to aid in healing

Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder? November 23, 2016

Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say

A Benefit of Back Pain Surgery: Better Sex November 22, 2016

Operation often leads to more comfortable lovemaking, study finds

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Heart Risks November 14, 2016

Patients were less likely to develop irregular heartbeat, diabetes, heart failure, study finds

Anesthesia Before Age 4 May Have Slight Impact on Later School Performance November 07, 2016

The low 'overall difference in academic performance' is reassuring, researchers say

Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight November 04, 2016

Curbing appetite by making patients feel full could jumpstart a weight-loss program, researcher says

Robotic Surgical Tools Tough to Keep Clean November 01, 2016

Findings suggest better cleaning procedures, more monitoring of instruments would help

Weight-Loss Surgery Pays Off for Severely Obese Teens October 26, 2016

Boosts kids' health and self-esteem, and appears to be cost-effective over time, study finds

Old Blood as Good as New for Transfusions, Study Finds October 24, 2016

Little difference seen in patient survival rates

Cartilage From Nose Used to Repair Bum Knees October 21, 2016

In small trial, patients were able to grow new cartilage in the joint

Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women October 20, 2016

If factors such as other health conditions are taken into account, gender difference disappears

Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures? October 19, 2016

'Close contact casting' might help many avoid surgery, study suggests

Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor October 18, 2016

Many patients also think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study finds

Elective Surgeries on Fridays Are Safe: Study October 18, 2016

Canadian review finds patients having procedures at tail end of work week face no greater death risk

Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems October 17, 2016

Certain patients should be checked for the disorder before having surgery, researchers say

Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study October 17, 2016

Death rates were higher in smaller community hospitals, Canadian study finds

Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC October 13, 2016

Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

When Complications Arise, Some Hospitals Get Paid a Lot More October 12, 2016

But higher Medicare payments don't reflect better patient outcomes, study says

Back Surgery Doesn't Knock All NFL Players Out of the Game: Study October 09, 2016

Nearly two-thirds of players continue to perform after spinal disc operation, researchers find

Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study October 06, 2016

Warning signs such as exhaustion increase the risk for bad outcomes, researchers find

Doctors Perform 1st U.S. Living-Donor Uterine Transplant October 05, 2016

Infertility procedure was tried in 4 women but has remained successful in only one, Texas team says

Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety October 04, 2016

Coordinating surgeries might reduce levels of distress after mastectomy for breast cancer, researchers say

Encouraging Surgical ICU Patients to Get Moving Pays Off September 30, 2016

They're discharged sooner, become more functional when they leave the hospital, study finds

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study September 29, 2016

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients September 27, 2016

Surplus may contribute to the opioid abuse epidemic, researchers say

'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars September 23, 2016

Pigments can restore more natural appearance that patients are happy with, study finds

Can Brain 'Pacemaker' Improve Lives of Head Trauma Patients? September 23, 2016

Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life, small study finds

More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say September 21, 2016

Mastectomy patients with small tumors, fewer lymph nodes involved, benefit from the therapy, cancer experts agree

Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men September 14, 2016

Survival rates are all high, but watchful waiting is linked to some cancer spread, British study reports

Laser Device Approved for Nearsightedness September 14, 2016

Surgery permanently reshapes eye's cornea

Removing Part of Skull After Severe Head Injury Brings Mixed Results September 08, 2016

More patients survived, but more were in vegetative state, and little difference was seen in long-term disability

Surgery at High-Quality Hospitals a Money-Saver for Medicare September 08, 2016

Savings is more than $2,000 per person, study finds

Smoking Linked to Higher Relapse Risk After Surgery for Crohn's September 01, 2016

Research supports immediate drug treatment after bowel surgery for smokers, but not for nonsmokers

Study Bolsters Role of Angioplasty, Stents in Heart-Attack Survival August 30, 2016

Aggressive interventions play big part in improvements after even 'mild' attacks, U.K. report says

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth? August 24, 2016

Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning August 23, 2016

Rate of uterus removals done with power morcellators dropped significantly, study finds

Knee Surgery Rarer, but Problems More Likely, for Minority Patients August 18, 2016

More than 600,000 knee replacements a year are done in U.S.

New Guidelines Set Safe Surgery Margins for Some Breast Cancers August 15, 2016

2 millimeters is enough to guard against recurrences while reducing need for additional surgeries

Surgery Effective Against Immune Disorder That Weakens Muscles August 11, 2016

Myasthenia gravis affects 60,000 Americans, but removal of thymus gland appears to help, research shows

Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: Study August 10, 2016

Vast majority of patients used the meds short-term to ease their pain

Cancer Surgeons Advise Against Removal of Healthy Breast July 29, 2016

For most women, risk of disease in unaffected breast is low, group says

Is Surgery Always Needed for Meniscal Tears of the Knee? July 21, 2016

Study suggests exercise will work on its own, but two experts say surgery still has big role to play

Anesthesia Safe for Kids, Doctors' Group Says July 15, 2016

But concerns, child's health history should be discussed with anesthesiologists before surgery

Cornea Transplants Riskier for Women When They Come From Men? July 15, 2016

Study suggests incompatibility with the Y chromosome, poor outcomes

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic July 14, 2016

Report details cases of U.S. women who developed disfiguring infections after procedures there

Common Surgeries Raise Risk for Opioid Dependence: Study July 11, 2016

Doctors should explore alternatives for pain relief, researcher says

3-D Printed Model Helps Delicate Kidney Surgery July 08, 2016

Surgeons use the technology to better visualize and prepare for tumor-removal procedure

Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease June 27, 2016

Swedish study of nearly 1.5 million patients finds no increased risk when blood came from affected people

Patient Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI June 22, 2016

The scans are used to plan surgeries, but face-down position might introduce error, small study suggests

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