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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

Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts June 21, 2016

Results don't seem to alter survival rates, even 5 years after transplant, researchers say

Do Too Many Lung Cancer Patients Miss Out on Surgery? June 21, 2016

Study evaluates treatment outcomes for late-stage disease

Extensive Surgery Best for an Aggressive Brain Cancer: Study June 16, 2016

Although larger procedure carries more risk, odds of longer survival are higher, researchers say

U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return June 07, 2016

Genetic testing, risk-reducing surgery more likely for whites, Hispanics, study finds

Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery Isn't Always the Right Choice June 03, 2016

One-third of older patients may need hip replacement within 2 years, study suggests

Many Take Opioids Months After Hip, Knee Replacements June 03, 2016

Study findings highlight growing painkiller addiction epidemic

1 in 5 Ovarian Cancer Patients Doesn't Get Life-Extending Surgery: Study June 03, 2016

Advanced age, disease were predictors for receiving only chemo, radiation or nothing at all

Weight-Loss Surgery May Boost Survival June 03, 2016

Overall death risk dropped 57 percent, study says

Refugees Aren't Getting Needed Surgeries June 02, 2016

From broken bones to hernia repair to C-sections, nobody talks about these basic needs, study finds

Severe Obesity May Boost Infection Risk After Heart Surgery June 01, 2016

Excess weight also linked to extended hospital stays, study finds

Music Soothes Nervous Eye Surgery Patients May 27, 2016

Study found those who listened to relaxing tunes before procedure needed less sedation

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes May 24, 2016

45 professional groups say the procedure improves blood sugar control

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth May 19, 2016

Experts point to lack of constant fetal monitoring, inability to perform emergency delivery if needed

Rural Hospitals Often Safer, Cheaper for Common Surgeries: Study May 17, 2016

Major complication rate lower for properly selected patients

Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk? May 12, 2016

Loss of female hormones may explain potential association, researchers say

Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery May 11, 2016

Patients' pre-op gait is big clue to longer-term survival, study finds

Penis Reconstructions 'Life-Altering' for Men, Studies Show May 09, 2016

Both transgender patients and victims of trauma did well, but procedures not for fainthearted, expert says

Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Good Cholesterol in Obese Boys May 05, 2016

Small study showed surgery also improved protective effects of HDL on the heart

Restoring Blood Flow Beats Exercise for Poor Leg Circulation May 05, 2016

Opening vessels could prevent new scarring in muscles, researchers say

Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients May 05, 2016

Study found those 65 and older survived longer when they had operation

No Statins Before Heart Surgery, Study Suggests May 04, 2016

They don't prevent complications and may cause kidney damage, researchers report

Robots Stake Their Claim in the Operating Room May 04, 2016

Study found they outperformed surgeons when stitching pig intestines back together

Emergency Surgery Risky Business in Poor Countries May 04, 2016

Study points to need to address disparities in care

Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer May 04, 2016

Study claims they're the 3rd leading cause of U.S. deaths, but CDC doesn't track such data

The 7 Deadliest Emergency General Surgeries April 27, 2016

Gastrointestinal and bowel operations top the list because they're often done without planning or preparation, experts say

Nipple-Preserving Mastectomies Appear Safe for High-Risk Women: Study April 25, 2016

Preventive breast surgeries with nipple intact don't raise breast cancer risk, researchers report

Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds April 15, 2016

Experts say surgery, not observation, is best for cancer confined to milk ducts

Only Half of Rectal Cancer Patients Get Recommended Treatment: Study April 15, 2016

Uninsured and minority patients had lower odds of receiving standard therapies, researchers found

Radiation May Help After Surgery for 'Soft-Tissue' Cancers April 14, 2016

Biggest benefit was seen in people over 65, research suggests

Spinal Fusion Not Always Necessary for Back Pain, Studies Say April 13, 2016

Some patients may benefit from a simpler procedure called decompression

How Important Is Surgeon's Skill for Weight-Loss Surgery Outcomes? April 13, 2016

Study saw no differences at one year after procedure, but one expert believes longer follow-up needed

Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says April 11, 2016

Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

Doctors Report on Success of Throat Reconstruction April 08, 2016

Seven years after receiving metal stents, donated skin tissue, patient can swallow and eat normal food

Some 9/11 First Responders Suffer Severe Sinus Problems: Study April 08, 2016

Firefighters exposed to dust right after the attack or for long periods later are more likely to need surgery

Weight-Loss Surgery Gets People Moving, Study Shows April 05, 2016

More than half of patients showed improvement in pain symptoms, ability to walk

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Control Type 2 Diabetes in Long Run April 04, 2016

After 5 years, more patients in surgery group had lower blood sugar than in medication-only group

Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn? March 30, 2016

Death rate from procedure lower than previously reported, study finds

Antipsychotics Don't Ease Delirium in Hospitalized Patients March 29, 2016

These drugs won't prevent or effectively treat the condition, review suggests

Mild Appendicitis Complication Rates Similar for Surgery, Antibiotics March 25, 2016

Decision not to operate might be matter of personal preference, researchers say

Surgeons' Experience Matters With Thyroid Removal March 25, 2016

Track record best for doctors who perform 25-plus thyroidectomies a year, researchers say

Men, Avoid Impotence Drugs Before Surgery March 21, 2016

Let an anesthesia professional know if you take these medications, expert cautions

Health Tip: Take Charge of Your Health March 17, 2016

Learn all you can about pending surgery

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