July 23, 2014: Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence
Nearly two-thirds of women had significant improvement of their symptoms, researchers report

July 22, 2014: Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study
Cutting uterus into smaller fragments for minimally invasive removal can disperse undetected malignancy

July 21, 2014: Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery
Older age, past stroke among factors that boost short and long-term odds of post-op stroke, study finds

July 16, 2014: Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Women choosing the procedure gained just one to seven extra months of life over 20 years, researchers say

July 16, 2014: Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?
Experts urge caution in interpreting study results

July 15, 2014: Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study
Best to wait at least nine months after stroke to have elective procedure, researchers advise

July 15, 2014: Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery
Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

July 14, 2014: Men With Prostate Cancer May Not Always Get Best Advice
Doctors suggest widely varying treatments; second opinion vital, experts say

July 14, 2014: Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says
Besides better vision, patients and caregivers report improved quality of life

July 14, 2014: FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids
No guarantee that devices won't increase chances of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, experts say

July 11, 2014: Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study
Possible explanations include fewer hospital staffers, slower response times, researchers say

July 11, 2014: Delaying Kid's Knee Surgery Could Be a Bad Play, Study Finds
Secondary injuries more common among children who postpone ligament repair, research shows

July 10, 2014: Shoulder Surgery Gets NFL Players Back in the Game
About 90 percent return to play after stabilizing procedure, study finds

July 10, 2014: Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
But the finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect; urologists call for more research

July 10, 2014: Young Pro Pitchers May Face Higher Risk of 'Tommy John' Surgery: Study
Most players who needed the ligament procedure had it within first 5 years of professional ball

July 08, 2014: Sutures Bested Staples After C-Section in Study
Complications were reduced by 57 percent when stitches were used, researchers report

July 08, 2014: Less May Be More When It Comes to Gallbladder Surgery
Studies find less aggressive care before and after surgery may lead to better results

July 07, 2014: Many Anesthesiologists Fail to Wash Hands, Study Shows
Research documents numerous missed opportunities with each patient

July 07, 2014: Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients
Surgical biopsy could pave way for targeted treatments, study says

June 27, 2014: Surgery Doubted as a Migraine Reliever
Review of two studies finds inconclusive evidence of success

June 27, 2014: Summer's a Great Time for Tonsil Removal
Surgery won't disrupt school schedule, kids can relax during recovery, doctor says

June 24, 2014: Anesthesia Type May Affect Recovery From Hip Fracture Repair
Death rate, hospital stay reduced slightly with 'regional' approach

June 23, 2014: Women With Breast Cancer Genes More Likely to Choose Extensive Surgery
Nearly three-quarters of patients changed their plans after learning they had increased risk: study

June 19, 2014: Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S.
Fees have no reflection on quality, researchers say

June 16, 2014: Study Questions Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery
But at least one specialist says the finding shouldn't alter current procedures

June 13, 2014: Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for the Obese?
Study found it might cut chances to levels of normal-weight people, but experts view finding with caution

June 12, 2014: Hospital's Efforts to Boost Patient Safety Pay Off
Study found obstetric malpractice claims dropped by half after program was put in place

June 10, 2014: Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Type 2 Diabetes Long-Term
New 15-year study says these procedures outperform regular care for obese patients

June 06, 2014: Knee Replacement Surgeries Rising With Obesity Rates
Total knee replacements more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, study shows

June 03, 2014: Men Feel More Pain After Major Surgeries, Study Finds
But women had more discomfort following minor procedures, research shows

June 02, 2014: Does Timing Play a Role in Survival After Hospital Admission, Surgery?
Researchers find worse results for weekend operations, admissions

May 23, 2014: Air Travel Safe After Chest Surgery, Surgeon Says
Whether flying or driving home, study finds similar complication rates

May 21, 2014: Double Mastectomy Often Not Needed, Study Finds
Most women who have both breasts removed have low risk of opposite-breast cancer, researchers say

May 19, 2014: Removal of Faulty Mesh for Incontinence May Not Improve Women's Symptoms
Experts say there's still no clear-cut answer as to whether or not to have surgery

May 16, 2014: Study Examines Effort to Preserve Voice During Thyroid Surgery
Researchers use electrodes to monitor vocal cord during procedure

May 16, 2014: Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds
Small, spherical magnetic sets introduced in 2009 tied to more cases and worse outcomes

May 14, 2014: Surgical Outcomes Worse for People on Medicaid: Study
Chronic health conditions, high smoking rates, need for emergency surgeries some possible reasons why

May 08, 2014: Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent Heart Rhythm Disorder
So-called 'bariatric' procedures appear to cut risk of atrial fibrillation, researchers report

May 05, 2014: New Colon Polyp Removal Method May Be Easier on Patients
Shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, earlier return to normal eating seen in study

May 05, 2014: Study Finds Steroids May Not Be Helpful After Infant Liver Surgery
Evidence points to more complications with the drugs

May 01, 2014: Home Visits May Help Heart Bypass Patients Fare Better
Pilot program found fewer hospital readmissions, lower death rate compared to standard care

April 30, 2014: Radiation May Equal Surgery, With Easier Recovery, for Cancerous Lymph Nodes
Study of breast cancer patients found fewer complications with nonsurgical treatment

April 30, 2014: Doctors Regrow Large Areas of Muscle Lost in Injured Soldiers
Trauma patients regained some function in severely damaged legs with first-time procedure

April 29, 2014: FDA Moves Female Incontinence Device to 'High Risk' Status
Vaginal mesh devices have been linked to pain, infection, other problems, agency says

April 29, 2014: Lung Cancer Surgery May Be Safest at High-Volume Hospitals, Study Finds
But death rate higher after 90 days surprises researchers

April 29, 2014: Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments
Study found 1 in 7 patients has problems after certain procedures

April 28, 2014: Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds
Findings run counter to commonly held belief that induction actually raises a woman's odds for cesarean

April 22, 2014: Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone
Saying no to surgery, radiation tied to better outcomes in study of abnormal brain connections

April 18, 2014: Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery
Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study

April 17, 2014: FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says