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Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too March 02, 2015

Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety

Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey February 27, 2015

92 percent said it was worthwhile, with fewer seizures and higher quality-of-life

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others February 25, 2015

Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands February 25, 2015

Devices work by sensors that get signals from patients' own muscles, scientists say

Health Tip: Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery February 24, 2015

Quit smoking, and lose extra weight

Low Cancer Risk With Device Used to Remove Fibroids, Study Finds February 19, 2015

Researchers call the findings 'reassuring,' but FDA warnings remain for older women

Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study February 17, 2015

More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return

New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain February 13, 2015

Early trials show promise of scans to help surgeons in the OR, or to track the effect of treatments

Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows February 12, 2015

Procedure becoming more common in younger adults, but hospital stays now a day shorter

Less Commonly Used Obesity Surgery Tied to More Weight Loss February 05, 2015

But study finds so-called 'duodenal switch' procedure also linked to more complications

Internal Tissue Adhesive Approved February 04, 2015

TissuGlu connects tissue flaps stemming from surgery to remove excess fat, skin from stomach

Imaging Tests May Help Stem Amputations for Circulatory Disorder February 04, 2015

Saving limbs saves lives and costs less than amputation for peripheral arterial disease, study says

Infection Most Likely Cause of Hospital Readmission After Surgery February 03, 2015

Knowing why readmissions happen is first step in reducing them, researcher says

Medicare Patients Aren't Benefitting From Surgical Report Cards: Study February 03, 2015

Better use of data to implement change is needed, researchers suggest

Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women January 30, 2015

But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants

More Than 2 Million Years of Life Saved With Organ Transplants, Experts Estimate January 28, 2015

But shortage of donors keeps doctors from helping more patients, researchers say

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk January 27, 2015

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study January 26, 2015

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

Surgery Not Better for Spine Narrowing, Study Finds January 19, 2015

More conservative treatments worked just as well to ease back and leg pain

Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds January 14, 2015

Chemotherapy is best treatment, especially for those whose cancer has spread, researcher says

FDA Approves New Device to Treat Obesity January 14, 2015

It sends electrical signals to nerves near the stomach to make a person feel full

Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile in 'Real World' Setting January 14, 2015

Study found a third of older patients died within two years of procedure

Tuning In to Music May Ease Kids' Post-Op Pain, Study Finds January 13, 2015

Listening to favorite songs, even audiobooks, seemed to ease discomfort

Episiotomies on the Decline for U.S. Births January 13, 2015

But almost 12 percent of deliveries still involve the surgical procedure, study finds

Skipping Surgery May Work for Some Rectal Cancer Patients: Study January 12, 2015

Researchers found just chemo/radiation was as effective in half of those with earliest stage of disease

Weight-Loss Surgery May Extend Lives, Study Finds January 06, 2015

Results applied to older men and women, even with other health problems

Stem Cell Therapy Fixes Post-Surgical Airway Abnormality December 31, 2014

Technique could treat these abnormalities elsewhere in the body, researchers say

Better Pain Relief After Knee Replacement Surgery? December 30, 2014

Study suggests injected drug might ease pain while maintaining mobility, but more research is needed

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability December 17, 2014

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Patients Given Less Blood During Surgery Do Fine, Study Reports December 12, 2014

Finding could lead to reduced risks for patients

Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says December 12, 2014

Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

Exercise After Weight-Loss Surgery Yields Added Health Gains December 04, 2014

Physical activity reduced risk factors for diabetes, study says

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds December 04, 2014

Vision-related complications can range from dry eye to night blindness

Time Spent in the OR May Be Linked to Blood Clots, Study Shows December 03, 2014

Longer operations are associated with higher risk

Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests December 03, 2014

Repairing tears in meniscus cartilage made joint trouble more likely than physical therapy did

FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids November 24, 2014

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy November 19, 2014

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects November 19, 2014

New technology might make for better-prepared doctors, 'fewer surprises' in the OR, experts say

Wireless ECG Speeds Up Heart Attack Treatments, Study Shows November 18, 2014

Qatar researchers found ambulance-to-angioplasty times cut dramatically with trans-satellite device

Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy November 12, 2014

Currently, 1 in 4 women who undergo lump removal require a follow-up surgery, study finds

Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors November 12, 2014

Study found patients who had both before procedure were 21 percent more likely to become disoriented

Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study November 10, 2014

But experts say treatment should also focus on possible noncardiac causes of death

Doctor-Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss November 07, 2014

Obesity procedure could offer alternative to invasive surgery, experts say

Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates, Study Finds November 06, 2014

New research suggests gastric bypass as safe as appendix or gallbladder removal

Most Minor Cosmetic Procedures Safe, Study Concludes November 05, 2014

Fillers, neurotoxin injections and lasers have low complication rates, researchers say

Dulled Sense of Taste May Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Results November 05, 2014

Study showed those who found food less flavorful after procedure lost 20 percent more weight

Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Study Shows November 03, 2014

Obese people who had gastric bypass, banding were 80 percent less likely to develop blood sugar disease

Child's Appendix More Likely to Rupture in Regions Short of Surgeons October 31, 2014

Transfer to another hospital delays treatment, researchers say

Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study October 31, 2014

Floridians are likely to undergo fusion, while Iowans get decompression

Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries October 30, 2014

Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say

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