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One Weight-Loss Surgery Shows Lasting Results September 20, 2017

Patients 77 pounds slimmer on average 12 years after gastric bypass, study finds

Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Some Anemic September 20, 2017

It's a common problem, but one easily solved with long-term follow-up

Surgery Can Be Trigger for Teen Opioid Abuse September 15, 2017

Certain operations pose a greater risk of painkiller dependence, study finds

U.S. Military Surgeons Helped More Than 6,000 Afghan Adults September 13, 2017

New study looks at humanitarian care over 11 years of conflict in that country

Surgeons Play Big Role in Women's Choices for Breast Cancer Care September 13, 2017

Those with cancer in one breast less likely to get both removed if doctor is reluctant, study finds

'Cancer Pen' Could Help Surgeons Spot Tumor Cells in Seconds September 06, 2017

Tool might one day allow more complete removal of malignant tissue, less time on operating table

Does General Anesthesia Affect Babies' Brains? September 01, 2017

Small study finds reduction in white matter among children operated on as infants

Looking for a Plastic Surgeon on Instagram? Beware August 30, 2017

You may end up with a barber or a dentist instead

Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments: Poll August 29, 2017

Hysterectomy isn't the only choice, radiology experts say

Awake for Aneurysm Brain Surgery, Better Results? August 25, 2017

In new approach to the dangerous lesions, surgeons can get patient feedback during the procedure

Early Rotator Cuff Surgery Helps Return to Activity August 23, 2017

Procedure also reduces pain and maintains strength, study finds

A Shot of Caffeine May Speed Wake-Up After Anesthesia August 21, 2017

In animal studies, caffeine injections shortened recovery time

Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds August 21, 2017

After repair, smaller prescriptions led to fewer pills that could be diverted or abused

Alternative Medicine Alone as Cancer Treatment Linked to Lowered Survival August 17, 2017

There's not much research into these therapies, study authors said

Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best? August 17, 2017

Study compares 'on-' and 'off-pump' procedures

Hospitals Not to Blame for Most Opioid Addiction: Study August 16, 2017

Outpatient prescriptions for spinal and orthopedic disorders identified as common triggers

Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery August 16, 2017

Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds

Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study August 10, 2017

They're four times more likely to need more time in intensive care, three times more likely to be readmitted

Angioplasty Outcomes Almost Equal Among Hospitals August 07, 2017

'Safety-net' facilities do as well as other hospitals with the artery procedure, researchers find

Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success August 02, 2017

May allow more patients to get donor organ, study finds

2 of 3 U.S. Patients Keep Unused Painkillers After Surgery August 02, 2017

Saving leftover pills, and not storing them correctly, could lead to opioid misuse or abuse, researchers warn

New Surgery May Fix Tough-to-Treat Rotator Cuff Tears July 26, 2017

Procedure could offer option for otherwise irreparable shoulder injury, surgeons say

Obese Don't Have to Lose Weight Before Joint Replacement: Study July 24, 2017

It's ideal to drop pounds first, but the procedure's benefits may outweigh risk if you can't

Surgery for ACL Tear Often Successful Over Long Term July 21, 2017

Even 10 years after procedure, many still playing sports, study finds

Laser Therapy Shows Promise Against Eye 'Floaters' July 20, 2017

These spots in vision can increase with age, researchers note

'Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: Study July 19, 2017

Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk

McCain's Recovery Time After Surgery Uncertain, Experts Say July 17, 2017

Fate of Affordable Care Act may depend on Senator's return to work

'Observation' Best Option for Most Low-Risk Prostate Cancer July 13, 2017

20-year study found little difference in death rates, more complications with surgery

JFK's Long, Silent Struggle With Back Pain July 11, 2017

Kennedy's private journey to fix his spine illustrates 'unfortunate pattern of treatment and outcomes'

What Men Need to Know About ED Drugs and Anesthesia June 26, 2017

Having surgery? Be forthright about use of erectile dysfunction drugs to prevent dangerous complications

Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery June 16, 2017

Age is no reason to avoid the operation, Norwegian researchers report

Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility June 13, 2017

Study found blocking blood flow to growths worked for women who went on to conceive, have children

Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies June 09, 2017

Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest

Abused Women Prone to Unnecessary Ovary Removal: Study June 08, 2017

Researchers think physical, emotional or sexual abuse may prompt women to over-react to gynecological symptoms

Is Full Lymph Node Removal Always Needed for Melanoma? June 08, 2017

Survival was just as long for those who had less extensive surgery, large study finds

Deciding If Double Knee Replacement Is Right for You June 02, 2017

For certain patients, the 2-in-1 approach is a good option, specialist says

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

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