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Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study June 26, 2015

If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after 3 years, researchers report

Statins Might Reduce Complications After Major Lung Surgery June 26, 2015

But it's too soon to change standard practice, researchers say

Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends June 25, 2015

At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

Using Same Hospital for Complications After Surgery Lowers Death Risk: Study June 18, 2015

Patients also did slightly better when original team of doctors treated them on readmission

Technology May Help Surgeons Tell Brain Cancer From Healthy Tissue June 18, 2015

Research shows promise; could be used in humans as soon as this summer, study author says

More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study June 17, 2015

Experts often recommend this breast-conserving surgery, but many with early disease still choose mastectomy

Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients June 17, 2015

Exercise a better way to relieve arthritis discomfort, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery Can Bring Couples Closer, Small Study Finds June 17, 2015

If both partners view procedure as a joint effort, they feel greater intimacy afterward

Appendicitis Can Often Be Treated With Antibiotics June 16, 2015

About 80 percent of patients can try medication first, study says

Doctors Can Cut Back on Antibiotics After Abdominal Surgery: Study June 11, 2015

Researchers found 4 days of the drugs equally effective as 8 days

Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood June 10, 2015

Transplant led to functioning ovary and then normal pregnancy, researchers say

More Evidence That General Anesthesia May Affect Young Brains June 08, 2015

Anesthesia and surgery still safest for necessary procedures, experts say

Surgery May Boost Survival in Certain Advanced Lung Cancers June 04, 2015

Study finds patients with stage 3b tumors lived nearly 10 months longer, on average

Resuming Blood Pressure Meds After Surgery Linked to Better Outcomes June 04, 2015

Study suggests delay in restarting drugs leads to more complications

Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some June 04, 2015

Many cancer patients mistakenly believe removing both breasts will extend survival, researchers say

Surgery Not Always Needed for Early Form of Breast Cancer: Study June 03, 2015

No difference found in survival for women with low-grade DCIS who did or did not have surgery

Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass June 02, 2015

People taking a statin had lower risk of dying in weeks after the heart surgery, researchers say

Lifts, Tucks Often Follow Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds June 01, 2015

Increases reported for both types of procedures

Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary? June 01, 2015

Study suggests that taking more tissue the first time might reduce need for subsequent procedures

Melanoma Treatment May Not Always Require Extensive Lymph Node Removal June 01, 2015

No survival difference seen for patients spared surgery, study says

Smokers May Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers for Surgery May 29, 2015

Study finds effect seems to extend to people exposed to secondhand smoke, too

Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study May 27, 2015

But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer May 20, 2015

Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds

Prompt Treatment of Kidney Stones Keeps Costs Down: Study May 18, 2015

Complications more likely to arise with surgical delay

Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study May 15, 2015

Although former smokers also have higher odds of trouble, quitting does help

Clowning Around May Be Good Medicine for Kids Facing Surgery May 15, 2015

Study found real psychological benefits for kids, plus lower medical bills

Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery? May 14, 2015

Preliminary trial found the drug effective against potentially fatal atrial fibrillation

Hundreds With HIV Could Donate Organs to Others With HIV: Study May 14, 2015

Although ban was lifted on such surgeries in 2013, none has taken place, researchers say

Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery May 14, 2015

Study found not putting young patients to sleep tied to fewer breathing problems afterwards

Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study May 13, 2015

Complications, death rates roughly the same as for non-pregnant women

'Wiser' Surgeries for Those With Terminal Cancers May 11, 2015

Surgeons are focusing on life-enhancing procedures for patients, study finds

Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery? May 06, 2015

Women may possess greater overall awareness of the risks posed by obesity, study finds

Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery May 04, 2015

Study findings suggest these patients might need more thorough care before and after procedure

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study May 01, 2015

No differences in survival or recurrence in women who chose to keep nipple, researcher says

Raplixa Approved to Control Surgical Bleeding May 01, 2015

Spray-dried product promotes clotting when other methods are 'ineffective or impractical'

Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations April 30, 2015

Study finds most breast cancer patients will need two or more procedures to complete process

Whole Blood Best for Youngest Heart Surgery Patients: Study April 30, 2015

Exposure to fewer donors may reduce lifelong risks

Where You're Treated for Heart Attack Matters April 30, 2015

Study finds survival difference of about one year between high- and low-performing hospitals

Better Diabetes Blood Sugar Management Leads to Fewer Eye Surgeries April 29, 2015

Intensive therapy cut risk of needing a procedure in half, researchers report

3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing April 29, 2015

Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say

Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's Disease April 28, 2015

The movement disorder often leads to trembling, slowed movement, poor balance and coordination

Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say April 24, 2015

People with issues involving gender identity may struggle for years before taking action

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal April 23, 2015

Better pre-surgical chemotherapy means more of the breast can safely be saved, researchers say

Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study April 23, 2015

The sooner, the better, researchers found

Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery April 20, 2015

Study also finds education level, hospital linked to odds of death in month after operation

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds April 15, 2015

Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up

Older Donated Blood Safe for Heart Surgery Patients, Study Finds April 08, 2015

No difference in outcomes between use of fresher or older red cells, researchers report

1 in 5 Medicare Patients Faces Delay in Melanoma Surgery: Study April 08, 2015

Long waits can be anxiety-provoking

Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says April 07, 2015

Less risky treatment viable for older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis

Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests? April 07, 2015

Experts recommend limiting frequency of tests, using conservation measures

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