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Presurgical Imaging May Predict Whether Epilepsy Surgery Will Work

( - HOUSTON – (Dec. 11, 2017) – Surgery to remove a part of the brain to give relief to patients with epilepsy doesn’t always result in complete seizure relief

Dec 11, 2017 - 1:56:23 PM

Hurt in a Cycling Accident? Surgical Repair of a Broken Collarbone

( - New York, NY & Greenwich, CT, December 1, 2017 – Avid cyclists experience their share of injuries, but one of the most common may surprise you: A shattered collarbone.

Dec 1, 2017 - 11:01:30 AM

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How Old is Too Old to Perform Brain Surgery?

( - ROCHESTER, Minn. — People sometimes joke that easy tasks are “not brain surgery.” But what happens when it actually is brain surgery? How old is too old to be a neurosurgeon?

Nov 15, 2017 - 9:45:25 AM

Minorities Less Likely to Have Breast Reconstruction, But Not for the Reason Many Think

( - PHILADELPHIA – Minority women are far less likely to undergo breast reconstruction than white women, even if they live in the same area and have similar insurance.

Oct 30, 2017 - 10:37:43 AM

Understanding Joint Replacement Options for Hips & Knees

( - New York, NY and Greenwich, CT. October 30, 2017 – As the U.S. population ages – but still desires to stay active – more people than ever are finding that getting a new hip or knee is a ticket to aging with vigor.

Oct 30, 2017 - 9:59:24 AM

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (VIDEO)

( - Eighty percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:30:18 AM

Short-scar Breast Reduction Reduces Recovery Time and Scarring

(  - New York, NY, October 16, 2017 – Many women with very large, heavy breasts suffer years of physical and social discomfort – neck, back, and shoulder pain, rashes under the breasts, difficulty finding clothes that fit, unwanted attention.

Oct 16, 2017 - 10:12:17 AM

Surgeons Perform First Real-Time Image Guided Spine Surgery

( - Surgeons at The Johns Hopkins Hospital have for the first time used a real-time, image-guided robot to insert screws into a patient’s spine.

Oct 11, 2017 - 12:04:42 PM

App Helps Protect Patients’ Brains During Surgery

( - MILWAUKEE _ A new app developed by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Medical College of Wisconsin helps doctors make better decisions during brain surgeries.

Oct 5, 2017 - 12:45:34 PM

Simple Urine Test After Heart Surgery Detects Patients at Risk for Kidney Injury

( - CHICAGO (October 5, 2017) — A new, inexpensive urine test accurately identifies patients at risk for kidney damage after open heart surgery

Oct 5, 2017 - 10:16:45 AM

Recovering from Surgery: Getting Your Mojo Back

( - New York, NY, October 4, 2017 – The body's reaction to surgery depends on many factors, including the type and location of the surgery, the aftereffects of anesthesia, and the patient's overall health.

Oct 4, 2017 - 12:12:41 PM

Hair Restoration Surgeries Jumped 60 Percent Worldwide

( - GENEVA, IL, USA – September 25, 2017. Hair restoration surgery is having a moment, according to results released today of a new member survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

Sep 25, 2017 - 11:34:02 AM

Novel Knee Surgery Utilizes Patient’s Regrown Cartilage Cells

( - Vanderbilt’s Scott Arthur, M.D., recently performed the state’s first knee surgery using a newly approved implant containing a patient’s regrown cartilage cells.

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:30:39 PM

Early Rotator Cuff Surgery Yields Good Long-Term Outcomes

( - Early surgery to repair tears of one of the shoulder rotator cuff muscles provides lasting improvement in strength, function, and other outcomes

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:02:55 PM

SLU Surgeons Study 'Awake Aneurysm Surgery' for Better Outcomes

( - ST. LOUIS -- In a first time study published in the August edition of the Journal of Neurosurgery, Saint Louis University surgeons and researchers report that the use of conscious sedation....

Aug 15, 2017 - 11:06:59 AM

Making Surgery Safer

( - In the September 2017 issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, surgeons from the Mayo Clinic present postoperative infection data on nearly 1000 patients undergoing colorectal surgery.

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:08:38 AM

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?

( - Las Vegas, NV, August 2017 – More than one-third of Americans are obese, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Aug 8, 2017 - 10:13:51 AM

Which Bariatric Surgery Procedure is Right for Me?

( - Las Vegas, NV, July 2017 – People struggling with obesity and its related medical complications may wonder if bariatric surgery could significantly improve their lives.

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:13:17 AM

After Bunion Surgery, Immediate X-Rays Predict Recurrence Risk

( - For patients undergoing surgery to repair a bunion deformity of the foot, non-weight-bearing x‑rays taken immediately after surgery can provide a good estimate of the risk

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:01:18 AM

'Strong for Surgery' Shows Promise in Reducing Smoking Rates for Patients Facing Surgery

( - New York City -  Cigarette smoking is one behavior that can lead to poor postoperative outcomes in spine operations, a very common procedure. However, smoking is one of the toughest habits to break.

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:35:47 AM

Patients with Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears May Have Surgical Option

( - The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique can offer patients with irreparable rotator cuff repairs the opportunity to return to sports and jobs that require heavy physical work

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:03:08 PM

Patients Can Expect to Stay Active, Enjoy High Quality of Life 10 Years After ACL Surgery

( - In the first prospective ACL reconstruction cohort with over 80% follow-up at 10 years, researchers from the Multicenter Orthopaedics Outcome Network (MOON) demonstrated that patients....

Jul 21, 2017 - 11:14:38 AM

Knee Surgery: Have We Been Doing it Wrong?

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. — A team of University at Buffalo medical doctors have published a study that challenges a surgical practice used for decades during arthroscopic knee surgery.

Jul 18, 2017 - 8:03:08 AM

Success With First 20 Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Transplant Surgery

( - Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that their first series of a minimally invasive procedure to treat chronic pancreas disease....

Jun 30, 2017 - 11:12:12 AM

1 in 5 Surgical Weight-loss Patients Take Prescription Opioids Seven Years After Surgery

( - PITTSBURGH, June 5, 2017 – While the proportion of adults with severe obesity using prescription opioids initially declines in the months after bariatric surgery....

Jun 5, 2017 - 10:54:07 AM

Choosing Endoscopic Facet Rhizotomy Surgery

( - West Orange, NJ, May 2, 2017
– Many struggling with chronic neck or lower back pain seek one thing: relief from the pain.

Jun 2, 2017 - 9:58:35 AM

High Blood Sugar Following Surgery Common, Increases Risk of Complications

( - COLUMBIA, Mo. (May 31, 2017) ― High blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin to turn blood glucose into energy.

May 31, 2017 - 12:27:12 PM

Ketamine Doesn’t Affect Delirium or Pain After Surgery

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Ketamine was first introduced into clinical practice by investigators at the University of Michigan in the mid-1960s as a general anesthetic that could offer advantages....

May 31, 2017 - 10:10:54 AM

New Research Reveals How Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Can Benefit Military Members

( - When I look back on my time in the military, I am filled with pride. As a Captain in the 136th Combat Support Hospital for the Maryland National Guard, I understand the personal sacrifices our men and women in uniform endure in the name of freedom.

May 24, 2017 - 5:06:16 PM

Considering a Double Knee Replacement? Here’s What You Need to Know

( - Orthopedic surgeons perform almost 700,000 knee replacements in the United States each year. The procedure has a high success rate, alleviating pain and restoring an active lifestyle.

May 19, 2017 - 10:26:58 AM

Worse Pain Outcomes After Knee Replacement for Patients Who Took Opioids Before Surgery

( - Six months after knee replacement surgery, pain outcomes were not as good for patients who previously took prescription opioids

May 19, 2017 - 10:15:19 AM

Protocol Shortens Hospital Stays for Back Surgery Patients

( - Patients undergoing lower back surgeries had shorter hospital stays and fewer complications after a team at the Vanderbilt Spine Institute identified best practices for perioperative care and implemented them under a standardized protocol.

May 5, 2017 - 8:54:34 AM

Get Ready: Your Future Surgery May Use an Automated, Robotic Drill

( - A computer-driven automated drill, similar to those used to machine auto parts, could play a pivotal role in future surgical procedures.

May 1, 2017 - 10:09:53 AM

Science-Based Nutrition Drinks to Help Patients Have a Better Recovery from Surgery

( - ABBOTT PARK, Ill., April 26, 2017 -- More than 48 million surgeries happen in the U.S. each year,1 and for many of those patients, food is off the table in the hours prior to their procedure.

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:29:00 AM

Revised Surgical Targeting Improves Results of Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression

( - ATLANTA—A study published in Molecular Psychiatry finds that using an advanced imaging technique called Diffusion Tractography Imaging helps researchers find the exact target in patients undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation

Apr 11, 2017 - 10:56:05 AM

How ‘Training’ Patients for Surgery Shortens Hospital Stays and Saves Money

( - A 5K fun run shouldn’t involve more physical preparation than major surgery,

Apr 10, 2017 - 10:42:37 AM

Scientists Show How Cells React to Injury From Open-Heart Surgery

( - LOS ANGELES (April 6, 2017) - Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigators have learned how cardiac muscle cells react to a certain type of injury that can be caused by open-heart surgery.

Apr 6, 2017 - 10:10:51 AM

Knee Replacement Surgery May Have Minimal Effect on Quality of Life and Unattractive Economic Outcomes

( - NEW YORK — March 29, 2017 - Knee replacement surgery for patients with osteoarthritis, as currently used, provides minimal improvements in quality of life and is economically unattractive

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:51:06 AM

Safe, Successful Surgery Starts with Anesthesia Care

( - CHICAGO – If surgery is in your future, it’s never too early to prepare. Whether you’re having an outpatient procedure or a major operation involving a hospital stay....

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:55:00 PM

Reconstructive Surgery for Female Genital Mutilation

( - PHILADELPHIA - There is new hope for the hundreds of millions of women worldwide who have been subjected to genetial mutilation.

Mar 6, 2017 - 10:09:22 AM

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