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American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Says Only Trained Dental and Medical Practitioners Should Administer and Monitor Anesthesia

ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of news reports concerning the possible use of such anesthetic drugs as Diprivan (propofol) by the late Michael Jackson, questions have been raised about the availability and administration of such agents. (Logo: http...

Dysport proves safe, effective anti-wrinkle treatment, UT Southwestern plastic surgeons find

DALLAS Aug. 3, 2009 The new anti-wrinkle facial filler Dysport, which could be used as an alternative to Botox, noticeably reduced frown lines between the eyes, according to users and independent reviewers in a study involving plastic surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center. "Our study con...

Plastic Surgeons Stay Busy in Recession

Tight job market fuels interest in cheaper, less-invasive procedures, survey shows FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Earlier this year, Janice Axelrod, an insurance broker in Chicago, visited a plastic surgeon for a "makeover" -- a chemical peel and injections of abdominal fat under...

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons approves new guideline for the treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons'(AAOS) Board of Directors approved a new clinical practice guideline for the treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures. Diaphyseal (the shaft of a long bone) fracture of the femur (the bone in the thigh) is a very common childh...

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Approves New Guideline for the Treatment of Pediatric Diaphyseal Femur Fractures

ROSEMONT, Ill., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons'(AAOS) Board of Directors approved a new clinical practice guideline for the treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures . Diaphyseal (the shaft of a long bone) fracture of the femur ...

Female Surgeons Like What They Do, Survey Finds

But most say they'd prefer more flex time and balance in life,, TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- If they had to do it all again, most female surgeons would choose the same career path, a new survey has found. Yet the survey results, published in the July issue of Archives of Su...

Elsevier partners with the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland

London, 14 July 2009 - Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the formation of a publishing partnership with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Under th...

Two Flight Surgeons Supporting Wyle's Bioastronautics Contract Selected for New Astronaut Class

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Two flight surgeons supporting Wyle and its NASA Bioastronautics Contract have been selected for the next astronaut class. NASA announced last week that Dr. Kjell Lindgren and Dr. Serena Aunon, both assistant professors at the University of Texas M...

SignatureForum Reveals Top-Rated Cosmetic Surgeons in US

EVANSTON, Ill., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- SignatureForum, a leading online source for consumer reviews and ratings, has revealed its Platinum Physicians List, featuring the highest-rated cosmetic surgeons of the past year. The Platinum Physicians List, much like the Platinum Skin Care Providers grou...

American College of Surgeons Supports Bill to Create New Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program

Agrees with Inclusion of General Surgeons, Otolaryngologists and Ophthalmologists as Eligible Participants CHICAGO, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) supports legislation introduced yesterday by U.S. Reps. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) and Zack Space (D-Ohio), which in...

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Applaud Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) For Introducing Legislation to Require Insurance Coverage for Children With Congenital Deformities

ROSEMONT, Ill., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) applauds Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) on introducing S. 1235, the Senate companion bill to H.R. 1339, the Children's Access to Reconstructive Evaluation and Surgery (CARES)...

New American College of Surgeons risk calculator determines colorectal surgery risk

CHICAGO (June 11, 2009) New research published in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that a risk calculator developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) can help surgeons provide patients with more detailed and accurate preoperative information about ...

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Announces Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Award Winners

Media competition honors journalists for orthopaedic-related coverage ROSEMONT, Ill., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has announced the winners of its 2009 MORE Award competition. This is the program's fourth year and honors media effo...

Preoperative MR may assist surgeons in nerve sparing during robotic prostatectomy

Preoperative MR can help surgeons limit nerve damage while performing a robotic assisted laparascopic prostatectomy (RALP)saving some men from becoming impotent, according to a study performed at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA. Preoperative MR was used to evaluate 38 neurovascul...

Robot improves suture proficiency more rapidly for surgeons inexperienced in laparoscopic techniques

CHICAGO (April 20, 2009) New research published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons suggests that, among surgeons inexperienced in laparoscopic techniques, closing incisions using robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery (RALS) requires less time to learn and resu...

World's Leading Spine Technology Companies, Surgeons Set to Gather on April 27 at Fourth Annual Spine Technology Summit

Robin Young and P&M Corporate Finance Partner to Focus on New Materials, Market Intelligence at Upcoming Spine Technology Summit SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth Annual Spine Technology Summit, focusing on innovation in spine care, will be held on April 27, 2009 at t...

U.S. Plastic Surgeons Get Green Light for New Era of Fat Transfer Procedures.

Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert Schwartz recommends VASER Lipo System with Shippert Tissu-Trans System for the very best results with these ground breaking fat transfer procedures. DALLAS, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Fat Graft T...

Premium Lens Boot Camp™ Helps Refractive Surgeons Grow Their Premium IOL Practice

Premium Lens Boot Camp™ - a first-of-its-kind training program to help refractive & cataract surgeons grow their accommodating/multi-focal lens business - has announced that its first boot camp session will be held on June 5th in Chicago at the O'Hare Marriott. ...

Northwest Hospital Surgeons Perform First EsophyX Procedure in Washington State

New incisionless, non-invasive procedure treats patients with chronic reflux disease SEATTLE, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwest Hospital & Medical Center today announced that two surgeons from its medical staff completed the first EsophyX procedure in Washington State on Monda...

Stimulus Funds Arrive for Doctors, Surgeons & Specialists

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PoggiCo Development is pleased to announce the availability of low cost government guaranteed loans for use in purchasing new medical office condominiums in Macomb County. One objective of the February stimulus bill is to assist small businesses in acqu...

American College of Surgeons recognizes Mayo hospitals for exemplary outcomes

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Mayo Clinic's Rochester Methodist and Saint Marys hospitals as two of the 26 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals in the United States that have achieved exemplary outcomes fo...

American College of Surgeons Recognizes Mayo Hospitals for Exemplary Outcomes

Rochester Methodist, Saint Marys are the only Minnesota hospitals to receive designation ROCHESTER, Minn., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Mayo Clinic's Rochester Methodist and Saint...

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Applaud Congresswoman McCarthy's Legislation to Require Insurance Coverage for Children With Congenital Deformities

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) applauds Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) on her recent introduction of H.R. 1339, the Children's Access to Reconstructive Evaluation and Surgery (CARES) Act , which ...

Journal of American College of Surgeons finds lung transplantation should be used in older patients

CHICAGO (March 10, 2009) New research published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons suggests that lung transplantation should be used with caution in patients older than 60 years and that the procedure is associated with high rates of mortality after one year i...

Obama to Allow Forcing Doctors to Do Abortions, Says the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

TUCSON, Ariz., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Obama Administration published a proposed regulation to repeal the Provider Conscience Rule, which protects medical caregivers against being forced to do procedures contrary to their conscience. This is a big step towards governmen...

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Applaud Congresswoman McCarthy's Resolution Raising Awareness of Preventable Facial Trauma During Sports Activities

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Facial trauma is a too frequent occurrence during sports activities ranging from cycling to volleyball. Earlier this week Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced H. Res. 193 , a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to des...

American College of Surgeons Supports Steps to Shore Up Medicare Payment System In Proposed Federal Budget

Applauds President's Commitment to Health Reform CHICAGO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) supports important steps to address Medicare's broken physician payment system included in President Obama's FY 2010 budget proposal that was released yes...

Paul Tornetta III, MD, Elected to American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orthopaedic surgeon Paul Tornetta III, MD, was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) ( http://www.aaos.org ) at the organization's 2009 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, for the Member-at-Large posi...

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Appoints Peter Mandell, MD, Chair of the Council on Advocacy

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter J. Mandell, M.D. was named Chair of the Council on Advocacy at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) ( http://www.aaos.org/ ). Dr. Mandell has served as past president of the California Orthopaedic As...

Team of orthopedic surgeons and kinesiologists win hippest of awards

This release is available in French . Montreal, February 26, 2009 A team of orthopedic surgeons and kinesiologists from the Universit de Montral and its affiliated Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre will be honoured with the Hip Society's John Charnley Award the most prestigio...

Michael L. Parks, MD, Elected to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orthopaedic surgeon Michael L. Parks, MD, was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) ( http://www.aaos.org/ ), at the 2009 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. He will serve the Academy as Member-at-Large fo...

Incisive Surgical to Launch New, Stronger Absorbable Skin Staple at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Incisive Surgical, Inc. today announced that it will launch a new version of the INSORB(R) Absorbable Staple at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons being held in Las Vegas from February 23 - 25, 2009. The INSORB|25 Skin Stapl...

Stealth Rationing of Medical Care Sneaks Into the 'Stimulus' Bill, Says the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unwanted "change" is coming to senior citizens and all those needing medical care if the stealth rationing in the "stimulus" bill becomes law. Rationing of medical care has nothing to do with stimulating the economy, but it was inserted into the bill...

Children's National Medical Center Trauma Center Receives Highest Verification from American College of Surgeons

Children's National Medical Center has been verified as a Level I Trauma Center-Pediatric by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Washington, DC (Vocus) February 11, 2009 -- Children's National Medical Center has been verified as a Level ...

Journal of American College of Surgeons study finds warm-up helps surgeons improve performance

CHICAGO (February 2, 2009) New research published in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows a warm-up of 15 to 20 minutes with simple surgical exercises prior to an operation leads to a substantial increase in proficiency of surgical skills in surgeons of al...

Hopkins transplant surgeons remove healthy kidney through donor's vagina

In what is believed to be a first-ever procedure, surgeons at Johns Hopkins have successfully removed a healthy donor kidney through a small incision in the back of the donor's vagina. "The kidney was successfully removed and transplanted into the donor's niece, and both patients are doing fine...

Columbia Doctors, the Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Select MxSecure, Inc., as Their Medical Transcription Vendor of Choice

Columbia Doctors, the Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University select MxSecure, Inc., the nation's leading provider of medical transcription services to medical practices and healthcare clinics, as their transcription vendor of choice for the integration rollout of their electronic medical ...

Cardiogenesis Announces Successful Educational Symposium at Society of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting in San Francisco

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardiogenesis Corporation (Pink Sheets: CGCP), a global leader of innovative therapies for ischemic cardiac disease and the market leader of surgical products for transmyocardial revascularization (TMR), sponsored an educational symposium titled "A...

ATS Medical Announces Participation in 45th Annual Society of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSI ), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services, today announced its participation in the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and related company-sp...

Savvy Healthcare Consumers Seek Skilled, Safe Cosmetic Surgeons Abroad; Cosmetic Harmony Quickly Becoming Number One Travel Destination

In today's information age, savvy consumers have at their disposable a variety of tools to research and compare healthcare options. Skill and safety are among the top criteria cited by many cosmetic surgery seekers, followed closely by cost. The surprising result? Many Americans now travel abroad...
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