Fewer Heart Surgeries Needed as Technology Improves
Better prevention methods, medical advances likely behind drop in bypass procedures
FRIDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last decade, advances in heart surgery and improved heart disease prevention methods have resulted in a large decline in the number of patients in the United S...
Hagerstown Cosmetic Surgeon Weathers the Current Economic Storm Despite the Sharp Decline in the Number of Cosmetic Surgeries Performed Nationwide
According to a recent survey conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of cosmetic procedures performed nationwide decreased by over 12 percent in 2008. In Maryland, Plastic Surgery Services’ number of patients actually increased in 2008, despite the sha...
Crohn's disease surgeries make steady advances
NEW YORK (Nov. 18, 2008) Thousands of Americans suffering from the chronic inflammatory bowel condition known as Crohn's disease are leading longer, healthier lives due to innovative new surgeries, according to experts at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
"Four out o...
Research Grant to Fund Free Surgeries for Women Suffering From Blocked Fallopian Tubes
California infertility practice offering new out-patient procedures at no charge for treating hydrosalpinx
SAN RAMON, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Clinical Research and
the Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area (RSC) are
hoping to recruit between...
Beaumont Sees Results in Nation's 1st Urinary Nerve Rewiring Surgeries for Spina Bifida Patients
ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven children
from across the United States are gaining bladder control through a
revolutionary, first-in-the-nation nerve rerouting surgery for patients
with spina bifida. The surgeries
were conducted in 2007 at Beaumont
Hospital in Royal...
Hispanics Receive Fewer Surgeries for Vascular Disease
Socioeconomic factors, insurance status likely players in disparity, study suggests
FRIDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to the general population, Hispanics in the United States have fewer vascular surgeries, less favorable outcomes for treatment of vascular disease, and often have adva...
Government restrictions on weight loss surgeries limit access for poor, underinsured patients
DALLAS Oct. 30, 2007 Thresholds limiting bariatric surgeries
to high-volume centers disproportionately restrict access for poor and underinsured patients, populations which are among the most in need of them, an analysis led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers shows.
Smaller breast reduction surgeries provide health benefits and should be reimbursed
NEW YORK (Sept. 13, 2007) -- Smaller-framed women reap significant health and quality-of-life benefits from breast reductions that involve the removal of under 500 grams of tissue per breast, according to a first-of-its-kind study from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and...
Weight-Loss Surgeries Extend Lives
Studies support expanded use of gastric bypass, banding, experts say
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Confirming what surgeons say they've known for years, two major studies find that weight-loss surgeries
reduce patients' risk for early death.
A U.S. study of almost 16,000 ob...
Obese Poor Shut Out From Weight-Loss Surgeries
Too often, they lack insurance or face roadblocks in getting the procedures, study finds
THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Despite having one of the highest rates of obesity in America, the poor are less likely to undergo weight loss surgery than obese people who are better off fin...
Automated screening process may eventually reduce additional breast cancer surgeries
A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Moores UCSD Cancer Center have developed a rapid, automated image screening process to distinguish breast cancer cells from normal cells. The technique, which is based on the density of cells seen on a microscope slide...
IV 'Ice Slurry' Quickly Cools Body for Surgeries
Innovative approach could give heart attack victims, other patients more time, developers say
FRIDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. government scientists say they have developed a technology that can rapidly send an icy slush directly into the body to cool and to protect specific or...
Knee Injuries Main Cause of HS Sports Surgeries
Girls twice as likely to suffer major trauma; more education, fair play urged
THURSDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Knee injuries are the most common reason for high school sports-related surgeries, say researchers who analyzed data on nine high school sports at 100 U.S. high schools.
Outcomes Similar for Laparoscopic, Open Colon Cancer Surgeries
Study finds mortality and survival rates equal for both procedures
FRIDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery and open surgery for colon cancer produce similar outcomes, according to researchers who reviewed findings from 12 international studies involv...
First steps toward autonomous robot surgeries
DURHAM, N.C. The day may be getting a little closer when robots will perform surgery on patients in dangerous situations or in remote locations, such as on the battlefield or in space, with minimal human guidance.
Engineers at Duke University believe that the results of feasibility studies con...
New Technology Promises Safer Organ Transplants and Soft Tissue Surgeries
Soft tissue navigation systems to expand the $200 million surgical navigation market, according to Millennium Research Group
WALTHAM, Mass., April 14, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium
Research Group's US Markets for Surgical Navigation Systems 2008 report,
the surgical nav...
Edmond Medical Center to Provide Free Cataract Surgeries
EDMOND, Okla., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Edmond Medical Center and
ophthalmologists M. Andrew Hogue, M.D. and Robert D. Gourley, M.D. of
Edmond Regional Eye Associates, will once again participate in the Mission
Cataract Campaign, a program designed to provide free cataract surgeries
Heart Failure Raises Risks After Non-Cardiac Surgeries
Post-op odds of dying increased for patients with the common condition, study found
TUESDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Older people with heart failure face heightened odds of complications and death after non-cardiac surgeries, according to the largest study ever conducted on the is...
Drug Combo Tied to Kidney Risk With Some Cardiac Surgeries
Aprotinin plus ACE inhibitor associated with renal woes during off-pump surgery, U.K. study finds
THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- While use of the clotting drug aprotinin (Trasylol) appears safe during on-pump cardiac surgeries, combining it with angiotensin-converting enzyme (AC...
Newer Anticlotting Drug Safe, Effective for Heart Surgeries
Bivalirudin lowers bleeding risk for patients undergoing bypass, study finds
TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A newer kind of anticlotting drug is safe over the long run when used during coronary emergencies such as heart attacks.
The drug, a "direct thrombin inhibitor" called b...
ArthroCare Releases New SpineWand(R) for Less Invasive Spinal Surgeries
ArthroCare's MD SpineWand Uses Smaller Incisions in Routinely Performed Spinal Surgeries
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ArthroCare(R) Corp.
(Nasdaq: ARTC ), a leader in developing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive
surgical products, announced to...
Major Surgeries and Operations Could Prove Deadly for Anaemic Older Men
A recent research has found that major surgeries
and operations could prove deadly for anaemic older men. The US research, published in Jama, showed that elderly men with even slightly irregular red blood counts are at a higher risk of dying after major surgery.
The study, which examined d...
Potential Of Epilepsy Surgeries Are Not Fully Harnessed Say Brain Specialists
According to researchers, when drugs do not completely control epilepsy, surgery often can, and the sooner it is done, the better.
Yet epilepsy specialists are struggling to get that message to tens of thousands of adult patients, as children go under the knife at younger ages.
Says Dr. ...
Obesity Surgeries Have Jumped Dramatically Since 1998
for patients between the ages of 55 and 64 in the United States soared from 772 procedures in 1998 to 15,086 surgeries
in 2004—a nearly 2,000 percent increase, according to a new report by HHS’ //Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The report, the latest of several s...
PRK and LASIK Surgeries ‘Safe and Effective
Both LASIK and PRK eye procedures are safe and effective, according to results of a 10-year study presented at the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology’s //Joint Meeting.
Researchers who examined patients a decade after undergoing LASIK and PRK treatments say both procedures provide stable...
Robotically Assisted Colo-resection And Gastric Bypass Surgeries Are Becoming Popular
Robotically assisted surgeries
'in difficult to access parts of the body' like colon, more convenient. Surgeries
for colon cancers are on the rise, while gastric// bypass procedures also are becoming more common.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in America with...
Lung Cancer Surgeries Doesn’t Help Breaking Nicotine Dependence in Smoker
A new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found out that successful lung cancer// surgery does not help in breaking the nicotine dependence in many smokers. This study published in the December issue of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, is the first to l...
Eye Surgeries Remain Cancelled Due To TASS Outbreak In Toronto
A mysterious post-operative eye ailment that swept along the continent has lead to the shut down of the cataract-surgery unit in Scarborough Hospital, one of Toronto's largest cataract centres last week. //
The Hospital, which performs around 5,000 eye operations a year, decided to cancel all c...
Hip hip hurry! Knee and hip replacement surgeries surge as obesity gets hip
There are increasing numbers of Canadians undergoing hip and knee replacements with the number of such surgeries
having risen by 87% in the past decade. This increase in// replacement surgeries
is due to the prevailing trend of obesity. The susceptible age groups were people between the ages of 45 ...
Campaign Against Cosmetic Surgeries Performed By Less-Skilled Non-physicians Launched
A group of dermatology surgeons have launched a public awareness campaign warning people against undertaking cosmetic surgery from less-skilled non-physicians performing the procedures.//
The surgeons have cautioned that undergoing procedures like Botox injections, laser hair removal, microde...
Apollo Group Permitted to Carry out Surgeries in its Oman Centre
India's Apollo group of hospitals has got the Oman government's permission to carry out surgeries
and admit patients for providing quality healthcare services// at the group's new centre in the Omani capital Muscat.
"The Ministry of Health (MoH) has given us the green signal to start our opera...
Weight-Loss Surgeries Changing Lives
Sisters Lorena Garcia, 39, and Alma Garcia, 41, were well aware of the toll that morbid obesity had taken on their health. Alma was suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and thyroid disease and Lorena had developed degenerative bone disease.//
When they scheduled their gastric bypass s...
Weight Loss Surgeries Often Accompained by Several Complications
are accompanied by complications like abdominal cramping, hernia or pneumonia in 40% of patients in the six months after the procedure according// to a recent study. Researchers have proposed that such complications often run into thousands of dollars to patients' medical bill...
Well-Planned Surgeries Also Carry Health Risks
Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia say that even if the surgery has gone according to plan, there might still be an increased risk of cardiovascular disease// and possibly cancer for several weeks post-operatively.
“The first insight we take away from this is that when bad things h...
Transparency in Probable Outcomes of Cosmetic Surgeries Necessary
There is a certain aura about cosmetic surgery that often hovers around expecting miraculous outcomes, post surgery. A recent analysis by the Medical Defence Union insurance group// has revealed that discontentment after a cosmetic surgery is one of the primary reasons for seeking compensation clai...
Blood-Less Surgeries Being Now Offered In Hospitals
A hospital in Pennsylvania has begun offering "bloodless surgery" to almost 90% of its patients, who opt for the procedure. The hospital now joins an ever-growing number of hospitals that are following the programme// of bloodless medicine around the country.
This option was once only availab...
Indian Surgeon Conducts 70 Surgeries During His Holidays In England
A doctor with dedication and diligence in Britain of Indian origin hit headlines after conducting 70 //operations during his holiday period.
NHS in the UK is well known for its long waiting lists and sometimes patients have to wait for years before getting a routine operation. This has brought N...
Gynecological Surgeries Reduce Cancer Risk
Gynecological surgery can substantially reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in women at high risk for the condition, according to new research. Researchers say the magnitude of the risk reduction depends upon the type and extent of surgery.
Ovarian cancer has the highest fatality rate of all gyne...
Spine Surgeries becoming less painful
The number of people suffering from spine problems is on the rise; the most common of them being a herniated disc and spinal canal stenosis. Herniated disc is more common in the age group of 25 to 35 years while spinal canal stenosis is common among// older people. Hitherto, both these disorders we...
US Hospital Group Offers Warranty on Surgeries
Victims of botched up surgeries
generally suffer in silence, cough up more money to get things right. Some do move the courts , with mixed results.
And here comes the news that a hospital group in central Pennsylvania is offering warranty on its workmanship, charging a flat fee that includes 9...