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25 Jul

Weight Loss Surgery Can Lead to Marital Problems, a New Study Finds

Married adults who undergo bariatric surgery are twice as likely to get divorced, researchers say.

08 Feb

New Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Fighting Metastatic Breast Cancer

Half of the breast cancer patients who received an experimental form of immunotherapy showed measurable tumor shrinkage, researchers say.

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29 Sep
Does Your Surgeon's Gender Matter?

Does Your Surgeon's Gender Matter?

Folks having surgery have lots of things to worry about as they go under the knife, but the gender of their surgeon isn't one of them, a new study finds.

There's no difference in rates of death or complications between male and female surgeons, Japanese data shows.

16 Sep
Tear in Heart's Aorta Often Deadly, Though Survival Improving

Tear in Heart's Aorta Often Deadly, Though Survival Improving

A torn aorta can often be deadly, but a new study has found that survival has improved significantly over the past several decades.

But it can still be five times more deadly if not repaired surgically, the researchers added.

15 Sep
New Treatment Approach Boosts Odds Against 2 Types of Skin Cancer

New Treatment Approach Boosts Odds Against 2 Types of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer patients appear to fare better if they receive immunotherapy before their cancers are surgically removed, a pair of clinical trials show.

04 Sep
Oral Surgery on Your Calendar? Expert Offers Tips to Ease Anxiety

Oral Surgery on Your Calendar? Expert Offers Tips to Ease Anxiety

If you're planning to have oral surgery, be prepared, not scared, an expert suggests — and stay off YouTube.

“I tell all of my patients, ‘The more you know, the better it's going to be.' As health professionals, we're not trying to scare patients with information; ...

27 Aug
What Do You Know About Your Risk for Hernia?

What Do You Know About Your Risk for Hernia?

Could you be at risk for a hernia?

One expert gives the lowdown on hernias, who is most at risk for ...

24 Aug
Vaginal or C-Section, Method of Childbirth Won't Affect a Couple's Sex Life Later

Vaginal or C-Section, Method of Childbirth Won't Affect a Couple's Sex Life Later

Childbirth shouldn't put any dent in your future lovin', regardless of the way your baby was delivered, new research assures.

Sexual enjoyment isn't affected at all by method of delivery in the years following childbirth, according to

18 Aug
Taking a Shot at Pain Relief After Knee Replacement

Taking a Shot at Pain Relief After Knee Replacement

Researchers may have found a new way to help ease the pain of knee replacement surgery: infusing morphine directly into the shin bone.

The findings come from a recent study of 48...

11 Aug
When Removing a Big Kidney Stone, Get the Little Ones, Too

When Removing a Big Kidney Stone, Get the Little Ones, Too

Anyone who has suffered through a large, painful kidney stone wants to avoid a repeat episode. Now a new trial confirms one preventive strategy: removing small "silent" stones before they cause trouble.

When people develop a

11 Aug
Kids Getting Spinal Surgeries May Cut Back on Opioids

Kids Getting Spinal Surgeries May Cut Back on Opioids

Spinal surgery is painful, but fewer addictive opioid painkillers are needed now to help kids and teens manage it, a new study finds.

A research team from Michigan Medicine found that scoliosis

26 Jul
Dangerous A-Fib Can Follow Many Surgeries

Dangerous A-Fib Can Follow Many Surgeries

A potentially dangerous change in heart rhythm is common after surgeries that don't involve the heart, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.

Dr. Konstantinos Siontis and colleagues studied patients who had

21 Jul
Recent COVID Doesn't Seem to Raise Surgery Risks

Recent COVID Doesn't Seem to Raise Surgery Risks

If a positive COVID test has forced you to postpone elective surgery, here's some good news.

Once recovered from the virus, fully vaccinated patients have no greater odds for post-surgery complications than patients who were never infected, according to a

21 Jul
Overworked Anesthesiologists Can Put Surgical Patients at Risk

Overworked Anesthesiologists Can Put Surgical Patients at Risk

Harried, overworked anesthesiologists could be raising hospital patients' risk of death and complications, a new study reports.

It's not uncommon to have one anesthesiologist directing the ...

20 Jul
Rehab: What to Expect After Your Knee Replacement

Rehab: What to Expect After Your Knee Replacement

Most people who have had a knee replacement would agree that the procedure brings relief from pain.

And following a comprehensive rehabilitation plan can make recovery...

18 Jul
Repair or Reconstruction: What's Best for ACL Tears?

Repair or Reconstruction: What's Best for ACL Tears?

Adults who tear a key ligament in the knee can fare well with a less extensive type of surgery, preliminary research suggests.

The study involved patients treated for a ruptured

11 Jul
Feminizing Facial Surgery Gives Mental Boost to Transgender People

Feminizing Facial Surgery Gives Mental Boost to Transgender People

Transgender patients who get gender-affirming surgery to create more feminine facial features say it's a big boost to their mental health, a new study reports.

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), compared the mental health of 107 patients awa...

08 Jul
How Effective (and Safe) Is Shoulder Surgery?

How Effective (and Safe) Is Shoulder Surgery?

If your doctor has told you that you need shoulder surgery and you're worried about complications, a new British study indicates you can relax.

Only 1.2% of more than 260,000 pati...

06 Jul
A-Fib After Any Surgery Raises Odds for Heart Failure

A-Fib After Any Surgery Raises Odds for Heart Failure

The risk of being hospitalized for heart failure after surgery is higher in patients who develop an abnormal heart rhythm, a new, large study shows.

Of more than 76,000 heart surgery patients, about 18.8% developed

20 Jun
What Anesthesia Works Best for Hip Fracture Surgery?

What Anesthesia Works Best for Hip Fracture Surgery?

Patients who have spinal anesthesia while doctors repair a broken hip have more pain and need more prescription painkillers afterward than those given general anesthesia, a ...

16 Jun
Doctors Transplant Kidneys to Children Without Need for Immune-Suppressing Drugs

Doctors Transplant Kidneys to Children Without Need for Immune-Suppressing Drugs

Researchers have figured out a way to safely give children a donor kidney without the need for

07 Jun
Some Younger Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancers Might Skip Radiation

Some Younger Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancers Might Skip Radiation

Tens of thousands of breast cancer patients could safely go without radiation therapy after their tumor has been removed, a new study argues.

Gene testing helped doctors identify a group of women who skipped

06 Jun
'Mental Resilience' May Give Holocaust Survivors an Edge After Surgery

'Mental Resilience' May Give Holocaust Survivors an Edge After Surgery

Holocaust survivors have a lower risk of delirium after surgery than others their age, and a new study suggests it may owe to mental resilience developed in response to their horrific experiences.

"Given that

03 Jun
COVID Vaccine a Key Factor in Decisions Around Surgery

COVID Vaccine a Key Factor in Decisions Around Surgery

Vaccination played a crucial role when Americans were deciding whether to have surgery during the pandemic, a new study finds.

"It's critical to understand what factors affect a pat...

15 May
Arthroscopy: A Viable Treatment Option for Painful Hip Joints

Arthroscopy: A Viable Treatment Option for Painful Hip Joints

College basketball player Joey Liedel suffered years of debilitating hip pain that limited his ability to play.

As a freshman at University of Detroit-Mercy, he was in constant discomfort. Eventually, the Erie, Mich., athlete underwent hip surgery and took some time off ...

11 May
Leftover Opioids After Surgery? Mailed Kits Double Rate of Proper Disposal

Leftover Opioids After Surgery? Mailed Kits Double Rate of Proper Disposal

Could giving surgery patients ready-to-use mailed disposal kits for unused opioids lower the risk of abuse...

07 May
Having a Hip, Knee Replacement? Some Tips to an Optimal Recovery

Having a Hip, Knee Replacement? Some Tips to an Optimal Recovery

If you're one of the estimated one million Americans having total hip or knee replacement surgery this year, some lifestyle changes might improve your chances of a good outcome, an expert says.

28 Apr
Doctors Devise Safer Alternative to Opioids During, After Surgeries

Doctors Devise Safer Alternative to Opioids During, After Surgeries

It's been slightly more than a year since Jonathan Akindle, 23, underwent weight-loss surgery, and so far, so good.

He is now down 130 pounds, and he was ...

20 Apr
Mesh Plug a New Option for Treating Tricky Aneurysms

Mesh Plug a New Option for Treating Tricky Aneurysms

A mesh plug normally used to treat one type of brain aneurysm is also effective when dealing with another type, a new study says.

Aneurysms are bulges in blood vessels that can cause a life-threatening rupture. They typically occur where a blood vessel forks into two bra...

14 Apr
What Works Best for Ruptured Achilles Tendons?

What Works Best for Ruptured Achilles Tendons?

A ruptured Achilles tendon can reduce a weekend warrior to a limping one. And there's no single right way to treat it.

People who've suffered this common injury may fare just as well with

07 Apr
Lumpectomy as Effective as Mastectomy for Young Women With Breast Cancer

Lumpectomy as Effective as Mastectomy for Young Women With Breast Cancer

Breast cancers that arise before age 40 tend to be more aggressive. But young women who undergo "breast-conserving" surgery are just as likely to survive as those who have a mastectomy, a preliminary study finds.

The study involved nearly 600 women under age 40 who were ...

04 Apr
Big Drop Seen in Kids Getting Opioids After Surgery

Big Drop Seen in Kids Getting Opioids After Surgery

Efforts to cut back on risky opioid use for pain after surgery are trickling down to kids.

New research shows that fewer Americans under the age of 18 were prescribed narcotics to treat surgical pain between 2014 and 2017, and these numbers dropped even more rapidly begi...

01 Apr
U.S. Surgeons' Group Is Working to Save Trauma Victims in Ukraine

U.S. Surgeons' Group Is Working to Save Trauma Victims in Ukraine

Images of Ukrainians being carried on stretchers from bombed-out buildings, wounded and bleeding, are heartbreaking, but one American surgeons' group is doing its part to help teach the war-torn country's citizens how to halt

31 Mar
Newer Mesh Slings for Stress Incontinence a Safe, Effective Option for Women: Study

Newer Mesh Slings for Stress Incontinence a Safe, Effective Option for Women: Study

For women with frequent urine leakage, a newer and simpler "sling" surgery works as well as the standard version, according to a new clinical trial.

The study involved...

25 Mar
You've Had Foot Surgery: How Long Until You're Active Again?

You've Had Foot Surgery: How Long Until You're Active Again?

Most people who have had major foot surgery are able to return to the activities they enjoy, but it may take a long time, new research suggests.

The study included 82 adult patients who had surgery to correct a form of "

24 Mar
Men Offered Surgery More Often Than Women When Carpal Tunnel Strikes

Men Offered Surgery More Often Than Women When Carpal Tunnel Strikes

Men are more likely than women to be offered surgery to ease carpal tunnel syndrome, but a small new study from one hospital suggests that gender may have nothing to do with the disparity.

Instead, the difference may exist because the condition tends to be more severe i...

24 Mar
Black Patients Less Happy With Care After Knee, Hip Replacement

Black Patients Less Happy With Care After Knee, Hip Replacement

Recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery can be tough for anyone, but a new study from one hospital showed that Black patients were less likely than white patients to be satis...

22 Mar
Knee Replacement in Folks Over 80: Less Risky Than You Think

Knee Replacement in Folks Over 80: Less Risky Than You Think

Knee replacement surgery is increasingly common among people over 80 sidelined with knee pain, and the procedure isn't as hazardous for them as often assumed.

That's the main message from a new study of more than 1.7 million seniors who underwent knee replacement surgery...

22 Mar
People With Scars Are Their Own Toughest Critics: Study

People With Scars Are Their Own Toughest Critics: Study

Scars from facial surgery look worse to skin cancer patients themselves than to others, so it's important for surgeons to prepare patients beforehand, researchers say.

Doctors can help by outlining the healing process and explaining what their scars will look like in the...

19 Mar
When Is It Time for a Knee Replacement?

When Is It Time for a Knee Replacement?

Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common procedures in the United States, with more than 790,000 performed each year.

Deciding the time for knee replacement needs to b...

09 Mar
Upcoming Surgery Worry You? Poll Says You're Not Alone

Upcoming Surgery Worry You? Poll Says You're Not Alone

Many older Americans have concerns about elective surgery beforehand, but most who go through with it are satisfied with the outcome, a new survey finds.

Elect...

03 Mar
Blood Test Marker Could Gauge Risks After Heart Surgery

Blood Test Marker Could Gauge Risks After Heart Surgery

About 2 million adults worldwide undergo heart surgery each year, and checking blood levels of a certain protein could help assess their risk of death within 30 days, a new study shows.

Blood tests to check levels of

01 Mar
Had Hernia Surgery? You May Need Another

Had Hernia Surgery? You May Need Another

If you've had hernia repair surgery and you think you've solved your medical issue for good, you might be wrong.

A hernia occurs when an internal organ pushes through a weak region of muscle or tissue, often creating a noticeable bulge. Hernias typically do not improve w...

04 Feb
Red Cross Says Blood Shortage Is Worst in a Decade

Red Cross Says Blood Shortage Is Worst in a Decade

The American Red Cross is pleading for donors as it grapples with its worst blood shortage in more than a decade.

The shortage poses a risk to patient care because doctors are forced to make decisions about which patients receive blood transfusions and which ones must wa...

28 Jan
Pre-Op Treatment May Be Advance Against Deadly Liver Cancers

Pre-Op Treatment May Be Advance Against Deadly Liver Cancers

When delivering a liver cancer diagnosis, Dr. Thomas Marron pulls no punches: "Liver cancer is one of the deadliest cancers," he tells patients.

Jeffrey Foster heard a similar message loud and clear when he was first diagnosed by another doctor with hepatocellular carcin...

28 Jan
In a First, a Robot Performs Laparoscopic Surgery on Pig Without Human Help

In a First, a Robot Performs Laparoscopic Surgery on Pig Without Human Help

A robot performed challenging keyhole surgery on pigs without any human help in what could be a major step toward fully automated surgery on people.

"Our findings show that we can automate one of the most intricate and delicate tasks in surgery: the reconnection of two e...

27 Jan
Hospital Defends Decision to Deny Heart Transplant to Unvaccinated Man

Hospital Defends Decision to Deny Heart Transplant to Unvaccinated Man

In response to claims that a man was denied a heart transplant because he refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston said Wednesday that its transplant policies mirror those used across the United States.

In a crowdfunding appeal f...

27 Jan
Almost 1 in 10 U.S. Lung Transplants Now Due to COVID

Almost 1 in 10 U.S. Lung Transplants Now Due to COVID

COVID-19 is changing medicine in yet another way: A new study finds that patients with COVID-related lung damage now account for nearly one in 10 lung transplants in the United States.

The researchers analyzed data on more than 3,000 lung transplants nationwide between A...

24 Jan
Are Pins or a Cast Better for a Broken Wrist?

Are Pins or a Cast Better for a Broken Wrist?

A cast is as good as metal pins for treating a broken wrist, researchers report.

A broken wrist in which bone fragments move out of their normal alignment is called a displaced wrist fra...

19 Jan
Is a Night in the Hospital Necessary After Hip, Knee Replacement?

Is a Night in the Hospital Necessary After Hip, Knee Replacement?

For many people undergoing total hip or knee replacement, same-day surgery is a safe option, new research shows.

Among folks in overall good health, the study of nearly 1.8 million patients found similar post-op complication rates among those who had outpatient joint rep...

28 Dec
Exercise Soon After Breast Plastic Surgery Is Safe, Healthy

Exercise Soon After Breast Plastic Surgery Is Safe, Healthy

While some plastic surgeons recommend no exercise for weeks after breast augmentation, new research suggests the ban may not be necessary.

17 Dec
Are Opioid Painkillers Needed Weeks After Heart Surgery? Maybe Not

Are Opioid Painkillers Needed Weeks After Heart Surgery? Maybe Not

Recovery from heart surgery can bring some pain. But a new study suggests patients don't need potentially addictive prescription opioids to control that post-op discomfor...

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