Surgery
In rare surgery, hospital swaps man's lost thumb for a big toe  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 hours
The cobbler thought he'd never work again, but the strange surgery saved his hand function. more
Study: Cosmetic nose surgery may make a woman look up to three years younger  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
From face-lifts to facials and fillers, there's no shortage of ways to reduce the inevitable signs of aging. But there's... more
Research favors the use of surgical aortic valve replacement in young and middle-aged adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
While transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) continues to expand its pool of eligible patients, open heart surgery- resulting in excellent... more
Patients can be discharged 3 days after open heart surgery without increased risk for complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Patients who undergo open heart surgery and head home 3 days later are not at increased risk for... more
New technology enhances visualization of lung cancer tissue, helps improve patient outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
A groundbreaking tumor-highlighting technology- OTL38- enhances the visualization of lung cancer tissue, providing surgeons with a significantly better chance of finding and removing more... more
Study looks into the virome of early stage, p16-positive OPSCC and neck metastasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
In this prospective study, a pan-pathogen microarray was used to determine the virome of early stage, p16-positive OPSCC and neck metastasis treated... more
Mount Sinai surgeons perform first-ever spinal tethering surgery in New York City  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Mount Sinai surgeons have performed the first-ever spinal tethering surgery in New York City to correct idiopathic scoliosis-;a sideways curvature in the spine-;in children... more
Bariatric surgery may reduce risk of developing colorectal cancer by one-third  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Weight loss surgery may reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer by one-third, according to an analysis of all relevant published studies. more
Study: Weight loss surgery may reduce risk of heart failure, hypertension and early death  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Compared with routine care, weight loss surgery was linked with a reduced risk of hypertension, heart failure, and early death... more
First-of-its-kind technology lights up lung cancer cells, helps improve patient outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A groundbreaking tumor-highlighting technology -- OTL38 -- enhances the visualization of lung cancer tissue, providing surgeons with a significantly better chance of finding and removing more... more
Surgeon General urges people to stop smoking  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Smoking has been proven to be bad for health, causing a string of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, lung illness, and cancer. In the 2020 Surgeon General report from the U.S. Department of Health... more
Study: Benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida continue through school age  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida, a procedure pioneered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in 1997, continue through... more
Elagolix drug suppresses ovarian hormone production, prevents heavy menstrual bleeding  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
About 50 % of women with uterine fibroids--non-cancerous muscle tumors that grow in the uterus--experience heavy menstrual bleeding and other symptoms. Surgery is commonly recommended when these symptoms... more
Our biological clock plays crucial role in healing from surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
If you have just had knee, shoulder or hip surgery, you may want to take anti-inflammatories in the morning or at noon, but not at night. A new... more
Pain management program uses new approach to reduce narcotic prescriptions after surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Surgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital are stemming the tide of addiction to prescription opioids by managing patients' pain after surgery. more
Study: Non-medical cannabis use is more common in adults suffering from pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons found that non-medical cannabis use--including frequent or problematic use--is significantly... more
Researchers evaluate the success of surgical stabilization of rib fractures  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
When an arm snaps, a leg cracks or a wrist twists, physicians set the bone to ensure it heals properly and with as little discomfort to the patient... more
Circadian clock genes are involved in healing from surgery, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
If you have just had knee, shoulder or hip surgery, you may want to take anti-inflammatories in the morning or at noon, but not at night. more
Surgical complications are much more likely in smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new study shows that smoking tobacco puts you at a greatly increased risk for complications after surgery. This includes heart and lung damage, poor wound healing and a higher chance of... more
Powerful combination of experimental drugs reverses osteoarthritis in rats  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
People with osteoarthritis, or "wear and tear" arthritis, have limited treatment options: pain relievers or joint replacement surgery. more
Powered medical devices offer benefits to surgeons  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Many people still have a classical view of surgery —skilled surgeons in scrubs manually cutting, inspecting and sewing patients back up again. However, surgery equipment has come a long way. more
Why advanced bladder cancer still remains as deadly as it was 30 years ago?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Despite research showing that aggressive treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can extend the lives of and even cure patients... more
Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI disorders. Many of these have to be removed by endoscopic surgery once... more
Prehabilitation for surgery patients may help reduce length of hospital stay, overall costs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An inexpensive program to help surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation may help reduce overall costs and... more
Virtual PT after knee replacement provides good outcomes with lower costs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A virtual system for in-home physical therapy (PT) provides good outcomes for patients undergoing rehabilitation following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) - with lower costs than traditional... more
Helping patients prep mind and body for surgery pays off  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An inexpensive program to help surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation may help reduce overall costs and get them home faster, according to... more
Teen who fled with mom to avoid cancer surgery has operation  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An Oregon teenager who was taken out of state by her mother to avoid surgery for a rare type of liver cancer has had the operation... more
Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study that analyses the outcomes of many thousands of patients who had bariatric surgery reports that repeat hospitalization is much more likely with those... more
'Coolsculpting' inventors develop new non-surgical method for targeting fat  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers are developing a new form 'Coolsculpting' technology that can selectively reduce fat almost anywhere in the body using a safe, injectable ice solution or 'slurry.' more
Number of operations performed in a hospital linked to success of cancer surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Tumors of the colon, so-called colorectal carcinomas, are the second to third most frequent tumors in women and men in Germany. The... more
MGH laboratory develops new technology to reduce fat  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
How cool is this: the Massachusetts General Hospital laboratory that invented cryolipolisis or "Coolsculpting," a popular non-surgical method for reducing fat under the skin, is developing a new form of the technology... more
Delaying Knee Surgery has a Detrimental Impact on Health, a New Study Finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study has revealed that most people who require knee surgery are waiting too long to get it done, and this... more
Study: Only 25% of Medicare patients participate in cardiac rehabilitation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Too few people covered by Medicare participated in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack or acute heart event or surgery, particularly women, the elderly and non-white patients,... more
California rejects unique intersex surgery ban for some kids  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
California have rejected a ban on medically unnecessary treatment for babies born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia more
Study aims to prevent adverse drug reactions in dogs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If not identified before surgery, a rare genetic mutation could result in your dog being exposed to dangerously high levels of anesthetic agents. more
California weighs unique intersex surgery ban for some kids  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
California could become the first state to ban medically unnecessary surgeries on babies born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia more
Preventing adverse drug reactions in dogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
If not identified before surgery, a rare genetic mutation could result in your dog being exposed to dangerously high levels of anesthetic agents. more
A key-hole procedure to treat foot and ankle disorder decreases pain, improves patient outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A minimally invasive procedure to treat a common foot and ankle disorder can reduce pain, recovery time, and postsurgery complications... more
Melanoma patients report 95% satisfaction rate with Mohs surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patients who received Mohs surgery to treat the most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma, reported a 95 percent long-term satisfaction rate with their results, according to a new study... more
Mount Sinai physicians emphasize the importance of early detection, treatment of thyroid disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and physicians from the Hilda and J. Lester Gabrilove Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease and... more
Prenatal exposure to flame retardants may increase risk of reading problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons suggests that prenatal exposure to flame retardants may increase the risk of... more
MGH surgeons perform first-of-its-kind heart transplant in New England  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A team of surgeons and specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital is announcing an achievement in transplant surgery today, having recently performed the largest number of adult heart transplants in the... more
Study finds 95 percent satisfaction rate with Mohs surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Patients who received Mohs surgery to treat the most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma, reported a 95 percent long-term satisfaction rate with their results, according to a new study. more
21-gene recurrence score can aid in radiation decision-making, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study shows that a test physicians commonly used to guide chemotherapy treatment for post-breast cancer surgery patients may also help them decide whether radiation therapy may... more
New closed-loop system provides a way to help individuals with post-bariatric hypoglycemia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Gastric bypass vastly improves the health of the patients who elect to receive the surgery. Post-bariatric hypoglycemia, however, can be a severe complication experienced... more
AAFP releases updated feline retrovirus guidelines to the veterinary community  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On Thursday, January 9, The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) releases updated Feline Retrovirus Testing and Management Guidelines to the veterinary community, which will be published in... more
Peering into the genome of brain tumor  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have created a machine learning method for classifying the mutations of glioma brain tumors based on MR images alone. Thus far, classification has only been possible by tissue sampling during surgery. The new... more
Surgical removal of tumor may boost survival of patients with brainstem high-grade gliomas  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For adult patients with brainstem high-grade gliomas -- one of the rarest and deadliest forms of brain cancer -- surgically removing the... more
New initiative encourages female medical students to specialize in orthopedics  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Women now account for more than half of all medical students in the United States. However, orthopaedic surgery struggles to attract women to the field. more
CU Cancer Center named National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The most important factor predicting the survival of pancreatic cancer patients is whether the cancer can be surgically removed (whether the cancer is "resectable"). more
University of Chicago Medicine vascular surgeon offers tips for healthy arteries and veins  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Our vascular system is our body's unsung hero. Arteries transport nourishing oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout tissues; veins carry the deoxygenated, waste-filled... more
How a Piece of Popcorn Stuck in a Man's Teeth Led to Open-Heart Surgery  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Getting popcorn stuck in your teeth is usually just an annoyance, but for one man in England, it led to... more
New study evaluates effectiveness of weight loss surgery in individuals with obesity, diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers recently conducted the largest study to date to evaluate the effectiveness of weight loss surgery in a Chinese population of individuals... more
New evidence-based clinical practice guideline for nosebleed published  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation published the Clinical Practice Guideline: Nosebleed (Epistaxis) today in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. more
Low intensity pulsed ultrasound selectively targets cancer cells while sparing healthy cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Doctors have used focused ultrasound to destroy tumors in the body without invasive surgery for some time. However, the therapeutic ultrasound used in clinics... more
Ultrasound selectively damages cancer cells when tuned to correct frequencies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Doctors have used focused ultrasound to destroy tumors without invasive surgery for some time. However, the therapeutic ultrasound used in clinics today indiscriminately damages cancer and healthy cells... more
AATS calls for transparency of clinical research data  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In response to continued discussion on the validity of the conclusions of the EXCEL trial comparing coronary stenting to coronary bypass surgery, The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has released a... more
Comparing surgical and non-surgical weight loss procedures  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Losing weight may not be easy, but there are many options available to help with the journey. People often start the weight loss process by trying a commercial diet, like those you see on... more
A new non-surgical approach to lose weight  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Laurie Busa was looking for a new and more successful way to lose weight. As a cardiovascular technologist at Winchester Hospital, she conducts stress tests to measure heart function -; and hoped to serve... more
Medical News Today: Weight loss surgery reduces skin cancer risk  MNT · 3 weeks
Although obesity is a known risk factor for some cancers, its relationship with skin cancer has been harder to pin down. A recent study takes a fresh look. more
Topological mechanics of knots and tangles  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Knots play a fundamental role in the dynamics of biological and physical systems, from DNA to turbulent plasmas, as well as in climbing, weaving, sailing, and surgery. Despite having been studied for centuries, the subtle interplay... more
Bariatric surgery linked to reduction in malignant skin cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Bariatric surgery is associated with a distinct reduction in skin-cancer risk, a study shows. This finding can be described as a key piece of evidence that substantiates the... more
Individualized pelvic physical therapy decreases incontinence, pain in post-prostatectomy patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
For decades, therapy to strengthen pelvic muscles has been the standard treatment for men dealing with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery. But a new study from UT Southwestern's... more
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