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1 in 5 Medicare Patients Faces Delay in Melanoma Surgery: Study

3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing

A Tired Surgeon Still a Good Surgeon, Study Finds

After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician Assistants Help

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds

Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study Finds

Angelina Jolie's Choice Not Uncommon for Women With Cancer Gene

Antibiotic Resistance Could Threaten Surgery, Chemo Patients

Antibiotics May Not Help After 'Complicated' Appendectomy

Antibiotics Often Enough for Kids' Appendicitis

Appendicitis Can Often Be Treated With Antibiotics

Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?

Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests?

Arm Artery Access Safer for Angioplasty, Review Finds

Better Diabetes Blood Sugar Management Leads to Fewer Eye Surgeries

Better Sex Life May Be a Weight-Loss Surgery Bonus

Blood Donors Needed After East Coast Storm: Red Cross

Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery

Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery?

Breast Cancer Surgery Now Often Involves Fewer Lymph Nodes

Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations

Bridion Approved to Reverse Effects of Surgical Drugs

Calorie Burn Boost May Be Weight-Loss Surgery's Secret

Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass

Clowning Around May Be Good Medicine for Kids Facing Surgery

Common Shoulder Injury Heals Well Without Surgery: Study

Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Tolerance for Alcohol

Complications From Tummy Tucks Exceed Other Cosmetic Surgeries

Could a Scan Someday Replace Lymph Node Biopsy?

Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?

Could Implanted Sensor Revolutionize Brain Monitoring?

CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study

Dangers of Vaginal Mesh Surgery for Incontinence May Be Overstated: Study

Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections

Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Threatens Recovery

Diabetes Should Be a Factor in Weight-Loss Surgery Decision: Study

Doctors Can Cut Back on Antibiotics After Abdominal Surgery: Study

Doctors Often Flub Achilles Tendon Diagnosis, Review Finds

Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

Doctors Rally in Support of Fibroid Device Curbed by FDA

Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some

Drugs May Be as Good as Surgery for Chronic Sinusitis

Emergency Surgery Patients Often Wind Up Back in Hospital: Study

Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey

Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's Disease

Extracting Clot Beats Clot-Busting Drug Alone in Study of Stroke Patients

Face-lifts Seem to Do Little to Boost Self-Esteem: Study

'Fat Grafting' Widely Used During Facelift Surgery

FDA Approves Redesign of Endoscope Tied to Infections

FDA Tightens Rules for Using Mesh Implants in Women's Surgery

Firefighter Receives Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever

For Early Breast Cancer, More U.S. Women Choose Less Invasive Treatment

For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough

Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study Suggests

Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery

Health Tip: Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Heart Attack Treatment Often Delayed for Former Bypass Patients

Heart Valve Patients Who Manage Their Own Blood Thinners May Do Better

Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit From Surgery

Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age, Study Finds

How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery

How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work?

Hundreds With HIV Could Donate Organs to Others With HIV: Study

Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than Surgery

Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study

Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee

Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?

Knee Replacement Brings Less Pain, Better Function

Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say

Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study Finds

Less-Invasive Repair of Aortic Aneurysm Better in Short Term: Study

Less-Invasive Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer

Lifts, Tucks Often Follow Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

Live Liver Transplants Seem Safe, Effective for Sudden Liver Failure

Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery

Low Cancer Risk With Device Used to Remove Fibroids, Study Finds

Low-Cost Mosquito Mesh Good Alternative for Hernia Repair in Poor Countries: Study

Lumpectomy Plus Radiation May Beat Mastectomy for Early Breast Cancer

Lung Cancer Surgery Rates Differ Widely Between States

Manual Clot Removal After Heart Attack May Not Help, Could Harm

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal

Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study Finds

Many May Be OK to Drive 2 Weeks After Getting New Hip: Study

Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout

Marijuana Extract Ill-Suited for Preventing Nausea After Surgery

Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds

Medication Errors Seen in Half of All Operations in Study

Meet Vincent, the Cat With the Titanium Legs

Melanoma Treatment May Not Always Require Extensive Lymph Node Removal

More Americans Getting Knees Replaced, And at Younger Ages

More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study

More Evidence That General Anesthesia May Affect Young Brains

More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes

More Men With Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed

More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced

More Teen Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Elbow Surgery: Study

Most Don't Need 'Bridging' When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily

Most of World's People Lack Access to Safe Cancer Surgery: Report

Mountain Biker Survives After Neck Impaled by Tree Branch

MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study

Music Soothes Cats During Surgery

New Blood Pump System Approved

New Imaging Technique 'Lights Up' Cancer Cells in Early Trial

New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study

Nitrous Oxide OK During Surgery for People With Heart Disease

No Need to Stop Taking Statins Before Surgery, Study Finds

Not All Large Breast Tumors Warrant Mastectomy, Study Says

Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows

Obesity Linked to More Severe Bone, Joint Injuries

Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health Disorders

Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery

Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

'Older' Blood Poses No Harm to Heart Surgery Patients: Study

Older Donated Blood Safe for Heart Surgery Patients, Study Finds

Organ Recipients at Raised Risk of Cancer Death, Study Finds

Outcomes Vary With Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement

Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study

Patient Care Doesn't Suffer When Surgical Residents Work More: Study

Patients Have Many Options When Faced With Gallbladder Disease

Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says

Placing Large Catheter in Vein Under Collarbone Best, Study Finds

Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids

Poor Patients May Be More Likely to Die After Heart Surgery: Study

Post-Op Bacterial Infection Raises Odds for Complications, Death

Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study

Prompt Treatment of Kidney Stones Keeps Costs Down: Study

Raplixa Approved to Control Surgical Bleeding

Recovery From Bunion Surgery Faster Than in Past

Removing All Visible Cancer Is Key to Treating Aggressive Brain Tumors

Resuming Blood Pressure Meds After Surgery Linked to Better Outcomes

Rule Changes Might Lead to More Lung Transplants for Kids

Safe to Use Blood Thinner Before Major Cancer Surgery, Study Finds

Second 'Tommy John' Surgery Is No Win for Pitchers

Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study

Side Effects Seen With One Method of Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

Sinus Surgery May Also Ease Sleep Apnea

Small Number of Doctors Trigger Big Share of Malpractice Payouts

Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds

Smokers May Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers for Surgery

Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study

Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients

Some Injured Kidneys May Be OK for Transplant, Study Finds

Some Women Face Geographic Barriers to Breast Reconstruction

Statins Aid Bypass Surgery Recovery, Research Shows

Statins Might Reduce Complications After Major Lung Surgery

Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain

Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study

Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

Study Pinpoints Best Timing for Rectal Cancer Surgery

Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients

Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

Study Ties Essure Birth Control Implant to Greater Need for Reoperation

Study: Tissue Heart Valves Seem Best for Middle-Aged Patients

Suicide Risk May Rise for Some After Weight-Loss Surgery

Surgeon's Calming Words May Ease Stress of Surgery

Surgeon's Experience Tied to Success of Thyroid Removal: Study

Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study

Surgery May Beat Radiation for Men With Early Stage Prostate Cancer

Surgery May Boost Survival in Certain Advanced Lung Cancers

Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends

Surgery May Raise Survival With Advanced Melanoma: Study

Surgery Not Always Needed for Early Form of Breast Cancer: Study

Surgery Patients Like Online Follow-up, Study Finds

Surgery Patients Might Not Need Sedative Before Anesthesia

Surgery Seldom Needed When Older Person Breaks Upper Arm: Study

Surgical Safety Checklists May Shorten Hospital Stays, Save Lives

Survival Improves for Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer

Technology May Help Surgeons Tell Brain Cancer From Healthy Tissue

The Long and (Financial) Short of Fixing Leg Length Differences

Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery

Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands

'Til Weight Loss Do Us Part?

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study

Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study

Too Much Traffic in OR May Put Patients at Risk, Study Finds

Transgender Transition Costs Make Economic Sense: Study

Tuning Into Your Favorite Music May Boost Post-Op Recovery

Using Same Hospital for Complications After Surgery Lowers Death Risk: Study

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients

Weight Loss Fights Liver Condition, No Matter How It's Done

Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens' Mental Health

Weight May Influence Outcomes After Lung Cancer Surgery

Weight-Loss Surgery Can Bring Couples Closer, Small Study Finds

Weight-Loss Surgery Lowered Risk of Heart Attack, Type 2 Diabetes in Study

Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Weight-Loss Surgery May Bring Long-Term Benefits to Very Obese Teens

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others

Weight-Loss Surgery May Trim Health Care Costs

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups

Weight-Loss Surgery Often Brings Less Painful Joints: Study

Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits May Fade With Time, Study Suggests

When and Where of Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Vitamin D Levels

When New Doctors 'Train' During Surgery, Risks Don't Rise: Study

Where You're Treated for Heart Attack Matters

Whole Blood Best for Youngest Heart Surgery Patients: Study

Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery?

'Wiser' Surgeries for Those With Terminal Cancers

With Liposuction, Weight Should Guide Fat Removal Limits: Study

Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood

Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery