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

3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing

A Tired Surgeon Still a Good Surgeon, Study Finds

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds

Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds

Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain

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

Appendicitis Can Often Be Treated With Antibiotics

Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?

Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests?

Better Diabetes Blood Sugar Management Leads to Fewer Eye Surgeries

Better Pain Relief After Knee Replacement Surgery?

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery?

Breast Cancer Surgery Now Often Involves Fewer Lymph Nodes

Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women

Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations

Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study

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

Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Child's Appendix More Likely to Rupture in Regions Short of Surgeons

Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass

Clowning Around May Be Good Medicine for Kids Facing Surgery

Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests

Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Tolerance for Alcohol

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

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

Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study

Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Threatens Recovery

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

Doctor-Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss

Doctors Can Cut Back on Antibiotics After Abdominal Surgery: Study

Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

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

Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some

Dulled Sense of Taste May Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Results

Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey

Episiotomies on the Decline for U.S. Births

Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's Disease

Exercise After Weight-Loss Surgery Yields Added Health Gains

'Fat Grafting' Widely Used During Facelift Surgery

FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids

FDA Approves New Device to Treat Obesity

Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds

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

Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says

Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy

Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery

Health Tip: Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

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

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

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

Imaging Tests May Help Stem Amputations for Circulatory Disorder

Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study

Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

Infection Most Likely Cause of Hospital Readmission After Surgery

In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee

Internal Tissue Adhesive Approved

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 Commonly Used Obesity Surgery Tied to More Weight Loss

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

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

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

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal

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

Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

Medicare Patients Aren't Benefitting From Surgical Report Cards: Study

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

More Than 2 Million Years of Life Saved With Organ Transplants, Experts Estimate

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study

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

Most Minor Cosmetic Procedures Safe, Study Concludes

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

Nearly 1 in 20 Cancer Patients Die Within Month of Surgery: Study

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile in 'Real World' Setting

New Blood Pump System Approved

New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain

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

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

Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery

Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

Older Donated Blood Safe for Heart Surgery Patients, Study Finds

Outcomes Vary With Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement

Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study

Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors

Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment

Patients Given Less Blood During Surgery Do Fine, Study Reports

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

Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade, Survey Shows

Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study

'Prehabilitation' Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery

Preventing Emergency Surgeries Could Save $1 Billion

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

Salamanders May Hold Clues to Human Scar Healing

Scans May Spot People Who'll Benefit From Surgery for OCD

Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant

Second 'Tommy John' Surgery Is No Win for Pitchers

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

Sinus Surgery May Also Ease Sleep Apnea

Skipping Surgery May Work for Some Rectal Cancer Patients: Study

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 Injured Kidneys May Be OK for Transplant, Study Finds

Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study

Statins Might Reduce Complications After Major Lung Surgery

Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries

Stem Cell Therapy Fixes Post-Surgical Airway Abnormality

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain

Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study

Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries

Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients

Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study

Surgery May Boost Survival in Certain Advanced Lung Cancers

Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends

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

Surgery Not Better for Spine Narrowing, Study Finds

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

Technology May Help Surgeons Tell Brain Cancer From Healthy Tissue

Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery

Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands

Time Spent in the OR May Be Linked to Blood Clots, Study Shows

Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study

Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study

Tuning In to Music May Ease Kids' Post-Op Pain, Study Finds

Tuning Into Your Favorite Music May Boost Post-Op Recovery

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

Very Special Delivery: Unused U.S. Surgical Supplies

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

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

Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Study Shows

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

Weight-Loss Surgery May Extend Lives, Study Finds

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study

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

Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups

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

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?

Wireless ECG Speeds Up Heart Attack Treatments, Study Shows

'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