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2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

2 Surgeries Work Equally Well for Female Incontinence, Study Finds

3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear

Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds

Air Travel Safe After Chest Surgery, Surgeon Says

Amnesia Patient's Brain Helps Illuminate How Memory Works

Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds

Anesthesia Type May Affect Recovery From Hip Fracture Repair

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

'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

Aspirin May Not Protect Heart After Non-Cardiac Surgeries: Study

Blood Test Might Predict Speed of Recovery From Surgery: Study

Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery

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

Burnout Common Among Transplant Surgeons, Study Reveals

Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for the Obese?

Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says

Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone

Chemo for Advanced Breast Cancer Might Be Enough

Chest Implant Might Help With Hard-to-Treat Sleep Apnea

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

Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery

Common Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Risks for Surgery Patients

Complication Rate After Adult Tonsillectomy Higher Than Thought

Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study

Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments

Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says

Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S.

C-Section Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Obesity: Study

Daytime May Be Better for Gallbladder Removal

Death Rate After Hip, Knee Replacements Has Dropped Sharply: Study

Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study

Delaying Kid's Knee Surgery Could Be a Bad Play, Study Finds

Dissolving 'Scaffolds' Could Help Treat Leg Artery Disease

'Doctor, Please Review This Checklist Before My Surgery'

Doctor-Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss

Doctors May Need to Revise How They Evaluate Breast Biopsy Results

Doctors Regrow Large Areas of Muscle Lost in Injured Soldiers

'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds

Does Timing Play a Role in Survival After Hospital Admission, Surgery?

Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds

Double Mastectomy May Benefit Some Women With Inherited Breast Cancer

Double Mastectomy Often Not Needed, Study Finds

Dulled Sense of Taste May Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Results

Ear Tubes May Not Have Long-Term Benefits for Kids With Ear Infections

Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study

Epilepsy Surgery Improves Patients' Lives, Research Finds

Experimental Eyewear Helps Surgeons 'See' Cancer, Study Says

Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids

FDA Moves Female Incontinence Device to 'High Risk' Status

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

'Gastric Banding' Patients Often Have Dietary Issues, Study Finds

Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease

Gene Therapy May Restore Sight in People With Rare Blinding Disease

Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks

Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy

Health Tip: Recovering After Knee Replacement

Health Tip: Returning to Normal After Hip Replacement

Healthy Blood Flow Seen a Year After Face Transplants

Hernia Repair Recovery Often Longer Than Expected

'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study

Hip Replacement Safe for Patients in Their 90s, Study Finds

Home Visits May Help Heart Bypass Patients Fare Better

Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women

Hospital Safety Improves for Heart Patients, Study Finds

Hospital-Related Infections Hit Nearly 650,000 Patients in 2011: CDC

Hospital's Efforts to Boost Patient Safety Pay Off

'House' TV Series Leads to Real-Life Diagnosis

Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: Study

Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds

Infections Rare in Outpatient Surgery Procedures, Study Finds

Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds

Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery

Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?

J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market

Key Questions to Ask Before Surgery

Kidney Injury During Surgery Tied to Risk of Heart Problems

Knee Ligament Tears Don't Permanently Sideline Most College Football Players

Knee Replacement Surgeries Rising With Obesity Rates

Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis

Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients

Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

Less May Be More When It Comes to Gallbladder Surgery

Lung Cancer Surgery May Be Safest at High-Volume Hospitals, Study Finds

Lymph Node Test a Good Strategy for Melanoma: Study

Many Anesthesiologists Fail to Wash Hands, Study Shows

Many Patients Have Pain After Heart Surgery, Study Finds

Many Women Still Have Pain One Year After Breast Cancer Surgery

Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery

Men Feel More Pain After Major Surgeries, Study Finds

Men With Prostate Cancer May Not Always Get Best Advice

Mesh for Hernia Repair Reduces Recurrence, Study Suggests

Might Stomach Artery Treatment Be Future Weight-Loss Tool?

More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes

More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment

Most Minor Cosmetic Procedures Safe, Study Concludes

Nail-Gun Injuries on the Rise Among Construction Workers

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

Necks, Butts Growth Areas for U.S. Plastic Surgeons

Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study

New Colon Polyp Removal Method May Be Easier on Patients

New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart

New Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Ease Chronic Heartburn

Ob/Gyn Groups Issue Guidelines to Lower C-Section Rates

Older Patients May Fare Better in Trauma Centers That Treat More of Their Peers

Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study

Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease

Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery

Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors

Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment

Partial Skull Removal May Save Older Patients' Lives After Massive Stroke

Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant

Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients

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

Post-Surgical Tests Might Help Spot Colon Cancer's Return

'Prehabilitation' Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery

Prescription Eardrops Seem Best for Kids With Recurrent Ear Infection: Study

Preventive Steroids May Not Help Heart Bypass

Radiation Before Surgery May Improve Survival From Rare Lung Cancer

Radiation May Equal Surgery, With Easier Recovery, for Cancerous Lymph Nodes

Removal of Faulty Mesh for Incontinence May Not Improve Women's Symptoms

Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Review Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Safe and Effective

Safety Checklists for Surgery May Not Lower Deaths, Complications: Study

Salamanders May Hold Clues to Human Scar Healing

Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant

Scientists Use Fishing Line, Thread to Make Artificial Muscles

Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

Shoulder Surgery Gets NFL Players Back in the Game

Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Growing Kids

Smoking Tied to Higher Post-Op Medical Costs

Some Hip-Replacement Parts Not Proven Safe or Effective: Study

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

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

Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries

Study Compares Tissue-Based or Mechanical Replacement Heart Valves

Study Examines Effort to Preserve Voice During Thyroid Surgery

Study Finds Steroids May Not Be Helpful After Infant Liver Surgery

Study Finds Tonsillectomy Just as Safe for Adults as Kids

Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Study Questions Safety of Common Anesthesia Drug

Study Questions Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery

Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries

Study Questions Value of Common Knee Surgery

Study: Vigorous Exercise Seems Safe for Heart Transplant Recipients

Summer's a Great Time for Tonsil Removal

Surge in Thyroid Cancer Cases May Be Due to Overdiagnoses: Study

Surgeons' Group Gives Gift of New Hips, Knees to Uninsured

Surgery Doubted as a Migraine Reliever

Surgery May Benefit Younger Prostate Cancer Patients

Surgery Might Top Drugs as First Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study

Surgery With Follow-Up Radiation Best for Tongue Cancer: Study

Surgical 'Glue' May Help Repair Sick Children's Hearts

Surgical Outcomes Worse for People on Medicaid: Study

Sutures Bested Staples After C-Section in Study

Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study

'Tommy John' Surgery Gets Major League Pitchers Back on the Mound

Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

Transfusions Risky During Certain Heart Procedures, Study Finds

Treatment Costs Vary for U.S. Children Born With Heart Defects

Treatment Delays for Many Who Need Gallbladder Surgery: Study

Type of Surgical Anesthesia Might Influence Prostate Cancer's Return

U.S. Children's Hospitals Vary Widely In Tonsillectomy Care

Untreated Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Surgical Complications: Study

Varicose Vein Treatments All Work, but Aren't Quite Equal

Very Special Delivery: Unused U.S. Surgical Supplies

Voice Changes May Follow 'Nose Job' in Some Patients

Weight Loss May Boost Success of Joint-Replacement Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study

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

Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Type 2 Diabetes Long-Term

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent Heart Rhythm Disorder

Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression

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

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Help Mild Knee Pain

Whites More Likely to Undergo Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

Wireless ECG Speeds Up Heart Attack Treatments, Study Shows

Women More Open to Weight-Loss Surgery

Women With Breast Cancer Genes More Likely to Choose Extensive Surgery

Young Pro Pitchers May Face Higher Risk of 'Tommy John' Surgery: Study