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1 in 4 Breast Cancer Lumpectomies Requires Follow-Up Surgery

A Tired Surgeon Still a Good Surgeon, Study Finds

After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician Assistants Help

Amputee 'Feels' With Bionic Fingertip

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

Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Mental Decline, Study Finds

Antibiotic Resistance Could Threaten Surgery, Chemo Patients

Antibiotics May Not Help After 'Complicated' Appendectomy

Antibiotics Often Enough for Kids' Appendicitis

Antipsychotics Don't Ease Delirium in Hospitalized Patients

Appendicitis Can Often Be Treated With Antibiotics

Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?

Arm Artery Access Safer for Angioplasty, Review Finds

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

Bridion Approved to Reverse Effects of Surgical Drugs

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

Celebrity Cases May Help Spur Rise in Double Mastectomies

Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass

Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says

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 Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn?

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

Doctors Report on Success of Throat Reconstruction

Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some

Drugs May Be as Good as Surgery for Chronic Sinusitis

Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds

Emergency Surgery Patients Often Wind Up Back in Hospital: Study

Emergency Surgery Risky Business in Poor Countries

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

First U.S. Uterus Transplant Patient Grateful for Chance to Have Children

Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study

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

Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery

Health Tip: Take Charge of Your Health

Heart Attack Treatment Often Delayed for Former Bypass Patients

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

High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit From Surgery

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

How Important Is Surgeon's Skill for Weight-Loss Surgery Outcomes?

How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery

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

Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than Surgery

Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study

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

Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk?

Knee Replacement Brings Less Pain, Better Function

Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Knee Replacement Patients May Be Able to Hit the Shower Sooner

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

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

Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients

Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study Finds

Marijuana Extract Ill-Suited for Preventing Nausea After Surgery

Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds

Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer

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

Men, Avoid Impotence Drugs Before Surgery

Mild Appendicitis Complication Rates Similar for Surgery, Antibiotics

More American Women Opting for Mastectomy, Study Finds

More Americans Getting Knees Replaced, And at Younger Ages

More Americans Opting for Butt Implants, Lifts

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 Teen Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Elbow Surgery: Study

More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test

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 Nervous Eye Surgery Patients

New Cooling Technique Might Aid Brain Surgery: Study

New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls

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

New Type of Weight-Loss Surgery May Be Less Risky, Cheaper

Nipple-Preserving Mastectomies Appear Safe for High-Risk Women: Study

Nitrous Oxide OK During Surgery for People With Heart Disease

No Need to Stop Taking Statins Before Surgery, Study Finds

No Statins Before Heart Surgery, Study Suggests

Not All Large Breast Tumors Warrant Mastectomy, Study Says

Obesity Linked to More Severe Bone, Joint Injuries

Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health Disorders

Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

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

Only Half of Rectal Cancer Patients Get Recommended Treatment: Study

Organ Recipients at Raised Risk of Cancer Death, Study Finds

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

Patients Have Many Options When Faced With Gallbladder Disease

Penis Reconstructions 'Life-Altering' for Men, Studies Show

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

Preventive Mastectomies Triple Among U.S. Women With Cancer in One Breast

Preventive Mastectomy May Not Boost Sense of Well-Being

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth

Radiation May Help After Surgery for 'Soft-Tissue' Cancers

Removing All Visible Cancer Is Key to Treating Aggressive Brain Tumors

Restoring Blood Flow Beats Exercise for Poor Leg Circulation

Resuming Blood Pressure Meds After Surgery Linked to Better Outcomes

Robots Stake Their Claim in the Operating Room

Rule Changes Might Lead to More Lung Transplants for Kids

Rural Hospitals Often Safer, Cheaper for Common Surgeries: Study

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

Scientists Use Stem Cells to Correct Infant Cataracts

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

Some 9/11 First Responders Suffer Severe Sinus Problems: Study

Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients

Some Women Face Geographic Barriers to Breast Reconstruction

Spinal Fusion Not Always Necessary for Back Pain, Studies Say

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

Steroid Shot for Hip Pain May Carry Infection Risk If Too Close to Surgery

Study Finds Shortage of Surgeries in World's Poorest Countries

Study Pinpoints Best Timing for Rectal Cancer Surgery

Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients

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

Surgeons' Experience Matters With Thyroid Removal

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, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: 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 7 Deadliest Emergency General Surgeries

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

Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery

'Til Weight Loss Do Us Part?

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: 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

Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery

'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 Good Cholesterol in Obese Boys

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 Gets People Moving, Study Shows

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes

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 Control Type 2 Diabetes in Long Run

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People's Lives: Study

Weight-Loss Surgery May Trim Health Care Costs

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

With Early Breast Cancer, Targeted Radiation Shows Promise

With Liposuction, Weight Should Guide Fat Removal Limits: Study

Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood

Woman Who Had 1st U.S. Uterus Transplant Loses the Organ Due to Complication

Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized