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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

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

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

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

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

Better Pain Relief After Knee Replacement Surgery?

Blood Test Might Predict Speed of Recovery From Surgery: Study

Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women

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

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

Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests

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.

Daytime May Be Better for Gallbladder Removal

Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study

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

Doctor-Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss

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 Often Not Needed, Study Finds

Dulled Sense of Taste May Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Results

Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study

Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey

Episiotomies on the Decline for U.S. Births

Exercise After Weight-Loss Surgery Yields Added Health Gains

Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

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

FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids

FDA Approves New Device to Treat Obesity

FDA Moves Female Incontinence Device to 'High Risk' Status

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds

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

Health Tip: Recovering After Knee Replacement

Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

Hernia Repair Recovery Often Longer Than Expected

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

Home Visits May Help Heart Bypass Patients Fare Better

Hospital's Efforts to Boost Patient Safety Pay Off

Imaging Tests May Help Stem Amputations for Circulatory Disorder

Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: Study

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

Infection Most Likely Cause of Hospital Readmission After Surgery

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

In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee

Internal Tissue Adhesive Approved

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

Knee Replacement Surgeries Rising With Obesity Rates

Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients

Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

Less Commonly Used Obesity Surgery Tied to More Weight Loss

Less May Be More When It Comes to Gallbladder Surgery

Live Liver Transplants Seem Safe, Effective for Sudden Liver Failure

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

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

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

Many Anesthesiologists Fail to Wash Hands, Study Shows

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

Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout

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

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

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

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

More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes

More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced

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

More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study

Most Minor Cosmetic Procedures Safe, Study Concludes

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

Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study

New Blood Pump System Approved

New Colon Polyp Removal Method May Be Easier on Patients

New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain

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

Outcomes Vary With Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement

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

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

'Prehabilitation' Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery

Preventing Emergency Surgeries Could Save $1 Billion

Preventive Steroids May Not Help Heart Bypass

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

Recovery From Bunion Surgery Faster Than in Past

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

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

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

Shoulder Surgery Gets NFL Players Back in the Game

Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Growing Kids

Skipping Surgery May Work for Some Rectal Cancer Patients: Study

Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds

Some Injured Kidneys May Be OK for Transplant, Study Finds

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

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

Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study

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 Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

Study Finds Steroids May Not Be Helpful After Infant Liver Surgery

Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Study Questions Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery

Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries

Study: Vigorous Exercise Seems Safe for Heart Transplant Recipients

Summer's a Great Time for Tonsil Removal

Surgery Doubted as a Migraine Reliever

Surgery Not Better for Spine Narrowing, Study Finds

Surgery Patients Might Not Need Sedative Before Anesthesia

Surgery Seldom Needed When Older Person Breaks Upper Arm: Study

Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study

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

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 May Trigger Weight Gain

Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study

Treatment Delays for Many Who Need Gallbladder Surgery: Study

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

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

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

Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

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

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

Weight-Loss Surgery May Extend Lives, Study Finds

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent Heart Rhythm Disorder

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

Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression

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

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups

Wireless ECG Speeds Up Heart Attack Treatments, Study Shows

Women With Breast Cancer Genes More Likely to Choose Extensive Surgery

Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery

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