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1 in 4 Breast Cancer Lumpectomies Requires Follow-Up Surgery

1 in 5 Ovarian Cancer Patients Doesn't Get Life-Extending Surgery: Study

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study

3-D Printed Model Helps Delicate Kidney Surgery

Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: Study

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

Anesthesia Safe for Kids, Doctors' Group Says

Antibiotics May Not Help After 'Complicated' Appendectomy

Antibiotics Often Enough for Kids' Appendicitis

Antipsychotics Don't Ease Delirium in Hospitalized Patients

Arm Artery Access Safer for Angioplasty, Review Finds

Back Surgery Doesn't Knock All NFL Players Out of the Game: Study

Better Sex Life May Be a Weight-Loss Surgery Bonus

Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures?

Blood Donors Needed After East Coast Storm: Red Cross

Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts

Bridion Approved to Reverse Effects of Surgical Drugs

Can Brain 'Pacemaker' Improve Lives of Head Trauma Patients?

Cancer Surgeons Advise Against Removal of Healthy Breast

Cartilage From Nose Used to Repair Bum Knees

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic

Celebrity Cases May Help Spur Rise in Double Mastectomies

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

Common Surgeries Raise Risk for Opioid Dependence: Study

Complications From Tummy Tucks Exceed Other Cosmetic Surgeries

Cornea Transplants Riskier for Women When They Come From Men?

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?

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth?

Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients

Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety

Do Too Many Lung Cancer Patients Miss Out on Surgery?

Doctors Often Flub Achilles Tendon Diagnosis, Review Finds

Doctors Perform 1st U.S. Living-Donor Uterine Transplant

Doctors Rally in Support of Fibroid Device Curbed by FDA

Doctors Report on Success of Throat Reconstruction

Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

Drugs May Be as Good as Surgery for Chronic Sinusitis

Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds

Elective Surgeries on Fridays Are Safe: Study

Emergency Surgery Patients Often Wind Up Back in Hospital: Study

Emergency Surgery Risky Business in Poor Countries

Encouraging Surgical ICU Patients to Get Moving Pays Off

Extensive Surgery Best for an Aggressive Brain Cancer: Study

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

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

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

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 Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC

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

High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit From Surgery

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

How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery

Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than Surgery

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

Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk?

Is Surgery Always Needed for Meniscal Tears of the Knee?

Knee Replacement Patients May Be Able to Hit the Shower Sooner

Knee Surgery Rarer, but Problems More Likely, for Minority Patients

Laser Device Approved for Nearsightedness

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

Many Take Opioids Months After Hip, Knee Replacements

Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer

'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars

Meet Vincent, the Cat With the Titanium Legs

Men, Avoid Impotence Drugs Before Surgery

Mild Appendicitis Complication Rates Similar for Surgery, Antibiotics

Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery Isn't Always the Right Choice

More American Women Opting for Mastectomy, Study Finds

More Americans Opting for Butt Implants, Lifts

More Breast Cancer Patients Should Get Radiation, New Guidelines Say

More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test

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 Guidelines Set Safe Surgery Margins for Some Breast Cancers

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

No Statins Before Heart Surgery, Study Suggests

Obesity Linked to More Severe Bone, Joint Injuries

Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health Disorders

Old Blood as Good as New for Transfusions, Study Finds

Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: 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

Patient Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI

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

Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids

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

Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men

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

Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor

Refugees Aren't Getting Needed Surgeries

Removing Part of Skull After Severe Head Injury Brings Mixed Results

Restoring Blood Flow Beats Exercise for Poor Leg Circulation

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 With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study

Severe Obesity May Boost Infection Risk After Heart Surgery

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

Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems

Small Number of Doctors Trigger Big Share of Malpractice Payouts

Smoking Linked to Higher Relapse Risk After Surgery for Crohn's

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

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

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

Study Bolsters Role of Angioplasty, Stents in Heart-Attack Survival

Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women

Study Finds Shortage of Surgeries in World's Poorest Countries

Study Pinpoints Best Timing for Rectal Cancer Surgery

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

Surgeons' Experience Matters With Thyroid Removal

Surgery at High-Quality Hospitals a Money-Saver for Medicare

Surgery Effective Against Immune Disorder That Weakens Muscles

Surgery May Beat Radiation for Men With Early Stage Prostate Cancer

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

The 7 Deadliest Emergency General Surgeries

'Til Weight Loss Do Us Part?

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

Transgender Transition Costs Make Economic Sense: Study

U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return

Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning

Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Good Cholesterol in Obese Boys

Weight May Influence Outcomes After Lung Cancer Surgery

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 Boost Survival

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 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 Pays Off for Severely Obese Teens

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

When Complications Arise, Some Hospitals Get Paid a Lot More

With Early Breast Cancer, Targeted Radiation Shows Promise

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