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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

Air Travel Safe After Chest Surgery, Surgeon Says

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds

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

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 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

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

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

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 Speed Healing After Surgery

Clowning Around May Be Good Medicine for Kids Facing Surgery

Common Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Risks for Surgery Patients

Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests

Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study

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

'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

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

Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's Disease

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

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

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

Hospital's Efforts to Boost Patient Safety Pay Off

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

Imaging Tests May Help Stem Amputations for Circulatory Disorder

Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: 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

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

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 May Be More When It Comes to Gallbladder Surgery

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 Anesthesiologists Fail to Wash Hands, Study Shows

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

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 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

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

Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study

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

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

Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says

Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients

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 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

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

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 Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

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 Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

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

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 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

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

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