Advanced laparoscopic surgery
Surgical management of weight loss
THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Injuries caused by sharp medical instruments are a major hazard for surgeons and other operating room staff, and put them at risk for infection with serious diseases, according to experts.
Nearly 400,000 "sharps" injuries occur each year in the United...Full Article
TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Very few surgical patients experience accidental awareness while under general anesthesia, according to a new study.
The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland surveyed all senior anesthetists ...Full Article
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- At least 4,000 surgical errors called "never events" occur in the United States each year, according to a new study.
Never events are mistakes that should never happen during surgery, such as leaving objects inside patients, performing the wrong procedu...Full Article
MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Problems that occur after a patient has been discharged from the hospital account for a large number of complications after general surgery, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed national data on more than 550,000 U.S. patients (average age 55) who ha...Full Article
Sleeve gastrectomy is a newer procedure that induces weight loss by restricting food intake. With this procedure, the surgeon removes approximately 60% of the stomach laparoscopically so that the stomach takes the shape of a tube or "sleeve." This procedure can also be performed on super obese or... Full Post
Early on after bariatric surgery, your surgeon will give you specific instructions on when to call and seek medical attention. In general, any signs of a fever, a fast heart rate, decreased urination, increasing pain or weakness should prompt you to call your surgeon to discuss your symptoms. Inability... Full Post