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Study Shows Long-Term Improvement in Health-Related Quality of Life After Bariatric Surgery

New Rochelle, NY —Significant improvement in health-related quality of life was reported by patients 12–14 years after undergoing an uncommon form of ...

Study Finds That a Compromised Immune System after Major Surgery can Lead to Post-Surgical Mortality

NUI Galway research study discovers the partial or complete suppression of an individual’s immune system following major surgery can lead to post-surgical mortality ... Full story

First Implantable Hemodynamic Monitoring Device in Single Ventricle Fontan Anatomy

The first IHM in a patient with Fontan anatomy and physiology enables real-time monitoring of central venous and pulmonary artery pressures ... Full story

Robotic Reconstructive Surgery for Correction of Soft Palatal Clefts

The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal – Surgical intervention for cleft palates begins early. Surgery to repair the cleft often begins prior to a child's first birthday. Many procedures are performed to help normalize speech, hearing, maxillofacial growth, and avoid the formation of fistulas. ... Full story

Doctors recommend prescribing fewer opioids after surgery

Anesthesiologist and surgeon suggest new approaches to pain medications for surgery patients ... Full story

Preventing ACL Injuries in Women

Sports Medicine doctors and researchers don't know why women who compete in sports like basketball and soccer are more likely than their male counterparts to suffer anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. ... Full story

Two surgical teams perform rare lung-liver transplant, a first in north Texas and only 75th nationally

DALLAS – Surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital successfully completed the first combined lung and liver transplant in North Texas on a 25-year-old Gainesville man – the 75th patient nationwide to receive the rare double-organ transplant. ... Full story

QUT professor leads Australia’s first robotic hip operation

Australia's first robotically assisted hip replacement operation is being performed in Brisbane today under the leadership of QUT's Professor of Orthopaedic Research, Ross Crawford. ... Full story

Study examines surgical skill and weight loss surgery success

Operating skills impact early complications but not long-term outcomes ... Full story

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