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Ear surgeons help pioneer minimally invasive surgery for eardrum repairs, middle ear surgery

DALLAS – UT Southwestern Medical Center surgeons are helping to pioneer a trend that extends the advantages and benefits of minimally ...

GERD Study Offers Minimally Invasive Procedure at No Cost

FDA approved device treats gastroesophageal reflux by stapling stomach to esophagus through mouth ...

Loyola anesthesiologists discuss the pros and cons of general anesthesia and conscious sedation

MAYWOOD, Ill. – In carefully selected patients, minimally invasive surgery is enabling physicians to stop strokes in their tracks. ... Full story

Nutritional Deficiencies Common Before Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity may mask malnutrition, researchers say ... Full story

Scan may identify best candidates for fetal spina bifida surgery

NIH-funded study links enlarged brain cavities to need for second surgery after birth ... Full story

Swedish surgical research stops suffering for millions of impoverished citizens

Mosquito mesh cannot just prevent malaria, but can also be used to reduce the suffering caused by groin hernia. A surgical operation using mosquito mesh to repair the hernia can give millions of people a chance at a better life. ... Full story

Study Compares Hospital Outcomes for Open Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery

U.S. hospitals with minimally invasive aortic valve cardiology programs have better outcomes for conventional open heart aortic valve surgery, according to a collaborative nationwide study led by a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher. ... Full story

Anti-platelet drug with fewer surgery-related bleeding complications

A new antiplatelet medication which was developed in Mölndal, Sweden reduces the risk of serious bleeding in connection with heart operations. The medication may, in addition, be used closer to the operation, which both diminishes the risk of suffering new heart problems while waiting for the operation and saves hospital resources. ... Full story

Surgeons may get remote assistance with new 'telementoring' system

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine are developing an "augmented reality telementoring" system to provide effective support to surgeons on the battlefield from specialists located thousands of miles away. ... Full story

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