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Is Laparoscopic Repair of Ventral Hernia the Ideal Approach for All Patients?

New Rochelle, NY —Laparascopic repair of ventral hernias has advanced and overcome many challenges during the past two decades, and patients who ...

Blind and Deaf Toddler Sees and Hears Mom after Life-Changing Surgery at Bascom Palmer

A 2-year-old blind and deaf girl from Santa Catarina, Brazil has undergone surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of ...

Experts call for NHS to boost bariatric surgery rates

The NHS should increase bariatric surgery rates to 50,000 procedures a year to bring major health benefits to patients and save money in the long run, according to a team of experts. ... Full story

Robotic arm used to perform hip replacement

World leading medical innovation was on display when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull officially launched new technology in Brisbane today that allows surgeons to perform more accurate hip and knee replacements. ... Full story

QUT showcases robotic arm for hip replacement

QUT innovation and research was on display when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull officially launched new technology in Brisbane today that allows surgeons to perfom more accurate hip and knee replacements. ... Full story

Penn Study Finds Moderate Sedation More Effective than General Anesthesia for TAVR Patients

Moderate sedation leads to better clinical outcomes for patients undergoing minimally invasive TAVR ... Full story

Surgery patients in lower income countries have three times greater risk of dying

New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries. ... Full story

Osseointegration Surgery at UCSF is First of Its Kind in US

Unique Program Gives Amputees New Hope for Better Prosthesis ... Full story

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 bariatric surgery at one U.S. medical center. Follow-up of the 27 patients who underwent biliary pancreatic diversion surgery with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) by the same surgeon is described in an article in Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. ... Full story

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