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2012-01-18 09:00:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At Gundersen Lutheran Health System's Bariatric Surgery Center, three bariatric surgeons perform about 150 weight-loss surgeries each year. With exceptional outcomes, Gundersen Lutheran has been named a Center of Excellence and Level 1 Accredited Bariatric Center*. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/gundluth/49125/ (Photo:...

2011-12-21 16:08:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) expressed its deep disappointment in Congress' inability to enact comprehensive and politically viable legislation to fix the Medicare physician payment system. ACS points out that despite having an entire year to address the 27.4 percent cut in Medicare reimbursement rates to physicians, Congress waited until the final two weeks of the year to engage in any type of significant discussion on the...

2011-12-09 08:00:00

St. Louis Plastic Surgeon Michelle Koo has launched a new website to showcase her practice for her existing patients and potential new patients in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Michelle Koo is a Board Certified plastic surgeon with an exceptional eye for detail and is meticulous about achieving the perfect individualized results for all of her patients. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 St. Louis Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michelle Koo launched her new website to showcase her practice in a new,...

2011-12-07 22:47:59

Hispanics less likely to receive follow-up care according to new study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons According to the results of a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, African-Americans, Hispanics and uninsured patients use fewer post-hospitalization services after traumatic injury, including home health care, skilled nursing care, and rehabilitation. Notably, the authors found African-American patients fell short of post-hospital...

2011-11-15 05:00:00

New Jersey plastic surgeon, Paul M. Parker, MD, created a Consultation Checklist for patients to evaluate the plastic surgeons in NJ in a variety of categories, allowing them to make a well-researched decision about their surgery. Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) November 15, 2011 Choosing the right New Jersey plastic surgeon is the most important factor in the success of your cosmetic plastic surgery, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). To help patients make this critical...

2011-11-03 13:00:00

As a medical provider of first-class plastic surgery care with a commitment to patient education, Dr. Paul Vanek continues to deliver pertinent information to consumers via the media. He has returned to WKYC as an industry expert, now appearing on Sunday morningâs âœThink Healthâ television program. Mentor, OH (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 âœThink Healthâ â“ a new Sunday morning...

2011-10-27 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel presentation today at the American College of Surgeons' annual Clinical Congress detailed how the contemporary practice of vascular surgery has evolved during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, resulting in superior outcomes for complex, combat-related vascular injuries, including increased rates of amputation-free survival following extremity wounds. Presented by Lt. Col. Charles J. Fox, M.D., F.A.C.S., associate professor and past...

2011-10-21 07:00:00

First-of-Its-Kind EESeducation.com Web Resource Offers Customized Learning Pathways for Surgeons, Residents, Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals, Reinforcing EES' Ongoing Commitment to Advancing Open and Minimally Invasive Surgical Training CINCINNATI, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its nearly 20-year commitment to providing surgeons, residents, nurses and other healthcare providers the information and training they need to keep up with rapid advancements in...

2011-10-20 13:41:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons has released its press activities schedule for its Annual Clinical Congress, which convenes in San Francisco October 23-27. The Clinical Congress is one of the largest meetings of surgeons in the world. MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 Press Conference1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Laparoscopic Surgeons Develop Fluorescent Light Technique to Improve Pancreatic Cancer Detection Surgical Forum Presentation Michael Bouvet, M.D.,...

2011-10-12 17:34:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 97th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest meetings of surgeons in the world, will convene October 23-27 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The Clinical Congress provides a prime opportunity for writers, editors, and producers who cover the health care and/or health policy beat to provide the latest information for their readers or viewers in topic areas such as: New...