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2011-09-16 10:49:00

ACS warns that future Medicare cuts will further strain health care system; advocates shared savings model based on quality and value instead CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reviewed draft recommendations related to the flawed and unsustainable Medicare Physician Payment system. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is pleased that the MedPAC has recognized the need to eliminate the Sustainable Growth Rate...

2011-09-12 20:13:50

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study finds part-time employment models for surgeons promote retention More part-time employment for surgeons, particularly retiring older male or young female surgeons taking time off for their families, may considerably reduce the surgeon shortage in the United States by 2030, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Opting to work part-time is gaining popularity among...

2011-09-01 14:22:00

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin Delivers Keynote; Speaks to Cost-Saving Benefits for Washington CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) continued its surgical health care quality national tour on Aug. 30 with its second community forum sponsored by Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery and Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, MD. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) served as...

2011-09-01 09:05:00

Surgery Center the First Non-Hospital Site in Florida to Receive Accreditation ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Carillon Surgery Center has become the first ambulatory surgery center in Florida to be granted full accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network (ACS BSCN) Accreditation Program. Carillon is only the seventh outpatient center nationwide that is fully accredited with the ACS. The ACS BSCN Accreditation...

2011-08-09 00:00:28

Bringing a new standard in cosmetic surgery to the Georgia-South Carolina region. Augusta, GA (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery is pleased to announce the opening of our plastic surgery center in the University Hospital Medical Complex "“ Evans Campus. The new surgical center brings Dr. Troy Austin, Medical Director, back to his hometown of Augusta after years of honing his skill in the "cosmetic surgery Mecca" of Palm Beach, Florida, where he was an associate of...

2011-08-08 19:35:32

Journal of the American College of Surgeons Study shows number of laparoscopic procedures significantly increased, inhospital mortality rate dropped According to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, there was an increase in the number of laparoscopic bariatric procedures, an increase in the number of bariatric surgeons and a decrease of inhospital mortality rates between 2003 and 2008. During the past decade, the field of bariatric surgery...

2011-08-08 19:32:45

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study finds using acute care emergency surgical service (ACCESS) reduced decision time by 15 percent The use of Acute Care Emergency Surgical Service (ACCESS) in emergency departments (EDs) can lead to significant reductions in key patient measures, such as length of stay, surgical decision-making time and "time-to-stretcher" (one measure of overall ED overcrowding), according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American...

2011-07-21 15:28:00

PHOENIX, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- True Results, the nation's most experienced Lap Band provider, recently announced that Dr. Shawn Stevenson has joined its Phoenix team. "Being a part of the True Results team allows me to help people who are ready to make a positive life change," said Dr. Stevenson. "One of my greatest joys is seeing the amazing results achieved by my gastric banding patients. When they lose their excess weight, they improve their appearance, health and...

2011-07-18 15:41:00

CHICAGO, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today announced its goal to enlist at least 1,000 hospitals into its respected National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®). The commitment is part of the ACS Inspiring Quality initiative launched today, an effort to raise awareness of proven models of quality improvement, coordinated care and disease management that can help improve the quality and value of health care. The...

2011-07-07 20:18:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is being lauded as one of the most viable weight loss procedures for individuals who have a BMI of 35 or higher. In the procedure, the surgeon cuts and removes a substantial portion of the lower stomach, resulting in a stomach that's roughly the size of a banana. With this reduced stomach size, the patient gets full off smaller food intake and has a reduced appetite due to a drop in hunger-causing hormone...