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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...

2011-07-07 12:59:01

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study reports new growth is needed in supply of physicians, physician assistants and advance practice nurses to meet demands of health-care reform One consequence of the expanded access to health care facilitated by health care reform will be a shortfall in the necessary numbers of physicians and other advanced medical professionals. According to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the United...

2011-07-07 12:56:14

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study shows uninsured and medicaid payer status is associated with increased risk for patients undergoing cardiac valve operations The type of primary insurance patients carry affects outcomes of cardiac valve operations in the United States according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. As a result, the type of primary insurance should be considered as an independent risk factor during preoperative risk...

2011-06-22 00:00:34

Highly qualified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven S. Carp launches a redesigned website that is more user-friendly and patient-oriented. Green, OH (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 Board certified cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery specialist Steven S. Carp, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center in Green, Ohio recently launched his redesigned website. In practice since 1993, Dr. Carp has specialized in procedures of the face, breasts, and body, acquiring vast knowledge and experience...

2011-06-03 13:21:18

Study finds hospitals need to measure quality of care Hospitals that provide quality care for young people do not always provide the same quality care for the elderly, a new study has found. As our population ages and requires more healthcare, hospitals need to measure the quality of care they provide for the over 65s and implement programs to meet their distinct needs, said the study's author, Dr. Avery Nathens, trauma director at St. Michael's Hospital. The study, published in the June...

2011-05-06 00:00:29

The ten finalists for the free weight loss surgery giveaway with board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. David Kim have been announced and posted to his website. One of the final ten contestants will receive a free bariatric procedure following their in-office evaluation and an online voting campaign, which begins next Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 10:30 AM CST. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 05, 2011 The final ten contestants in the free weight loss surgery giveaway have been announced by the Live Life...

2011-05-05 10:34:00

New physician payment model must protect physician-patient relationship, encourage high-quality care and protect patient access to care WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today called on members of Congress to eliminate the current sustainable growth rate (SGR) Medicare physician payment formula, and transition over the next five years to a new physician payment system that fairly reflects the costs of providing high-quality health...

2011-04-29 05:30:00

WILMINGTON, Del., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christiana Care Health System's Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence has been accredited as a Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090407/DC95299LOGO) The designation means Christiana Care has met the essential criteria to ensure it is fully capable of supporting a bariatric surgery care...


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