Latest American College of Surgeons Stories

2011-08-08 19:32:45

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).

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.

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®).

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.

2011-07-07 12:59:01

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.

2011-07-07 12:56:14

The type of primary insurance patients carry affects outcomes of cardiac valve operations in the United States.

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.

2011-06-03 13:21:18

Hospitals that provide quality care for young people do not always provide the same quality care for the elderly, a new study has found.

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.

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 care,...

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