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2010-03-26 11:05:00

VALLEJO, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Solano Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation with six commendations from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACOS). ACOS approval is awarded to centers that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and undergo regular evaluations and reviews of their performance. "The accreditation is a validation of all the outstanding team work and quality care that we...

2010-02-01 13:02:10

University of Maryland survey asked about physical symptoms, discomfort among surgeons Surgeons who engage in minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery are providing great benefits to their patients, but possibly to their own detriment. That's the finding of the largest survey ever conducted of surgeons in North America who perform laparoscopic procedures. The survey, developed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, found that 87 percent of laparoscopic surgeons have...

2010-01-26 14:58:01

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study shows patients can benefit from choosing high-volume hospitals for cardiovascular procedures even if facilities do not have high ratings New research published in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds that while popular hospital rating systems can help identify high-quality hospitals for cardiovascular operations, patients can achieve similar outcomes by seeking care at high-volume hospitals closer to...

2010-01-19 12:16:38

Following a rule expanding coverage of weight-loss surgery under Medicare, bariatric procedures in the Medicare population were centralized to a smaller number of certified centers, were more likely to be minimally invasive and were associated with improved outcomes, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "The number of bariatric procedures performed in the United States increased from 12,775 in 1998 to 70,256 in 2001. The...

2010-01-05 20:35:42

Multidisciplinary care, patient decision aids rarely offered Most breast cancer surgeons' practices do not follow standards associated with the best quality of care, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. These standards include consulting with other specialists and providing resources and education to help patients make treatment decisions. "Despite the mantra for multidisciplinary decision-making and care intake for patients,...

2009-12-23 14:15:25

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study provides domestic model for low-cost, high-quality surgical care A new study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that a volunteer program providing low-risk outpatient surgical procedures can deliver safe and effective health care to patients in need. However, the study authors do caution that the program is not a long-term solution for dealing with the medically uninsured. While Congress...

2009-12-10 12:04:37

Study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds better than predicted outcomes for patients who undergo pancreatic necrosectomy New research published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds that the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) is a powerful tool for assessing outcomes of uncommon, high-risk surgical procedures, including pancreatic necrosectomy. This is the first time that...

2009-11-23 11:15:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Major medical errors self-reported by American surgeons are strongly related to both burnout and depression. Those findings appear today in the online edition of Annals of Surgery. The Mayo Clinic-led study included collaborators from Johns Hopkins and the American College of Surgeons. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090105/MAYOLOGO) VIDEO ALERT: Additional audio and video resources, including excerpts from an interview...

2009-11-19 14:21:00

Encourages women to partner with their physicians to determine when and how often to receive mammograms CHICAGO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACoS) today released comments strongly supporting current American Cancer Society (ACS) screening mammography guidelines that recommend women get a mammogram every year, starting at age 40. The College is supporting the ACS guidelines despite the recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force...

2009-11-19 11:30:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging/Molecular Breast Imaging (BSGI/MBI) has been recognized and endorsed by two highly esteemed organizations for the fight against breast cancer: The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the American College of Surgeons. Both societies published articles supporting the further application of this breakthrough imaging technology for the early detection of breast cancer. "These endorsements reinforce what I have found to...


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