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2012-05-29 08:59:58

For a year and a half, the University of Michigan Health System turned one of its head and neck surgery practices into a laboratory. The goal: to see if ℠lean thinking´ techniques pioneered by the auto industry could be applied to the operating room in ways that simultaneous improved service for patients as well as improve overall efficiency. The answer was a resounding, “Yes.” Turnaround time between surgeries fell by more than 20 percent, while measurements...

2012-05-27 23:02:39

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has awarded another three-year accreditation with commendation to the Cancer Institute at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Oak Lawn, Illinois (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has awarded another three-year accreditation with commendation to the Cancer Institute at Advocate Christ Medical Center following an on-site review of the Institute´s programs in April. Specifically,...

2012-05-21 23:00:19

Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates recognized as Super Doctors of 2012. Physicians were chosen for this prestigious honor though an intensive peer-to-peer selection process and independent research by Key Professional Media, Inc. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates has been ranked in the top 5% of colorectal surgeons in the Los Angeles area, as rated by the Minnesota-based company, Key Professional Media, Inc. The Super...

2012-05-01 21:31:01

Surgeons find that some patients report less preoperative anxiety, less postoperative pain, and higher rates of overall satisfaction A patient education process may provide an antidote to the emotional and physical difficulties that lung cancer patients face before and after an operation, according to a new study published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  Specifically, researchers report that lung procedure patients who watched a 30-minute...

2012-04-30 14:46:36

Findings reported in Journal of American College of Surgeons may guide development of strategies to keep underrepresented groups on the track to board certification An analysis of a national cohort of recent medical school graduates may provide insight into why women and graduates of some minority groups are relatively underrepresented among general surgeons, particularly those certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS).  The researchers found that general surgery graduate...

2012-04-30 14:20:15

Removing a child's ruptured appendix sooner rather than later significantly lowers hospital costs and charges, according to a recently published study. An estimated $10,000 in hospital charges was saved when pediatric general surgeons removed the ruptured appendix within the first 24 hours, compared to the alternative treatment, called an interval appendectomy, which involved removing the appendix six-eight weeks later. The study was published in the April issue of the Journal of...


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