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2012-05-24 14:22:14

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifestyle Lift®, the largest practice of plastic, facial plastic and head and neck surgeons in the country, opened its second center in Kentucky earlier this month. "Rejuvenating facial procedures were once available only to the wealthy. Lifestyle Lift and its Hopkinsville center now make surgical and non-surgical services affordable and accessible to most Kentuckians," said Dr. David Kent, founder and chief executive officer...

2012-05-23 18:20:46

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CuraLase Global, a franchisor of laser therapy treatment centers for pain, has extended its footprint into Texas with a new franchise in the Houston area. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120523/CG13148) Dr. Sabrina Lahiri, owner of the Lahiri Plastic Surgery Center that includes her plastic surgery practice, a fully credited surgery center, medical spa, and motel, has now added a CuraLase practice. Lahiri is board...

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...

2012-05-17 10:25:35

SEATTLE, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington State's surgical community announces today the kickoff of the Strong for Surgery initiative. Strong for Surgery's goal is to educate the healthcare community on effective steps that can be taken to better prepare patients for surgery and provide the best outcomes possible. The initiative is led by the University of Washington's CERTAIN program and is working in partnership with the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP)....

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...

2012-04-24 06:26:12

Patients Have Smaller Scar and Recover Faster WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that less invasive laparoscopic-assisted liver surgery performed at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is easier on the patient and is just as safe and effective as traditional liver surgery (also called open hepatic resection or OHR). "We started doing the laparoscopic-assisted liver resection...

2012-04-20 14:20:05

Congressman Jim McDermott Congratulates Washington Aviation and Surgical Communities on Leadership and Successes CHICAGO, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted nearly 80 health care and aviation industry leaders at its fifth Surgical Health Care Quality Forum on Wednesday, April 11, at The Rainier Club in Seattle, WA. The event brought together a diverse combination of leaders from Washington State's aviation and health care industries to...

2012-04-17 06:27:58

KIRKLAND, Wash., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons recently bestowed its Outstanding Achievement Award on Evergreen Healthcare for its dedication to providing excellent quality care to cancer patients. Evergreen Healthcare is one of only two accredited cancer programs in Washington state to receive the award in 2012. The CoC Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes cancer programs that demonstrate a commendation level of...