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2012-06-27 17:33:49

Longer hospital stay, higher rates of infectious complications with open appendectomy Obese patients who need to have their appendixes removed fare better after a minimally invasive surgical procedure rather than an open operation, according to a new study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. While the traditional open operation (appendectomy) and minimally invasive procedure (laparoscopic appendectomy) are known to have similar outcomes for...

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...


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