Latest General surgery Stories

2013-06-04 11:12:51

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation on Tuesday published a new Clinical Practice Guideline on "Improving Voice Outcomes after Thyroid Surgery" to recognize the importance of the patient's voice and the potential impact thyroid surgery can have on it. "Thyroid surgery rates have tripled over the last three decades," said Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, guideline chair. "This new guideline will help educate physicians and patients of the importance of...

2013-05-29 23:17:41

Dr. Dean Fardo of The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery was honored by being named Patient´s Choice by vitals.com. This award was more distinguished by being the fifth year in a row in which Dr. Fardo received the recognition. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Dr. Dean Fardo of The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery was chosen as a recipient of a Patients' Choice Award 2012 and Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2012. He has been honored with the vitals.com Patients´ Choice award for...

2013-05-27 23:13:56

Marina Del Rey Hospital shows Los Angeles what makes robotic surgery tick. Marina Del Rey, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2013 Last year, Marina Del Rey Hospital began a robotic surgery program, and in that short time it has become one of Los Angeles's pioneers of this high-tech medical frontier. On June 6, the hospital is inviting the public and the medical community to come discover why its staff is so proud of the program. "We´ve established ourselves as a reliable, leading center for high-tech...

2013-05-14 23:01:02

Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy and Dr. Sharona Ross successfully performed their first Robotic Pancreaticoduodenectomy, otherwise known as the “Whipple Procedure” using the da Vinci Surgical System. Tampa, Fl (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Florida Hospital Tampa is among an elite group of hospitals across the United States offering fully robotic Whipple surgery with Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy and Dr. Sharona Ross. The operation, also called a pancreaticoduodenectomy, is the most common surgical...

2013-04-11 14:52:52

A new study suggests that surgery for appendicitis that uses a pinhole incision through the navel may be a feasible alternative to traditional appendectomies. Published early online in the British Journal of Surgery, the findings indicate that larger studies to test the potential of the procedure are warranted. An experimental, minimally invasive, and scarless surgical procedure for appendicitis called transgastric appendicectomy avoids the use of external incisions and causes less pain...

Latest General surgery Reference Libraries

General Surgery
2013-04-30 10:15:33

General surgery is a specialty that concentrates on the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and the thyroid gland. This specialty also deals with skin, breast, soft tissue and hernia related diseases. General Surgeons have the opportunity to subspecialize in one or more of the following: Trauma Surgery: Trauma surgery is the specialty that performs invasive procedures for physical injuries in an emergency. This subspecialty holds the...

2013-03-04 09:24:55

A laparoscopy is an invasive surgical procedure used in abdominal area but is much less invasive than the preceding methods. Small incisions are made in the abdomen or pelvic area in which the camera and tools are introduced to perform the surgery or inspect the area. The method before the laparoscopy involved cutting open the area completely with longer healing time and more complications. Although in the pediatric populations, abscesses have a tendency to form around the incision sites....

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