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2007-02-11 06:00:29

By Carla McClain, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Feb. 11--Many Tucson plastic surgeons are performing major surgeries using heavy anesthesia in their offices, with no back-up teams for emergencies, little oversight by the state and no record on their safety. A Tucson attorney died recently after cosmetic surgery in her doctor's office. The incident has brought the nationwide controversy home to Tucson, forcing a new look at these doctors' practices. Although few details about the...

2005-09-27 01:39:06

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In some cases, with the right choice of patients, surgical removal of the thyroid gland or part of it can be safely performed using local anesthesia -- with advantages over doing the operation under general anesthesia, a new study indicates. Thyroidectomy, as the procedure is called, may necessary if someone has cancer or other diseases of the thyroid. "It is fairly uncommon for surgeons to perform thyroidectomy using local...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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