Surgery: Operations & Surgical Procedures Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Surgery and Operations category.

Publication List:

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery - Often Done - Often Unnecessary
Research shows the procedure often offers little or no benefit, needlessly exposes patients to risks of infection and other side effects, plus wastes healthcare money - Published: 2016-06-08
Outpatient Spine Surgery More Prevalent and Safer Than Ever
Dr. Kaixuan Liu with Atlantic Spine Center offers tips on the advantages of increasingly common spine procedures that don’t require hospitalization - Published: 2016-06-07
Assessing Patient Response to Painful Stimulation During Surgery
Nociception pain level index allows physicians to more accurately evaluate responses to painful stimulation in patients under general anesthesia - Published: 2016-05-13
Pain and Disability Reduced After Bariatric Surgery
Study reveals clinically meaningful improvements in bodily pain, specific joint pain and physical function are common following bariatric surgery - Published: 2016-04-06
Discussing Surgery - Patients Prefer iPads to Doctors
When doctors prepared patients for surgery using iPads, patients understanding was much better than after face-to-face consultation - Published: 2016-03-14
Endoscopic Spine Surgery Safe and Effective
Investigators find endoscopic spine surgery to be safe and effective at the 23rd annual meeting of the Spine Intervention Society - Published: 2015-08-04
Spinal Surgery for Patients Over 80
As the number of Americans age 80 and older continues to rise, so does the percentage of patients with acute spinal conditions - Published: 2015-02-08
Rihanna and Taylor Swift Music Eases Kids Pain after Surgery
Study shows pediatric patients who listened to songs by Rihanna, Taylor Swift and other singers had significant reduction in pain after major surgery - Published: 2015-01-08
Complications After Thigh Lift Surgery Usually Minor
Study is first detailed look at complications after thigh lift surgery, performed as part of body contouring after bariatric surgery - Published: 2015-01-01
Gallbladder Removal Operation
Research shows many patients who would benefit most from Gallbladder removal surgery do not get it - Published: 2014-12-27
Perioperative Surgical Homes - Improving Quality - Reducing Costs
The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model consistently and significantly improves quality of care for patients and reduces health care costs - Published: 2014-12-14
Common Knee Surgery May Lead to Cartilage Loss and Arthritis
Popular surgery to repair meniscal tears may increase the risk of osteoarthritis and cartilage loss in some patients - Published: 2014-12-04
Diabetes and Health Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery has ability to improve even reverse many health problems, especially Type 2 diabetes - Published: 2014-11-30
Operation Walk USA: Orthopaedic Surgeons to Provide Free Hip and Knee Surgeries
Includes surgery, hospitalization, pre-and post-operative care to patients who may not qualify for government health coverage, have insurance or afford surgery - Published: 2014-11-26
Memory Loss after Surgery and Anesthesia
Researchers have discovered why anesthetics cause prolonged memory loss in patients who undergo anesthesia and surgery - Published: 2014-11-05
Over 50% of Patients Opt Out of Bariatric Surgery
More than half of obese patients opt out of bariatric surgical procedure process despite being in a publicly funded health care program - Published: 2014-11-03
Orthopaedic Surgery for People Over 80
Elective orthopaedic surgery generally safe for total hip, total knee replacement and spinal fusion surgeries in patients with few or no other conditions or diseases - Published: 2014-07-17
Knee Replacement Surgery Increase Linked to Obesity
Study showed increase in prevalence of overweight and obesity in U.S. accounted for 95% of higher demand for knee replacements with younger patients affected to a greater degree - Published: 2014-06-07
Neurosurgeons Speak out Against Laser Spine Surgery
ANS does not believe laser spine surgery provides any clinical benefit over traditional minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) - Published: 2014-04-23
Some Hand Function Restored to Quadriplegic Patient by Surgeons
Surgeons have restored some hand function in a quadriplegic patient with a spinal cord injury at the C7 vertebra - Published: 2012-05-15
Are All Hip Replacements the Same
Analysis compares implants with metal ceramic and polyethylene combinations shows equivalent effectiveness while presenting evidence of safety concerns associated with metal implants - Published: 2011-11-30
Childhood Anesthesia Exposure from Multiple Surgeries May Cause Later Disability
Link found among children undergoing multiple surgeries requiring general anesthesia and learning disabilities later in childhood - Published: 2011-10-13
Copper Reduces Risk of Infection by Over 40%
Coppers rapid destruction of pathogens could prevent mutational resistance developing and also help reduce the spread of antibiotic resistance genes - Published: 2011-07-01
New Sealant Gel Effective in Closing Spinal Wounds After Surgery
Gel that creates a watertight seal to close surgical wounds provides a significant advance in the treatment of patients following spinal procedures - Published: 2011-06-21
Surgery Deaths Drop for High Risk Operations
Patients should take solace in knowing that all high risk surgeries have become safer in the last decade - Published: 2011-06-03
Demand for Long Lasting Joint Replacements
The number of baby-boomer patients in their 50s asking for joint replacement surgery is higher than ever - Published: 2011-05-28
Obesity Not Always Protective Following Surgery
Obese patients with high blood pressure and diabetes at higher risk for major complications following non-cardiac surgery - Published: 2011-04-18
Disc Replacement Advantages over Fusion Surgery for Neck and Back Pain
Studies compared disc replacement surgery with the more common fusion operation to treat degenerative disc disease - Published: 2011-03-23
Laser Suturing - Minimally Invasive Surgeries
Edges of the wound can be joined quickly and safely lasers automatically ensures the optimum tension for the suture - Published: 2011-02-28
Knee Replacement Surgery More Time Consuming and Costly in Obese
Knee replacement surgeries take more time are more costly in overweight individuals - Published: 2011-02-19
Awake During Anesthesia - Can You Wake Up During a Surgery Operation
Out of every 1000 patients two at most wake up during their operation - Published: 2011-01-21
Need Emergency Surgery? Take a Number
Three-Quarters of Emergency Department Directors Responding to Survey Report Inadequate Surgical Coverage - Published: 2010-11-23
Laparoscopic or Keyhole Surgery Information
Keyhole or Laparoscopic surgery is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed through small incisions - Published: 2010-11-11
Keyhole Bowel Cancer Surgery is Safe and Effective
Laparoscopic or keyhole surgery is a safe effective way of removing bowel tumors and should be offered to patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer - Published: 2010-11-07
Postoperative Vomiting
Nearly 30% of all patients suffer from nausea and vomiting after surgery - Published: 2010-11-04
CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Studies are underway at two leading academic institutions using CyberKnife radiosurgery in breast cancer treatment - Published: 2010-10-31