This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Surgery and Operations category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.
2017-11-03 : Brain Surgery - Should Patients be Asleep or Awake : Should patients be asleep or awake during brain surgery? OHSU study indicates clinical outcomes for deep brain stimulation while patients are asleep are on par or better than surgery while awake.
2016-06-08 : 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.
2016-06-07 : 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.
2016-05-13 : 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.
2016-04-06 : 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.
2016-03-14 : 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.
2015-08-04 : 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.
2015-02-08 : 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.
2015-01-08 : 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.
2015-01-01 : 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.
2014-12-27 : Gallbladder Removal Operation : Research shows many patients who would benefit most from Gallbladder removal surgery do not get it.
2014-12-14 : 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.
2014-12-04 : 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.
2014-11-30 : Diabetes and Health Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery : Weight loss surgery has ability to improve even reverse many health problems, especially Type 2 diabetes.
2014-11-26 : 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.
2014-11-05 : Memory Loss after Surgery and Anesthesia : Researchers have discovered why anesthetics cause prolonged memory loss in patients who undergo anesthesia and surgery.
2014-11-03 : 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.
2014-07-17 : 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.
2014-06-07 : 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.
2014-04-23 : 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).
2012-05-15 : 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.
2011-11-30 : 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.
2011-10-13 : 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.
2011-07-01 : 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.
2011-06-21 : 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.
2011-06-03 : 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.
2011-05-28 : Demand for Long Lasting Joint Replacements : The number of baby-boomer patients in their 50s asking for joint replacement surgery is higher than ever.
2011-04-18 : Obesity Not Always Protective Following Surgery : Obese patients with high blood pressure and diabetes at higher risk for major complications following non-cardiac surgery.
2011-03-23 : 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.
2011-02-28 : Laser Suturing - Minimally Invasive Surgeries : Edges of the wound can be joined quickly and safely lasers automatically ensures the optimum tension for the suture.
2011-02-19 : Knee Replacement Surgery More Time Consuming and Costly in Obese : Knee replacement surgeries take more time are more costly in overweight individuals.
2011-01-21 : Can You Wake Up During General Anesthesia Surgery or Operation : Cesarean sections and emergency operations carry higher risk of awareness during surgery, and operations at night a higher risk than those during the day.
2010-11-23 : Need Emergency Surgery? Take a Number : Three-Quarters of Emergency Department Directors Responding to Survey Report Inadequate Surgical Coverage.
2010-11-11 : Laparoscopic or Keyhole Surgery Information : Keyhole or Laparoscopic surgery is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed through small incisions.
2010-11-07 : 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.
2010-11-04 : Postoperative Vomiting : Nearly 30% of all patients suffer from nausea and vomiting after surgery.
2010-10-31 : CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Early-Stage Breast Cancer : Studies are underway at two leading academic institutions using CyberKnife radiosurgery in breast cancer treatment.
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