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Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery
Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives
Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Growing Kids
It's the first time an artificial cardiac valve has been made that grows over time, scientists say
'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study
Women at greatest risk were the ones who sought genetic counseling, researcher said
Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery
Study finds hormone supplements have no effect on elderly patients' confusion
Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds
But many more women in U.S. are choosing the radical procedure
Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study
Modest reduction not significantly better than diet drugs or other surgeries
If you are scheduled to have surgery, there's a good chance you will be going home on the same day as the procedure.
Major surgery can be intimidating, but you’ll feel more confident if you get all the information you need about your surgery beforehand.
Gastric stapling (restrictive) surgery is a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) procedure performed to limit the amount of food a person can eat.
Surgery for prostate cancer generally requires a stay in the hospital. The length of the hospital stay will depend on the type of procedure performed.
Surgery is the most common way to treat melanoma and is a common treatment for all stages of melanoma.
The goal of most refractive eye surgeries is to reduce or eliminate a person's dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses.