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More operations are scheduled if doctor is well rested

September 20, 2019

Researchers at Linköping University have investigated how orthopaedic surgeons make decisions regarding surgery, and how the decisions are…
3D virtual reality models help yield better surgical outcomes

September 19, 2019

Innovative technology improves visualization of patient anatomy, study finds. A UCLA-led study has found that using three-dimensional virtual…
Surgery may benefit women with two types of urinary incontinence

September 18, 2019

Surgery for stress urinary incontinence (leaking that occurs with a cough or sneeze) improves symptoms of another form…
Americans were wrong – bowel cleansing before colon surgeries brings no benefit for the patients

August 27, 2019

If you came to the doctor needing colon surgery, he will tell you to prepare. American doctors will…
For severe ankle arthritis, is fusion or replacement better?

August 26, 2019

Patients with severe ankle arthritis who had total ankle replacement surgery, a procedure called arthroplasty, did better overall…
Treat cancer with cold plasma? Purdue aerospace engineer helps bring first clinical trial

August 20, 2019

Purdue aerospace engineer Alexey Shashurin assisted in the development of the Canady Helios Cold Plasma System and Scalpel,…
Most deaths related to non-cardiac surgery occur after surgery

July 31, 2019

It’s the recovery period, not the operating room that is risky for patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, according to…
New material could make it easier to remove colon polyps

July 30, 2019

More than 15 million colonoscopies are performed in the United States every year, and in at least 20…
How much time for surgery? Researchers create model

July 23, 2019

Operating rooms are a precious resource. They may account for 50 percent of a hospital’s revenues and cost…
Hand-held robot points to less invasive prostate surgery

July 19, 2019

Vanderbilt collaborators focused on minimally invasive prostate surgery are developing an endoscopic robotic system with two-handed dexterity at…
Diabetes medications masking surgical compilation

July 18, 2019

A new class of diabetes medications is masking the potentially dangerous condition of ketoacidosis at the time of…
Surgery before pregnancy linked to higher risk of opioid withdrawal in babies

July 15, 2019

Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy have an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, according…
New learnings on life expectancy after aortic valve replacement

July 2, 2019

Patients who have undergone surgical replacement of the heart’s aortic valve have a shorter life expectancy than the…
A First in Medical Robotics: Autonomous Catheter Inside Hearts

April 30, 2019

Catheter navigates autonomously inside hearts in preclinical tests. Surgeons have used robots operated by joysticks for more than…
‘Molecular surgery’ reshapes living tissue with electricity but no incisions

April 5, 2019

Traditional surgery to reshape a nose or ear entails cutting and suturing, sometimes followed by long recovery times…
Doctor’s brainstorm being realized at UW-Madison spinoff

March 22, 2019

The mother of invention visited Nicholas Von Bergen while he was caring for a newborn in the pediatric…
Grow a better jawbone in your ribs

March 20, 2019

The jawbone is not typically connected to the rib bone, but it might be in an emergency. Rice…
Joint replacement infection? Electrical stimulation could fix it

March 14, 2019

You probably know someone with a knee or hip replacement. If not, chances are you will, as demand…
How Safe Are Overlapping Surgeries?

February 28, 2019

A surgeon sometimes moves from one surgery to the next before the first one is completed, leaving junior…
Blue ‘blood’ gives residents innovative microsurgery training

February 21, 2019

The UW Department of Surgery is at the forefront of training residents in microsurgery, a surgical discipline that…
Global study finds high success rate for hip and knee replacements

February 19, 2019

After reviewing thousands of case studies going back 25 years across six countries, generalisable survival data is now…
Doctors performing a surgical operation.
Nerve transfer surgery gives hope to children with rare paralyzing illness

February 15, 2019

At Brandon Noblitt’s first appointment with Washington University surgeon Amy Moore, MD, a year ago, he was barely able…
Less anesthesia during surgery doesn’t prevent post-op delirium, but reduces death risk

February 13, 2019

Many older adults who have major surgery experience postoperative delirium in the days after their operations. Previous research…
Exercise before surgery can protect both muscles and nerves

January 18, 2019

Exercise can protect both muscle and nerves from damage caused by the restoration of blood flow after injury…
Eating well and exercising improve surgical outcomes

December 31, 2018

Eating well and exercising before surgery can improve surgical outcomes in the context of standardized care pathways, even…
FDA approves device based on Vanderbilt invention to ID parathyroid during head and neck surgeries

December 20, 2018

Ten years after Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anita Mahadevan-Jansen discovered that parathyroid tissues glow under near-infrared light, the…
Penn Medicine Surgeons Perform World’s First Robotic Bilateral Breast Reconstruction

December 13, 2018

A team of surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are the first…
New drug formulation could help people undergoing heart surgery

November 8, 2018

Scientists at the University of Bristol are to develop and test a new drug combination that could protect…
3D-Printed Bones are Helping Doctors Prepare for Surgeries

October 30, 2018

Orthopaedic surgeons can now get their hands on the bones of patients before they reach the operating table…
Cambridge team develops technique to ‘listen’ to a patient’s brain during tumour surgery

October 16, 2018

Surgeons could soon eavesdrop on a patient’s brain activity during surgery to remove their brain tumour, helping improve…
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