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Doctor Shows Promise of Google Glass in Live Surgery

A surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the first in the United States to consult with a distant colleague using...

Researchers develop a steerable, robotic brain needle for busting clots

Surgery to relieve the damaging pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robot. That is the basic premise of...

Obese black Americans half as likely as whites to have bariatric...

White Americans who are obese are twice as likely as black Americans to have surgery to tackle the problem, a study has found. Bariatric surgery...

Novel 3D Simulation Helps Surgeons Train More Effectively

A novel interactive 3-dimensional (3-D) simulation platform offers surgical residents a unique opportunity to hone their diagnostic and patient management skills, and then have...

Breast reduction surgery found to improve physical, mental well-being

Breast reduction surgery produces measurable improvements in several important areas of health and quality of life, reports a study in the August issue of...

High rate of early delirium after surgery in older adults

Close to half of older adults undergoing surgery with general anesthesia are found to have delirium in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU), according to...

Physician bonuses drive up surgery with minimal patient benefit

Financial incentives for Ontario surgeons are likely a key factor driving greater use of laparoscopic colon cancer surgery, says a study led by a...

Tackling a framework for surgical innovation

An international team of investigators co-led by Weill Cornell Medical College is offering a new framework for evidence-based surgery and device research, similar to...

Lap-Band safe and effective for expanded group of patients

The LAP-BAND weight loss procedure is safe and effective in an expanded group of patients, not just in people who are morbidly obese. This...

What you eat before surgery may affect your recovery

According to a new study, the last few meals before surgery might make a difference in recovery after surgery. Fat tissue is one of...

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