Tag: surgery

Weight-Loss Surgery Lengthens Life Span, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2020 — Obesity is tied to premature death, but researchers have found that weight-loss surgery can add a few years to your life. In a study involving more than 4,000 obese people, those who had obesity, or bariatric, surgery lived three years longer on average than those who didn’t. But life expectancy

Sexual Harassment Common in Orthopedic Surgery Residents

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2020 — A high proportion of female orthopedic surgery trainees report experiencing sexual harassment during residency, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Emily Whicker, M.D., from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and colleagues evaluated sexual harassment during residency among female orthopedic surgeons. Between

Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity

A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients. The study, which published recently in Clinical Obesity, is the first to break down surgeries by insurance payer type—public versus private insurance—to better understand the economic burden on

Guidelines for thyroid surgery published

The first set of comprehensive, evidence-based clinical guidelines for surgical treatment of thyroid disease – developed by an expert panel assembled by the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) – was published today by Annals of Surgery. The guidelines provide an expert perspective on current approaches to surgical management for patients with benign and malignant

Poorest patients most at risk from emergency surgery

The risk of dying as a result of emergency surgery is significantly higher for patients living in the most deprived areas, a new UCL-led study finds. The research, published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, examined the outcomes of nearly 59,000 patients who underwent an emergency laparotomy—one of the most commonly performed major emergency surgical

Obesity surgery improves the heart

The benefits of bariatric surgery for obese individuals go beyond weight loss, according to a study presented today at EuroEcho 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author, Dr. Marie-Eve Piché of the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute in Canada said: “Bariatric surgery was conceived for weight loss; our study

Men can be spared radiotherapy after surgery

Men with prostate cancer can be spared radiotherapy after surgery, according to late breaking results from a study led by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. These findings, from the largest ever trial of postoperative radiotherapy in prostate cancer, are being presented today (Friday 27 September) at the 2019 ESMO Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

Study eyes ‘silent’ stroke threat after surgery

Seniors who suffered a ‘silent stroke’ after surgery faced double the risk of dementia or further strokes than those patients who did not have a stroke, according to a recent Western-led international study. These findings open the door to revolutionizing stroke care and prevention for millions of patients. “Although we know stroke affects cognitive function,

Jimmy Kimmel's Son Billy Is 'Doing Great' 2 Years After Heart Surgery

Jimmy Kimmel’s son Billy had heart surgery in 2017, and now the 2-year-old is “doing great.” “He thinks he’s Spider-Man now, so we’re safe from crime,” the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host, 51, told Us Weekly exclusively at L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Brings Together Culinary & Entertainment Stars on Saturday, September 14. “He wears the costume all the

Obituary: Jerome Fred Levy, emeritus professor of surgery, 84

Jerome Fred Levy, MD, a distinguished surgeon and emeritus professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died June 12, 2019, of pancreatic cancer at home in St. Louis. He was 84. A Washington University alumnus, Levy earned — in only three years and with honors — a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in