What do young doctors wish they had known before starting residency, the notoriously tough specialty training? One plastic surgeon shares his experience.
A study shows how 3-D-printed heart valve models can predict how well a prosthetic heart valve will fit a patient, which could lower their risk of leakage.
In this article, learn about polydipsia and how it may be a symptom of diabetes. What are the causes of polydipsia and when should a doctor be consulted?
Dry socket is a complication which may occur after having a tooth extracted. Learn how it is diagnosed, how to manage symptoms, and how to prevent it.
Canadian researchers have invented an intraoperative probe that reliably detects multiple types of tumour cells.
When women undergo lumpectomies to remove breast cancer, doctors try to remove all the cancerous tissue while conserving as much of the healthy breast tissue as possible.
Minimally-invasive surgery leads to more favorable 30-day postoperative outcomes versus traditional open surgery, according to a study led by physicians from the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry...
In the days following abdominal surgery, patients' intestinal contents pass more slowly or not at all.
Penn study highlights one possible reason why 'ICU boarders' tend to suffer worse outcomes.
In this article, we take a closer look at pilonidal cysts, including the risk factors, the recovery process, and if they can be prevented.
Simple risk score guides surgeons in providing nutrition support sooner and more aggressively.
What are the different types of lung biopsy and who will need a lung biopsy? Learn about the preparation, risks, recovery, and benefits of a biopsy.
Patients who receive the standard surgical treatment for melanoma that has spread to one or more key lymph nodes do not live longer, a major new study shows.
Breast-feeding for at least 2 months after a C-section may reduce the risk of chronic pain 4 months after the procedure, a new study finds.
Early menopause may occur naturally or by medical treatments. What are the causes, what are the symptoms, and how can early menopause symptoms be treated?
A new clinical trial suggests that the drug currently used to reduce postoperative pain and delirium may not be effective after all.
An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure in which a woman's ovaries are removed, prompting menopause. Learn more about this surgery and its side effects.
Clinicians and researchers in Southampton are leading a pioneering study into the use of computer-generated hand models to help improve the success of joint surgery for patients with arthritis.
In this article, learn about how a skin-sparing mastectomy works, the reconstruction options available, and what to expect during recovery.
What causes weight changes after surgery and how can weight be managed? What diet is recommended and who may be affected by the weight loss?
There are many reasons to have surgery. Some operations can relieve or prevent pain. Others can reduce a symptom of a problem or improve some body function. Some surgeries are done to find a problem. Your doctor or a nurse will give you instructions on what to do before the surgery and what you can and cannot do afterward.
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