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?
The latissimus dorsi muscle is sometimes used for breast reconstruction surgery. Learn more about preparation, side effects, and recovery in this article.
In this article, learn about why it is common to experience depression after surgery, as well as the steps you can take to manage the symptoms.
In this article, we take a close look at the types of surgery used to treat prostate cancer, as well as what to expect during and after the procedure.
New large-scale, long-term study suggests that a popular weight loss surgical procedure may raise the risk of alcohol dependence, years after surgery.
Of the quarter-million women diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States, about 180,000 undergo surgery to remove the cancerous tissue while preserving as much healthy breast tissue...
Among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery, reoperation was common, costly, and varied widely across hospital referral regions, according to a study...
Surgical site infections, a common healthcare-associated infection, are seasonal - increasing in the summer and decreasing in the winter-according to new research published online in Infection...
In this article, we look at the key differences between direct and indirect inguinal hernias, as well as who is at risk and how hernias are diagnosed.
Surgical site infections are noteworthy and costly health complications. Patients with infections are likely to stay longer an intensive care unit and a hospital.
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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