Opioids have been commonly used to control pain after surgery, but this approach is being modified with new nonaddictive methods. Read on…
Having surgery with general anesthetic is as hard as running a 5K race. Get your body in shape for surgery and heal faster and better.
Stopping fish oil supplements before and immediately after surgery has long been advised, but according to new research that may not be a good idea.
A drop in red blood cells is common after a big surgery. This post-op diet can get your recovery back on track.
A newly approved device can reduce or eliminate the need for any pain meds (especially opioids) after surgery…and has benefits beyond pain relief too.
Smoking is known to slow surgical wound healing and increase risk for complications. New research finds that vaping e-cigarettes is just as bad.
The ever-present opioid epidemic is killings thousands worldwide. Enter Exparel, which may eliminate the need for any oral narcotic following surgery.
You’ve been told it’s only a “simple” surgery. But problems can occur with a facelift, colonoscopy, bunion removal or tonsillectomy. How to stay safe…
If you’re about to have surgery, is it better to have an older or younger surgeon? Recent research provides some surprising insights…
You came through your surgery with flying colors, but now that you’re home recovering, you’re worried that something isn’t going right. Here’s how to know.
Make your homecoming a healing one with these tips from occupational therapist Kathryn Keaney.
Facing the OR? Prepare with this pre-through-post-op advice from anesthesiologist Jill Zafar of Yale New Haven Hospital.
Jiggly upper arms—bat wings—are an annoying fact of aging. If you’re bothered by yours, there are treatments that help.
Hernias can be serious– or not. Here's how to figure that out, and what you should do about hiatal, inguinal and umbilical hernias.
David Sherer, MD, is an American physician, inventor, and author. He currently practices anesthesiology in the suburbs of Washington D.C.…
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