Surgery

Surgery

Does Your Surgeon Double-Book?

Let’s say you’ve been told that you need surgery. Fortunately, you’ve been referred to the “best” surgeon in your area…

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Surgery Survival Guide: What to do Before and After

One in 10 surgeries results in the patient going back to the hospital. But there’s a lot you can do…

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Farewell to Sponge Baths After Surgery!

Your operation was a success! That’s good. You can’t wait to get back to your daily activities—and you’d really love…

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A New Incision-Free Surgery

Focused ultrasound greatly reduces the risk for complications… Imagine having a major surgery in which the surgeon uses beams of…

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Should a Robot Put You Under?

Some hospitals have begun to rely on robots instead of doctors to sedate patients, and it could be the tip…

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Going to the Hospital for Surgery? Vitamin D May Protect Your Mind

It’s terrible what hospitals can do to you. We all know someone who checked into the hospital with his or…

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7 Ways to Make Outpatient Surgery Safer

Don’t Let What Happened to Joan Rivers Happen to You Ever since Joan Rivers died after a routine surgical procedure…

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When to Try “Keyhole” Surgery

For brain tumors, herniated disks and more… No one likes the thought of undergoing brain or spine surgery. Traditionally, a…

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Binaural Beats: The Secret to Staying Calm During Surgery

Being awake during an operation in which you’re given local—not general—anesthesia can be nerve-wracking. But did you know that you…

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Before Having Surgery at the Doctor’s Office

Just 30 years ago, more than 90% of all surgical procedures were performed in hospitals, requiring at least one night’s…

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Licorice Gargle Licks Post-Op Sore Throat

Ancient Remedy Trumps Modern Solutions for Anesthesia-Related Sore Throat Licorice root has been used for thousands of years to treat…

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Common Anesthesia Drug Linked to Higher Risk of Dying

A patient anticipating surgery usually doesn't have much say about which anesthesia drug is used. Most of the time, a…

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Music Helps You Recover After Surgery

We don’t need another study to show us that surgery often leads to anxiety and pain—both of which, unfortunately, can…

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Antidepressants Increase the Risks of Surgery

If you’re due for an operation, your doctor may have told you to stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs or your usual…

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7 Things Doctors Don’t Tell You About Anesthesia (But Should)

All forms of anesthesia can cause side effects or complications, yet doctors don’t always take the time to address these…