Alaska hospital to suspend all major surgeries
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska hospital announced Wednesday that it will suspend all scheduled and emergency surgeries as of Feb. 28.
The Sitka Community Hospital said the decision to...
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(THE CONVERSATION) Americans love cosmetic surgery.
GREENWICH — Amy Anderson knows how hard society can be on people with weight issues.
“The discrimination against heavy people is alarming — and how rudely heavy people are treated,” said Anderson, a classically trained musician who works in the education field.
Anderson, after undergoing a surgical procedure in Greenwich just over a year ago, shed 80 pounds from her frame. She went from a dress size of 22 to a size 12.
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Shortly after launching a new cardiac surgery program, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital has expanded cancer treatment services, renovated its facilities and augmented its team of specialists.
In addition, Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital has announced that it is pursuing designation as a Level IV Trauma Center.
Eye surgeon in Florence offers procedure to restore near vision
FLORENCE, S.C. – Carolinas Centers for Sight, P.C., offers a surgical procedure to help patients restore their near vision and reduce the need for reading glasses.
Dr. Howard Greene, refractive surgeon at Carolinas Centers for Sight, is one of five surgeons in the Carolinas who can perform the surgery, called KAMRA Inlay.
“You can bring it down to one thought: If somebody over 40 really is wanting to get out of glasses or contacts, this is a viable way to do it,” Greene said.
CA doctor’s license suspended after 2 patient deaths
VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — A California surgeon's medical license has been suspended after two women died when they underwent cosmetic surgery procedures.
The Fresno Bee reports Monday Dr. Robert Alan Yoho won't be able to practice medicine for 30 days and will then be on five years of probation.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How long are the effects of liposuction supposed to last, and how does it affect the skin around it? Is it true that if you get liposuction in one area of the body, the fat will eventually move to another area?
Should you fast or not, (have no food or drink) before a surgical procedure with general anesthesia? A person who receives the Wall Street Journal clips and saves certain articles relevant to medicine for me to peruse. One from the summer harvest of papers came from 7/13/2017 and was titled “Don’t Hold Fast To This Surgical Rule”. It discussed fasting (pun in the headline perhaps?) before surgery. The writer was Hakim Bouzamondo, identified as a physician and divisional vice president of global research and development for Abbott’s Labs nutrition division.
In his 30 years as a cardiologist, Dr. Roy Robertson, president of the Parkview Heart Institute, has strong feelings on the several trans:catheter aortic valve replacement procedures he has performed.
"It's probably one of the most gratifying things I've ever done in a sense that it just changes people's lives," he said.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A Ketchikan hospital has announced it will not have a general surgeon on staff for a week.
The PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center's only general surgeon will be out from 8 a.m. Monday through 8 a.m. June 12, the Ketchikan Daily News reported (http://bit.ly/2qPZ5IB ). The hospital is alerting other health care providers, cruise lines and outside facilities that typically recommend people to the hospital of the situation.
According to a survey published in late 2016 by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the proliferation of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures has increased demand for nonsurgical procedures for men by 44 percent since 2011.
Most popular among the injectables for men are Botox (botulinum toxin) and Juvederm, a hyaluronic acid filler. Botox is the most used procedure, with more than 4 million injections counted in 2015.
Royals pitcher Maness opts for pioneer elbow surgery
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Royals right-hander Seth Maness is like many pitchers in spring training, trying to earn a bullpen job.
Maness also is a willing guinea pig, coming off a new surgical procedure that has the baseball industry's attention.
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