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$2.3M payment in New York surgery death case

A plastic surgeon who has appeared on television to talk about the procedures she offers has settled with the family of a New York woman who died following a liposuction procedure.

May 12, 2014
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Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US

Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.

Mar 31, 2014
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Two spine surgeons are three times safer than one

A new team approach has improved safety—reducing rates of major complications by two thirds—for complex spinal reconstructive surgery for spinal deformity in adult Group Health patients at Virginia Mason ...

Mar 26, 2014
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More lumbar Sx complications at teaching hospitals

(HealthDay)—Patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery at teaching hospitals incur longer hospitalizations and have more postoperative complications compared to those treated at nonteaching hospitals, according ...

Mar 12, 2014
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