Surgery

Robotic surgery—what you need to know

While robots once were thought of as part of a far-off future, the use of robotic and other advanced technology now is part of everyday life. But when it comes to robotic surgery, some people may find it unnerving or intimidating. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Essure female sterilization device appears safe: study

(HealthDay)—Essure implants used in female sterilization have come under fire in recent years, with women reporting a wide array of problems to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Surgery

No link between pre-op cholesterol, post-op pain

(HealthDay)—Preoperative levels of serum total cholesterol (TC) do not correlate with postoperative pain following laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer, according to research published online Nov. 23 in PAIN Practice.

Surgery

One in five post-op patients need unscheduled help

(HealthDay)—A sizable minority of patients need to make contact with health services after outpatient surgery, most often due to inadequate pain management, according to a study published online April 10 in Anesthesiology.

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