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By Jeannette Wick
A diagnosis of obesity-related hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (OrHH) does not reduce the efficacy of bariatric surgery in men.
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By Jeannette Wick
Smoking cessation before coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was found to reduce the risk of serious pulmonary complications.
By Jeannette Wick
Study concludes that patients refusing blood products should not be denied non-cardiac surgical treatment.
By Jeannette Wick
New-onset diabetes mellitus incidence is lower in living donor liver transplant (LDLT) recipients than in deceased donor liver transplant (DDLT) recipients.
By Jeannette Wick
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that women and men who underwent gastric bypass surgery underreported their post-operative weight by an average of 1 kg or less.
By Jeannette Wick
During the limited period in which the cosmetic surgeon consults with a body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) patient before rhinoplasty, several factors must be assessed and discussed.

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Changes in medical education and training are suggested to help new physicians address the needs of patients and their families, according to an ideas and opinions piece published in the April 22 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
About one-quarter of patients undergoing surgery for pediatric spine deformity have pedicle screws close to vital structures, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques.
Four Americans have received an artificial retina since it was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration last year, and a fifth is scheduled to receive the implant next month.
The US Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new program to provide earlier access to high-risk medical devices intended to treat or diagnose patients with serious conditions whose medical needs are not met by current technology.
Some of the most common facial rejuvenation treatments can do wonders to turn back the hands of time on a patient’s face, but they can inadvertently enhance the appearance of age in the neck when the area is neglected.
Many healthcare institutions and watchdog organizations look at 30-day survival after surgery as a measure of quality, but can those metrics adversely influence patient outcomes?
For patients with brain arteriovenous malformations, use of conservative management is associated with better clinical outcomes for up to 12 years, compared to interventional treatment, according to a study published in the April 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
As the demand for cosmetic treatments continues to increase, nose jobs are consistently among the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed on the face.

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Featured Videos
In this segment the panelists describe surgical approaches available for patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), which vary based on the primary site of the tumor.
Anthony Watkins, MD, from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center,discusses the advantages of living donation in kidney transplantation.
In this video, Allan Stewart, MD, assistant professor of surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, discusses the advances in Cardiovascular surgery.
In this video, Beth A. Schrope, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, discusses the types of chronic pancreatitis patients who are candidates for total pancreatectomy with islet cell transplantation.