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Seattle Surgeon Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, Is American College of Surgeons President-Elect

Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, was elected President-Elect of the ACS at the College's Annual Business Meeting held during the 2017 Clinical Congress.

16 Cancer Care Facilities Receive Outstanding Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted its mid-year 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 16 accredited cancer programs throughout the United States.

Number of NHS patients waiting over six months for surgery up 40%

Royal College of Surgeons says 151,710 patients in England were waiting more than six months for non-urgent operations The number of patients waiting more than six months for surgery in England was 40% higher in September than the same month last year, according to analysis by the Royal College of Surgeons. Show More Summary

Science-Based Veterinary Medicine

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is a UK-based professional organization for veterinary surgeons and nurses. They describe their mission as: We aim to enhance society through improved animal health and welfare. We do this...Show More Summary

Man Ate 639 Two-Inch Nails, Surgeons Use Magnets To Remove Them From His Stomach

Doctors in India saved the life of a man who swallowed 639 two-inch nails. The surgeons at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital successfully carried out a surgical operation to remove the nails without piercing the man’s intestines. Show More Summary

The College Of Surgeons Is Selling Two Gold Coast Mansions By The Lakefront For $22M

The International Museum Of Surgical Science and its neighboring Gold Coast mansion are up for sale. [ more › ]

Surveillance safe for non-cancerous breast lesion typically treated surgically

(American College of Surgeons) The detection of certain non-cancerous 'high risk' breast lesions can lead to surgical treatment in women, but one of the largest studies of a specific type of high-risk lesion, flat epithelial atypia,Show More Summary

Belly fat measurement predicts adverse outcomes in emergency surgery patients

SAN DIEGO: A patient's waist measurement can reliably predict their risk of complications and death after emergency general surgery procedures, according to new findings presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2017. Show More Summary

Cloth caps more effective than disposable caps at preventing contamination in the OR

(American College of Surgeons) One of the first studies testing the effectiveness of different operating room (OR) head coverings in preventing airborne contamination has found that surgeon's caps that expose small amounts of the ears and hair are not inferior to the bouffant-style, disposable scrub hats that cover those features.

A higher risk of breast cancer does not motivate many women to have screening checks

(American College of Surgeons) According to new findings presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2017, the vast majority of women in one health system who are at higher risk of breast cancer choose not to get MRI screenings, even when the service was available to them at no cost.

Partnerships between rural hospitals and academic surgery departments can reduce costs

(American College of Surgeons) A research team from Texas Tech University Health Sciences, Odessa, Texas, has developed a novel methodology to reduce rural area surgical costs, improve quality of care, and increase revenue for academic surgical programs.

Improving readability of discharge instructions leads to fewer patient follow-up calls

(American College of Surgeons) A Minnesota research team that previously found patient discharge instructions are written at a higher-than-recommended grade level found that by editing the templates of their discharge instructions and making them easier to read, they received fewer phone calls from patients once those patients left the hospital.

Weight loss after bariatric surgery can improve heart health

(American College of Surgeons) In overweight and obese people, fat often gets deposited in the midsection of the body. Large amounts of this belly fat can lead to unhealthy changes in a heart's function and size. But according to new...Show More Summary

Automatic acoustic gunshot sensor technology may benefit shooting victims

(American College of Surgeons) A number of U.S. cities have installed acoustic gunshot sensor technology to accurately locate shooting scenes and potential gunshot victims, but the effectiveness of this technology for saving lives had...Show More Summary

Noninvasive brain imaging shows readiness of trainees to perform operations

(American College of Surgeons) While simulation platforms have been used to train surgeons before they enter an actual operating room (OR), few studies have evaluated how well trainees transfer those skills from the simulator to the OR. Show More Summary

Standardized ambulatory surgical protocol reduces unplanned postoperative returns

(American College of Surgeons) Health system study of patients undergoing open inguinal hernia repair identifies patient education and anesthetic management as key elements of care.

ACS Honors Five Members with Surgical Humanitarian and Volunteerism Awards

Last night, five surgeons received the 2017 American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Awards and Surgical Volunteerism Awards in recognition of their selfless efforts as volunteer surgeons who provide care to medically underserved patients abroad.

Bariatric surgical patients at risk for newly persistent opioid use

(American College of Surgeons) Nearly 9 percent of bariatric surgical patients -- or about one in 12 -- who did not take opioid pain medications until their weight-loss operation, or the month before it, report that they are still using prescription opioids one year postoperatively, according to new research findings.

Vancouver, BC, Surgeon Richard J. Finley, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Honored with 2017 ACS Distinguished Service Award

Richard J. Finley, MD, FACS, FRCSC, a general/thoracic surgeon from Vancouver, BC, Canada, received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) of the American College of Surgeons last night during the Convocation ceremony that preceded the opening of the College's 2017 Clinical Congress.

Houston Surgeon SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS, Honored for Inspiring Women in Surgery

SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS, received the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award last night during the Convocation ceremony that preceded the opening of the College's 2017 Clinical Congress.

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