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Safety-net hospital reports it achieved better esophagectomy outcomes than national cohort

(American College of Surgeons) Standardized clinical pathway helped 'hospital of last resort' achieve consistently superior outcomes for an esophageal procedure in the first study to look at outcomes on an institutional level.

Medicaid expansion in Kentucky improves breast cancer care for women 20 to 64 years old

(American College of Surgeons) In Kentucky, one of the Medicaid expansion states, a University of Louisville study of breast cancer care has found a connection between Medicaid expansion and improved quality of breast cancer care, including...Show More Summary

New hip resurfacing implant could lead to better outcomes for patients

(Imperial College London) Surgeons are treating patients with a new type of hip implant that could lead to better outcomes for younger, more active people requiring surgery.

Patients Who Achieve Short-Term Weight Loss Before Bariatric Surgery Have Better Outcomes

Patients who lose some excess weight prior to weight loss surgery achieve greater weight loss after surgery, and also experience shorter hospital stays and shorter procedures, according to Journal of American College of Surgeons study findings.

Augmented Reality helps surgeons to 'see through' tissue and reconnect blood vessels

Using augmented reality in the operating theatre could help surgeons to improve the outcome of reconstructive surgery for patients. In a series of procedures carried out by a team at Imperial College London at St Mary's Hospital, researchers...Show More Summary

Augmented Reality helps surgeons to 'see through' tissue and reconnect blood vessels

(Imperial College London) Using augmented reality in the operating theatre could help surgeons to improve the outcome of reconstructive surgery for patients.

Wonder what a creative doctor’s dream office looks like?

Surgeon David Hindin traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to visit the Health Design Lab, a part of Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical college. The entire space is designed to foster imagination, creativity, and the ability to quickly bring ideas to life. It’s stocked with everything from 3D printers to virtual reality headsets – and the […]

Postoperative wound monitoring app can reduce readmissions and improve patient care

(American College of Surgeons) A new smartphone app called WoundCare is successfully enabling patients to remotely send images of their surgical wounds for monitoring by nurses.

Many women report not feeling completely informed about breast cancer treatment options

(American College of Surgeons) Results from two separate studies in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons showed a decision aid tool may help mitigate the sense of urgency patients feel about making treatment decisions.

Seattle Surgeon Eileen Metzer Bulger, MD, FACS, Is Next Chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma

The Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) recently appointed Eileen Metzger Bulger, MD, FACS, as the next Chair of the ACS Committee on Trauma (COT).

$250 million gift to Columbia med school will fund research and scholarships

A $250 million gift to the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons will support medical research and provide free tuition to a fifth of its medical students, the university said... To view the full story, click the title link.

Glasgow's Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons chooses first female leader

Dr Jackie Taylor is the first female president-elect of the professional organisation in its 418-year history A woman has been chosen as the president-elect of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for the first time...Show More Summary

Fewer urinary tract infections seen postoperatively at ACS NSQIP®-participating hospitals

(American College of Surgeons) A new study of procedure-specific trends in postoperative complications finds that most of 10 types of operations have improved rates of surgical site and bladder infections since 2008.

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Receives Rare Honor of Three-Year Accreditation With Commendation From the American College of Surgeons

The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai has been honored with a three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the college's quality assurance program, called the Commission on Cancer, demonstrates a cancer program's commitment to high-quality, multidisciplinary patient care.

Using a Particle Accelerator to See Inside a 1,900-Year-Old Mummy

In 1834, renowned surgeon Thomas Pettigrew stood before a sold-out audience at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. The crowd agog, he leaned over an authentic Egyptian mummy, and gradually began to peel off the wrapping. As Egyptomania...Show More Summary

Why Korean parents are having their kids get plastic surgery before college

South Korea is the plastic surgery capital of the world — to such an extent that parents will often pay for their children to have double eyelid surgery before they start college. A plastic surgeon in Seoul's Gangnam District explains the obsession with plastic surgery. Editors Note: This video was originally published November 28, 2015. Join the conversation about this story »

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

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