I was worried my cancer surgeon would get distracted by Hall & Oates' "Maneater," but it turns out, most doctors crank a playlist.
By distracting patients, VR could minimize the cost and risk of operations—and allow doctors to operate on patients outside the hospital.
Before a drug can be marketed, it has to go through rigorous testing to show it is safe and effective. Surgery, though, is different.
The doctor you want may be the one who specializes in just one kind of procedure, new research suggests.
Hernia repair, one of the most common surgical procedures, carries a risk many patients don't consider: chronic pain after surgery.
South Koreans do not merely brood about their physiognomy. They put their money where their mouths—and eyes and noses—used to be. By some estimates, the country has the highest rate of plastic surgery per capita in the world. (Brazil, if you want the title you’re going to have to lift a few more rear ends.)
People respond to financial incentives. Physicians are no exception to this basic rule of human nature.
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More surgery is being performed with the patient awake and looking on, for both financial and medical reasons.
Going under the knife is riskier than it should be. What hospitals are doing to reduce human error.
Most surgeons had never learned how to communicate with awake patients and many felt insecure about their techniques and were interested in learning new strategies.
Unnecessary procedures take place every day, but that doesn’t mean that yours is a bad decision. Just keep in mind that if you are unsure, second opinions are always available and often recommended.
Clear liquids and pain meds before surgery, less IV fluid during and fewer narcotics afterward.
A website presented by cardiothoracic surgeons committed to improving patient care.
We don’t talk much about lunar cycles in the average doctor’s office today, but this doesn’t mean timing is irrelevant in modern medicine.
Most people who have surgery soon recover and feel much better afterwards. But not everyone. Some patients regret having surgery or take much longer to recover than they expected. If they’d known beforehand, perhaps they wouldn’t have had surgery in the first place. But how can they get this insight?
Much of the aggressive and invasive health care we provide in the United States today, compared to time-tested, more conservative approaches, adds little value.
Reasons to think twice before going under the knife.
Gastrointestinal and bowel operations top the list because they're often done without planning or preparation, experts say.
There are advantages to outpatient procedures. The anesthesia doesn’t last as long, and the procedure is usually less invasive. That can make them safer. Your recovery also will be faster. You can often go home within a few hours of your procedure.
Get access to information you can’t find anywhere else—from cost estimates at facilities to detailed stats about every doctor in America. Amino is a quick and easy way to find and book the right care at the right price.
Peer-reviewed surgical video journal for surgeons, trainees and patients.
The Encyclopedia of Surgery has been written by various experts in the field of surgery and has been written specifically for healthcare students and patients. The Encyclopedia covers 450 surgical procedures and topics such as laser surgery, hysterectomy, endoscopy, cryosurgery, anesthetics, biopsy, angioplasty, medications and postoperative care, and many related subjects.
GIBLIB is an online library of the best surgical videos and medical lectures from the top surgical minds across the world.
Online surgical and healthcare video and webcasts.
Surgeo is a logistics service built for patients by surgeons. Surgeo simplifies access to quality care by bringing in highly qualified, peer credentialed surgeons – the surgeons we would use if we needed surgery – and offering their services in flat-cost packages. Surgeo enables you to compare packages by surgeon, cost, and location and get quality, convenience, and choice. Surgeo does not provide healthcare services, make referrals, or negotiate cost.
Guided by experts, ProPublica calculated death and complication rates for surgeons performing one of eight elective procedures in Medicare, carefully adjusting for differences in patient health, age and hospital quality. Use this database to know more about a surgeon before your operation.
Surgery Theater is an online medical publishing company and the world's first educational surgery video sharing platform for all surgical specialties.
WebSurg is a virtual surgical university, accessible from anywhere in the world through the Internet. The WebSurg concept was launched by Professor Jacques Marescaux and his team at the European Institute of TeleSurgery (EITS) in Strasbourg, France.