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HealthDay News: Surgery

A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny pellets could treat arthritic knee pain, delaying the need for knee replacement surgery, a small study has found.

Tonsillectomy May Carry More Risks in Kids Age 3 and Under

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When a child's tonsils become inflamed, surgical removal -- a tonsillectomy -- is often ordered.

Managing Pain With Fewer Opioids After Joint Replacement

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Using two or more pain control methods after hip and knee replacement surgery rather than opioid painkillers alone reduces risks to patients, a new study finds.

A New Hip May Mean a Longer, Better Life

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A hip replacement may help seniors live longer -- for at least a decade anyway, a new study from Sweden suggests.

Vitamin D3 May Benefit Heart Surgery Patients

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients have low vitamin D levels before and after open heart surgery, but those levels can be restored to normal with supplementation, a new study suggests.

Money Underpins Drop in Kidney Donations Among Men and the Poor

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your wallet takes a hit when you donate a kidney to save someone's life.

Is Bariatric Surgery for You?

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've been struggling with your weight for some time, you might be wondering if bariatric surgery is the answer.

Surgeons Safely Transplant Kidneys From Donors With Hep C

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In what could be a breakthrough in the world of organ transplants, Johns Hopkins researchers have taken kidneys from people infected with hepatitis C and safely transplanted them without transmitting the disease.

1 in 10 Worldwide Gets Wound Infection After Abdominal Surgery

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Globally, more than one in 10 patients develops a surgical-site infection after a gastrointestinal operation, a new study finds.

Health Tip :Preparing for Surgery

(HealthDay News) -- To prepare for a visit with your surgeon before an operation, it helps to have a list of questions and concerns ready.

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