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Duodenal Switch Imperative for Bariatric Surgery Success

The duodenal switch component of biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch is the key to persistent reductions in body weight and body fat, according to a new study.  More...
03 Mar 2015
Image: The VenaSeal Closure System (Photo courtesy of Sapheon).

Closure System Permanently Seals Varicose Veins

A novel embolic system uses an adhesive agent that polymerizes inside superficial varicose veins of the legs, sealing them shut.  More...
02 Mar 2015

Raman Scattering Helps Evaluate Laser Ablation

Raman spectroscopy can be used to differentiate squamous cell carcinoma from normal skin following treatment with high-powered lasers, according to a new study.  More...
26 Feb 2015

Robotic Surgery Provides Healthcare and Economic Benefits

A new study concludes that partial nephrectomies for kidney cancer patients have significantly lower rates of renal failure when compared with radical nephrectomies.  More...
25 Feb 2015

Soft Suture Anchor Aids Hip and Shoulder Repairs

A new soft suture anchor allows surgeons to fine tune hip and shoulder repairs by adding additional fixation points.  More...
25 Feb 2015

Hormone Replacement Therapy Preserves Joint Implants

A new study reveals that hormone replacement therapy is associated with an almost 40% decrease in the rate of revision surgery for hip and knee implants in women.  More...
24 Feb 2015

Recovery Program Improves Colorectal Surgery Results

A multidisciplinary approach to colorectal surgery shortens hospital stays, limits complications, and lowers costs, according to a new study.  More...
18 Feb 2015

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