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Surgeries Can Be Combined, but May Not Be Necessary

Surgeries Can Be Combined, but May Not Be Necessary April 16, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: I have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids and an inflamed gallbladder. Both are to the point where I'm considering surgery. I'd like to have both surgeries done at the same time. Can these be done [...]

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Recovering From Abdominal Hernia Repair Often Takes Longer Than Patients Expect

  Salt Lake City — Think having a hernia repaired is going to be a walk in the park — or that you’ll be ready to take a walk in the park within hours afterward? It may be time for a reality check, a Mayo Clinic study suggests. Researchers found [...]

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Gastric Sleeve: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr, Michael Sarr explains a weight loss procedure called the gastric sleeve. To listen, click the link below. Gastric Sleeve

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Headed for the OR? Five Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before the Operation

The answers may make a difference in your outcome ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mar. 10, 2014 — The news that you will need surgery can prompt many questions and a lot of anxiety. Beyond details about your medical condition and treatment options, what should you ask your surgeon before the operation? Whatever you [...]

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New Approach to Breast Reconstruction Surgery Reduces Opioid Painkiller Use, Hospital Stays

New York — March 3, 2014 — A new approach to breast reconstruction surgery aimed at helping patients’ bodies get back to normal more quickly cut their postoperative opioid painkiller use in half and meant a day less in the hospital on average, a Mayo Clinic study found. The method [...]

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Pulling Problem Teeth Before Heart Surgery to Prevent Infection May Be Catch-22

Patients with dental extractions before cardiac surgery still at risk for poor outcomes, study finds   Rochester, Minn. — Feb. 27, 2014 — To pull or not to pull? That is a common question when patients have the potentially dangerous combination of abscessed or infected teeth and the need for heart surgery.  [...]

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Medical Experts for Media - Thoracic Surgery

Stephen Cassivi, M.D., M.Sc. __________________________________________________________________ Stephen Cassivi, M.D., M.Sc., a chest surgeon and specialist in lung and esophageal diseases, lung transplantation and cancer surgery Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Recipient of teaching awards from Mayo Clinic and the University of Toronto Basic research focus of regenerative medicine [...]

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Medical Experts for Media - Colon & Rectal Surgery

Robert Cima, M.D. Eric Dozois, M.D. __________________________________________________________________________ Robert Cima, M.D., a specialist in minimally invasive surgery for colon and rectal diseases, surgery for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and patients with ostomies or complex wall hernias or fistulas National leader in surgical quality and safety initiatives Author of more than [...]

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NOTES Surgery: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Mayo Clinic Dr. Eric Dozois provides an overview of a surgical technical that utilizes the bodies natural openings. To listen, click the link below. Notes Surgery

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Mayo Clinic Study Finds Standardized Protocol and Surgery Improve Mortality Outcomes

Research helps identify stroke patients most at risk for mortality, treatments to reduce death rate MANKATO, Minn. — Jan. 27, 2014 — For patients who have experienced a large stroke that cuts off blood supply to a large part of the brain, the use of standardized medical management protocol and surgery [...]

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Reemplazo del hombro alivia el dolor y mejora el movimiento en pacientes con artritis reumatoide, descubre estudio de Mayo

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 13 de enero de 2014 — La artritis del hombro es un problema común en los pacientes con artritis reumatoide, cuyo dolor y problema para mover los brazos puede llegar a ser tan grave que realizar las tareas cotidianas y dormir resulta difícil. Cuando los medicamentos y [...]

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Mayo Study Finds Shoulder Replacement Eases Pain, Improves Motion in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jan. 13, 2014 — Shoulder arthritis is a common problem for rheumatoid arthritis patients: pain and difficulty moving their arms can grow so severe that daily tasks and sleep become difficult.  If medication and physical therapy aren’t enough, shoulder replacement surgery is a common next step. [...]

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Lower-Income Patients Fare Better Than Wealthier After Knee Replacement, Mayo Finds

WASHINGTON — Patients who make $35,000 a year or less report better outcomes after knee replacement surgery than people who earn more, research by Mayo Clinic and the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows. The lower-income patients studied reported less pain and better knee function at their two-year checkups than [...]

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Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Robert Cima explains surgical treatment for ulcerative colitis. To listen, click the link below. Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis

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Surgery for Epilepsy

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Fredric Meyer discusses the use of surgery to treat epilepsy. To listen, click the link below. Surgery for Epilepsy

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Surgery for Advanced Prostate Cancer

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Jeffrey Karnes recaps a recent study that suggests surgery for advanced prostate cancers can be beneficial. To listen, click the link below. Surgery for Advanced Prostate Cancer

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Surgery for Advanced Lung Cancer

While it remains a big killer, treatment for lung cancer is saving more lives.  In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski discusses surgery for advanced lung cancer. To listen, click the link below. Surgery for Advanced Lung Cancer

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Surgery for Breast Cancer

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Alvaro Moreno outlines the surgical options for breast cancer. To listen, click the link below. Surgery for Breast Cancer

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Rotator Cuff Surgery

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, we hear from Mayo Clinic Dr. Scott Steinmann about surgery for rotator cuff injuries. To listen, click the link below. Rotator Cuff Surgery

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Cataract Surgery

Cataracts can take years to develop.  But in this Medical Edge Radio episode, we learn from Mayo Clinic Dr. Amir Khan that fixing them can be a quick proceedure. To listen, click the link below. Cataract Surgery

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