Surgery May Raise Survival With Advanced Melanoma: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that for patients with melanoma that has spread to the abdomen, surgical removal of the tumor can extend survival.

Surgeon's Experience Tied to Success of Thyroid Removal: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who undergo thyroid removal may be less likely to suffer complications if their surgeon performs many such surgeries each year, a new study says.

Suicide Risk May Rise for Some After Weight-Loss Surgery

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Troubled people who have weight-loss surgery are more likely to attempt suicide following the procedure, a new study suggests.

Less-Invasive Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive surgery does not match standard surgery for the treatment of rectal cancer, new research indicates.

Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people on blood pressure drugs called beta blockers may face heightened risks of heart complications during non-cardiac surgeries, a new, large study suggests.

Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese and overweight people who have joint replacement surgeries are less likely to need blood transfusions and are no more likely to face complications than normal weight patients, a new analysis finds.

CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recently, CT-based screening for lung cancer in long-term smokers has been recommended by experts, and the scans are now covered by Medicare and some private insurers.

Surgery Patients Like Online Follow-up, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Online postoperative care is preferred over in-person care by a majority of patients who have routine, uncomplicated surgery, a new study finds.

Smog Linked to Organ Rejection, Deaths in Lung Transplant Patients

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Living near busy roads with high levels of air pollution raises lung transplant patients' risk of organ rejection and death, but some antibiotics lower that risk, a new study shows.

Most of World's People Lack Access to Safe Cancer Surgery: Report

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most cancer patients worldwide don't have access to needed surgeries, a new study finds.