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Surgical Specialties News
Thyroid surgery without a scar
Ordinarily, surgery to remove part of a patient’s thyroid leaves a scar on the neck. But Stanford surgeon Dana Lin performed the procedure by going through the mouth.
Gun injury readmissions cost $86 million a year
A study from Stanford researchers has found that readmissions account for 9.5 percent of the $911 million spent annually on gun-injury hospitalizations.
Researchers create wireless blood flow sensor
Transforming super-sensitive touch sensors, Stanford engineers and medical researchers have built a device to wirelessly monitor blood flow after surgery.
Possible therapy for surgical adhesions
Fibrous adhesions that form after abdominal surgery may be preventable or treatable, according to Stanford study. Adhesions affect most surgical patients, and treating them costs over $1 billion annually.
Surgery best appendicitis treatment
Treating appendicitis with antibiotics alone is more costly and results in higher rates of hospital readmissions, Stanford researchers found.
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