Hernias are common. Not all need surgery. Here’s what we know about hernias, who’s most at risk, and how they’re treated.
Sedative-hypnotic drugs can distort a patient’s perception of reality. Some patients wake up from a procedure believing they have been sexually assaulted.
Organ models that more accurately capture finer details could reduce surgical error and lead to personalized implants.
Ontario is significantly expanding the number and range of medical procedures performed in privately run clinics. Here’s why that’s so problematic.
The outcomes of obstetric operations has improved in the past decades. But women need equitable surgical care throughout their lives - not just during childbirth.
State and territory health ministers have decided to restrict the title ‘surgeon’ to specially trained doctors. It’s a significant change for consumers and doctors.
Although chronic pain is recognized by scientists as a disease in its own right, it remains largely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and, above all, associated with numerous prejudices.
The latest plan is comprehensive, sober, realistic and the product of considerable consultation. But it’s missing a few key issues if we are to adequately protect consumers.
A team of doctors and academics worked together on back-to-basics surgical equipment that is already changing lives.
Early surgeries can cause lifelong harm, including impaired sexual function and sensation, shame, and a need for ongoing interventions or treatment.
Non-opioid directives allow patients to refuse opioids in all health care settings. For surgical procedures that require anesthesia, however, this may do more harm than good.
Clinicians now able to give a clinical diagnosis of “suspected endometriosis” based on symptoms and a physical examination.
Some women with endometriosis are in so much pain, they’re giving up work. Others are struggling at work or uni. Here’s how we support women with this debilitating disease.
These 3 common surgeries have been found to be of little to no benefit, but thousands are still performed every year.
Since canine arthritis can’t be cured, the goal of treatment in dogs is to reduce inflammation to increase comfort and improve a dog’s quality of life.
David Bennett owes a debt of gratitude, not only to the surgeon’s who saved his life but to Peter Medawar, the person who discovered why organs are rejected.
Cryolipolysis has become popular with people wanting to get rid of unwanted fat quickly. But one supermodel’s nightmare reminds us of the need for caution.
Patients who got in shape before surgery had shorter hospital stays afterwards on average.
Emergency abdominal surgery is among the most risky procedures for over-65s.
Diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea usually requires a labour-intensive overnight sleep study. But new technology can tell patients if they have OSA in 30 seconds, while they are wide awake.