All Articles Tagged With: "Surgical Error"

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Mandatory Checklists May Not Reduce Surgical Complications: Study

A new study raises questions about the effectiveness of surgical checklists at preventing complications or deaths due to surgical checklists.

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AARP, Fortune Urge Caution In Weighing Risks of da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Two new articles call for caution in choosing to undergo da Vinci robot surgery.

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Robotic Surgery Injury During Prostate Cancer Removal May Be Avoided

New study suggests that training doctors to identify at-risk patients may reduce the risk of uretral injury during robotic prostatectomy surgery.

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Hernia Malpractice Lawsuit Results in $6.7M Award for Puncture, Infection

An Alabama jury awarded $6.7 million to a man who suffered a massive infection after a doctor failed to realize he had punctured his intestines during a hernia operation.

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Surgeons Leaving Tools Behind in Patients is Not Rare: Report

More surgical tools are likely left behind in patients than believed, but the problem can be prevented with simple steps, according to The Joint Commission.

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Concerns Over da Vinci Robot Surgery Continue to Weigh on Sales

Intuitive Surgical has reported continuing drops in revenue as sales of its da Vinci robot surgical system continues to fall amid safety questions.

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Cosmetic Laser Surgery Lawsuits Often Target Non-Doctors: Study

A growing number of cosmetic laser surgery lawsuits target non-doctors who operate on patients.

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Bariatric Surgery Complication Rates Linked Skill of Surgeon: Study

A new study finds that bariatric surgery complications may be tied to surgeon skill

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Surgery Complications More Likely Among Black, Hispanic Seniors: Study

Researchers say that blacks and Hispanics suffer surgical complications at a rate much higher than whites, primarily due to pre-existing conditions.

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da Vinci Robotic Surgery Complaints to FDA Surged This Year: Report

Citron Research has releases a report on Intuitive Surgical, highlighting the growing number of da Vinci robot complaints filed this year.