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Study results evidence long-term effectiveness of gastric bypass surgery

Editor's Note Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery kept type 2 diabetes in remission for up to 15 years and maintained most of the weight loss for up to 20 years in a long-term study, according to a June 12 report in SciTech Daily. Presented the same day at The American Society…

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By: Matt Danford
June 20, 2024
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Study: Surgeons cited for unprofessional behavior more frequently than other specialties

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Editor's Note Surgeons are more likely to be reported for unprofessional behavior than any other category of physician, and pediatric specialists are least likely, according to a study published June 6 in Jama Network Open. Based on data from the Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy's Coworker Observation Reporting System…

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By: Matt Danford
June 20, 2024
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State legislative challenges impacting ASCs: Updates from North Carolina, California, Massachusetts, South Carolina

Editor's Note In a recent ASCA Audio Update, Charlie Leonard, public relations and public affairs consultant, spoke with Steven Obrech, associate director of government affairs at ASCA, to discuss various legislative issues affecting ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). This discussion showcased ongoing legislative challenges and efforts to support ASC operations at…

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By: Tarsilla Sampaio Moura
June 18, 2024
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Study: Female, minority surgeons experience greater distress after adverse events

Editor's Note Surgeons and surgical trainees who are female or from minority racial or ethnic backgrounds report higher levels of negative emotions and self-doubt after adverse events, according to a recent study in JAMA Network Open. According to a June 5 report in MedPage Today, the single-site, mixed-methods study found…

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By: Matt Danford
June 18, 2024
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Study: Liver surgery safe for outpatient settings

Editor's Note Robotic liver surgery can be performed safely as an outpatient procedure, according to findings from the City of Hope cancer research organization in Duarte, California. According to a June 10 press release, the study analyzed data of 307 patients who underwent outpatient robotic liver surgery (defined as requiring…

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By: Matt Danford
June 18, 2024
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AI, more pay help healthcare executives combat worsening nurse shortage

Editor's Note Healthcare executives expect the US nurse shortage to worsen, according to the 2024 Healthcare Executive Report from Incredible Health, a career marketplace for healthcare workers. Projected to reach 1 million by 2030, the shortage is exacerbating stress on current staff and compromising care quality, according to the company’s June…

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By: Matt Danford
June 18, 2024
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Study: Robot surgery outcomes superior to laparoscopic metabolic, bariatric procedures

Editor's Note Two new studies show robotic surgery outperforming laparoscopic approaches to metabolic and bariatric procedures in terms of operating times, length of hospital stay, and complication rates, according to a June 11 report in Medical Xpress. Both studies were presented at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery…

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By: Matt Danford
June 14, 2024
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Study: Ergonomic guidelines needed for trainees assisting in minimally invasive procedures

Editor's Note A prospective cohort study among general surgery residents in Singapore highlighted the need for ergonomic improvements and education for surgical trainees during minimally invasive abdominal surgery.  Published May 31 in Scientific Reports, the study was limited by a small sample size and variability in respondent characteristics and practices.…

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By: Matt Danford
June 13, 2024
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Health systems focus on long-term growth, outpatient care amid construction challenges

Editor's Note Health systems are increasingly focusing on construction projects aimed at long-term growth and outpatient care, often renovating existing facilities, Modern Healthcare June 10 reports. According to Modern Healthcare's 2024 Construction and Design Survey, 60% of respondents see growth in the healthcare construction industry despite inflation, high material costs,…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 12, 2024
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Announcing the ASC administrators CASC training course

Editor's Note The OR Manager Conference is proud to announce it will offer a 1-day training course outlining core areas of study for the Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC) exam to earn the CASC credential. This training is ideal for those responsible for the operations of running an ambulatory surgery…

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By: Lindsay Botts
June 12, 2024
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