Eating well and exercising before surgery can improve surgical outcomes in the context of standardized care pathways, even among patients who have extremely serious procedures, according to a study by UW Medicine scientists
People with pulmonary hypertension – high blood pressure in the vessels that carry blood to the lungs – have higher risks for complications after any surgery. Because pulmonary hypertension is growing in the United States, due to our aging popul
Patients with intermittent claudication, a form of peripheral arterial disease, who had circulation-restoring procedures called revascularization had better quality of life and fewer symptoms a year later than patients who underwent medical mana
Bariatric surgery should be considered a standard option for many patients with type 2 diabetes who continue to have poorly controlled blood glucose levels despite changing their diets, increasing physical activity, and taking medication.
Imagine that you had an appendectomy a week ago. Things had been going well until today. Now your incision site is swollen, red, tender. Maybe infected. Do you wait until your post-op appointment next week, or do you go straight to the ER?