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Latest Surgery News

One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt

Nearly two-thirds of actively practicing physicians are still carrying medical school debt, according to the Medical School Debt Report 2019, published by the staffing firm Weatherby Healthcare.

Many Hospitals Lack Sufficient Surgery Volumes

Patients can achieve better outcomes by choosing a hospital and a surgeon with adequate, ongoing experience performing a specific surgery, according to a new report entitled Safety In Numbers: The Leapfrog Group's Report on High-Risk Surgeries Performed at American Hospitals.

Factors Associated With Thyroid Cancer Overtreatment Identified

One-fourth of patients receive unnecessary treatment with radioactive iodine after surgery for low-risk papillary thyroid cancer, according to a study published in the June issue of Surgical Oncology.

MS Relapse Risk Not Increased in Postoperative Period

Exposure to a surgical procedure requiring anesthesia does not seem to increase the risk for postoperative multiple sclerosis relapse, according to a study published online June 25 in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal.