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Latest Surgery News

Reconstructive Surgery International Trips Are Cost Effective and Sustainable

International trips for specialty plastic surgeries can be cost-effective or very cost-effective for several conditions, according to a study published in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Woman’s Face Transplant Failing After Six Years

Six years after having a face transplant, Carmen Blandin Tarleton's doctors have found tissue damage that will most likely lead to loss of the face.

Medicaid Expansion Increases Access to Kidney Transplants

There was an increase in Medicaid-covered preemptive kidney transplants among patients with end-stage renal disease living in Medicaid expansion states versus nonexpansion states, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals

The eventual elimination of chemical testing on mammals was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.