Surgeries

post-mastectomy pain syndrome
By Dr. Peter Abaci Pain after mastectomy surgery for breast cancer can linger and even become a chronic problem. When it does, this is known as post-mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS). Pain after breast cancer surgery can hinder resuming daily activities, increase body image distress, and interfere with intimacy. What are the symptoms of PMPS?
Most of us visit the doctor only when we’re sick or injured. We break an ankle, get walloped with the flu, and finally dial up our physician or nurse practitioner to tell them where it hurts.For more information, click here.
Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg has won approval from the state to develop an open-heart surgery program that would provide services such as coronary artery bypass surgery and heart valve repair.
Kevon Peoples has that sort of 20-something cool nonchalance that seems to say, “What’s the big deal?”His parents, Kevin and Von Peoples, and his doctors at Bon Secours Richmond St. Mary’s Hospital are quick to remind him that he is the big deal.
Amid ongoing ethical debate over the parental tactics that led to a lung transplant for 11-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, many experts are acknowledging a crucial point: Janet and Francis Murnaghan were right. National lung-transplant allocation rules have unfairly denied children under 12 the chance to get lungs from adult donors.
The doorway colors and the geometric floor markings in the new inpatient polytrauma rehabilitation unit at McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center are for more than design purposes. For the full story, click here.
New York health officials have begun posting online data about cardiac surgeries, hospitals and the doctors statewide who perform them, including their cases from 2008 to 2010 and mortality rates.For more information, click here.
How long should major dental restoration work, such as a crown or bridge, last?
Last August, Jefferson University Hospital surgeons removed a Haitian man's diseased lower jaw, then reconstructed it using bone from his left leg. Read more here.
Amelia Rivera, the disabled child who gained national attention last year when a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia physician recommended against giving her a kidney transplant, has received a kidney from her mother.

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