News Articles on 'Colorectal Surgery'
Advanced Colon Cancer Treatment Options
Although colon cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., roughly two-thirds of patients are diagnosed before their disease has spread, when the prognosis is generally good. These patients undergo surgery and, sometimes, additional ...
Published: 14 Feb 2019
Health Watch: New hope for colon cancer that has spread
More than 50 percent of patients with colorectal cancer will develop liver metastases, and while the standard treatment is liver surgery, only one third of patients are candidates. Now a new ...
Source: ABC30 Action News
Published: 17 Feb 2019
New AI technology may aid colorectal surgeon training
Researchers supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering are developing virtual training and evaluation tools for colorectal surgeons. The team is working closely with Troy, N.Y.-based Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute The ...
Source: Becker's ASC
Published: 06 Feb 2019
Local hospitals among those adopting 'enhanced recovery' after surgery
Enhanced-recovery practices are used for patients undergoing procedures that include gynecologic cancer surgery, colorectal surgery, robotic prostatectomies, and hernia and bariatric surgery, Harris said. Elements of enhanced recovery also are incorporated ...
Source: Journal Star
Published: 10 Feb 2019
Surgeon Highlights Regional Therapy Approaches for mCRC
In past years, management of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC ... who is the chief of the Upper GI and Mixed Tumor Surgery Service and an associate professor of surgical oncology at City of Hope. Investigators found that there was no survival benefit ...
Published: 08 Feb 2019
"It's a game changer"; New processes reduce opioid use in surgery recovery
For colorectal surgeries, she says the biggest hurdle is the ... and catheters to get anesthesia to the right places. General surgeon Joe Kunzelman says the process has had a big impact. Kunzelman explains, "It is a game changer. To see my two patients ...
Published: 14 Feb 2019
Tim Kavanagh and Candy Weston Use Potty Humor to Flush Rectal Cancer
Since being diagnosed in May 2016 with Stage II rectal cancer during a routine colonoscopy, Kavanagh had already undergone 29 radiation treatments, as well as chemotherapy and surgery to remove tumors. During his radiation procedures, he could wear nothing ...
Source: Seven Days
Published: 07 Feb 2019
Your Diet After Colon Cancer and Preventative Measures
Pappou, a colorectal surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. “We have about 145,000 cases of large intestinal cancer every year and about 50,000 people succumb to this cancer, accounting for roughly 8 percent of all cancer deaths ...
Source: Movie Reviews
Published: 14 Feb 2019
J&J to enter the robotic surgery market with $3.4B Auris Health buy
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) said its X-ray-enabled, colorectal cancer-screening capsule will have ... The company’s ophthalmic… […] Long-term stroke risk cut by carotid surgery or stenting An international research team who compared the long-term effects ...
Published: 13 Feb 2019
SCOTUS Spokeswoman Releases Post-surgery Update on RBG
This is now the third time the 85-year-old justice has been treated for cancer. “Ginsburg has a history of cancers, having undergone surgery for colorectal cancer in 1999. Ten years later, she was treated for early-stage pancreatic cancer,” CNN reports.
Published: 24 Dec 2018
Advanced surgery cures farmer of rectal cancer
VADODARA: Since the last couple of months, 45-year-old Ranjit Rathod, a farmer hailing from Lunavada in Panchmahals district was suffering from bleeding in his back passage (anus). After diagnosis, he was told that he had cancer of rectum, medically known ...
Source: Times of India
Published: 19 Dec 2018
New protocols improve colon surgery experience
New protocols are reshaping the way patients experience colon surgery at North Mississippi Medical Center. Using the ERAS – enhanced recovery after surgery – protocols, non-emergency colon patients are going home in two days instead of seven and using ...
Published: 02 Mar 2018
You May Not Need Surgery for Large Colorectal Polyps
Colorectal polyps don’t always become cancers. But the bigger ones are the most dangerous — and the most difficult to remove. “All colorectal cancers arise from benign, precancerous polyps, so it is important to remove them,” says colorectal ...
Source: Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic
Published: 06 Apr 2018
Philip Gordon was a pioneering colorectal surgeon
Montreal lost one of its longest serving and most accomplished doctors Wednesday, when Philip Gordon, 75, died of pancreatic cancer. Gordon was a colorectal surgeon who worked for 40 years at the Jewish General Hospital, many of them as the head of the ...
Source: Montreal Gazette
Published: 13 Apr 2018