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Study Links Herbal Supplement Use Prior to Surgery with Postoperative Complications

Added 09.13.13

"Interesting article follows and is attached. How would this effect other surgeries?" Patients electing cosmetic facial procedures such as rhinoplasty at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery may be less likely to suffer complications, thanks to the way doctors at the practice have responded to a new study. The study, performed by researchers Case Western Reserve University and published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, links herbal supplement use prior to surgery with postoperative complications. More than half of all facial surgery patients are taking some sort of herbal supplement, the study says. At St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery, the cornerstone of the practice is what Dr. William H. Huffaker and his colleagues refer to as the "rapid recovery" approach. They focus on establishing good... more...

Study: Ambulatory Surgery Centers Save Medicare Money

Added 09.13.13

Use of ambulatory surgery centers saved Medicare $7.5 billion between 2008 and 2011 and may save $57.6 billion more in the next decade, a U.S. study found. Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare reported the findings in a study released Wednesday, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association said. UC adjunct Professor Brent Fulton said his team's analysis found ASCs -- which provide same-day care for surgical procedures formerly available only in hospitals -- "offer a win-win for policymakers and patients" in the search for "ways to shore up Medicare's finances and reduce healthcare spending." Read more of this from UPI.com at:  more...