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Covidien to support NOTES human trial on transoral, transvaginal cholecystectomies

Covidien to support NOTES human trial on transoral, transvaginal cholecystectomies

Single-incision gall bladder surgery as safe and effective as standard multi-port cholecystectomy

Single-incision gall bladder surgery as safe and effective as standard multi-port cholecystectomy

HealthGrades recognizes America's 50 Best Hospitals for 2011

HealthGrades recognizes America's 50 Best Hospitals for 2011

Hospital mortality rates decline by 7.98% from 2007 to 2009

Hospital mortality rates decline by 7.98% from 2007 to 2009

Dexamethasone improves quality of life after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery

Dexamethasone improves quality of life after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery

Study: Stricture recurrence rate is low, recurrence can be retreated endoscopically

Study: Stricture recurrence rate is low, recurrence can be retreated endoscopically

Multi-center results confirm durability of USGI Medical's Expandable Tissue Anchors

Multi-center results confirm durability of USGI Medical's Expandable Tissue Anchors

Council seeks to limit medical resident working hours for improved patient care

Council seeks to limit medical resident working hours for improved patient care

NOSCAR completes first NOTES transoral and transvaginal gallbladder removal in U.S. human trial

NOSCAR completes first NOTES transoral and transvaginal gallbladder removal in U.S. human trial

Informed consent discussions lead to greater patient comprehension of surgical procedures

Informed consent discussions lead to greater patient comprehension of surgical procedures

Landmark study compares oral and transvaginal NOTES to traditional laparoscopy

Landmark study compares oral and transvaginal NOTES to traditional laparoscopy

New study demonstrates link between smoking and flat adenomas

New study demonstrates link between smoking and flat adenomas

Delaying cholecystectomy in elderly patients can increase cost and mortality

Delaying cholecystectomy in elderly patients can increase cost and mortality

HealthGrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2010 identified

HealthGrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2010 identified

Olympus launches new medical devices for LESS surgery

Olympus launches new medical devices for LESS surgery

Boston Scientific commences patient enrollment in its WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent trial

Boston Scientific commences patient enrollment in its WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent trial

Abdominal surgery may increase risk of complications and death in older patients

Abdominal surgery may increase risk of complications and death in older patients

Cholesterol-lowering drugs associated with reduced risk of gallstone disease

Cholesterol-lowering drugs associated with reduced risk of gallstone disease

Delays contribute to unnecessary ER visits and additional imaging services in symptomatic gallstone treatment

Delays contribute to unnecessary ER visits and additional imaging services in symptomatic gallstone treatment

Patient outcomes better in highly rated hospitals than others

Patient outcomes better in highly rated hospitals than others