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Elective surgery is surgery that is not urgently required due to an emergency. Elective surgery may be performed for medical purposes, such as cataract surgery, or for other work such as breast implants. These are procedures that the person requiring them decides to undertake, and which may be helpful, but are not necessarily essential.
Preoperative anxiety may be huge problem among Latinos, new research suggests

Preoperative anxiety may be huge problem among Latinos, new research suggests

Opioid naive individuals at low risk of developing persistent opioid use after surgery, research shows

Opioid naive individuals at low risk of developing persistent opioid use after surgery, research shows

Postoperative delirium negatively impacts functional recovery in older patients, study finds

Postoperative delirium negatively impacts functional recovery in older patients, study finds

Study shows how increase in BMI contributes to multiple myeloma growth and progression

Study shows how increase in BMI contributes to multiple myeloma growth and progression

Study finds preoperative falls common among adults of all age groups

Study finds preoperative falls common among adults of all age groups

ART trial: Adacolumn shows clinical benefit in refractory ulcerative colitis patients

ART trial: Adacolumn shows clinical benefit in refractory ulcerative colitis patients

Overnight extubations in ICU patients linked to higher mortality

Overnight extubations in ICU patients linked to higher mortality

Study: Post hospital syndrome is significant risk factor for patients undergoing elective surgery

Study: Post hospital syndrome is significant risk factor for patients undergoing elective surgery

Inflammation plays role in onset of delirium in older adults

Inflammation plays role in onset of delirium in older adults

Reduced pain, disability predict satisfaction after spine surgery

Reduced pain, disability predict satisfaction after spine surgery

Less invasive endovascular aortic repair benefits most patients, provides quick recovery

Less invasive endovascular aortic repair benefits most patients, provides quick recovery

Academics call for more research to understand hospital weekend death risk

Academics call for more research to understand hospital weekend death risk

Atrial fibrillation patients who stop blood thinners before elective surgery have less risk of major bleeding

Atrial fibrillation patients who stop blood thinners before elective surgery have less risk of major bleeding

Men benefit from ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Men benefit from ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Despite low value and high costs, certain preoperative tests still common in U.S.

Despite low value and high costs, certain preoperative tests still common in U.S.

Many Medicare patients undergo unnecessary routine preoperative tests before cataract surgery

Many Medicare patients undergo unnecessary routine preoperative tests before cataract surgery

Implementation of video-based decision aids influences care decisions in urology

Implementation of video-based decision aids influences care decisions in urology

Study findings question benefit of giving sedatives before surgery for patients under general anesthesia

Study findings question benefit of giving sedatives before surgery for patients under general anesthesia

Research: Reducing emergency surgery for common procedures could cut health care costs

Research: Reducing emergency surgery for common procedures could cut health care costs

Surgery simulator app: an interview with Jean Nehme

Surgery simulator app: an interview with Jean Nehme