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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.
Psychological cognitive disorder can lead to development of persistent post-surgical pain

Psychological cognitive disorder can lead to development of persistent post-surgical pain

Genetic testing for breast cancer doubled due to 'Angelina Jolie effect'

Genetic testing for breast cancer doubled due to 'Angelina Jolie effect'

Study: History of stroke associated with increased risk of adverse events after elective noncardiac surgery

Study: History of stroke associated with increased risk of adverse events after elective noncardiac surgery

Viewpoints: Health overhaul doesn't necessarily help the sick; single payer doesn't mean cheaper

Viewpoints: Health overhaul doesn't necessarily help the sick; single payer doesn't mean cheaper

New tool can help doctors identify patients at highest risk for respiratory failure after surgery

New tool can help doctors identify patients at highest risk for respiratory failure after surgery

Highlights: N.Y. veterans' benefits; Ga. rural hospital deal; Ga. anti-Obamacare bill

Highlights: N.Y. veterans' benefits; Ga. rural hospital deal; Ga. anti-Obamacare bill

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer announce FDA approval of Eliquis for DVT prophylaxis

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer announce FDA approval of Eliquis for DVT prophylaxis

New classification system to manage emergency surgery described in special issue of  BJS

New classification system to manage emergency surgery described in special issue of BJS

Patients treated for traumatic eye socket injuries at academic medical centers fare well at far less cost

Patients treated for traumatic eye socket injuries at academic medical centers fare well at far less cost

Patients undergoing eye trauma care fare equally well in teaching and community hospitals

Patients undergoing eye trauma care fare equally well in teaching and community hospitals

Six-month surgery delay ‘acceptable’ after DES implantation

Six-month surgery delay ‘acceptable’ after DES implantation

Safety measures intended to improve bariatric surgery outcomes may impede obese minorities' access to care

Safety measures intended to improve bariatric surgery outcomes may impede obese minorities' access to care

UTHealth researchers find cause for rare type of bleeding disorder

UTHealth researchers find cause for rare type of bleeding disorder

Implementation of better blood-management plan changes culture at UAB

Implementation of better blood-management plan changes culture at UAB

Four simple steps increase chances of preoperative smoking cessation

Four simple steps increase chances of preoperative smoking cessation

Researchers find recurrent genetic mutation linked to deadly thoracic aortic dissections

Researchers find recurrent genetic mutation linked to deadly thoracic aortic dissections

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer announce FDA acceptance of Eliquis sNDA for review

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer announce FDA acceptance of Eliquis sNDA for review

People receiving emergency gallbladder surgery are more likely to experience complications

People receiving emergency gallbladder surgery are more likely to experience complications

Johns Hopkins researchers find interstate variations in rates of emergency bowel surgeries

Johns Hopkins researchers find interstate variations in rates of emergency bowel surgeries

Highlights: Geography's role in elective surgeries in Calif.; Conn. Democrats eye shifting $400M in Medicaid money; HHS says Cedars-Sinai has $2.2M in billing errors

Highlights: Geography's role in elective surgeries in Calif.; Conn. Democrats eye shifting $400M in Medicaid money; HHS says Cedars-Sinai has $2.2M in billing errors