Tag Archives: surgery

JPM20: Tenet outlines plans to ‘aggressively’ scale outpatient surgery unit

Tenet outlined its long-term strategy to investors Tuesday during the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, with plans to aggressively expand its outpatient surgery unit by allocating at least $ 175 million each year to buy ambulatory surgery centers throughout the country. United Surgical Partners International “is tightly tied to our overall strategy,”… Read More »

3D scanner could aid accuracy in surgery, have other medical uses

New scanning technology created by engineering researchers at a Canadian university could help improve surgical procedures as one of its applications. The scanner uses technology created at the University of Waterloo that in essence creates a three-dimensional video camera. It’s able to capture full-field three-dimensional surface-shape data in real time. The high-resolution technology uses algorithms… Read More »

Can Weight Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk?

In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 13 types of cancer were linked to obesity. Now, two recent studies presented at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting have found that bariatric surgery—commonly called weight loss surgery—is linked with reduced cancer risk among those who are overweight… Read More »