Tag Archives: Surgery

How minimally invasive surgery was spun as the ‘latest and greatest’ for cervical cancer

Small incisions made by wands in laparoscopic surgery were touted as a “breakthrough” for cervical cancer. To understand how minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer became popular before high-quality evidence was available about its outcomes, consider some rah-rah local news coverage. Back in 1995, for example, The Record of Hackensack, N.J., reported that laparoscopy “made… Read More »

Aspirin May Be a Good Option to Prevent Blood Clots After Knee Surgery

Image Surgeons often prescribe expensive anticoagulant drugs after knee surgery to prevent blood clots, but a new study has found that plain aspirin can work just as well. Blood clots are not common after knee surgery, but the consequences can be serious and even fatal. There are a number of prescription blood thinners, including the… Read More »