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Surrogacy and Surrogate Mothers in India by iwannagetpregnant Posted Mon 04 Mar 2013 6:40am Infertility is not about being unable to conceive, it is the trauma that an individual or the couple passes through. Surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction. Surrogacy — sometimes dubbed “rent-a-womb” — is a procedure by which a woman carries another women’s fertilized egg to term, usually in cases where the biological mother is unable to ca ... Read on »
Are minimally invasive surgeries worth the cost? by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 27 May 2013 12:00am In the past decades, many surgeries have gone from a standard, open surgical approach to a minimally invasive one using laproscopic, endoscopic, and catheter based techniques.  What has been the effect of these innovations on medical spending and employee absenteeism? To answer this question, a paper by Epstein et al. (2013) examines a ... Read on »
TOP 10 MEDICINE PROGRESS ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 04 Jan 2011 8:39pm TOP 10 MEDICINE PROGRESS 05 jan 2011--The first decade of the 21st Century brought a number of discoveries, mistakes, and medical advances that have influenced medicine from the patient's bedside to the medicine cabinet. 1. Human Genome Discoveries Reach the Bedside In 2000, scientists in with the International Human Genome ... Read on »
Beat the Band?! For Fast Intense Weight Loss Can Anything Beat the Device-Free, Laparoscopic Gastric Pleat? by The Medical Traveler Facebook Posted Mon 31 Jan 2011 6:43am The FDA recently lowered the BMI restriction for LAP-BAND surgery, which is great news for people who don't mind the minimal risk of the procedure and the necessity of 'fills' in exchange for successful weight loss and all that brings with it. Many obesity surgeos are cheering this news, since it gives literally millions of overweight Americans a ... Read on »
Plastic Surgery revolutions and the dreaded $100,000 coat-rack by Dr. Robert O. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 18 Jun 2009 1:03am New technologies have been flooding the Plastic Surgery market for the last 20 years at an impressive clip. During that period of time there have been a few revolutionary device, a lot of evolutionary changes in those devices, and some real clunkers that have faded (or are fading) into obscurity. Some of these technologies start as revolutions ... Read on »
Cost of Orthognathic Surgery - Get Information and Cost Guidelines … by Dr. Syed L. Doctor of Dentistry Posted Mon 31 Aug 2009 10:08pm For patients not covered by health insurance, the typical cost of orthognathic surgery ranges from about $20000 to $40000, including initial consultations, the surgeon’s fee, facility fee and materials and follow-up care. .. Originally posted here: Cost of Orthognathic Surgery - Get Information and Cost Guidelines … Read on »
Low cost surgery abroad = BIG costs for our NHS by Peter Beard Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Jun 2009 6:42pm We’ve visited this topic before, but being splashed all over the internet, papers and radio, we thought it was worth another post on here: the NHS is having to foot the bill for people’s cosmetic surgery procedures that have gone wrong abroad, due to incompetent or inexperienced practitioners. We cannot stress enough the importance of doin ... Read on »
What to do about Obesity: Have We Come Any Farther? by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted Tue 09 Oct 2012 6:07pm by Barbara Berkeley, MD  Since the 1980s, we've seen our country transform into a sick, overweight, diabetic nation.  This is no fantasy and no overexaggeration.  Obesity experts are familiar with an animated map that shows the progression of fat percentage in the United States since 1985.  You can see it  here .   By the way, this parti ... Read on »
The Top Ten Advances in the Reorganization of Health Care by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Tue 06 Aug 2013 10:40pm Let the breakthroughs begin! Ask a typical physician to describe some of the most important advances in the history of modern medicine, and her list will likely include vaccines, anesthesia, antisepsis, antibiotics, imaging, obstetrical safety, contraception, early intervention trauma care, the fight against tobacco, heart-lung b ... Read on »
Bone growth Agents (Bone Putty) Increases Spinal Surgery Costs - Study by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 03 Jul 2009 2:06pm The story has been out about some of the information on the benefits of spinal putty to enhance bone growth from one physician, but I can’t help but think of this as being nothing but a benefit.  As the article states with spinal surgery, the other alternative is to use chips from a patient’s pelvic bone, so now we are cutting at 2 areas.  As lo ... Read on »