Brazilian Butt Lift Named Most Dangerous Plastic Surgery Procedure

When someone mentions a Brazilian butt lift, celebrities like Kim Kardashian or Nicki Minaj may come to mind. However, it is not just celebrities that go under the knife for an ampler backside. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), it is the fastest growing plastic surgery procedure in the United » Read More

How Surgeons Make Decisions in Emergency Situations  

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin conducted a study to determine how surgeons make important decisions about surgical interventions, and how their decisions impact their patients. The study was based on interviews with 20 hospital-based surgeons, including trauma surgeons, vascular medicine surgeons, and surgical oncologists. They found that there » Read More

Physician Mental Health Can Affect Patient Care

We often hold doctors to a higher standard than other professionals, so it is easy to forget that they are humans who feel many of the same work-related stresses as the rest of us. Like many of us, they have moments of feeling burnt out, fatigued, or depressed. In more extreme cases, they may have » Read More

Cosmetic Surgery Errors

People decide to undergo cosmetic surgery for several reasons, ranging from fixing a large or crooked nose, a desire to appear younger, thinner, or more attractive, to removing a disfiguring scar. Whatever the reason, cosmetic surgery comes with the same risks as other surgical procedures. Unfortunately, a botched cosmetic surgery can cause devastating physical and » Read More

Understanding Medical Malpractice Compensation

Serious medical errors can cause a range of injuries or health complications that have devastating effects on the patient and his or her family. Depending on the nature of the error, and the medical care required to treat the injury, the patient can face mounting medical bills, lost wages, physical impairments or disfigurements, and emotional » Read More

Dangers of Gastric Balloons

For many people in this country, losing weight is a difficult task. When regular exercise and diet modifications have been difficult to achieve, many people turn to their healthcare provider for help. There are several procedures that can help with weight loss, including gastric bypass surgery. Other, less invasive procedures are also available, including gastric » Read More