Category Archives: General surgery

The new CDC guidelines for prescribing opioid pain pills

June 1, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Pain pill prescriptions have quadrupled since the 1990’s as drug companies stepped up marketing and funded

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Current surgical weight loss therapies

January 24, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Erik Dutson, MD, weight loss surgeon at UCLA, explains why his medical center does not implant the Lap-Band,

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New treatment paradigm for C. Diff colitis

March 31, 2010- Produced and interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD New drugs

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Preventing HIV infection

July 28, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Rajesh Tim Gandhi, MD of the Massachusetts General Hospital discusses the NEJM review paper he co-wrote

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Daily aspirin once again proves to be of no use and also deadly

Update January 13, 2015- Yet another study was published highlighting the risks of daily aspirin. 

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NEJM letter casts doubt on original Gawande checklist paper

June 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD When the recent Canadian studied published in the NEJM failed to show any benefit from

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Atul Gawande’s surgical checklist fails in real world study

March 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD In 2009, Atul Gawande, MD, MPH and his large international team published in the New England

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Robotic surgery and controversies

January 24, 2014- Dr. Dutson gives an update on the referral patterns and safety concerns over the Da Vinci system.

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