Most Hospitals Not Performing Update Surgeries

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By Alabama News Network

Many U.S. hospitals still perform traditional surgery for many common procedures, even though minimally invasive surgery is associated with better outcomes and fewer complications.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins found some hospitals never used minimally invasive surgery and some used it 75 percent of the time for procedures such as appendectomies and hysterectomies.

Researchers say urban hospitals were more likely to use minimally invasive surgery.



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