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Joan Rivers's Personal Voice Doctor Denies Accusations She Fled Endo Clinic

Accusations fly about what really happened when the routine endoscopy took a turn for the worse.
Published: January 29, 2015

Jury Awards Woman $30 Million After Throat Catches Fire

Fire left her unable to talk or breathe on her own.
Published: January 29, 2015

Clinic, Physicians Hit with Multimillion-Dollar Suit in Joan Rivers Case

Melissa Rivers says conduct was "almost incomprehensible."
Published: January 27, 2015

Morphine Following Common Childhood Surgery May Be Life Threatening

Study finds that children receiving morphine after tonsillectomy may face fatal breathing problems.
Published: January 26, 2015

Outbreak at Seattle Hospital Infects at Least 35, Suspected in 11 Deaths

Officials say infected scopes had been sterilized according to manufacturers' guidelines.
Published: January 23, 2015

Unfiltered OR Lights Burn Patients at Oregon Hospital

Up to 10 patients suffered mild to severe burns thanks to unfiltered halogen lights, hospital says.
Published: January 22, 2015

Wyoming ASCs' Recovery Care Proposal Iced

Hospital opposition foils plans for outpatient joints.
Published: January 21, 2015

UPDATE: Boston Hospital Surgeon Dies After Shooting

Son of a former patient shot cardiac surgeon twice.
Published: January 20, 2015

Court Overturns $12 Million Defamation Judgment Against Plastic Surgery Patient

Judges say verdict "shocks the conscience of this court" and order new trial.
Published: January 20, 2015

Yorkville Endoscopy Loses AAAASF Accreditation

Clinic where Joan Rivers was stricken vows to stay open in the face of mounting sanctions.
Published: January 16, 2015

Florida Facilities Guarantee Successful Spine Outcomes

Warranty promises free follow-up care to resolve post-op pain.
Published: January 16, 2015

When Diets and Exercise Don't Shed the Pounds, This Device Might

Pacemaker-like system targets the nerve that regulates feelings of hunger.
Published: January 15, 2015

Simulated Saline Puts Patients at Risk

A training product somehow ended up on supply shelves.
Published: January 15, 2015

Does Price Transparency Pay Off?

Utah ASC makes shopping for surgery easy.
Published: January 15, 2015

Court: GI Doc On the Hook for $411,000 in Damages to Former Surgical Center

Doctor allegedly went behind his partners' backs when he struck a secret referral deal with their corporate partner.
Published: January 14, 2015

CMS Pulls Medicare Coverage at Yorkville Endoscopy

Clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest cited for numerous failures.
Published: January 12, 2015

Whistleblowers: GI Docs Had "No H&P, No Problem" Mentality

CRNAs say they were fired after raising safety concerns.
Published: January 8, 2015

Orthopedic Surgeon's License Suspended for Working Under the Influence

Scott Strasburger, MD, showed up impaired at a Nebraska surgical hospital.
Published: January 8, 2015

Surgical Tech at Military Center Faces Allegations of Fondling 3 Women

Patients say the man inappropriately touched them as they awoke from surgery.
Published: January 7, 2015

Twenty Percent of Surgeons Didn't Wash Their Hands in Bathroom

Danish study observed hand hygiene gap -- at American College of Surgeons' conference.
Published: January 6, 2015

The Anesthesiologist in Joan Rivers's Fatal Endoscopy Revealed

Renuka Reddy Bankulla, MD, no longer works at Yorkville Endoscopy.
Published: January 5, 2015

Severely Burned Patient Sues Physicians, Hospital

Electrocautery device ignited oxygen that had built up around her face.
Published: January 5, 2015

Texas Gynecologist Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Neglect

Doc accused of medical neglect and having sexual relationships with 4 patients, one of whom he was married to.
Published: January 2, 2015

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