September 2020 – It’s one of the most common surgeries today.

SEPTEMBER 2020 • Volume 14, No. 9 From the Editor Autumn greetings! This month we take for our surgical topic the gallbladder and gallbladder surgery. Cholecystectomy, or surgical removal of the gallbladder, is one of the procedures NIFA teaches in our hands-on SutureStar Workshops and one of the most common OR procedures in the US … Continue reading “September 2020 – It’s one of the most common surgeries today.”

July 2020 – News and notes on appendicitis and appendectomy.

July 2020 • Volume 13, No. 7 From the Editor Last week my 30-something-year-old next-door neighbor had an emergency appendectomy. She was back home the next day, a little shaky but feeling much better. That got me thinking. Despite appendectomy being one of the surgical topics we cover in our workshops, we haven’t devoted a … Continue reading “July 2020 – News and notes on appendicitis and appendectomy.”

June 2020 – Some perspectives on shoulder surgery.

JUNE 2020 • Volume 13, No. 6 From the Editor As hospitals work to address the backlog of elective surgeries postponed due to COVID-19, we take a look at shoulder surgeries. About 53,000 people in the U.S. have shoulder replacement surgery every year, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).  (That’s in a … Continue reading “June 2020 – Some perspectives on shoulder surgery.”