In surgery, practice makes perfect

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We know that practice makes perfect in music, in sports and in most everything else, but read this important release about the importance of choosing an experienced surgeon. And tell your friends about this too!
WASHINGTON (AP) – Practice matters for doctors, too: A 15-year study found men whose cancerous prostates were removed by a more experienced surgeon were less likely to relapse.
Specialists have long advised people who need surgery for whatever reason to pick an experienced surgeon. But how experienced? For prostate cancer, surgeons seemed to improve until they’d done 250 of the operations, concludes the study published Tuesday by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center tracked the outcomes of more than 7,700 men who had their cancerous prostates removed between 1987 and 2003 by 72 surgeons at that hospital and three other respected university-based hospitals.
Within five years of their prostate removal, 17.9 percent of men treated by inexperienced surgeons _ those who had done just 10 prior operations _ had evidence that their cancer was back.
Among men treated by experienced surgeons _ 250 prior operations _ 10.7 percent relapsed.
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Great success using music with knee replacement surgery

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The stories keep pouring in of people who have used music through headphones with their various surgeries and had faster recoveries, less anesthesia and overall better experiences. One woman told me that if she had not had her headphones and music in the recovery room that the noise level in there would have driven her crazy. When you’re in a large room with lots of other people who have just had surgery, it’s inevitable that there will be a few people who are in acute pain. As you know, when people are in pain, they often cry out or at least moan and groan! My patient (who recently had knee replacement surgery) had to get past a nurse who initially said no to get to her anesthesiologist who said “I can’t imagine why it would cause any harm and if it makes you feel better, then go right ahead!”
PLEASE contact me at chantdoc@healingmusicenterprises.com and let me hel you prepare for your surgery with music. If you live in the Louisville, KY area I can even come to your home. If you live in Seattle or Boston or Dallas, we can do it over the phone or even have a teleseminar! Please take advantage of this easy-to-use technique that can greatly improve your chances of a successful surgery!
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