Patient Deaths Secondary to Medical Tourism

Patient Deaths Secondary to Medical Tourism

Published on February 18, 2021 by

Medical tourism occurs for the most part due to economic considerations.  Patients are not seeking out the best care but rather the cheapest option. Some of the patients travel to recover in island paradises or the promise of that.  The Dominican Republic has taken a lot of criticism about its medical tourism industry. The CDC […]

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Patient Deaths from Coronavirus Approach 500,000 in the US in February 2021

Published on February 18, 2021 by

Dr. Kenneth Hughes has been monitoring patient deaths from coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.  The buzz around the virus has largely died down, yet the total number of patient deaths nears a half a million.  The total number of infected patients is nearing 30 million in the United States.  The number of patients […]

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Telemedicine Adding to Our Humanity?

Published on November 15, 2020 by

There was a recent article suggesting that telemedicine may actually be making healthcare more human.  Dr. Kenneth Hughes offers online consultations to minimize Covid risk and spread and also performs any nonessential followup virtually as well.  This certainly makes things more convenient for the patients and limits travel and wait times at the office.  Dr. […]

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Health Care Worker Transmission of Coronavirus Extremely Low in Surgical Setting

Published on November 1, 2020 by

A recent publication in Mayo clinic proceedings cited extremely low healthcare worker transmission of coronavirus to other healthcare workers.  The key to the study was that 2 coronavirus positive coworkers were utilized to expose the rest.  Only one of about 400 workers tested positive.  This reinforces the utility of personal protective equipment in stopping the […]

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Why a Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon is Not a Plastic Surgeon

Published on November 1, 2020 by

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, a board certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, wants to help delineate the difference between a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons published a recent article on the how cosmetic surgeons are performing procedures beyond their scope of training. Doctors who advertise themselves as certified by […]

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Micro Injections of Botox Improve Skin

Published on November 1, 2020 by

Dr. Diaspro recently published an article on micro injections of Botox to improve skin texture and roughness. Botulinum toxin – best known by the brand name Botox – is a popular treatment to reduce facial lines and wrinkles. Over the years, plastic surgeons have explored alternative approaches to maximize effectiveness while minimizing side effects of […]

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The Never Ending Quest for Excellence and Knowledge with Dr. Kenneth Hughes

Published on October 27, 2020 by

  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine certifies that Kenneth Hughes, MD has participated in the Internet point-of-care activity titled Impact of Autologous Breast Reconstruction on BMI Patterns in Breast Cancer Patients on December 6, 2017 and is awarded 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited […]

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Evidence Based Medicine in Support of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for Facial Skin Rejuvenation

Published on August 30, 2020 by

There has been precious little evidence based medicine to support the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) or platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) for facial rejuvenation. Hu et al submitted for publication in Aug 2020 to the Aesthetic Surgery Journal their research study of PRFM on facial rejuvenation. They utilized the Canfield VISIA Complexion Analysis System […]

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Who is Paying for Gender Reassignment Surgeries for Prisoners?

Published on August 19, 2020 by

Who is paying for gender confirmation or gender reassignment surgery for prisoners?  The answer : You are.  Gender reassignment surgery for gender dysphoria in inmates is being reimbursed by taxpayers.  A recent article highlighted the issue of transgender surgery and the issue of who is paying the bills at least in Idaho. The gender reassignment […]

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy after Hair Transplantation Surgery Does Not Yield Better Hair Follicle Survival Rate

Published on August 13, 2020 by

Hyperbaric oxygen has been touted as effective by many different individuals as a favorable adjunct to many postsurgical issues. However, hyperbaric oxygen has been approved for very few uses, and there are even fewer large studies to support use of HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) for some of the postulated uses. Dr. Kenneth Hughes follows the […]

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