10 Changes in Surgery in 25 Years

Improved medical procedures have changed the way patients heal.

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Experts Discuss Significant Advances in Medical Operations

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U.S. News has released its Best Hospitals ranking for 25 years, and during that time the way medical care is delivered has changed significantly. Some of these changes have improved patients' well-being, reduced their pain and even saved their lives.

U.S. News talked to surgeons and medical historians to find out the 10 most notable changes in surgery and other medical procedures, listed here in no particular order.

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