NEW YORK — A study released Wednesday found no evidence of a link between the number of procedures performed and bowel surgery.
The study, published in the journal Gut, was led by doctors at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
The Johns Hopkins team looked at the surgical outcomes of 4,000 adults who had undergone a bowel surgery in the past 30 days.
They found no link to a bowel obstruction, and the results of the study were similar to other studies done in the United States and around the world.
In a separate study, researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston found no relationship between the surgical procedures performed by surgeons and an increase in the risk of colon cancer.
They looked at data from 1,000 women who underwent a colorectal cancer surgery.
They concluded the surgery did not increase the risk.
The research was published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.
This story has been updated to include information from the Johns Hopkins study.