Topic List : Surgery
Surgeries a risk for chronic opioid use
A new study reinforces the need for surgeons and physicians to monitor patients' use of painkillers following surgery and use alternative methods of pain control whenever possible.
Trauma service turns 30
The doctors and nurses with Stanford’s Level 1 trauma service treat the Peninsula’s most gravely injured residents and conduct research on how to improve care.
Child’s hand reattached by trauma team
When Elijah Olivas' hand was severed in a car accident, dozens of experts from Stanford’s pediatric trauma team coordinated to perform 20 hours of life- and limb-saving surgery.
Lengthening bone with magnets
Andrew Hirsch, 18, who had more than an inch added to his femur, knows from experience the benefits of a new bone-lengthening device.
Lars Vistnes dies at 88
The specialist in oculoplastic surgery performed reconstructive procedures in the developing world and mentored new faculty.
Transplant procedure saves two patients
Stanford Medicine surgeons performed an unusual transplantation in which one woman received a heart-lung transplant, while her existing heart was given to another patient.
Harry Oberhelman dies at 92
Oberhelman, who trained more than 160 surgical residents and served as chief of general surgery for decades, died Feb. 10.
Poor countries lag in surgical volumes
New research provides the most up-to-date and accurate estimates of the number of surgical procedures performed each year in 194 countries.
The art and science of rebuilding a nose
Sam Most has rebuilt nearly 1,000 severely damaged or destroyed noses over the past 15 years, in many cases using the "forehead flap," a surgical technique that originated long ago in India.