Topic List : Surgery
In rebuilding noses, age-old practice lives on
Sam Most has rebuilt nearly 1,000 severely damaged or destroyed noses over the past 15 years, in many cases using a surgical technique commonly called the "forehead flap" that dates from ancient times.
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery celebrates 50 years
An iconoclastic approach to training residents, championed by the division’s founder, made a lasting impact on the field.
Spanish-speaking families prefer native language when discussing surgical care
A study has found higher rates of patient satisfaction among Hispanic, Spanish-speaking families that are able to discuss their children’s surgical care in their native language.
Surgery residents set sail to keep life on an even keel
As part of the Department of Surgery’s Balance in Life Program, more than 30 residents and a few attending physicians hopped aboard sailboats for a cruise around the San Francisco Bay.
5 Questions: Thomas Weiser on improving access to surgical care worldwide
Thomas Weiser is part of an international group of scientific experts bringing attention to the extreme disparities in access to essential surgical care worldwide and calling for change.
Mary Hawn, surgeon who researches quality and clinical effectiveness, to head Stanford’s Department of Surgery
Mary Hawn, who starts at Stanford on July 1, is currently director of gastrointestinal surgery and vice chair for quality and clinical effectiveness at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Skin patch could help heal, prevent diabetic ulcers, study finds
Researchers knew that a drug administered to remove iron from the blood could also overcome diabetic interference with blood vessel formation, but finding the right way to deliver it for this use was the challenge.
Immune activity shortly after surgery holds big clue to recovery rate, Stanford team finds
Activity inside a set of immune cells soon after surgery has been tied to the rate at which patients recover afterward.
Surgical residents play hooky to keep healthy
A former resident’s suicide inspired a wellness program in the Department of Surgery. Years later, the program continues to promote psychological and physical well-being for busy new surgeons.
Physicians deactivate heart pump with catheter-based approach
A mechanical pump supported a failing heart, but did the job so well it eventually was no longer needed. Turning it off safely was the challenge.