Topic List : Surgery
Pediatric surgeon receives top award
Thomas Krummel was recognized for his contributions to improving the lives of the smallest and sickest children.
Twilight sedation for spinal surgery
Todd Alamin, an orthopaedics professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, can perform spinal surgery using conscious sedation — the kind often used in dentists’ offices. Patients recover more quickly and may have a lower risk of complications.
Procedures, routine visits again scheduled
With Stanford physicians once again performing nonemergency procedures, patient Anwar Soliman underwent surgery to relieve his back pain and acid reflux.
Minimally invasive valve replacement
A recent decision by the Food and Drug Administration opened the door for Sharon Kramer of Atherton, California, to undergo a less-invasive heart valve replacement.
Tracking movements, minds of surgeons
Stanford scientist Carla Pugh has spent years developing wearable technologies for surgeons. Her goal: Use data to improve surgical decision-making.
Thyroid surgery without a scar
Ordinarily, surgery to remove part of a patient’s thyroid leaves a scar on the neck. But Stanford surgeon Dana Lin performed the procedure by going through the mouth.
Gun injury readmissions cost $86 million a year
A study from Stanford researchers has found that readmissions account for 9.5 percent of the $911 million spent annually on gun-injury hospitalizations.
Researchers create wireless blood flow sensor
Transforming super-sensitive touch sensors, Stanford engineers and medical researchers have built a device to wirelessly monitor blood flow after surgery.
Possible therapy for surgical adhesions
Fibrous adhesions that form after abdominal surgery may be preventable or treatable, according to Stanford study. Adhesions affect most surgical patients, and treating them costs over $1 billion annually.
Surgery best appendicitis treatment
Treating appendicitis with antibiotics alone is more costly and results in higher rates of hospital readmissions, Stanford researchers found.