Topic List : Surgery
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.
New operating rooms at hospitals
At Packard Children’s, new surgical and imaging suites will open at the end of June, and the entire second floor of Stanford Hospital, set to open in late 2019, will be devoted to surgery.
Neuroanatomy lab bridges virtual reality, OR
Stanford’s Department of Neurosurgery has a new anatomy lab next door to its virtual reality center. Together, the labs are a valuable resource for trainees and surgeons alike.
Newborn undergoes ‘bloodless’ surgery
Lola Garcia of Hemet, California, was the smallest infant in North America to undergo such a procedure.