Topic List : Surgery

  • 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.


  • Robot-assisted surgery not always cost-effective

    A Stanford study of nearly 24,000 patients with kidney cancer concluded that robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeries are associated with increases in operating times and cost compared with conventional laparoscopic surgeries.


  • Virtual tour of the brain

    Stanford Medicine is using a new software system that combines imaging from MRIs, CT scans and angiograms to create a three-dimensional model that physicians and patients can see and manipulate — just like a virtual reality game.


  • Hospital bids farewell to twins

    The 2½-year-old sisters, who were surgically separated at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in December, moved March 9 from Palo Alto to UC-Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento.


  • Conjoined twins separated

    Two-year-old twin sisters Erika and Eva Sandoval are recovering in the pediatric intensive care unit following their Dec. 6 separation surgery.


  • Magnets benefit gallbladder surgery

    By attaching a magnetic clip to the gallbladder and using another magnet to manipulate it from outside the body, surgeons can reduce the number of incisions needed to remove the organ.


  • 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.