Surgical Specialties

Surgical Specialties

From benchtop research to international programs, the Department of Surgery provides exceptional patient care, delivers outstanding medical education, and furthers the field of surgery through innovative basic science and clinical research.


Surgical Specialties News

  • Dialysis timing affects surgery risks

    Performing surgery days after dialysis was associated with a higher mortality risk; same-day dialysis decreased risk, Stanford Medicine researchers found.

  • Black boxes in operating rooms

    High-tech monitoring system, inspired by the aviation industry, is designed to capture what’s happening during surgical procedures to improve training and promote a culture of safety.

  • COVID-19 virus can infect fat tissue

    Stanford Medicine scientists’ findings could explain why obese people have a higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and are more likely to progress to severe disease and die of infection.

  • Stanford ranks high for complex heart procedures

    For patients like Nathan Foss, Stanford’s expertise in rare and complicated heart surgeries provides better options.

  • Surgery rates rebounded quickly in pandemic

    After a dramatic drop in nonessential surgery rates early in the pandemic, U.S. hospitals quickly adapted to new safety protocols, and rates returned to normal, Stanford Medicine research shows.

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