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Surgical Specialties News
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.
Playing style linked to NBA knee injuries
Basketball players who weave through defense to shoot the basket face a higher risk of tears in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), but after repair return to the same level of play.
New chair of otolaryngology
Stankovic, a prominent hearing loss researcher and surgeon and former Harvard faculty member, takes the helm of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Blood test predicts hip-replacement recovery
A simple blood test that analyzes immune function can forecast how quickly a person undergoing hip replacement surgery will recover.
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