list : Surgery

  • 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.

  • Surgery for hard-to-treat atrial fibrillation

    Silas Richardson was in the hospital with a heart rhythm disorder that his doctors couldn’t get under control. Surgery at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare solved the problem.

  • Robot aids cancer surgery

    Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare physician performs surgery on a cancer patient with the help of a da Vinci robotic system. The technology eases patients’ recovery and offers surgeons a clear view of the procedure.

  • New treatment prevents disc reherniation

    A middle school teacher is relieved of crippling back pain after Stanford surgeons implant a device to prevent a herniated spinal disc from recurring.

  • Drug enables scarless healing

    Researchers have identified the mechanisms of scar formation in skin and demonstrated in mice a way to make wounds heal with normal skin instead of scar tissue.

  • Recognition for mitral valve repair

    Mia Cadua underwent surgery for mitral valve repair at Stanford Health Care, which was recently recognized for its excellent record with the procedure.

  • Brain implants steady artist’s hand

    Thanks to deep brain stimulation, an artist stricken with a common but lesser known neurological disorder called essential tremor can paint again with a steady hand.

  • Anatomist John Gosling dies at 81

    Gosling was the co-author of a popular anatomy textbook and a specialist in the neuroscience of the genitourinary system.

  • Teaching anatomy with virtual reality

    This fall, Stanford Medicine educators will teach anatomy to medical students in Kenya using virtual reality. The effort is part of a pilot project to educate medical students in under-resourced schools.