• 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.

  • Patient’s leg healing after freak injury

    Wendy Quivey suffered a complex leg fracture while celebrating a friend’s wedding in Mexico. Stanford orthopaedic surgeon Michael Gardner was able to get her back on her feet.

  • 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.

  • Dermatologic care during pandemic

    Since elective procedures at Stanford Health Care resumed in April, clinicians and administrators in dermatology are caring for patients in the safest way possible.

  • Method to regrow cartilage

    In laboratory studies, Stanford School of Medicine researchers have found a way to regenerate the cartilage that eases movement between bones.

  • Pediatric surgeon receives top award

    Thomas Krummel was recognized for his contributions to improving the lives of the smallest and sickest children.

  • Twilight sedation for spinal surgery

    Todd Alamin, an orthopaedics professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, can perform spinal surgery using conscious sedation — the kind often used in dentists’ offices. Patients recover more quickly and may have a lower risk of complications.

  • Procedures, routine visits again scheduled

    With Stanford physicians once again performing nonemergency procedures, patient Anwar Soliman underwent surgery to relieve his back pain and acid reflux.

  • 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.

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