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New Weight Loss Surgery Folds Stomach into Smaller Size

March 9, 2012

…Horgan, MD, chief of minimally invasive surgery, and his team, now offer gastric plication, a novel surgery that folds the stomach into a smaller, more compact size. “This minimally invasive surgery is a new choice for patients who are more than 30 pounds overweight,” said Horgan, director of the UC…

Robotic Surgery with One Small Incision, U.S. First

December 22, 2011

…Horgan, MD, chief of minimally invasive surgery, UC San Diego performing groundbreaking surgery. Click on photo to watch video of procedure. On Tuesday, December 20th, Santiago Horgan, MD, chief of minimally invasive surgery at UC San Diego Health System was the first surgeon in the United States to remove a…

New Approach to Gallbladder Surgery, Smallest Reported Incision

October 11, 2016

…Horgan, MD, chief of minimally invasive surgery, was able to successfully remove the gallbladder through a 15-millimeter incision – roughly half an inch. This is believed to be the smallest reported successful incision for this procedure. “What we are seeing is the rapid evolution of traditional laparoscopy toward less and…

Clinical Trial Evaluates New Minimally Invasive Rectal Cancer Surgery

August 15, 2013

…Horgan, MD, chief of minimally invasive surgery at UC San Diego Health System and director of the UC San Diego Center for the Future of Surgery. “Our goal is to expand the range of minimally invasive techniques that can be performed for patients with any form of digestive cancer.” The…

Novel Technologies Advance Brain Surgery to Benefit Patients

July 24, 2014

…wave of advances in minimally invasive surgery for patients with brain cancer,” said Bob Carter, MD, PhD, professor and chief of Neurosurgery, UC San Diego School of Medicine. “These minimally invasive approaches permit smaller incisions and a shorter recovery. In this case, the patient was able to go home the…

Single-Site Laparoscopic Surgery Reduces Pain of Tumor Removal

September 27, 2012

…is an expert in minimally invasive surgery. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that recovery from an emerging, minimally invasive surgical technique called Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) was less painful for kidney cancer patients than traditional laparoscopic surgery. Study results were published in…

Nationwide Minimally Invasive Surgery Rates Triple for Pancreatic Disease

January 15, 2014

…in the use of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) across the nation for patients with pancreatic disease. Although adaptation of MIS for this difficult-to-reach gland is recent, the growing trend points to improved patient outcomes, such as reduced bleeding and infections. Now published online, the paper will appear in the March…

UC San Diego Unveils Center for the Future of Surgery

November 29, 2011

…Santiago Horgan, chief of minimally invasive surgery and CFoS director. “While operating through the mouth or vagina may seem shocking, you can’t argue with the results. Patients are healing quickly and having shorter hospital stays. As a global training center, our ultimate goal is to develop and teach safe methods…

Neurosurgeons Evaluate Precision Laser Treatment Of Brain Tumors at UC San Diego Health

January 13, 2016

…cells. “As a truly minimally invasive surgery, I anticipate that the quality of life of the laser-treated patients to be significantly improved relative to conventional surgeries where large incisions are made and significant portions of skull are removed,” said Chen. Chen added that while the initial results of the study…

First U.S. Case Since FDA-Approval, New Magnetic Device for Heartburn

April 10, 2012

…Horgan, MD, chief of minimally invasive surgery at UC San Diego Health System implanted the new FDA-approved LINX device in a 29-year old patient suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a chronic digestive disease that can lead to severe inflammation, stricture, Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer. “The multi-center clinical trial…

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