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Why Do Obese Men Get Bariatric Surgery Far Less Than Women?

April 29, 2015

A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors that contribute to a major gender disparity among U.S. men and women undergoing weight loss surgeries. Men undergo the surgeries in far lower numbers than women.

New Approach to Gallbladder Surgery, Smallest Reported Incision

October 11, 2016

A surgical team at UC San Diego Health has completed the first series of operations with a novel surgical system that can remove a diseased gallbladder through a single incision hidden in the belly button.

UC San Diego Health Performs Region’s First Heart-Liver Transplant

November 30, 2016

…region’s first combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT). During the 10-hour surgery, 54-year old Frank “Sonny” Taitano received a healthy heart and liver. This is the first successful heart-liver transplant for San Diego; less than 10 of these surgeries are performed each year in the U.S.

Amanda Gosman Changes Face of Plastic Surgery

May 16, 2019

…Changes Face of Plastic Surgery Dr. Amanda Gosman, an expert in complex facial reconstructions for children and adults, was recently named the new chief of the division of plastic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine. A professor of plastic surgery, she also directs the school of medicine’s plastic…

Engineers Harness the Power of 3D Printing to Help Train Surgeons, Shorten Surgery Times

August 2, 2017

…train surgeons and shorten surgeries for the most common hip disorder found in children ages 9 to 16. In a recent study, researchers showed that allowing surgeons to prep on a 3D-printed model of the patient’s hip joint cut by about 25 percent the amount of time needed for surgery…

Center for Future of Surgery Opens at UC San Diego School of Medicine

October 18, 2011

…of patients undergo lifesaving surgeries. The outcome of each procedure is driven by dynamic factors such as the patient’s health, drugs and instruments used, team communication, and the wisdom of the surgeon’s hand. To advance safety and innovation in today’s operating rooms, the School of Medicine at the University of…

A new approach to single-ventricle heart surgery for infants

November 6, 2014

…reduce the number of surgeries the patients have to undergo in the first six months of life from two to just one. If successful, it would also create a more stable circuit for blood to flow from the heart to the lungs and the rest of the body within the…

New Electrical Engineering Professor Brings Flexible and Surgical Robotics to UC San Diego

October 15, 2015

A future in which robots can maneuver with high agility, dexterity and precision is not too far away. These flexible robots could one day assist with surgeries, navigate through tight, complex environments with ease, and be used to develop prosthetics that are capable of natural movement.

Improving Knee Replacements

February 18, 2014

…in total knee replacements, decreasing the need for revision surgery.

Guiding Lights: UC San Diego Launches Center for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery

December 5, 2019

UC San Diego launches new Center for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery. The center builds upon Roger Tsien’s legacy, delivering a new caliber of surgical precision to treat patients with tumors and disease of all types, identifying unhealthy tissues with a fluorescent glow.

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