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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…

UC San Diego Health and Navy Perform Reconstructive Jaw Surgery using 3D Printed Teeth

December 12, 2023

UC San Diego Health and the Navy perform reconstructive jaw surgery using 3D Printed Teeth on UC San Diego graduate.

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.

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.

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.

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…

New Scoliosis Procedure Helps One-Time Olympic Hopeful Compete Again

September 30, 2021

…Spinal Oncology and Deformity Surgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at UC San Diego, with Michele Pease-Downey. In 1980, Michele Pease-Downey’s dream was to qualify for the U.S. Olympic swimming team. At 60, her dream was to continue walking. The lifelong swimmer needed a cane and, by 2018, the…

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…

Improving Knee Replacements

February 18, 2014

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

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

April 10, 2012

…9, 2012, Santiago 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.

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