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Radical Surgery Saves Life of Young Mom, California First

January 18, 2012

Radical Surgery Saves Life of Young Mom, California First Liver Removed, Reconstructed, Re-Implanted A team led by Dr. Alan Hemming, a transplant surgeon at UC San Diego Health System, has successfully performed the West Coast’s first ex-vivo liver resection, a radical procedure to completely remove and reconstruct a diseased liver…

UC San Diego Unveils Center for the Future of Surgery

November 29, 2011

…for the Future of Surgery Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications “The lab is unbelievable. I consider myself lucky. When I am not writing research papers, I can take a break and train on the new robots,” said Dr. Elisa Coker, a 4th year resident in the Department of…

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

December 22, 2011

…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 diseased gallbladder…

New Weight Loss Surgery Folds Stomach into Smaller Size

March 9, 2012

Patients seeking a weight-loss surgery that does not require an implanted device or permanent change to their anatomy, have a new clinical trial option at UC San Diego Health System. Santiago Horgan, MD, chief of minimally invasive surgery, and his team, now offer gastric plication, a novel surgery that folds…

New Approach to Gallbladder Surgery, Smallest Reported Incision

October 11, 2016

…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 smaller incisions…

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…

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…

UC San Diego Orthopedic Surgeon Named New President of International Society

April 26, 2012

…the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Steven Garfin, MD, Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC San Diego Health System was named President of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) for 2012 to 2013. ISASS…

Single-Site Laparoscopic Surgery Reduces Pain of Tumor Removal

September 27, 2012

…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 the September…

First-ever Procedure in Region’s Only Hybrid Operating Room

November 29, 2011

…the future of heart surgery.” Sixty-two-year-old Glen Barnard – who suffered a heart attack seven weeks ago – is the first heart patient to benefit from a new approach in the newly-opened hybrid operating room. “Because of the location of my heart blockages, I was going to have to have…

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