Surgery

Sophisticated Technology, Cross-Specialty Collaboration Push WVU Healthcare to the Frontiers of Neuroscience

At West Virginia University, the confluence of globally recognized research and clinical practice translates to comprehensive, personalized neurological and neurosurgical care.


Outpatient Blood and Marrow Transplant Program Enhances Patient Experience

Expanding the scope of their long-established inpatient bone marrow transplantation (BMT) program, experienced specialists with SLUCare–The Physicians of Saint Louis University have partnered with Tenet’s Saint Louis University Hospital to offer the region’s only outpatient BMT option. This eliminates weeks-long hospitalization and fosters markedly greater comfort for many patients diagnosed with a range of disorders, including leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplasia, myeloproliferative disorders, aplastic anemia, amyloidosis and germ cell tumors.


Postoperative Prophylactic Antibiotics — an Ounce of Prevention

A new study indicates withholding perioperative prophylactic antibiotics for breast reconstruction surgery may lead to future infections.


Postoperative Prophylactic Antibiotics — An Ounce of Prevention

A new study indicates withholding perioperative prophylactic antibiotics for breast reconstruction surgery may lead to future infections.


Novel Technologies to Treat Cancer of the Liver at Akron General Medical Center

Primary liver cancer is relatively uncommon in the United States, although its incidence is rising, principally in relation to the spread of Hepatitis C infection.


Minimally Invasive Surgery: 
Looking Ahead

In light of recent reform efforts, the health care industry is increasingly becoming an ideal environment for the continued growth and development of MIS.


Minimally Invasive Surgery: 
Looking Ahead

The field of MIS owes its rate of expansion in part to growing consumer demands as news of these procedures spread through word of mouth and aggressive marketing campaigns conducted by developers. 


JD Lipani Radiosurgery Institute Treats Metastatic Brain and Spine Tumors before Disability Results

Providing noninvasive neurosurgery for metastatic diseases of the brain and spine, JD Lipani Radiosurgery Institute helps patients preserve mental and physical function.


Device Innovations 2012

The phrase “minimally invasive” is buzzing among medical technologists across the map. Here's a rundown of three minimally invasive innovations from the last year.


Closing the Learning Gap for Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is a respected adjunct to minimally invasive surgery, but training is complex and remains a challenge for surgery centers worldwide.