Check out the above video, "50 Years of Excellence in Solid Organ Transplant", depicting our history in solid organ transplantation.
December 10th: Grand Rounds
Resident Case Presentation
Presentation by Uroghupatei P. Iyegha, M.D.
Faculty Award Recognition - Jeffrey G. Chipman, M.D.
The Dynamic Abdominal Wall
Presentation by Archana Ramaswamy, M.D.
Staff General Surgeon
Department of Surgeon
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery
December 12th at 4p.m.: David A. Rothenberger Lecture
Will Physicians Lead Us Through Health Care Challenges?
Presentation by Bill George
Harvard Business School Professor
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Latest News for the Department of Surgery
November 24th, 2013
Dr. Saltzman featured in Project Stealth articles
'So Saltzman has teamed up with an entrepreneur in the television industry and Twin Cities advertising and public relations professionals to make an unusual direct appeal to the public. In the process, he’s helping to bring so-called crowdsourcing to the field of medical research.'
Read More at StarTribune.com
'Dr. Daniel Saltzman first heard of using salmonella to combat disease while working in a lab as a graduate student. Twenty years later, the chief of pediatric surgery at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital has made a remarkable finding: because salmonella, food-borne bacteria, is naturally drawn to cancers, it can be a potent weapon against the deadly disease. When he is not performing surgeries or administrative duties, Saltzman is working to move salmonella to the marketplace as an effective, cheaper and less toxic therapy than what is currently available.'
Read more at TwinCities.com
November 20th, 2013
Dr. Gabe Loor performs 1st 'breathing' lung transplant in Minnesota
(Courtesy of Pioneer Press)
University of Minnesota surgeons say they have performed the first lung transplant procedure in the Midwest using a new technology designed to better preserve lungs once they've been donated.
The so-called "breathing lung" transplant was performed last week in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.
A 51-year-old Minnesota man with emphysema underwent the double-lung procedure. The organs spent two hours in the experimental device while being transported from the donor's hospital.
"I feel awesome," the recipient said Wednesday during an interview at the U hospital. "I haven't felt this good in years."
November 12th, 2013
U of M Hybrid Operating Room Reduces Recovery Time
One of the most technologically advanced operating rooms in the country just opened at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Rumi Faizer and Dr. Steven Santilli were interviewed to discuss the hybrid operating room at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview...
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