First Breathing Lung Transplant Performed in Midwest
The double-lung procedure led by Gabriel Loor, M.D., assistant professor in the Medical School’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, was performed in the last week at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.
15th Annual Cutting Edge in Transplant Conference
Insights into "breathing lung", data lifecycle, donor selection, drug trials, islet allo transplantaiton, and clinical trials will be provided at the Commons Hotel on March 26th.
Missed the 6th Annual Rothenberger lecture?
Check out the video recording of Harvard Professor Bill George and his presentation, " Will Physicians Lead Us Through Health Care Challenges"
Perioperative, Anesthesia and Surgical Services (PASS) Quality
and Safety Grand Rounds
March 11th, 6:30-7:45am, Mayo Auditorium
March 18th, 6:30-7:45am, Hoversten Chapel
Our Health Environment Update
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These sessions are mandatory for any clinician who works within the PASS environment. All physicians, fellows, residents, PAs & NPs in addition to the operating room staff are expected to attend one of the 2 identical sessions. The team members who are unable to attend one of the sessions will be assigned an educational module in the FV Learning Management System (LMS) and will be expected to complete it.
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Latest News for the Department of Surgery
January 17th, 2014
Dr. Saltzman recieves $35,000 grant from the Randy Shaver Cancer Research Fund
The grant is for the Project Stealth, a research effort utilizing bacteria as a vector for treating cancer. This gift helps move Project Stealth towards its donation goal of $500,000.
November 20th, 2013
Dr. Gabe Loor performs 1st 'breathing' lung transplant in Minnesota
The double-lung procedure led by Gabriel Loor, M.D., assistant professor in the Medical School’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, was performed in the last week at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. The patient, a 51-year-old man from Minnesota, had been suffering from emphysema. He is currently doing well in his recovery.
During traditional transplants donated lungs are removed, placed on ice for transportation and thawed at the transplantation site. In a breathing lung transplant, a TransMedics Organ Care System is used to pump blood and oxygen through donated lungs to keep them breathing during transport, essentially simulating conditions of the human body. At the same time, the machine allows for continuous monitoring of the organ, giving surgeons information about quality and how the lungs are faring in transit.
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Information and Quick Links
Upcoming CME Conferences sponsored by the Department of Surgery
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