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7/24/2014
Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System have integrated advanced 3D imaging, computer simulation and next-generation surgical tools to perform a highly complex brain surgery through a small incisi ...
7/14/2014
Urology Times
Features J. Kellogg Parsons, MD
7/10/2014
The Medical News
Features John Lane, MD, and David Chang, PhD, MPH
7/9/2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the safety benefits of aortic stent grafts inserted during minimally invasive surgery to repair abdominal aort ...
7/9/2014
Experts at the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) are now able to save patients from potentially fatal outcomes from blood clots, infected masses or foreign bodies from major cardiac b ...
7/8/2014
Reuters
Features J. Kellogg Parsons, MD
7/3/2014
Modern Healthcare
Features David Chang, PhD, MPH, and J. Kellogg Parsons, MD
7/2/2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that the risk of patient harm increased two-fold in 2006 – the peak year that teaching hospitals nationwide embrace ...
4/22/2014
Scott LaFee
Each year, millions of Americans visit their doctors with sports- or activity-related joint injuries, most commonly to the knee or shoulder. We ask Dr. Christopher Wahl to diagnose the current situati ...
3/5/2014
Jackie Carr
Minimally invasive surgery involves fewer and shorter incisions, which can mean less pain, shorter hospital stays and reduced scarring.
2/24/2014
Using a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided laser technology, neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System have successfully treated a malignant tumor deep inside a patient’s brain. This is t ...
1/16/2014
News Daily
Features Jason Sicklick, MD
1/15/2014
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report a three-fold increase in the use of minimally invasive surgery across the nation for patients with pancreatic disease. Alt ...
1/8/2014
In October 2013, Louis Munoz donated one of his kidneys to William Lynch. The organ match would not have occurred without a bit of serendipity and a big love of football. Munoz and Lynch had been chil ...
1/8/2014
Fox 5
Features UC San Diego Health System
12/20/2013
The interventional cardiology team led by Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC, at UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) has successfully completed the first two robotically-assisted coronary angiop ...
12/5/2013
Michelle Brubaker
Francis Gonzales, MD, with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, traveled to Guatemala with a team of medical staff from across the nation to perform joint replacements on patients in need of critical ...
10/9/2013
San Diego Daily Transcript
Features Santiago Horgan, MD
10/7/2013
Innovation Toronto
Features Kaitlyn Kelly, MD, and Santiago Horgan, MD
10/2/2013
Surgeons at UC San Diego Health System have performed the region’s first robotic gastrectomy, a potentially lifesaving procedure to remove a section of the stomach after a diagnosis of gastric cancer. ...
10/2/2013
ScienceDaily
Features Kaitlyn Kelly, MD, and Santiago Horgan, MD
10/1/2013
Scott LaFee
UC San Diego physicians Wallace and Blair answer questions about several issues surrounding breast cancer, including prevention and treatment, and inflammatory breast cancer, a particularly difficult ...
8/22/2013
EndoNurse
Features Elisabeth McLemore, MD, and Santiago Horgan, MD
8/16/2013
The Medical News
Features Elisabeth McLemore, MD, and Santiago Horgan, MD
8/15/2013
Surgeons at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are evaluating a new, combined surgery technique to remove cancerous tumors from the rectum. The hybrid technique uses the body’s ...
8/8/2013
Michelle Brubaker
Sonya Ahmed, MD, joins UC San Diego Health System as the new chief of the Foot and Ankle Division in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, bringing advanced treatment options and team collaborations t ...
6/10/2013
Michelle Brubaker
UC San Diego Health System has opened a new state-of-the art Level 1 Trauma Center that will improve efficiency and save trauma surgeons about 10 to twenty minutes of resuscitation time per patient.
5/18/2013
U-T San Diego
Featuring Santiago Horgan, MD, Mark Talamini, MD, and Emily Lukacz, MD
4/23/2013
Michelle Brubaker
Nancy Kehoe spent most of nursing school in chronic pain with two severely arthritic hips. Her quality of life improved after receiving two anterior hip replacements at UC San Diego Health System.
3/21/2013
Michelle Brubaker
Plastic surgeon Amanda Gosman coordinated a team of volunteers to travel more than 8,000 to miles Malawi, Africa, to provide much needed surgical and follow up care for patients with cleft lips and pa ...
2/13/2013
MD News
Featuring William Taylor, MD
1/10/2013
Michelle Brubaker
Glen Horn is back to riding the waves after a mini-posterior hip replacement, performed by Scott Ball, MD at UC San Diego Health System.
11/6/2012
Michelle Brubaker
UC San Diego Health System’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery is proud to announce that Christopher Wahl, MD, has accepted the position as Chief of Sports Medicine and is now accepting patients at the ...
10/27/2012
ScieneDaily
Featuring Ithaar Derweesh, MD
7/11/2012
KUSI
Featuring Santiago Horgan, MD