Surgery Blog Articles

Physicians and members of The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery staff share their expertise and are regularly published in Baylor College of Medicine’s blog Momentum or From the Labs or news feed. Our experts provide healthcare tips, answer questions about procedures, share their personal observations, discuss their research, and more.

Questions to ask before opting for plastic surgery

TCH plastic surgery chief, Edward Buchanan, M.D., writes children’s books about emotional resilience 

Surgeons’ skills go beyond the scalpel

Heart NLRP3 inflammasome linked to atrial fibrillation

The dark side of antibiotic ciprofloxacin

Eliminating p63 gene could convert scar tissue into heart muscle

What is thoracic outlet syndrome?

Dos and don’ts for surgery preparation and care

From the labs to commercialization: Baylor College of Medicine graduate starts Speratum CR to bring his own discovery to cancer patients

Be aware of colorectal cancer risk, no matter your age

What’s next for surgeon-scientists?

Minimally invasive method can redo heart valve replacements

Don’t let carpal tunnel syndrome push your buttons

Immunotherapy treatment gives lung cancer patient second chance

Robotic procedure provides minimally invasive treatment option for early-stage lung cancer

Ten tips help prevent diabetic foot ulcers

A routine mesothelioma check-up after Hurricane Harvey

Innovations improve donor organ availability for lung transplantation

Lumps, bumps and breast cancer: What you should know

Thyroid cancer awareness: Know your risk

How Gata4 helps mend a broken heart

Pancreatic cancer: What you need to know

Healthy Habits: Moderate workouts, limiting red meat intake key for Dr. Neal Barshes

Healthy Habits: Dr. Gabriel Loor enjoys martial arts, breathing exercises to stay focused

Healthy Habits: Elliptical training, morning workouts keep Dr. Joseph Lamelas active

Baylor goes blue for National Diabetes Awareness Month

From Pre-Med to Med: Making the Transition to Medical School

Healthy Habits: Staying hydrated, swimming key for Dr. Lisa Haubert

Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Ronald Cotton

Surgeons volunteer to help girls find passion in STEM fields

Beyond FitBits: Baylor’s iCAMP exploring the future of wearable tech, health

Preparing for simulated competition

Are you having symptoms of GERD?

Diabetes, your feet, and you

Teen weight-loss surgery study shows reversal of type 2 diabetes

Three reasons to quit smoking before reconstructive breast surgery

The heroes in plain sight

What you should know about VATS lobectomy

Important conversations: Navigating doctor, patient communications

Why you should know about celiac artery compression syndrome

Undergrads get insight into surgery through Baylor summer program