Surgery News

Study shows promise for donor lung preservation device Apr 19, 2018
A study found that a portable device can improve results for donor lung transportation compared to standard ice preservation of a during .
Study finds elimination of p63 gene could convert scar tissue into muscle tissue in the heartApr 16, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine researchers are looking for a means to genetically convert scar tissue into muscle tissue at the cellular level, which could ultimately be a way to treat heart attack and heart failure patients.
Robotic surgery: What you need to knowApr 11, 2018
Dr. Michele Loor describes the basics of robotic surgery and dispels common myths. 
Biomarkers help predict cardiovascular disease in older adultsMar 12, 2018
Knowing your risk for cardiovascular disease is a critical first step to preventing heart attack, stroke and other life threatening cardiac events. 
Study to look at extending heart transplantation donor poolMar 6, 2018
With $4 million in funding from the Brockman Medical Research Foundation, surgeons and scientists ill study the utility of previously unused organs to increase the number of heart transplantations.
Dr. Sameer Sheth named new McNair ScholarFeb 23, 2018
Neurosurgeon and scientist Dr. Sameer Sheth has been named the newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine. He is joining the Baylor faculty as an associate professor and vice-chair of clinical research in the Department of Neurosurgery.
Minimally invasive method can redo heart valve replacementsFeb 19, 2018
There are some instances in life where you wish you could have a redo, but surgery isn’t one of them. Dr. Joseph Lamelas discusses a minimally invasive approach to redoing valve replacements.
Grant to fund study on gender differences in aortic diseaseJan 26, 2018
Baylor was selected to join the newly formed Strategically Focused Vascular Disease Research Network of the American Heart Association to focus on understanding the pathobiology underlying the differences in aortic disease between men and women.
Ciprofloxacin increases risk of tears, rupture in mouse aortas Nov 14, 2017
A team of researchers has found that a widely prescribed antibiotic increases the risk of tears and rupture on the main artery of the body, the aorta, in a mouse model of human aortic aneurysms and dissections.
Lumpectomy, lift good combination for breast cancer patientsOct 17, 2017
An effort between a surgical oncologist and plastic surgeon can provide an opportunity for women diagnosed with breast cancer to not only have the lump removed, but also get a breast lift at the same time.