Surgery News

Grant addresses cognitive decline in aging populationSep 12, 2018
A new grant is looking at designing a smart home environment powered by a wearable device and connected smart tags that would help monitor day-to-day tasks of a dementia patient.
Welcome Dr. Taylor RipleySep 11, 2018
Dr. Taylor Ripley joins the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of General Thoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, bringing his expertise in mesothelioma, thoracic surgical oncology and robotic thoracic surgery.
Questions to ask before opting for plastic surgeryAug 21, 2018
Making the decision to undergo plastic surgery should not be taken lightly, according to plastic surgeon Dr. Shayan Izaddoost. Here are some considerations one should take before committing to a procedure.
Baylor leads collaborative effort to recruit surgeon-scientistsAug 21, 2018
A collaborative effort has culminated in the T32 Research Training Program in Cardiovascular Surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.
Technique removes thyroid, parathyroid with no visible scarAug 13, 2018
A new procedure that allows surgeons to access and remove the thyroid and parathyroid glands through small incisions on the inside of the mouth provides successful results with no visible scarring on the neck.
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.