Surgery News

Step into the new year with the right shoesJan 8, 2019
If the shoe fits, you’re on the right track to achieving your resolution for a healthier 2019, according to Dr. Ronald Lepow, a podiatrist at Baylor College of Medicine.
Study finds arthroscopy simulator benefits traineesDec 12, 2018
A new study found that orthopedic surgery residents made significant improvements on their knee and shoulder surgical skills using a virtual arthroscopic simulator. 
New orthopedic surgery clinic opens in HoustonOct 24, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine’s Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery has opened a new clinic in Houston’s west side.
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.