Surgery News

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.
New ECMO recommendations for lung transplant candidates Oct 16, 2017
Physicians reviewed available data and research to provide a perspective on the use of ECMO on patients on the lung transplantation list. 
Baylor joins esteemed Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials NetworkSep 27, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine has been selected as a site for the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network, joining an elite group of top clinical sites conducting seminal work in the field of cardiac surgery. 
Dr. Carlos Galvani named chief of metabolic, bariatric surgerySep 12, 2017
Dr. Carlos Galvani, an expert in bariatric and robotic surgery, has joined the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine as chief of metabolic and bariatric surgery.
Device accurately identifies cancer in seconds during surgerySep 6, 2017
A new handheld device rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds.
Timing, dosage of statins before heart surgery impacts survivalMar 16, 2017
Researchers found that those who continued taking their cholesterol-lowering medication prior to coronary artery bypass grafting surgery had better survival rates than those who stopped.
Seven attributes of the academic surgeon Mar 14, 2017
In an effort to guide future academic surgeons on the path to success, seven surgeons at Baylor outlined seven common attributes of the academic surgeon. 
Expert in lung transplantation joins BaylorMar 9, 2017
Dr. Gabriel Loor, a cardiac surgeon whose research focuses on maximizing donor organs for lung transplant recipients, has joined Baylor College of Medicine as director of lung transplantation.
Pitch count matters: know your limitsFeb 22, 2017
Throwing pitches year-round at an early age could cause pitchers to be the ones striking out in the long run.
Lo que Ud. necesita saber sobre la enfermedad de la válvula mitralFeb 8, 2017
El Dr. Joseph Lamelas ofrece sus perspectivas acerca de la enfermedad de la válvula mitral y su tratamiento.