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U. Doctors Demonstrate New Laparoscopic Device in Mongolia in Front of Live Worldwide Audience

September 27, 2016

Tuesday in Töv Province, Mongolia, physicians from the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery will use a medical device invented on campus to perform surgery in front of a global classroom of students tuning in from potentially more than 50 countries via GIBLIB at 6 p.m. MT. ... Read more

Common Colonoscopy Questions

March 11, 2016

If you are age 50 or over please schedule a colonoscopy. This is a life saving screening that can stop cancer before it forms or catch it in its earliest stages. ... Read more

Common Colorectal Cancer Questions

March 07, 2016

An estimated 136-thousand people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the United States this year. Those patients will have a lot of questions. ... Read more

Senator Rand Paul Joins Moran Outreach Mission to Haiti

August 20, 2015

Rand Paul is running for President. However, politics is not his first love. “This is what I love doing,” he said as he entered a small operating room in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, ready to begin a day of cataract surgeries. ... Read more

Long-time Faculty Member Talmage Egan named Chair of Anesthesiology

June 18, 2015

Long-time Faculty Member Talmage Egan named Chair of Anesthesiology ... Read more

Patients Less Likely to Die if Readmitted to Same Hospital

June 17, 2015

Up to 22 percent of surgical patients experience unexpected complications and must be readmitted for post-operative care. A study led by the University of Utah suggests that returning to the same hospital is important for recovery. Readmission to a different hospital was associated with a 26 percent increased risk for dying within 90 days. The results, published in The Lancet, have implications for patients who take part in domestic medical tourism programs. ... Read more

Polling Patient Opinions

September 25, 2014

Providers with University of Utah Health Care are trying to improve the patient experience, by asking the patients what they want. ... Read more

House Calls Go High Tech

May 13, 2014

Many families can spend hours traveling to the doctor's office to see their surgeon for their follow-up appointments. With parking and waiting in waiting room times, an entire work or school day can be lost. The whole process is expensive and time consuming.... Read more

A New, Minimally Invasive Procedure Reduces Risk and Hospital Stay

March 21, 2014

You've heard of brain aneurysm, but did you know you could also develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm?... Read more

Heart Valve Surgery at the U Gives Options to Those with Severe Aortic Stenosis

April 19, 2013

While some patients are limited in their options to ease symptoms of aortic stenosis, they may be candidates for a therapy known as TAVI, or transcatheter aortic valve implant ... Read more

The First Artificial Heart, 30 Years Later

December 02, 2012

Thirty years ago on Dec. 2, 1982, cardiothoracic surgeon William DeVries, M.D., carefully removed the ravaged heart of Dr. Barney Clark and replaced it with the world's first permanent artificial heart.... Read more