Surgeries

Galen Perdikis, MD, left, and G. Patrick Maxwell, MD.

Dedication to advancing breast reconstruction surgery for patients links Perdikis, Maxwell

Perdikis now holds the recently established G. Patrick Maxwell, M.D. Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Patient Johnny Cleveland, right, with Kamran Idrees, MD, MSCI, MMHC.

Robotic pancreatectomy speeds recovery time for retired educator 

He knew he needed complicated surgery, so researching his options, he learned about the Vanderbilt surgical team led by Kamran Idrees, MD, MSCI, MMHC, Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research.

Clinician accountability program from VUMC associated with large savings

A program run by Vanderbilt University Medical Center that provides peer feedback to high-risk clinicians was associated with a significant decrease in malpractice claims costs at a large orthopaedic surgery practice, according to a recent study.

An initiative at VUMC is helping patients recover more quickly from major surgery, leave the hospital earlier and have fewer side effects from their pain management. (photo by Joe Howell)

VUH adopts enhanced recovery for spine surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway for the nearly 1,000 adult patients who undergo elective spine surgery each year at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Belle Meade Surgery Center.

Katie Crider, RN, made regular phone calls to support and provide resources to patient Michael Hackett as he was faced with numerous health challenges.

VHAN Care Management team reaches patients where they are

The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network’s Care Management Program provides additional support for patients recovering from a recent hospitalization, trying to better manage a chronic disease or navigating a new or complex medical diagnosis.

Bariatric surgery linked to cardiometabolic health improvements: study

Bariatric surgery can lead to significant cardiometabolic health improvements using a variety of measures, including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and hemoglobin A1C, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.  

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