Surgeries

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.  

Teamwork key to treating boy’s severe head injuries following golf cart accident

Collaboration between teams at Vanderbilt was critical in saving a 2-year-old boy who suffered severe and complex injuries to his head after it was accidantly struck by a golf cart.

Reception for Seth Karp recognizes leadership and commitment to Transplant Center

New NIH grant funds novel brain network approach to improve epilepsy surgery

Investigators received a $3.2 million grant to develop novel brain network-based measures to guide surgical decisions and improve outcomes in the field of epilepsy surgery. The project builds upon work recently published by VUMC investigators in the journal Brain.

Surgeons to lead multisite study of procedure to limit blood loss by partially blocking aorta

Vanderbilt care surgeons are leading a two-year, multicenter observational study of a minimally invasive technique to control life-threatening blood loss by inserting a balloon inside the aorta to restrict blood flow below the heart.

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