Surgeries

New General Surgery Clinic expands care to more patients

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of General Surgery, the largest division within the Department of Surgery and one of the Medical Center’s highest volume surgical practices, has moved the majority of its practice into a new space in Hillsboro Village.

Pre-surgery brain mapping helps ease patients’ concerns

Victoria Morgan, PhD, and Allen Timothy Newton, PhD, both biomedical engineers and faculty of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, have teamed up with Stephen Wilson, PhD, associate professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, to offer brain function mapping services to Vanderbilt brain surgeons and their patients.

Surgery risk model proves invaluable during pandemic

When Gov. Bill Lee halted all elective, or scheduled rather than urgent, surgical procedures in Tennessee on March 19 in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and conserve medical supplies and equipment, surgical and administrative leaders at Vanderbilt University Medical Center began seeking solid data to drive any future decision to safely restart these procedures.

VUMC’s surgical education program lauded by ACS

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Accredited Education Institute (AEI) by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

David Shaffer, MD, and Rachel Forbes, MD

Forbes named new chief of Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Rachel Forbes, MD, MBA, associate professor of Surgery, has been appointed chief of the Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation in the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, effective June 1.

Damage, disruption, delirium

New findings suggest that treatments that decrease oxidative damage might help with postoperative delirium that occurs in up to 30% of cardiac surgery patients.

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