‘Growing rods’ help ease surgical burden of scoliosis treatment

Physicians with Vanderbilt’s Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics have started to employ a new, advanced technology that uses magnetically controlled growing rods to correct scoliosis in young children, reducing the need for frequent surgeries and anesthesia in these patients.

Terhune to direct General Surgery residency program

The General Surgery residency program at Vanderbilt School of Medicine is getting a new program director, but it won’t be a new face.

Robotic device attache to dummy patient

Brain surgery through the cheek

Vanderbilt engineers have developed a surgical robot designed to perform brain surgery by entering through the cheek instead of the skull.

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Keeping the beat after heart surgery

Variation in the gene for the beta-1 adrenergic receptor increases the risk that a patient will have an abnormal heart rhythm after cardiac surgery.

Patient undergoes surgical first to treat his arrhythmia

The state of Michael Stanbery’s health was shocking.

Petracek named interim chair of Cardiac Surgery

Michael Petracek, M.D., has been named interim chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Cardiac Surgery.

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