A Stanford surgeon discusses the adverse conditions, physiological changes and surgical challenges faced by space travelers.
Following surgery, the risk of overdose from opioids is highest during the first month. Taking both short- and long-acting opioids also boosts the risk.
The goal is to design a humanitarian surgical response in conflict zones to avert preventable disability and deaths through modern, evidence-based care.
Each Saturday, Stanford Medicine's Instagram gives followers a peek into the OR.
Researchers worked to solve the problem of surgical site infections, which can lead to longer hospital stays, additional surgeries, and higher mortality.
Ten-day-old Lola Garcia became the smallest infant in North America to receive bloodless open-heart surgery.
With the opening of the new Stanford Hospital and the Packard Children's surgical and imaging centers, Stanford Medicine will be redesigning surgical space.
A "molecular car wash" may help dermatologists accurately and more quickly identify and remove tiny skin cancers caused by sun damage. The technique also pinpoints subtle molecular differences associated with the cancers that may one day guide treatment.
In 1968, the first successful adult heart transplant took place at Stanford. Here's what has happened since then.
Stanford researcher Hiromitsu Nakauchi explores his dream of growing custom-made, transplantable human organs in large animals, despite funding difficulties.
Stanford surgeon Sherry Wren comments on the challenges of global surgery and gender differences in surgical care worldwide.
Fifty years after the first adult heart transplant in the U.S., the event featured doctors who've contributed to the development of heart transplantation.
Jan. 6, 1968 marks the 50-year anniversary of the first human heart transplant in the United States, which happened here at Stanford.
In the operating room, cardiac surgeon Joseph Woo, MD, is poised to begin a challenging operation on a man whose aorta and aortic valve have …
For the last year, Stanford surgery resident Jared Forrester, MD, has been living in Ethiopia, tackling one of surgery’s most troubling issues – how to …
A new virtual reality system at Stanford provides an unprecedented peek inside the brain. The immersive technology can help patients understand their conditions, surgeons plan …