Abdominal adhesions can have lasting, significant consequences. Now Stanford researchers have identified the cells responsible and a possible treatment.
Emergency surgery, compared to antibiotics, costs less and results in lower hospital readmission rates for appendicitis, a Stanford study finds.
Using CT scans to create estimates of heart volume is making it easier for cardiologists at Packard Children's Hospital to match kids to donor hearts.
A new Stanford strategy for kidney transplant wait-list management has been shown to help patients get into surgery faster.
When 12-year-old Lizneidy Serratos was airlifted to the Bay Area in early August, her heart was pumping so weakly that she could not walk or eat.
A Stanford Health Care video tells the story of grateful transplant patient Yolanda.
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.