Scientists find a way in mice to illuminate the cardiac conduction system during surgery to prevent unintended damage to healthy tissue.
On the field and in the clinic
Stanford Medicine orthopedic surgeon uses his skills to as head physician for the San Francisco 49ers football team
From Botox to headaches: The history and potential of migraine surgery
A Stanford plastic surgeon discusses a little-known treatment for migraines: surgery that involves decompressing a nerve.
A blood test to predict surgical complications?
Researchers create a blood test to predict a patient's risk for surgical site complications, such as infection.
Orthopaedic surgery at Stanford helps woman stand upright
Lilly Lee's back was severely bent forward because of a spinal condition. Surgeon Serena Hu straightened it.
A serious gamed-based approach to assessing surgical residents
Researchers at Stanford Medicine have created a computer game to better educate medical students diagnosing patients during surgery.
Can major surgery increase risk for Alzheimer’s disease?
During cardiac surgery, patients’ blood levels of a substance highly predictive of Alzheimer’s disease jumped more than 5-fold.
Names on surgical caps boost communication during C-sections, study finds
Wearing caps labeled with names and roles made it easier for everyone in the operating room to communicate during C-sections, a Stanford study found.
Surgical sketches help Stanford surgeon practice, teach
Graeme Rosenberg's illustrations, shared in classes he teaches and on social media, are resonating with fellow surgeons at Stanford and beyond.
Stanford surgeon studies how to improve scoliosis treatment
Stanford researchers have several projects underway to improve imaging techniques, bracing treatment and surgeries for kids and teens with scoliosis.
Reducing surgical site infections in low-resource settings
During a stint in Ethiopia, Stanford surgical resident Jared Forrester worked on a surgical infection prevention plan for low- and middle-income countries.
Post-surgical abdominal adhesions: A potential cause and possible treatment
Abdominal adhesions frequently occur after abdominal surgery. Stanford researchers prevented their formation in mice by blocking a molecular pathway.
Stanford surgeon repurposed her suturing skills to sew hundreds of masks
Stanford pediatric surgeon Janey Pratt converted her dining room to a factory, in order to produce cloth masks to protect people from COVID-19 transmission.
When your mother is a neurosurgeon: ‘It motivates me to push myself’
Reece and Alister Sharp, daughters of Stanford neurosurgeon Odette Harris, co-authored a children's book to share their experience.
Resuming surgery, other procedures safely in the era of COVID-19
In a podcast interview, a Stanford Health Care physician leader discusses how the system is keeping patients safe as surgeries and other procedures resume.
What it was like to get a pacemaker at 19, and how it changed my life: Part 2
College student Bea White writes about her pacemaker-implant surgery, and how her life has changed since having the procedure.