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.
Stanford surgeon works to improve care for civilians in conflict zones
The goal is to design a humanitarian surgical response in conflict zones to avert preventable disability and deaths through modern, evidence-based care.
Surgery Saturday Instagram series takes you inside Stanford’s OR
Each Saturday, Stanford Medicine's Instagram gives followers a peek into the OR.
Biodesign fellows address surgical site infections
Researchers worked to solve the problem of surgical site infections, which can lead to longer hospital stays, additional surgeries, and higher mortality.
Young patient benefits from hospital’s bloodless surgery program
Ten-day-old Lola Garcia became the smallest infant in North America to receive bloodless open-heart surgery.
New operating suites will accommodate advanced technology, multiple uses
With the opening of the new Stanford Hospital and the Packard Children's surgical and imaging centers, Stanford Medicine will be redesigning surgical space.
Procedure helps young girl suffering from seizure disorder
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the only hospital in Northern California using the innovative ROSA™ technology to help children suffering from prolific seizure disorders.
Working to improve surgery in the developing world
Stanford surgeon Sherry Wren comments on the challenges of global surgery and gender differences in surgical care worldwide.
Symposium celebrates how Stanford led the way to heart surgery success
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.
New course highlights how surgeons can serve their communities
Two med students created a seminar series that showcases how surgeons can address health inequities.
Using virtual reality to “fly through” the brain before surgery
Doctors and patients can preview brain and spine procedures via virtual reality at the at the Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center.
Microtia team embraces 3-D printing to improve ear surgeries
To rebuild ears of children affected by microtia, a rare congenital ear deformity, Stanford physician-researchers have turned to 3-D printing. One in 5,000 children is born …
Educating the next generation of surgeons: A Q&A
Research shows that many medical students view surgeons as intimidating, competitive and predominantly male workaholics -- and these stereotypes can deter students from a surgical …
Checklist aims to help prevent surgical infections in Africa
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 …
Robot-assisted surgery may not always be best, according to large Stanford study
Robotic surgery, or robotic-assisted surgery, has become increasingly prevalent during the past decade. But a new comprehensive study of more than 400 hospitals and about …
Heart surgery could benefit some babies with chromosome disorders
It was once rare for children with Down syndrome to undergo surgery to repair heart defects that are frequently associated with the disorder. Now, many …