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Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona

Recent News

UA First in World to Use an Amniotic Membrane Patch to Heal the Heart after Surgery
Sep 11 2014

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. A serious complication after heart surgery, AFib increases the risk of stroke and other heart conditions. UA has begun a clinical trial using amniotic membrane to reduce AFib in heart surgery patients.

UAMC Trauma Center Chosen for Clinical Study on New Drug that May Improve Function after Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Sep 3 2014

If effective, the new drug could provide a therapeutic option that would offer these patients a greater opportunity to live independently and lessen the impact of this life-altering trauma on them, their family and on society.

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Healthbreak: Surgeons remove brain tumors without opening the skull

A cutting edge endoscopic pituitary surgery performed at the University of Arizona Medical Center by Dr. Alexander Chui and Dr. Michael Lemole utilizes the nasal passages to get to the pituitary...

January 7, 2014
Healthbreak: UAMC's Southern AZ Limb Salvage Alliance works to prevent diabetes-related amputations

Dr. David Armstrong of UAMC's Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) discusses preventing amputation in diabetic patients. SALSA is the largest unit in the world dedicated to...

January 7, 2014

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An interdisciplinary team of researchers is working on a wearable pendant than can detect an elderly person's risk for falling and automatically alert medical personnel when a fall has occurred.