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Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona

Recent News

UA Study Finds Huge Disparity in the Occurrence of Leg Amputations on Low-Income and Rural Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Aug 31 2015

Study co-author Dr. David Armstrong suggests a three-tiered system to provide earlier coordinated care that could help reduce the disparity in outcomes for patients in outlying communities and for low-income patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Breathing New Life Into Diabetes Treatment
Aug 6 2015

An implantable oxygen generator could one day revolutionize islet cell transplantation in patients with diabetes, a UA surgeon says.

Featured Video

Powerful Artificial Hearts | Dominic Alexander | TEDxTucsonSalon

Published April 27, 2015

Dominic discusses the amazing power of the totally artificial heart, however temporary, to bring healing and grace to patients and their families.

May 11, 2015
Weightloss Solution for Some Type 2 of Diabetics

Dr. Galvani discusses how, following weight loss surgery, some patients’ type 2 diabetes disappears.

January 29, 2015

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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.