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Department of Surgery

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Welcome to the Department of Surgery at The University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson.

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Alexander G. Chiu, MD

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The Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona

Recent News

UAMC Study: Do Wearable Sensors Predict and Prevent Patient Falls?
Apr 17 2014

Researchers at the University of Arizona Medical Center are studying whether small, wearable sensors that measure a patient’s activity, heart rate, wakefulness and other biometrics can predict and prevent falls, one of the leading causes of injury to hospitalized patients.

Heart Attack Patient Defies Odds with Tailored Surgical Treatment at UA Medical Center
Apr 7 2014

The tailored surgical treatment that gave Barnes a chance at recovery included complicated re-operative off-pump (beating heart) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), which was followed by stenting to help blood flow in an artery that was too diseased for bypass.

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Healthbreak: Robotic thoracic surgery a game changer in treating lung cancer

Dr. Farid Gharagozloo, chief of Thoracic Surgery at The University of Arizona Medical Center, is using minimally invasive robotic surgery to remove lung cancer from patients, changing the way we...

January 7, 2014
Healthbreak:New and innovative surgical treatments for hearing loss

Leader of the University of Arizona Medical Center's Ear Institute, Dr. Abraham Jacob, explains that the organization is one of the first in the nation to utilize the newest techniques for...

January 7, 2014

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In the global effort to prevent diabetic foot amputations, one of the most effective tools is a fairly simple, comfortable boot. But it won't work if a patient doesnt' wear it.