The surgeons of the University of Arizona's College of Medicine have been helping patients in need of organ transplants for more than 40 years. Our transplant surgeons and physicians have specific expertise in transplants in areas such as diabetes mellitus, with a focus on pancreas and kidney transplants; multiple organ transplants (e.g., pancreas-kidney, liver-kidney, heart-kidney, lung-kidney); and transplants for hepatitis or for liver and bile duct cancer.

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Arizona is dedicated to excellence in 3 areas: patient care, clinical and basic research on diseases affecting our patients, and education of the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons. Since our division was established in 1977, it has developed into an internationally recognized program, providing state-of-the-art care in heart and lung transplants and in cardiac assist devices.

The Division of General Surgery supports several sections and multi-disciplinary programs including surgical oncology, endocrine surgery, breast surgery, hepatobiliary and pancreas surgery (HPB) surgery, abdominal transplant surgery, general surgery, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, metabolic and bariatric surgery, pediatric surgery, and plastic surgery.

Our Section of Minimally Invasive, Robotic and Bariatric Surgery within the Division of General Surgery is proud to provide comprehensive, compassionate care to patients that tends to result in shorter hospital stay, less pain and scarring, less risk of wound infections, less blood loss and fewer transfusions, faster recovery, and ultimately, quicker return to normal activities.

Pediatric surgeons are trained in the unique medical and surgical care of children from infancy through adolescence. We also offer prenatal consultations to mothers with fetuses with congenital defects. Some of the conditions treated by pediatric surgeons are similar to those of adult general surgeons, such as appendicitis and hernias. Additionally, much of the care our pediatric surgeons provide is specific to the needs of kids and babies, including the treatment of fetal abnormalities, birth defects, and injuries.

The Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Arizona and the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson is a family of reconstructive plastic surgeons who are dedicated to the delivery of exemplary reconstructive surgical care; the education of faculty, trainees and support personnel; and the participation in clinical research and quality initiatives to further improve the care delivered to those we serve.

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Our mission in the Division of Surgical Oncology is to provide state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care to patients with solid malignancies. Our patient-centered care covers the entire cancer continuum, including screening and prevention, early detection, diagnosis, staging, local and systemic treatment, clinical trials, rehabilitation, survivorship, and palliative care.

The Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery and Banner University Medical Center - Tucson Level 1 Trauma Center serves all of Southern Arizona as the regional referral source for the comprehensive management of critically ill and injured patients.

The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Arizona is nationally recognized for its expertise in treating conditions of the circulatory system and advancing treatments and technology in the fields of vascular and endovascular surgery and podiatry through research and clinical trials.