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Dr. Tom Lawrence , Director of the Divison of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, was quoted recently in an article about skin removal surgery for People.com. Read the article here...
Geeta Lal, MD, MSc , has been named Associate Chief Quality Officer for Adult Inpatient Care effective March 1. Dr. Lal is Associate Professor of Surgery and is an endocrine surgical oncologist. She has served as the Co-Medical Director of the inpatient oncology unit (4JPW). In her new role, Dr...
January 18, 2017 The Department of Surgery will soon welcome its first pediatric surgery fellow as part of its newly accredited Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program. Read more...
A multidisciplinary team of experienced and skilled surgeons including Dr. Luis Garcia operated on one patient for necrotizing pancreatitis and a massive hernia. View this video to see how this patient's outlook on life has changed.
The Breast Multidisciplinary Fellowship Program was recently re-approved for five years by the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO). The fellowship is part of the University of Iowa Department of Surgery’s Division of Surgical Oncology, and it is one of only 46 programs in the United States and...
ECMO utilization has increased as an alternative to long-term maximum ventilation. It is a proven therapy that has helped save thousands of lives, and timing is crucial to its success. Joseph Turek, Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery is the ECMO Program Director. Read more here .
Patients with achalasia, an esophageal motility disorder, now have an endoscopic alternative: Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). Read more here from the University of Iowa Physicians newsletter.
The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has received notification that it has been awarded the Wellmark Blue Distinction quality designation for Cardiac Care.
Every third Tuesday of each month, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics bariatric surgeons Jessica Smith, MD, and Peter Nau, MD, MS will host free informational seminars on surgical weight loss options.
This article from the website of tv stations KGAN/Fox 28 reports on the historic hiring of Dr. Sharon B. Larson, clinical assistant professor of surgery in the UIHC Department of Surgery.