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.
September 26, 2016 Trudy Laffoon, RN-BC, Nurse Manager for the Surgery Specialty Clinic, has been honored by the American Society for Pain Management Nursing for outstanding involvement and dedication to the community through her voluntary service. The prestigious American Society for Pain...
Thanks to a specialized therapy at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), Mike Durant is back to work and grateful for around-the-clock care he received.
Read the story of Sabra Petersen, 55, of Camanche, Iowa, who was diagnosed with DCIS in her right breast in March 2015.
September 15th, 2016
Monday, September 12th, 2016 John Cromwell, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery with the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Associate Chief Medical Officer, and Director of Surgical Quality and Safety, is one of the first surgeons in the country to bring predictive analytics—analyzing...