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Read press releases related to the Department of Surgery below. Read more groundbreaking achievements in the field of surgery in our Surgery Insider Newsletter
3/13/2017
HealthCanal

​Features Sharona Ben-Haim, MD

3/8/2017
Patients with drug-refractory epilepsy have a new treatment option at UC San Diego Health. Instead of traditional surgery, patients may be eligible for a novel technique that allows surgeons to target ...
2/6/2017
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features J. Kellogg Parsons, MD

1/30/2017
The Medical News

​Features Judy Davidson, clinical nurse, and Robert El-Kareh, MD, MPH

1/19/2017
The Medical News

​Features Jason Sicklick, MD, and Katherine Fero

1/18/2017
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors that arise is the wall of the digestive tract, and most often occur in the stomach or small intestine. Though more common in later in life, GISTs can ...
12/19/2016
PBS Newshour

​Features Robert Steiner, MD, and Sharon Ross, director, public relations and community outreach, Lifesharing

12/19/2016
Del Mar Times

Features Douglas Chang, MD, PhD

12/14/2016
Modern hospitals are designed to aid healing in every possible space, from operating rooms and recovery areas to cafeterias and lobbies. One way is through art, and the new Jacobs Medical Center at UC ...
12/7/2016
Becker's Hospital Review

​Features Thomas Savides, MD, CXO, Christopher Longhurst, MD, CIO, and Marc Sylwestrzak, information services experience and development director< ...

12/6/2016
Patients at the newly opened Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health can be in command of their own experience by controlling room temperature, lighting, accessing their personal medical informat ...
12/2/2016
10News

​Features Victor Pretorius, MBchB, Alan Hemming, MD, and Eric Adler, MD

11/30/2016
On November 4, 2016, surgeons at UC San Diego Health performed the region’s first combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT). During the 10-hour surgery, 54-year old Frank “Sonny” Taitano received a healt ...
11/22/2016
La Jolla Light

​Authored by Scott Lippman, MD, and features Roger Tsien, PhDQuyen Nguyen, MD, PhD, Anne Wallace, MD, Shu Chien, ...

11/21/2016
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features David Brenner, MD, vice chancellor, health sciences and dean, School of Medicine, and Patty Maysent, CEO

11/17/2016
UC San Diego Health will open Jacobs Medical Center, a 245-bed medical and surgical specialty hospital, on November 20, 2016. Named in recognition of $100 million in gifts from Joan and Irwin Jacobs, ...
11/2/2016
Science Newsline

​Features Jason Sicklick, MD

11/1/2016
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic provide the first evidence that the Hedgehog signaling pathway is central to the formation of gastrointestinal stro ...
10/24/2016
MD Alert

​Features Rachel Voss, MD

10/11/2016
A surgical team at UC San Diego Health has completed the first series of operations with a novel surgical system that can remove a diseased gallbladder through a single incision hidden in the belly bu ...
10/4/2016
Physician-scientists with Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health have been leading the way in pancreatic cancer care by investigating new therapies as well as offering innovative clinical trials ...
9/26/2016
Removing plaque from clogged arteries is a common procedure that can save and improve lives. This treatment approach was recently made even safer and more effective with a new, high-tech catheter that ...
8/31/2016
Roger Tsien, PhD, co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry and professor of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry at University of California San Diego School of Medicine for 27 years, died A ...
8/2/2016
Ranked No. 1 in San Diego, UC San Diego Health and its hospitals have been recognized among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. The annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Ho ...
5/9/2016
UC San Diego Health has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review to its 2016 list of “100 Great Hospitals in America.” The list is based on rankings and awards from reputable sources, such as Healthgrad ...
5/4/2016
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated that distinct types of glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer in adults, tend to develop in different ...
5/4/2016
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have shown that ozanimod (RPC1063), a novel drug molecule, is moderately effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Results ...