Clinical Innovation

‘Last resort:’ A rare intestine transplant at UW Medical Center

A 26-year-old Pierce County woman received a rare intestine, liver and pancreas transplant at University of Washington Medical Center last month, the first for an adult in the Northwest.

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UW Medical Center is first in Pacific Northwest to discharge a Total Artificial Heart patient

Dr. Nahush Mokadam, cardiovascular surgery and transplantation, performs heart transplant surgery on patient Christopher Marshall at UW Medical Center.

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Could crowdsourcing end logjam of surgical skills evaluations?

Studies lend rationale to letting Amazon marketplace score doctors on technical prowess

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Training the next generation of surgeons

What personal qualities lead to professional excellence in surgery?

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New book ID’s 44 surgeries ‘essential’ to human health

Global access to these procedures is as desirable and cost-effective as immunizations, authors say

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Antibiotics instead of appendectomy? UW study may be ‘game changer’

UW researchers will begin recruiting patients in May for a nearly $13 million, five-year study to determine whether antibiotics alone are better than surgery to treat uncomplicated appendicitis, which sends 300,000 Americans rushing to emergency surgery each year.

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