Department of Surgery News Archive

Department of Surgery 2019 Summer Picnic

The Department of Surgery hosted its inaugural Summer Picnic on Sunday, July 14, 2019 for our faculty, residents, fellows, staff and their families. Those that attended were welcomed with Department of Surgery logo blankets—perfect for sitting in the lawn for a picnic! The event included two food trucks, many homemade side dishes and desserts, a…

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Metabolic surgery may help those with Type 2 Diabetes

KING5 News Author: William Abeyta, Amity Addrisi Published: 6:13 PM PDT July 25, 2019 Less than one percent of those who qualify for metabolic surgery for Type 2 Diabetes get help. Roughly 30 million people in the U.S have Type 2 Diabetes. The disease claims 80,000 lives each year. One senior investigator at the UW…

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U.S. News: UW Medical Center state’s best for 8th year

UW Medicine | Newsroom | July 30, 2019   UW Medicine’s rehabilitation medicine and diabetes/endocrinology services ranked in the nation’s top 10.   University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, part of UW Medicine, has once again been named U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital in Washington state and in the Seattle metropolitan area. The 2019-2020…

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Patient with bile duct cancer receives rare transplant

UW Medicine | Newsroom | July 8, 2019 The procedure aims to cure aggressive disease with a donor liver. UW Medicine’s transplant team has successfully performed a rare liver transplant to rid a patient of cholangiocarcinoma – cancer of the bile duct. Jere Gianola, 59, of Seattle underwent a five-hour surgery on June 20. A…

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