Department of Surgery News Archive

UW Medicine’s top doctors in Seattle Met Magazine

In the 2017 Seattle Met Top Doctors survey, over 100 UW Medicine care providers were chosen by their doctor, nurse and physician assistant peers as being the best in their respective medical specialties. It’s no secret that all of our doctors offer exceptional patient care. And we’re especially proud of this select group. It’s not…

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How surgeons can stop the spread of germs by operating NAKED instead of wearing surgical gowns

By Colin Fernandez, Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail 00:34 15 Jul 2017, updated 17:31 18 Jul 2017 In the constant battle to prevent infections in hospitals, scientists have come up with a stark new proposition – surgeons should operate naked. Physicians found that nude surgeons shed significantly less bacteria than those wearing scrubs. They…

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Woodland Park Zoo gorilla undergoes life saving surgery with UW doctor

Liza Javier and Michelle Li, KING 5:30 PM. PDT July 16, 2017 The Woodland Park Zoo says it’s closely watching a 450-pound silverback gorilla, which just had a life-saving  operation done – not by a veterinarian, but by a doctor for humans. “I have done nothing like this before, so this was a new experience…

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2 years later, KOMO reporter thanks medics who saved his life

by Keith Eldridge, KOMO News—Tuesday, May 30th 2017 A picture of KOMO News reporter Keith Eldrige’s heart (pictured left) taken on May 30, 2015 showed a 95% blockage to his left main artery. It is the area known as the “widow maker,” and almost did him in. With quick action by first responders and the…

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