Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the University of Utah is a nationally ranked academic surgical program that provides high-value patient care, leads in research and innovation, and inspires and educates tomorrow’s leaders in surgery.

In addition to providing expert, compassionate clinical care, our surgeons are engaged in scientific inquiry across a broad range of areas, including ground-breaking laboratory research, advanced surgical technology and health care system innovations designed to guarantee that all our patients have ready access to personalized, compassionate, high-quality surgical care that consistently responds to their individual needs, preferences and values.

Vision

The future of surgery, delivered today.

Mission

We provide comprehensive, compassionate care to every patient and shape the future of surgery through innovation, education, and discovery.

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Patients Less Likely to Die if Readmitted to Same Hospital
Research, Clinical
Jun 17, 2015

Patients Less Likely to Die if Readmitted to Same Hospital

Surgical Services, , surgery, medical tourism

Up to 22 percent of surgical patients experience unexpected complications and must be readmitted for post-operative care. A study led by the University of Utah suggests that returning to the same hospital is important for recovery. Readmission to a different hospital was associated with a 26 percent increased risk for dying within 90 days. The results, published in The Lancet, have implications for patients who take part in domestic medical tourism programs. ... Read More

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