Division of General Surgery

Welcome to the Division of General Surgery web site. Available here is a brief description of our faculty, links to our clinical activities/programs as well as our education and research programs.

The Division of General Surgery offers a continuum of care for patients with a wide variety of general surgical problems. As a result of our clinical expertise and research programs patients receive a highly specialized assessment, the newest treatment modalities including clinical trials for new medications and emerging surgical techniques and coordinated follow-up of their care.

The Division of General Surgery supports the mission and vision of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center by seeking to improve the health and quality of life of our patients and community through excellence in surgical education, surgical research, and surgical care.

Latest News

Jun 16, 2016

Living Organ Donors Honored at New Event

Transplant Program, ,

Some donated to a sick loved one; others to a total stranger. Most gave up a kidney; a few, a part of their liver. But what they had in common at the University of Utah’s Living Donor Celebration on June 3 was that each sacrificed an awful lot so another person could get a second chance.... Read More

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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