New results from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) show University of Utah Health Care’s transplant program has some of the best results in the nation when it comes to liver and kidney transplant one year after surgery. ... Read MoreSurgery
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.
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 MoreSurgery
International panel issues recommendations to overcome barriers in low-income nations ... Read MoreSurgery
School of Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute faculty member co-led multisite clinical trial that led to FDA approval.... Read MoreSurgery
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 MoreSurgery
A University of Utah study shows for the first time that continuous infusion benzodiazepines - a class of sedatives that includes lorazepam and midazolam, once considered the standard of care in the ICU - are linked to an increased likelihood of death among patients who receive mechanical ventilation, when compared to the sedative propofol. ... Read MoreSurgery