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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 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.

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Opioid Misuse and Dependence Screening Practices Prior to Surgery
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Apr 13, 2020

Opioid Misuse and Dependence Screening Practices Prior to Surgery

Lead author, Heather Thiesset, PhD, MPH and Dr. Lyen Huang, MPH, FACS from the Department of Surgery recently published a paper titled Opioid Misuse and Dependence Screening Practices Prior to Surgery. It was found that only 7% of patients were screened preoperatively for opioid use, showing a significant opportunity to be more proactive in talking with patients, updating EMRs and training staff. ... Read More

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