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 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 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.
We are very grateful to have Dr. Julian Macedo on our faculty team. Learn why Dr. Macedo chose Critical Care Medicine and why building a strong mentor relationship is so important. ... Read MoreSurgery
We are very proud to have burn surgeon, Dr. Giavonni Lewis, on our faculty team. Discover why Dr. Lewis chose burn surgery and how she helps her patients from the first day they arrive in the burn center to when they leave. ... Read MoreSurgery
We would like to welcome our new provider, Elliot Asare, MD, MS in the Section of Surgical Oncology within the Division of General Surgery at University of Utah Health. ... Read MoreSurgery
We would like to welcome our new fellowship-trained surgical breast oncologist, Dr. Kirstyn E. Brownson to the Division of General Surgery at University of Utah Health. ... Read MoreSurgery
Surgeons with University of Utah Health broke previously set records in five categories of organ transplant in 2017 and tied records previously set in two other categories. ... Read MoreSurgery