This month, we feature Dr. George Rofaiel from our Division of Transplantation and Advanced Hepatobiliary Surgery. Employing the latest in surgical technology, robotics in particular, Dr. Rofaiel brings minimally invasive techniques to both transplant and cancer surgery. ... Read MoreSurgery
Division of Vascular Surgery Overview
We are proud of our role as the only group of academic vascular surgeons serving the Mountain West- the largest geographical area in the United States served by a single university medical center.
The vascular surgeons at the University of Utah are part of a multidisciplinary team of medical specialists who provide medical, surgical, endovascular and radiological care needed to treat each patients' needs.
We offer state-of-the-art treatment for virtually every vascular or circulatory problem including aneurysms, arterial blockages in the arms, neck (carotid artery), legs, and blood vessels that supply kidneys and intestines, varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), chronic venous insufficiency, and dialysis difficulties.
Educating the next generation of vascular specialists occurs hand-in-hand with premier patient care. The goal of our educational mission is to better equip every member of the vascular surgery team to provide the best possible care for our patients using the most up-to-date, widely accepted tests and treatments. In turn, our patients receive the benefit of attention from not just a single individual but from a group of professionals devoted to their patients' health.
Advances in vascular care can only occur by exploring the unknown. Members of the Division of Vascular Surgery are actively researching a variety of questions ranging from why blood vessels develop
Our division has a number of clinical trials focusing on the treatment of vascular diseases, including aortic aneurysms.
Dr. Anthony Schaeffer receives funding through the NIH via a 5-year KO8 award to study hydronephrosis in children.... Read MoreSurgery
Board-certified pediatric surgeon and founder of the Pediatric Colorectal Center at Primary Children's Hospital, Dr. Michael Rollins, talks to us about why he chose his particular specialty and advice he has for future surgeons. ... Read MoreSurgery
In the first-ever genome-scale analysis of the puberty process in humans, researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) outline distinct and critical changes to stem cells in males during adolescence. They further outline how testosterone, and the cells that produce testosterone, impact stem cells in male reproductive organs. ... Read MoreSurgery
Zinc and folic acid, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts, and sperm potency in a new study conducted at University of Utah Health and other medical centers in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. According to the researchers, the finding presents the most definitive evidence to date that so-called fertility supplements do not live up expectations. ... Read MoreSurgery
We would like to welcome our new provider, Dr. John Smith, to the Division of Urology at University of Utah Health ... Read MoreSurgery
The American Society of Andrology will honor both Drs. Douglas Carrell, PhD and James Hotaling, MD this year at their upcoming meeting in Philadelphia. ... Read MoreSurgery
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
Researchers collaborate on an innovative study to find out... Read MorePopulation Health Sciences,Surgery