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A new study shows that omitting aspirin from an anti-clotting regimen can improve outcomes for people living with a heart pump by reducing hospitalizations without increasing the risk of blood clots.
A minimally invasive procedure for fixing diseased aortic valves is just as safe and durable as traditional surgery after five years, a new study reports.
- March 4, 2022
When Bisant Labib needed surgery to remove a large tumor growing in her spinal cord, all the doctors she consulted recommended the same neurosurgeon—Paul McCormick.
- February 14, 2022
A study of weight loss methods suggests that gastric bypass surgery is the best strategy for patients with type 2 diabetes and severe obesity, regardless of the severity of a patient’s diabetes.
- February 9, 2022
A common virus that causes no harm in most people may be a danger to organ transplant recipients and other immunocompromised people, Columbia University researchers have found.
- February 7, 2022
Back pain is often blamed on a pulled muscle, pinched nerve, or herniated disk. But when the cause is a tumor on the spine, a delicate, multistep operation is required.
- January 19, 2022
Bariatric surgery is not the easy way out, but the only long-term, proven weight loss treatment we have, says Columbia surgeon Marc Bessler.
- December 17, 2021
It's possible to get through the holiday season without gaining weight or depriving yourself, says Columbia bariatric surgeon Jayne A. Lieb, MD.
- December 10, 2021
Alusine and Isatu Jalloh traveled 4,300 miles to give their girls a chance for a better life. At Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, a team of Columbia surgeons successfully separated the twins.
- November 22, 2021
After nearly dying from COVID-19 last year, the world-renowned transplant surgeon reflects on his recovery and completing his eighth New York City Marathon.
- November 15, 2021
Marcos Vidal Melo, an internationally renowned cardiopulmonary scientist and anesthesiologist, has joined Columbia as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.
- November 12, 2021
Recent observations suggest that surgery is possible for some pancreatic cancer patients who are initially deemed inoperable.