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What started as a medical mission to save the life of one child in Venezuela has grown into a program that is building liver transplant programs for children across the Caribbean and Central America.
Earlier this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated treatment guidelines to endorse recommendations for earlier weight loss surgery in children with obesity.
Columbia surgeons performed the first pediatric total artificial heart surgery in the Northeast.
A patient endured a brutal rare disease for five years with no relief. Finally he found an expert who understood. And could help.
- November 10, 2017
Under the direction of Donna Farber, PhD, the recently revitalized Division of Surgical Sciences aims to foster basic science research and train a new generation of scientists.
- August 31, 2017
Columbia bioengineers and surgeons have developed a technique in animal models that overcomes a long-standing hurdle in lung regeneration.
- July 6, 2017
Transplantation with even suboptimal kidneys provides a significant survival advantage compared to remaining on dialysis, CUIMC researchers say.
- March 8, 2017
Columbia University researchers used a new technique to rescue damaged donor lungs and maintain their viability for transplantation for several days.
- October 31, 2016
A major international study has found that drug-eluting stents are as effective as surgery for many patients with a blockage in the left main coronary artery.
- August 23, 2016
The use of power morcellators dramatically declined after federal warnings that the device could spread cancer, according to a Journal of the American Medical Association study.
- May 19, 2016
Investigators have uncovered a "weekend effect" contributing to the worsening availability of donor kidneys in the United States
- March 7, 2016
A new study found the number of “Tommy John” surgeries to repair a pitching-related elbow injury has tripled in recent years, mainly among adolescent athletes.
- August 31, 2015
An analysis documents worse outcomes and burgeoning costs for patients with diabetes who have coronary artery disease that requires surgery.
- August 25, 2015
For patients with chronic pancreatitis, a rare treatment called auto islet transplantation offers hope.