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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 1, 2013
Inspired by this year's New York City Marathon to take on a big race? Make sure you know how to train properly to avoid injury.
- October 16, 2013
New findings suggest that narrow-spectrum UV light could dramatically reduce surgical infections – which remain a serious and stubborn problem, killing up to 8,200 patients a year in the U.S. – without damaging human tissue
- June 26, 2013
- June 6, 2013
Dr. Ravi P. Kiran has been named chief and program director of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.
- June 4, 2013
Almost half of gastric bypass patients have their diabetes under control one year after surgery, a new study has found.
- May 16, 2013
Columbia licenses 3-D organ and tumor imaging software that aids in planning cancer surgeries and radiation treatments to Varian Medical Systems.
- April 10, 2013
Four young physician-researchers at P&S have received research funding from the Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholar Program.
- March 11, 2013
A new robotic procedure for sleep apnea sufferers is tailor-made for patients with an obstruction in their tongue base.
Source:The New York TimesFebruary 26, 2013
The JAMA paper compared outcomes in 264,758 women who had either laparoscopic or robotically assisted hysterectomy at 441 hospitals between 2007 and 2010.
Source:The Wall Street JournalFebruary 25, 2013
"There are so many options for hysterectomies now that patients should discuss the pros and cons of all of them with their doctors," said the study's lead author, CUMC's Dr. Jason Wright.