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Mara Kalinoski

Mara Kalinoski

Pediatric surgery

Appendicitis: How to Recognize and Treat the Common Condition

Approximately one in 13 people will experience appendicitis in their lifetime. The painful condition, while being quite common, is luckily one that is easy to solve. Low-risk appendectomy surgeries are performed hundreds of thousands of times per year with excellent results, so if you are experiencing intense abdominal pain, don’t panic.

Author Mara Kalinoski | Publish Date January 16, 2024
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Vasectomy Reversals: What You Need to Know

Each year, approximately half a million American men undergo vasectomy, a minimally invasive and highly effective option for permanent birth control. However, studies show up to 5% of men will opt for a vasectomy reversal at some point in their lives. While the procedure itself isn’t an incredibly common one, a significant number of men are interested in a vasectomy reversal, making it a vital specialization in the surgical field.

Author Mara Kalinoski | Publish Date October 26, 2023
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Clinical Research    Cardiothoracic Surgery    Announcements

Robert Meguid, MD, Named Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research for the CU Department of Surgery

Robert Meguid, MD, MPH, FACS, is a professor of cardiothoracic surgery who took on the role of associate vice chair of clinical research for the University of Colorado Department of Surgery last month. His dedication to his research, his patients, and the future of medical science provide the basis for his work on surgical clinical outcomes and processes of care.

Author Mara Kalinoski | Publish Date October 10, 2023
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Urology    Leadership    Pediatric surgery

Dan Wood, PhD, Named Associate Vice Chair of Transitional Care for the CU Department of Surgery

Dan Wood, PhD, MBBS, FRCS, is an adolescent and reconstructive urologist bringing his expertise, compassion, and leadership experience to his new role as associate vice chair of transitional care for the University of Colorado Department of Surgery. His work with older adolescent patients transitioning into adult care is an important and steadily developing space in the surgical field. 

Author Mara Kalinoski | Publish Date August 22, 2023
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Department of Surgery In the News

Denver 7

Children’s Hospital Colorado’s New Spanish-Speaking Pediatric Surgery Clinic Is Breaking down Barriers

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateApril 13, 2024

Jose Diaz-Miron, MD, assistant professor of pediatric surgery has made it his mission to make healthcare more approachable for families in Colorado by launching a Spanish-speaking pediatric surgery clinic. It's the first of its kind in Colorado.

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American College of Surgeons

New Technologies, Approaches Help Surgeons Maximize the Use of Transplant Organs

news outletAmerican College of Surgeons
Publish DateApril 10, 2024

“Being more aggressive with donor offers and looking at marginal donors can help get people organs more quickly and reduce death on the waitlist,” said Jordan Hoffman, MD, FACS, associate professor of surgery and surgical director of heart and lung transplantation at the University of Colorado.

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Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Recommended for Men Over Age 65, Especially for Men Who Have Smoked

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateFebruary 28, 2024
A one-time ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm for men over 65 has been shown to reduce the risk of rupture by about half.
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Colorado School of Mines Student Returns To Wrestling Team After Car Accident Forced Devastating Leg Amputation

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2024

“Wrestling is a difficult sport. It’s both a team and a one-on-one sport that requires endurance, strength, and mental toughness,” said Matthew Lorio, MD, professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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