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Department of Surgery News and Stories


Community    Heart    Cardiothoracic Surgery

How Men Can Take Charge of Their Heart Health

Heart disease is the number-one cause of death in men, but it doesn’t have to be. Paying attention to risk factors and behaviors including smoking, diet, and exercise all can lower the risk of heart disease in men — who tend to develop coronary artery disease 10 years earlier than women.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date June 26, 2024
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Research    Heart    Transplant Surgery

Are Single-Ventricle Heart Transplant Patients Truly at Higher Risk? 

New research by Syed Shahyan Bakhtiyar, MD, a surgical resident in the University of Colorado Department of Surgery, may help surgeons make more informed decisions about heart transplant surgery for their patients. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 20, 2023
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Community    Heart   

Recognizing and Preventing Peripheral Artery Disease 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 22, 2022
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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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