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Community    Transplant Surgery    Liver Transplant

CU Surgeons Perform Department’s First Robotic Living Liver Donation

Aiming to increase the number of living liver donors by making liver donation surgery easier and quicker to recover from, the University of Colorado Department of Surgery recently performed its first robotic hepatectomy (surgery to remove a portion of the liver) from a living donor. Using a surgical robot to perform the procedure results in a smaller incision, less scarring, less pain, and a faster recovery for the donor. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 30, 2023
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Awards    Transplant Surgery    Liver Transplant

Megan Adams, MD, Receives Pipeline Award for Mentorship in Transplant 

Megan Adams, MD, surgical director of pediatric living donor transplantation at the University of Colorado Department of Surgery, has received the 2023 Pipeline Award from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 28, 2023
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Transplant Surgery    Liver Transplant

CU Surgeons Set Records for Transplants in 2022 

2022 was a record-breaking year for the number of transplants performed by the organ transplant team at the University of Colorado Department of Surgery, with more than 300 kidney transplants, more than 130 liver transplants, more than 60 heart transplants, and 40 lung transplants performed over the past 12 months. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date January 23, 2023
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Research    Transplant Surgery    Liver Transplant

Living-Donor Liver Transplant Recipients Gain an Average of 13 to 17 Life-Years Following Surgery

Research recently published in JAMA Surgery demonstrates that living-donor liver transplant (LDLT) recipients gain an additional 13 to 17 life-years following their surgery compared with patients who remain on the donor waitlist.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date September 06, 2022
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Research    Transplant Surgery    Liver Transplant

Obesity, Alcohol Use, and Decreased Blood Clotting Associated with Return to Operating Room After Liver Transplant

Liver transplant surgery is a vital and life-saving procedure, but it also is associated with a high rate of postoperative complications. As many as one in four liver transplant patients will return to the operating room (R-OR) within 48 hours of their initial surgery.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date August 24, 2022
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Department of Surgery In the News


Montana Baby Receives Rare Life-Saving Heart Surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado

news outletKDVR
Publish DateAugust 20, 2023

A Montana family is no longer planning a funeral after their baby was saved by rare life-saving surgery that was performed at Children's Hospital Colorado last year.

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Denver Gazette

Successful Robot-Performed Liver Donor Transplant Performed at Aurora Uchealth

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateAugust 16, 2023

Surgeons at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital's transplant center in Aurora performed what is believed to be the first robotic liver transplant surgery on a living donor in the Rocky Mountain region, officials announced in a news release.

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Parker Woman First in Colorado To Receive Robotic Liver Transplant Surgery

news outletKDVR
Publish DateAugust 15, 2023

PARKER, Colo. (KDVR) — Surgeons at the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital have made a medical breakthrough, successfully completing a robotic living donor liver transplant for the first time in state history, according to UCHealth. 

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What to Know About Small Bowel Obstruction, a Rare Complication of Bariatric Surgery

news outletHealth
Publish DateJuly 20, 2023

The unexpected death of Lisa Marie Presley last January has been linked to a complication of years-old bariatric, or weight loss, surgery, according to an autopsy report.

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