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Community    Pediatric surgery

Spanish-Language Pediatric Surgery Clinic Offers Concordant Care for Hispanic Patients and Families

As a native Spanish speaker working in pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital ColoradoJosé Díaz-Mirón, MD, knows what a difference it makes when a surgeon can communicate with a patient in their native tongue.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 13, 2024
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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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Pediatric surgery

CU Pediatric and Fetal Surgeons Move to Minimally Invasive Approach for Closure of Fetal Open Neural Tube Defects 

Fetal surgeons at the University of Colorado Department of Surgery already are among the busiest in the country when it comes to repairing myelomeningoceles (MMC), defects in a developing spine while the baby is still in the womb. MMC is a type of spina bifida that, if not treated, can lead to physical and intellectual disabilities. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 06, 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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Research    Public Health    Trauma    Pediatric surgery

Pediatric Trauma Surgery Patients with Higher Social Vulnerability Experience Worse Post-Surgical Outcomes

The Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) is an important tool that ranks each U.S. Census tract on 16 social factors – including poverty, crowded housing, and lack of vehicle access – to help identify communities and populations at greater risk for poor health outcomes during emergencies.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 30, 2023
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Leadership    Pediatric surgery

Division of Pediatric Surgery Welcomes New Chief

Today, the Division of Pediatric Surgery in the University of Colorado Department of Surgery welcomes a new chief, one who brings a strong commitment to growing diversity and equity in pediatric surgery and supporting surgeons as research scientists.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date January 16, 2023
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Department of Surgery In the News


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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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Doctor Hopes To Help Restore Sight of Man Who Went Blind

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 02, 2024

Kia Washington, MD, professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery, is hoping she can help a Colorado man who was blinded seven years ago.

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Janet Kukreja, MD, Outlines Key Kidney Cancer Research That Was Presented at This Year’s Society of Urologic Oncology Annual Meeting.

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateDecember 04, 2023

Janet Kukreja, MD, a University of Colorado School of Medicine urologic surgeon, is North America’s most prolific robotic cystectomist.

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The Denver Post

Children’s Hospital Colorado Needed 10 People To Donate Part of Their Livers to Sick Kids. More Than 100 Stepped Forward.

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 21, 2023

So many Coloradans responded to a call to donate pieces of their livers that Children’s Hospital Colorado expects every child in need of a transplant this year will get one.

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