<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=799546403794687&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Blogs

Department of Surgery In the News

Denver Gazette

UCHealth ranked among top 50 hospitals nationally in 8 specialties

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateJuly 27, 2021

UCHealth ranked in the top 50 nationally for gastroenterology; ear, nose and throat care; adult diabetes and endocrinology; cancer treatment; urology; and rheumatology.

Full Story
Nephrology Times

Addressing Disparities in Transplant Access among Spanish-Speaking Patients

news outletNephrology Times
Publish DateJuly 07, 2021

Compared with non-Hispanic White Americans, Hispanic Americans receive disproportionally fewer organ transplants. In 2018, the Hispanic Transplant Clinic was established at the University of Colorado. Madhura Pande and colleagues at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, conducted a study to examine the efficacy of the program in reducing this disparity.

Full Story
La Voz

Skin Cancer Awareness

news outletLa Voz
Publish DateJuly 07, 2021

Now that summer has officially arrived, thoughts might be turning to a new seasonal look. But, before that, it might be wise to think about another look, one that results from spending too much time in the sun. Sunburn is not just an uncomfortable condition, it could be a precursor to skin cancer, the most common and potentially fatal cancer in the United States.

Full Story
Fox 31 | Channel 2

July 4th brought a large number of firework, campfire and grill injuries to hospitals

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 05, 2021

This long holiday weekend, doctors at the UCHealth Burn Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus are seeing an increase in the number of fireworks, campfire and grill injuries.

Full Story
CPR

Last Year, He Caught COVID. Now, He’s Had Colorado’s First COVID-Related Lung Transplant

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 23, 2021

It was March 6, 2021. Bryan Raymond lay in an ICU at UCHealth in Aurora, sustained by two forms of life support. A surgeon walked into the room and delivered good news: the donor’s lungs looked good. The transplant was on.

Full Story
KOAA

“Everything will be OK”: Colorado Springs family inspiring hope after life-changing surgery

news outletKOAA
Publish DateJune 17, 2021

A Colorado Springs family is sharing their story of resilience after life-changing surgery.

Full Story
KDVR

‘I started feeling a stomach ache’: Highlands Ranch mother’s difficult cancer journey

news outletKDVR
Publish DateJune 16, 2021

A Highlands Ranch forty-year-old mother of four was diagnosed with stage four cancer 10 months ago. The problem was, at the time, doctors did not know where exactly the cancer was in her body.

Full Story
Fox 31 | Channel 2

Heart transplant patient receives generous gift, warns others not to ignore symptoms of heart attack

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 17, 2021

Nigel Richardson received quite a surprise on Monday. The UCHealth heart transplant recipient received a check for $110,000 from the Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation.

Full Story
CBS4 Denver

Dad Calls Colorado Baby Born With Rare Birth Defect ‘A Little Rock Star’

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

A baby born with some of her organs protruding from her body is now home with her parents in Frederick. Isabella Rhea Beach spent her first month of life in Children’s Hospital Colorado where she had five surgeries to repair the rare birth defect.

Full Story
Medscape

COVID Outcomes Similar With ECMO or Mechanical Ventilation

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMay 03, 2021

Severely ill COVID-19 patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) had similar survival to hospital discharge and long-term outcomes as survivors treated with mechanical ventilation alone, results of a new, multicenter study suggest.

Full Story
Contagion Live

Similar Outcomes Seen in ECMO and Mechanically-Ventilated COVID-19 Patients

news outletContagion Live
Publish DateMay 01, 2021

A recent study presented at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery 101st Annual Meeting has found that COVID-19 patients who were treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) showed similar outcomes as others who were treated with mechanical-ventilation.

Full Story
Denver 7

Colorado living organ donor gives gift of life twice

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateApril 30, 2021

Taira Foster is a registered nurse who loves traveling with her husband. If you met her you would have no idea that she donated two organs but she would probably be quick to tell you about it.

Full Story
CBS4 Denver

Colorado Mom Donates Kidney To Son, Hopes To Inspire Others

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 30, 2021

“There are tens of thousands of people who are waiting across the country for a new kidney. That’s the same with livers and hearts and other solid organs. And the supply is just much smaller than the demand,” said Dr. Margret Bock with Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Full Story
Billings Gazette

Malta man becomes Colorado's first COVID-19 patient to undergo double lung transplant

news outletBillings Gazette
Publish DateApril 24, 2021

Bryan Raymond tested positive for the coronavirus in December 2020, and walked out of a Denver hospital with a newly transplanted pair of lungs in March 2021.

Full Story
CBS4 Denver

Selfless Colorado Woman Donates Both A Kidney & Part Of Her Liver To Strangers

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 22, 2021

In 2018, 69% of Coloradans said “Yes” to organ donation on their drivers’ license. That makes Colorado number one in the nation for highest donor designation, but there are also people here willing to become living donors.

Full Story
9News

UCHealth says they have performed Colorado's first COVID-related lung transplant

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 21, 2021

A sign hung above Trinity and Bryan Raymond in their temporary home.

Full Story
The News Station

‘Wonder Woman’ Gives Back by Donating Two Organs to Two Strangers

news outletThe News Station
Publish DateApril 13, 2021

By the time Colorado resident Taira Foster turned 33, she’d already lived a lot of lives. The soft-spoken vegan was working as a massage therapist at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, Fla., after careers in nursing, Planned Parenthood and a four-year stint performing as the princess in a dinner theater production of “Arabian Nights.”

Little did she know that 2017 would be the year she added “kidney sister” to the list.

Full Story
Denver 7

COVID-19 patient receives first COVID-related lung transplant in Colorado

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateMarch 30, 2021

By early January, the virus had nearly destroyed Bryan's lungs. That's when he was moved to UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Full Story
Fox 31 | Channel 2

Father of four becomes Colorado’s first lung transplant patient due to COVID

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 30, 2021

The only person in Colorado to receive a lung transplant due to COVID is now recovering at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Full Story
Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado family of doctors hopeful blood clot research will help near-death COVID-19 patients

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 27, 2021

A family of medical professionals is hopeful its research into anti-blood clotting medication could help in the fight against COVID-19.

“We’re approaching this with optimism that it’s going to work,” said Dr. Hunter Moore, a transplant surgery fellow at the University of Colorado Denver.

Full Story
Denver 7

Colorado husband and wife, who are medical experts, encourage Black community to get coronavirus vaccine

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateJanuary 21, 2021

Dr. Kweku Hazel, a surgical fellow for UCHealth's University of Colorado Hospital, and his wife Dr. Cynthia Hazel, a researcher for the Omni Institute, have been reaching out to Black and underserved communities throughout the Denver metro area trying to reassure members that the vaccine is safe.

Full Story
UCHealth

Encouraging Black people to get COVID-19 vaccines: This doctor-doctor duo is on a mission to build trust

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateJanuary 08, 2021

When Dr. Kweku Hazel received his COVID-19 vaccine, he asked a fellow health care worker to snap his photo. Yes, the moment was historic. But Hazel, a surgical fellow at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, also had a special purpose. He wanted to share details about receiving his vaccine with family, friends, and members of his community to try to reassure them that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe.

Full Story
OR Management News

Pelvic Packing With REBOA May Provide Lifesaving Hemorrhage Control

news outletOR Management News
Publish DateJanuary 01, 2021

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 man in 41 will die of prostate cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.

Full Story
Denver 7

Everyday Hero turns near-tragedy into an opportunity to protect the homeless from the cold

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateDecember 31, 2020
Four years ago, the then-21-year-old ended up at UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center - Anschutz Medical Campus. He had gotten lost for hours walking in the snow and when he arrived to his brother's house his feet were black from frostbite. His brother rushed him to the hospital, a moment his mother will never forget.
Full Story
CBS4 Denver

Former Denver Bronco Bucky Dilts Tells Men Not to Punt When It Comes To Prostate Cancer

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateOctober 07, 2020

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 man in 41 will die of prostate cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.

Full Story
UCHealth

Three near-fatal diseases later, this ‘clown’ is getting busy living

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateSeptember 30, 2020

Fran Etzkorn survived three life-threatening conditions so she could get back to clowning around.

Full Story
UCHealth

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital again named No. 1 hospital in the state

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateJuly 27, 2020

For the ninth year in a row, U.S. News and World Report ranks UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, No. 1 on its list of the state’s best hospitals. UCH is also ranked among the nation’s best in nine specialties including No. 2 in pulmonology & lung surgery.

Full Story
UCHealth

Study tests clot busters on COVID-19 patients

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateJuly 22, 2020

It was the first week of April, about two months after the first reported novel coronavirus case in the United States, when Dr. Ernest Moore and his colleagues began reviewing the first autopsy reports of patients who had died from the disease in China. One finding in particular caught their attention.

Full Story
9News

Hospital-based violence intervention program set to start in Aurora

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 23, 2020

Aurora, CO - The hours and days after someone gets shot or stabbed or assaulted can change the course of the rest of their lives.

Full Story
UCHealth

Rectal cancer treatment without surgery

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateJune 17, 2020

In August 2016 Armentrout, then 39, was in the midst of life as a law enforcement officer in northern Colorado when he began experiencing fatigue and saw blood in his stool. The tiredness was a puzzle to a guy who moved from high school sports in his native Omaha to a college career as an offensive lineman for the University of South Dakota’s football team and a discus thrower with the school’s track-and-field unit.

Full Story
KDVR

‘White Coats for Black Lives’; Medical professionals kneel in solidarity across Denver metro area

news outletKDVR
Publish DateJune 05, 2020

DENVER (KDVR) — Hundreds of health professionals in the Denver metro area gathered at East 17th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard Friday to protest racism and show support for George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer after kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.

Full Story
UCHealth

Mysterious breathing difficulties solved through expert collaboration

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateJune 02, 2020

Irma Ayers had gotten her daughter Aunjane into kickboxing. The child was on her own sometimes because Irma was a single mom working full-time, and being able to protect yourself is a good thing. Aunjane found that she liked the intensity of the sessions and learning what she called “cool stuff” to the point that she even got into mixed martial arts training. But soon, she found her workouts cut short by shortness of breath.

Full Story
KDVR

Ventilator wasn’t enough to save him, but Aurora man survives coronavirus thanks to unique hospital machine

news outletKDVR
Publish DateMay 22, 2020

AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – Friday was Robert Carver’s 50th birthday. A few weeks ago, his wife and doctors weren’t sure he’d live to see this day.

“Oh yeah, I call this chapter two. This is chapter two of my life. I went to my doctor today for my checkup, this is the first checkup that I’ve had since I’ve been out of the hospital. She said, ‘Did you know every organ in your body collapsed and was gone?'” Carver told FOX31.

Full Story
UCHealth

Surgical options to remove cysts in the pancreas have greatly improved in past decade

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateMay 07, 2020

Jim Page has had a 70-year love affair with skiing. If the oft-quoted observation that geography is destiny is true, he grew up in the right place to meet the object of his affection.

Full Story
KDVR

Colorado family of doctors hopeful blood clot research will help near-death COVID-19 patients

news outletKDVR
Publish DateMarch 27, 2020

DENVER (KDVR) — A family of medical professionals is hopeful its research into anti-blood clotting medication could help in the fight against COVID-19.

“We’re approaching this with optimism that it’s going to work,” said Dr. Hunter Moore, a transplant surgery fellow at the University of Colorado Denver.

Full Story
Fox 31 | Channel 2

Veteran donates portion of liver to Colorado baby with rare disorder

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 24, 2019

During the season of giving, Drea Richardson felt a calling to help the helpless. Her baby cousin, Destiny, has a rare genetic metabolic disorder called methylmalonic acidemia.

Full Story
9News

Bra Day creates awareness about breast reconstruction

news outlet9News
Publish DateOctober 22, 2019

BRA Day stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness. Dr. Tae Chong, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital discusses the options.

Full Story
Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado’s living organ donors celebrated as heroes for saving lives

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 19, 2019

Colorado is home to hundreds of everyday heroes who are responsible for saving lives through organ donation.

Full Story
9News

Doctor discusses pancreatic cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 07, 2019

Dr. Richard Schulick, director of the CU Cancer Center and a pancreas surgeon, joined us to talk about pancreatic cancer and why the diagnosis usually comes so late.

Full Story
9News

Watch this before you get liposuction, cryotherapy, tummy tucks and other types of plastic surgery

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2019

About half of New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight or get in shape. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, approximately 235,000 people will get liposuction, and another 450,000 have non-surgical fat reduction procedures (e.g. cryotherapy or injections).

Full Story
Front Porch

UCHealth Trauma Docs Rebuild Bodies & Lives

news outletFront Porch
Publish DateJanuary 01, 2019

Alina Miller jumped from a four-story building to escape a fire. Luckily she lived near the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) Emergency Department, where experienced trauma doctors treated her injuries. With its years-long track record treating trauma patients, UCH in October 2018 earned a Level 1 trauma center designation for its combination of resources, research, and education.

Full Story