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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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Transplant Surgery

Robotic Kidney Transplants Offer New Lease on Life to High-BMI Patients 

Historically, the outlook has been grim for obese patients who need kidney transplants. Due to the physical requirements of the operation, those with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher typically have been denied access to the life-saving procedure. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 22, 2022
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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

The ASCO Post

Effect of Adjuvant Chemotherapy on Survival in Patients With Resected Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma After Multiagent Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

news outletThe ASCO Post
Publish DateJanuary 09, 2023

New research found that receiving adjuvant chemotherapy improved survival in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma who received curative-intent surgery.

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Cure Today

Patients Discharged the Same Day as Their Mastectomy Express Similar Satisfaction to Those Admitted to the Hospital, Study Shows

news outletCure Today
Publish DateJanuary 05, 2023

Patients with breast cancer who receive a mastectomy and are discharged on the same day displayed similar levels of satisfaction, according to recent study.

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Limit Time Outdoors, Frostbite Victim Warns

news outletKDVR
Publish DateDecember 21, 2022

Extreme cold has officially arrived in Colorado, prompting warnings from doctors to avoid extended periods of time outside.

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How Bladder Cancer Differs in Women and Younger Adults

news outletTIME
Publish DateNovember 15, 2022

Men are three to four times more likely than women to develop bladder cancer, but the disease tends to be deadlier in females. Why?

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