Although lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in the United States.
In December of 2012, the Medical College of Wisconsin Advanced Heart Failure Program became the first in the United States, outside of a clinical trial, to implant the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved HeartWare® Ventricular Assist Device System.
Pancreas cancer is the fourth leading cause of adult cancer death, with an average survival of 9–12 months.
Brian Lewis, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, has been named Interim Director of the Curriculum and Evaluation
Committee (CEC) at MCW.
To address the need for primary care physicians in underserved communities across Wisconsin, the Medical College of Wisconsin has implemented a community medical education program.
In the United States, the appropriate operation for gallbladder cancer is frequently not performed, largely due to the failure of surgeons to consider the diagnosis before and during cholecystectomy.
When looking to define the word passionate, look no further than Claire L. Scheele, MD, FACS, ’73, a general surgeon in Martinsville, Indiana.
Upcoming events for the Department of Surgery.
Mass-Casualty Incidents: Preparation and Multidisciplinary Managment. We have learned some lessons from experiences dealing with mass-casualty
Department of Surgery New Faculty
Congratulations to this year’s Outstanding Medical Student Teachers. Several Department of Surgery faculty and residents have been selected as recipients.
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) occurs as a result of excess production of parathyroid hormone (PTH), leading to elevated serum calcium levels. The only curative treatment for PHPT is surgical resection of the abnormal parathyroid gland(s).
Small pulmonary nodules (defined as nodules <15 mm for the purposes of this article) are a challenge for all general thoracic surgeons in 2013. With thin slice thoracic computed tomography (CT) scans becoming increasingly prevalent, patient referrals for small, asymptomatic pulmonary nodules are commonplace.
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