The Truth About Hernia Mesh

Surgical mesh plays an important role in most abdominal wall hernia surgeries.

Life After Bariatric Surgery: Activities & Diet

Making the decision to undergo weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, can be difficult. They may have questions about their life after their procedure, wonder what sort of diet restrictions they will have, and question who will be there to support them before and after surgery. Washington University bariatric surgeons are partners in their patient’s […]

Life After Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery is part of a lifelong journey. Learn more about life after surgery.

Body Mass Index: Explained

Washington University bariatric surgeons use measures like body mass index (BMI) to determine whether their patients are eligible for weight loss surgery.

Understanding Innate Immunity in Lung Transplantation

Washington University General Surgery residents and leaders of the Thoracic Immunobiology Laboratory collaborated to discuss the body’s innate immune responses that could lead to lung injury and allograft failure.

A Milestone to Remember: 500th Robotic Thoracic Surgery Occurs at Christian Hospital

Christian Hospital's thoracic surgery team celebrates their 500th robotic thoracic surgery.

Washington University thoracic surgeons at Christian Hospital recently accomplished a major milestone in its pursuit of offering precise, leading-edge medical care. On Dec. 1, 2021, thoracic surgeons Varun Puri, MD, MSCI, Nabil Munfakh, MD, and their operative staff carried out Christian Hospital’s 500th robotic thoracic surgery. “I am proud that Christian was the first hospital […]

Meet the Heart Valve Disease Team

A team of cardiac surgeons, general and interventional cardiologists, cardiac nurses and sonographers work together within the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Heart & Vascular Center.

Meet the Pancreatic Cancer Team

A collage of images featuring the Pancreatic Cancer Surgeons from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Meet the Pancreatic Cancer Team Washington University hepatobiliary-pancreatic & gastrointestinal (HPB-GI) surgeons, along with the multidisciplinary team of specialists at Siteman Cancer Center, are nationally recognized for their screening, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer is the eighth most common cancer in women and the tenth most […]

Meet the Lung Cancer Team

Washington University thoracic surgeons provide the highest level of care for patients with lung cancer.

WashU CT hosts Inaugural STL Shock Symposium

The St. Louis Shock Symposium aims to help attendees understand of the optimal treatments of cardiogenic shock and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Ask the Program Directors: Paul Wise, MD

Paul Wise, MD, Professor of Colorectal Surgery, answers frequently asked questions about the Department of Surgery’s General Surgery Residency program.

Embracing the Adventure

Marc Moon, MD, shared his final presidential address at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery’s Annual Meeting.

A Smart Way to Prevent Kidney Stones

Washington University urologic surgeons Henry Lai, MD, and Alana Desai, MD, joined forces with the Urinary Stone Disease Research Network to determine if behavioral interventions, like drinking more water, can prevent kidney stones.

Ask the Doctors: Kidney Stones

Alana Desai, MD

Kidney stones are exceptionally common and affect nearly one in ten Americans. Those who have suffered from stones understand that kidney stones can be incredibly painful when they begin to pass. Washington University Urology offers advanced care for the treatment and prevention of kidney stones. In order to help the public know more about this […]

The Real Costs of Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

As medical tourism continues to rise in popularity, Washington University plastic and reconstructive surgeon Marissa Tenenbaum, MD, explains what patients should consider if thinking about traveling abroad for cosmetic surgery.