Prostate cancer was a wake-up call for Greg Patterson. Now he is working to encourage men to get checked—today. A morning argument may have saved Greg Patterson’s life. After pushing some health concerns aside for months, Greg finally took action after being scolded by his wife. The result was a diagnosis of stage 3 prostate cancer at age 55. Now Greg is on a mission to change the narrative about the disease.
Most people visit an average of seven different doctors and face years of misdiagnoses before discovering they have thoracic outlet syndrome. Shana Baldwin lived that painful experience until finding Robert Thompson, MD, a nationally recognized Washington University vascular surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is now dedicated to helping others find answers sooner.
One family’s visionary generosity to create the John M. Shoenberg Chair in Cardiovascular Disease nearly 40 years ago launched the evolution of one of the top-rated heart programs in the country
Surgical mesh plays an important role in most abdominal wall hernia surgeries.
AAES Foundation award recognizes Brown’s investigations in new therapies for aggressive thyroid cancer.
Historic Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to host 70th Annual Meeting.
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 […]
Washington University surgeons highlight the importance of speaking openly about men’s health with your doctors and learning about screening guidelines.
Starting your weight loss surgery journey with Washington University bariatric surgeons is as simple as 1-2-3.
Weight loss surgery is part of a lifelong journey. Learn more about life after surgery.
Several Washington University cardiothoracic surgery faculty members and trainees trekked to Boston to attend the American Association for Thoracic Surgery’s 102nd Annual Meeting.
Washington University urologic surgery faculty members and trainees travelled to New Orleans, LA, to attend the 2022 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting.
Washington University bariatric surgeons use measures like body mass index (BMI) to determine whether their patients are eligible for weight loss surgery.
Vicky Peck, RN, Patient Safety and Quality Coordinator, and Erica Traxel, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, helped create a culture of safety in the Division of Urologic Surgery by developing a program to track ureteral stents.
The Department of Surgery’s Kristin Geile, RN, MSN, CCRC, was recently named a finalist for St. Louis Magazine’s 2022 Excellence in Nursing Awards.
Washington University pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons and fellows tackle rare heart defects in virtual simulation program.
Washington University urologic surgeons embrace leading-edge robotic techniques to advance clinical care.
LaSalle Leffall, Jr., MD, FACS, one of Homer G. Phillips Hospital’s most notable alumni, had an immeasurable impact on surgical oncology and health equity.
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s top centers for mitral valve repair surgery as it receives the 2021 Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award.
Washington University thoracic surgeons provide the highest level of care for patients with lung cancer.
WashU General Surgery resident Connor Callahan, MD, MSc, trained as the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society John W. Kirklin-David Ashburn Fellow in Toronto.
The St. Louis Shock Symposium aims to help attendees understand of the optimal treatments of cardiogenic shock and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Dr. Meyers answered some frequently asked questions about lung nodules.
Paul Wise, MD, Professor of Colorectal Surgery, answers frequently asked questions about the Department of Surgery’s General Surgery Residency program.
Alison Snyder-Warwick, MD answers frequently asked questions about the Plastic Surgery Residency program.
Chief of Urologic Surgery Gerald Andriole, MD, was awarded for his outstanding and impactful research and work in the field of prostate cancer.
Washington University cardiothoracic surgeons, in partnership with Siteman Cancer Center, have expanded their services to patients living in Illinois.
Washington University researchers recently compared outcomes between patients receiving care for lung cancer at VA versus non-VA hospitals.
Marc Moon, MD, shared his final presidential address at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery’s Annual Meeting.
Alec Patterson, MD, was appointed the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
Alison Snyder-Warwick, MD, co-director of the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, restores form and function for children with cleft and craniofacial differences.
Washington University transplant surgeon Majella Doyle, MD, MBA, answers patient questions about adult liver transplants.
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.
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 […]
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.
Mark Hoofnagle, MD, PhD, appeared on Fox 2 St. Louis to explain his team’s work to understand gun violence as a public health issue.
Washington University vascular surgeons answer patient questions regarding deep vein thrombosis.