News Stories

Campus Catch-Up

The Washington University campus community is making headlines every day. Members of the School of Medicine are regularly featured in local, national and international news stories. Department of Surgery faculty, staff and medical students are leaders in their specialties, and share their expertise when called upon. Campus Catch-Up collects some of these stories and celebrates members of the community who are receiving recognition.

Hunner Lesion Phenotype in Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

From the Journal of Urology

“Henry Lai, MD, Nick Pickersgill, MD, and Joel Vetter, investigated the differences between patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome with and without Hunner lesions, publishing their research in the Journal of Urology, the official journal of the American Urological Association.”

Few U.S. Women Know About Cancer That Develops Near Breast Implants: Study

From U.S. News & World Report

A study lead by Justin Sacks, MD, Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, found that few U.S. women know about a cancer that develops near breast implants. The study aims to help surgeons navigate the risks with current & prospective patients.

Major weight loss — whether from surgery or diet — has same metabolic benefits

From Wash U Med News Hub

A recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that weight loss from surgery or diet, drives improvements such as remission of diabetes for severely obese patients. The surgical procedures in this study were performed by Chris Eagon, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, and Shaina Eckhouse, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, from the Weight Loss Surgery Program at the School of Medicine.

General Surgery Residency Virtual Open House: Flexibility in Surgical Training

From the General Surgery Residency Program

Few programs offer the flexibility in training, early specialization, fast-tracking and complex operative experience found at WashU. Hear about getting all the training you need under one roof, with exposure to community, VA and international opportunities.

How a hologram can show a patient’s heart during surgery

From BBC News

“Jennifer and Jon Silva, a husband and wife team at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, have developed a hologram that visualizes a patient’s heart while they are in the operating theatre.”