Growing the Peritoneal Disease Program

Beth Helmink, MD, PhD, and Sean Glasgow, MD, discuss the peritoneal disease program at Washington University School of Medicine.

The Future of Endocrine Surgery

Future of Endocrine Surgery

What does the legacy of excellence in endocrine surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center mean for patients? Our surgical oncologists have experience with a high volume of complex cases, making them experts in endocrine surgery.

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 […]

Ask the Doctors: Hiatal Hernias

Washington University cardiothoracic surgeon Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, MPHS, answers patient questions about hiatal hernias.

Taking Action for Men’s Health

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Men’s health experts from Washington University Urology offer ways to take control of important men’s health issues.

When to Get Screened for Prostate Cancer

Chief of Urology Gerald Andriole, MD, explains the importance of prostate cancer screening and how early detection can save lives.

What to Know about Hernias

Surgeons Jeffrey Blatnik, MD, Sara Holden, MD, and Arnab Majumder, MD, in an operating room with text overlay that reads: "What to know about hernias."

Washington University hernia surgeons explain the causes and types of hernia, as well as symptoms to look out for and treatment options for hernias.

Still Standing

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A multidisciplinary team of Washington University surgeons saved Julius Moss from having an amputation after his diabetic foot ulcer refused to heal.

Acute and Critical Care Surgery

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Washington University Acute and Critical Care Surgeons specialize in traumatic injuries, emergency surgeries, geriatric trauma, general surgeries, burn and wound care and critical care.

Surgery Superheroes: Pediatric Liver Transplant

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The Washington University pediatric liver care and transplant team at St. Louis Children’s Hospital shares what makes their pediatric patients superheroes in their eyes.

Advancing Cardiothoracic Care: Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, MPHS

Doctors Munfakh and Ray at Christian Hospital

Cardiothoracic surgeon Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, MPHS, brings his expertise in heart, lung, and esophageal surgery to Christian Hospital after a decade of training at Washington University School of Medicine.

Use of Robotics in Bariatric Surgery is on the Rise

Davinci Surgical Robot

A new study from the Department of Surgery shows that the use of robotics for weight loss surgery has increased in recent years. Bariatric surgeons and public health scientists examine this rise and what it might mean for the future of weight loss surgery.

Saying “Yes” to Organ Donation

Chief of Transplant Surgery, Dr. Will Chapman

An organ donor can save as many as seven lives. Still, some people have concerns about becoming an organ donor. Transplant surgeon William Chapman, MD, explains the donation process and addresses common concerns people have regarding organ donation.

Ask the Doctors: Kidney Transplant

Director of Kidney and Pancreatic Transplantation at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center Jason Wellen, MD, MBA, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about kidney transplant.

Colorectal Cancer Care

Washington University Colon and Rectal provides the highest level of care for patients with colorectal cancer.

Transforming Lives with Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgeon Francesca Dimou, MD, MS, helps people achieve their goals with weight loss surgery. Dimou describes the transformative process, offers advice and shares the story of her surgical training.

There is an Option: Treating Pancreatitis with Islet Auto-Transplant

For young people with pancreatitis, total pancreatectomy and islet auto-transplant can prevent years of chronic pain. HPB surgeon Chet Hammill, MD, MCR, explains the procedure and encourages people to learn about their options early in life.

Celebrating Big for Savannah

Meet 11-year-old Savannah and her surgeon, Baddr Shakhsheer, who restored a sense of regularity to her life at the Pediatric Colorectal Center.

Skin Cancer Types and Treatment

The Skin Cancer Team at Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center shares information on skin cancer types and treatments.

Making Informed Decisions

Researchers in Minimally Invasive Surgery study the impact of patient self-education on health care decisions regarding hernia repair and surgical mesh.

It Takes a Village: Treating Adolescent Obesity through True Collaboration

Shaina Eckhouse, MD, works in collaboration with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the Healthy Start Clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and fellow surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to treat adolescent patients with bariatric surgery.

A Little Goes a Long Way

Ida Fox, MD, takes a biopsychosocial approach to medicine, helping people with spinal cord injuries regain hand function.

Avoiding Amputation

Plastic and Reconstructive, ACCS and Vascular surgeons are taking innovative steps in growing a limb salvage service for patients who might otherwise require amputation.

Fighting Prostate Cancer with CHARM

Gerald Andriole, MD, Chief of Urologic Surgery, leads the offensive against the most threatening forms of prostate cancer.

103 Lung Transplant Achievement is History in the Making

The Lung Transplant Program at Washington University School of Medicine celebrates its success in completing 103 lung transplants in 2019, the program’s highest number of lung transplants procedures completed in a year. The program, which now has performed 1,800 total lung transplants since 1988, has proven to be a cardinal expert in lung transplantation. “Although […]