Top Doctors 2022

Top Doctors 2022 WashU Surgery

Congratulations to the Department of Surgery faculty recognized on the 2022 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list.

A Durable Treatment for Recurrent Hernias

Photo of Drs. Majumder, Blatnik and Holden at the medical school

Research by Washington University hernia surgeons finds a durable solution for treating complex recurrent ventral hernias. The findings are published in the journal Surgery.

Brunt Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Photo of Michael Brunt with his wife Elizabeth Brunt, MD, and their son

Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery Michael Brunt, MD, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Barnes-Jewish Medical Staff Association.

Campus Catch-Up

Campus Catch-Up 10/15/21

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.

Ask the Doctors: Hernias and Hernia Repair Surgery

Sara E. Holden, MD

Hernia repair surgeon Sara Holden, MD, answers frequently asked questions about hernias. Holden specializes in abdominal wall hernia repair and is an expert in minimally invasive techniques.

Top Doctors 2021

Congratulations to the Department of Surgery faculty recognized on the 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list.

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.

Single Port Robotic Training Comes to WISE

Training with an Intuitive Single Port Surgical System at the WISE Center allows practicing physicians to hone their skills on one of the newest innovations in robotic surgery.

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.

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.

Easing into a Healthy Diet after Bariatric Surgery

After weight loss surgery, the recovery process involves progressing through a diet in four stages. Angie Britt, Supervisor of Patient Service Operations for the Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program at Washington University School of Medicine, walks through these stages, with suggested meals and recipes for inspiration.

Real-Life Superheroes

Pediatric surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis share what makes their patients superheroes in their eyes.

World Book Day

Department of Surgery faculty share some of their favorite books in celebration of World Book Day.

A Weight Loss Journey: Angie’s Story

Angie Britt, Supervisor of Patient Service Operations for the Weight Loss Surgery Program, guides patients through the bariatric surgery process by sharing her own story.