Latest Surgery Update Edition: August 7th, 2017

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Recent news & media coverage

Image of Conjoined Twins

"When Paris Bryan had a routine ultrasound of her unborn daughters Paisleigh and Paislyn, the result was anything but routine. It showed the girls were conjoined twins, connected through the chest, liver, and heart. The news rocked Bryan and her fiancé, Ernesto Martinez."

Dr. Jensen highlighted in Sports Illustrated article

Excerpt from Sports Illustrated Article "Athlete gets cancer. Athlete fights cancer. Repeat, again and again..."

July 10th by Tim Layden

2017 Turtle Derby Participants and Crowd

"Digs" the turtle outwitted the competition, stormed to victory and claimed the title "Grandest Turtle of All" at our 31st annual Turtle Derby, held June 23 on the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital grounds. 

Minneapolis-St-Paul Magazine Top Doctors Image

Every year Mpls.St.Paul Magazine lists their choices of the “Top Doctors” in Minnesota. The University of Minnesota Department of Surgery is proud to announce that 18 of our very own Surgeons made this list. Our Surgeons strive to do the best that they can for their patients and this recognition reflects the exemplary work and care they provide every day. Below is a list of all the UMN Surgeons that made the list in their respective fields:

Cardiac Surgery

Division Chief Daniel Leslie, M.D.

For years, several surgical options have been available for people seeking to lose a significant amount of weight.

aizer has developed and implemented a new AAA screening program

MHealth Blog - June 9th, 2017

Stuart Harder wasn’t expecting a follow-up phone call from his doctor after a routine check-up. Nor was he expecting that doctor to tell him that he needed surgery on a potentially life-threatening abdominal aortic aneurysm.

“I just remember thinking, what the heck is going on here?” Harder said, reflecting on the experience.

Image of UMMC Hospital

The American College of Surgeons recently conducted an on-site review of University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), resulting in their recommendation of a two-year extension of the East Bank UMMC Level II Trauma Designation. The review included examination of the University of Minnesota Health process improvement initiatives and patient case reviews.