Surgical Innovation

Experimental Surgical Services’ experienced team of faculty and staff can provide clinical capabilities for your preclinical studies. 

ESS SurgeonsESS’s surgical team can perform and support clinical grade procedures in a range of surgical specialties, including, but not limited to open heart, endovascular, interventional, transplantation, orthopedic, and dental.

ESS faculty receives frequent training on the latest clinical methodologies to perform the highest quality research possible.

Capabilities include:

  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
  • Mobile fluoroscopy
  • Endoscopy / Laparoscopy 
  • Transthoracic and Transesophageal (TTE and TEE) cardiac echocardiography
  • IVUS / ICE
  • CT
  • MRI
  • DR (Digital Radiography)

Our Program Director

Richard Bianco

Program Director and Associate Professor of Surgery Richard Bianco has over 35 years of experience in managing and performing preclinical research procedures.