General and Gastrointestinal Surgery News

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News

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Currently Browsing:2018

  • The Robots Are Coming. Will Artificial Intelligence Soon Work Alongside Us?

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018  Mass General

    In an interview for PBS NewsHour’s Future of Work series, Massachusetts General Hospital Surgeon Ozanan Meireles, MD, and General Surgery Resident Daniel Hashimoto, MD, MS, discuss their work in developing software that is smart enough to offer sound advice in the midst of surgery.

  • General Surgery Spotlight: Q&A with Cristina Ferrone, MD

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018  Mass General

    Cristina Ferrone, MD , is the Surgical Director of the Liver Program in the Division of General Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also an associate professor of surgery. In this Q&A, she discusses why more women and girls should enter the sciences.

  • General Surgery Spotlight: Q&A with Sareh Parangi, MD

    Monday, March 5, 2018  Mass General

    Sareh Parangi, MD, is a professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. She recently became the second ever female Professor of Surgery in the history of Mass General. She is also a President Elect of the Association of Women Surgeons.

Currently Browsing:2017

Currently Browsing:2015

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

  • Mass General study suggests that medication could improve gastric bypass results

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015  Mass General

    New findings about the mechanisms involved – or not involved – in the effects of the most common form of bariatric surgery suggest that combining surgery with a specific type of medication could augment the benefits of the procedure.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Getting Back to Active: Bob's Story

    Monday, December 1, 2014  Mass General

    Bob Hazelton lived with chronic acid reflux for years and was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2011. After his surgical team at Massachusetts General Hospital performed a minimally invasive esophagectomy, Bob has a healthy esophagus and is getting back to his active lifestyle.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Mass General saves patient with "incurable" tumor

    Thursday, November 7, 2013  Mass General

    David Berger, MD, surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, performs life-saving complex surgery on patient with a massive liver tumor.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • New procedure is easy to swallow

    Friday, June 7, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH offers its first per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) procedure, a new surgical treatment for achalasia.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Frequently asked questions: LINX® system

    Monday, September 24, 2012  Mass General

    David Rattner, MD, chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery at the Mass General Digestive Healthcare Center, answers frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the LINX® Reflux Management System, a new treatment option for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  • Massachusetts General Hospital offers new, less invasive treatment for GERD

    Friday, July 20, 2012  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital introduces an innovative procedure for patients experiencing symptoms of GERD. A bracelet of magnetic beads can help the lower esophageal sphincter to resist gastric pressures and prevent reflux.

  • New Radiology and Endoscopy Techniques Are Improving Treatment of Pancreatic and Biliary Disorders

    Monday, July 16, 2012  Mass General

    Patients seeking care for pancreatic and biliary system disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Digestive Healthcare Center receive the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic treatments from a collaborative team of experts, including gastroenterologists, interventional endoscopists, pathologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and radiation therapists.

  • Weight Center hosts Pediatric Obesity Collaborative Retreat

    Friday, May 18, 2012  Mass General

    A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that three out of four obese children will become obese adults, increasing the obese adult population to 42 percent by 2030. Just days after the report, on May 10, the MGH Weight Center brought together clinicians from 24 different programs – many within MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) – for the first Pediatric Obesity Collaborative Retreat.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • MGH ranks #2 in nation

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Mass General

    MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

Currently Browsing:2008

  • Surgery without scalpels?

    Wednesday, October 22, 2008  Mass General

    It may sound like science fiction, but the possibility of surgery that can be completed without a scar may soon be a reality.

Video

  • LINX® Reflux Management System

    LINX Reflux Management System

    LINX® Reflux Management System is an innovative minimally invasive procedure used by Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons to treat appropriately selected patients experiencing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). For more information, visit massgeneral.org/LINX

  • Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

    Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

    Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a minimally invasive procedure used by surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital to treat eligible patients experiencing symptoms of achalasia. For more information, visit massgeneral.org/POEM

  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)

    Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)

    Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is a procedure performed by Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons using small incisions to remove a diseased esophagus and reconstruct the gastrointestinal tract. For more information, visit massgeneral.org/MIE

  • Thyroid Nodules: Biopsy Results & Treatment Recommendations

    Thyroid Nodules: Biopsy Results & Treatment Recommendations

    Sareh Parangi, MD, endocrine surgeon in the Thyroid Nodule Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses thyroid nodule biopsy results and treatment recommendations.

  • Mass General Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders

    Mass General Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders

    The Pelvic Floor Disorders Center at Mass General brings together a multidisciplinary team of specialists. This team works together to treat the complex and often interconnected problems that cause pelvic floor disorders. The center’s treatment philosophy is built upon a foundation of honest, open communication with every patient. Learn more about the center and its specialists.

  • Colorectal Surgery

    Advances and Controversies in Colorectal Surgery

    In May 2018, Mass General participated in the Advances and Controversies in Colorectal Surgery educational course. The course educated surgeons about advances in benign and malignant colorectal disorders taught in a hands-on environment. Surgeons also learned about updates in literature and research, surgical tips and insights from our faculty.

Events

Currently Browsing:2018

  • Advances and Controversies in Colorectal Surgery

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    This three-day educational course is dedicated to the practicing surgeon. The course will educate surgeons about the current advances and the most updated treatment recommendations in the evaluation and treatment of patients with colorectal disorders. Surgeons will also learn about patients with complex benign colonic diseases and complex anorectal disorders.

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