Topic: Surgery

First Dell Medical School Department Chairs Are Nationally Known Innovators

Nov. 19, 2014

Two nationally known innovators will be the first department chairs for the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Robots and the Future of Surgery

April 24, 2012

Students at The University of Texas at Austin will have the chance April 24 to test-drive the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, which uses robotic and 3-D visualization technology to enable surgeons' hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of the robotic instruments working inside a patient's body.

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Improving surgical outcomes

Aug. 18, 2011
Research by Professor Mia Markey is helping to provide patients with better surgical outcomes.

Engineering faculty and students use 3-D imaging technology to help cancer patients and children make informed decisions about reconstructive surgeries.

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Challenging a woman's role in medicine

Aug. 5, 2011
Challenging a woman's role in medicine

Alumna Sue Ellen Young Knolle was determined to pursue medical school after graduating from UT in the '60s, despite it not being a traditional path for women at the time.

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Engineer Develops Detergent to Promote Peripheral Nerve Healing; 100 Patients Treated Successfully in First Year of Use

June 9, 2008

A detergent solution developed at The University of Texas at Austin that treats donor nerve grafts to circumvent an immune rejection response has been used to create acellular nerve grafts now used successfully in hospitals around the country. Research also shows early promise of the detergent solution having possible applications in spinal cord repair.

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