To shine a light on the sometimes complicated process of reconstructive surgery, two leading plastic surgeons at Columbia, Dr. Christine Rohde, and Dr. Thomas Imahiyerobo, take us through their approach, step by step.
When making decisions about heart surgery, you would want all the facts. Putting your trust, and heart, in someone else’s hands is not easy. You’d probably want to know how good the surgeon is—here's what that means objectively.
Over the past five years, the lung cancer survival rate has increased by 14 percent. A large part of that change is driven by advances in immunotherapy—typically implemented alongside treatments like chemotherapy to give patients the best chance at positive outcomes.
If xenotransplantation is the future, then the future is closer than we think. It's now priority to many transplantation surgeons and experts because it could address many of the barriers that have existed in organ access for decades.
Hundreds of patients have received lung transplants due to COVID-19 in the US. Dr. Selim Arcasoy discusses Covid-19 lung damage, and what this means for patients, surgeons, and the future of transplant surgery.