The Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery’s goal is to increase patient benefit by decreasing the size of surgical incisions, with a focus on upper gastrointestinal, hernia, solid organ and weight loss surgery. Faculty members are leaders in their field, and share their recent research efforts, along with stories from clinical practices and training.
Brunt Named Pruett Family Professor of Surgery (Links to an external site)
Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery L. Michael Brunt, MD, receives the Pruett Family Professorship in Surgery.
Top Doctors 2021 (Links to an external site)
Congratulations to the Department of Surgery faculty recognized on the 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list.
What to Know about Hernias (Links to an external site)
Washington University hernia surgeons explain the causes and types of hernia, as well as symptoms to look out for and treatment options for hernias.
Minimally Invasive Surgery | 2020 Annual Report (Links to an external site)
The Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report features clinical, research and educational accomplishments from the Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report (Links to an external site)
The Department of Surgery Annual Report is available now. The report recognizes the Department’s clinical, research and educational accomplishments from the past year.
Use of Robotics in Bariatric Surgery is on the Rise (Links to an external site)
A new study from the Department of Surgery shows that the use of robotics for weight loss surgery has increased in recent years. Bariatric surgeons and public health scientists examine this rise and what it might mean for the future of weight loss surgery.
Transforming Lives with Weight Loss Surgery (Links to an external site)
Bariatric surgeon Francesca Dimou, MD, MS, helps people achieve their goals with weight loss surgery. Dimou describes the transformative process, offers advice and shares the story of her surgical training.
Ask the Doctors: Robotic Weight Loss Surgery (Links to an external site)
Bariatric surgeon Francesca Dimou, MD, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about robotic weight loss surgery.
Michael Awad, MD, PhD, FACS, Inducted to American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators (Links to an external site)
Awad recounts the growth of his career as a surgical educator, from beginning as a teaching assistant in college to becoming Director of the Washington University Institute for Surgical Education.
Making Informed Decisions (Links to an external site)
Researchers in Minimally Invasive Surgery study the impact of patient self-education on health care decisions regarding hernia repair and surgical mesh.
It Takes a Village: Treating Adolescent Obesity through True Collaboration (Links to an external site)
Shaina Eckhouse, MD, works in collaboration with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the Healthy Start Clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and fellow surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to treat adolescent patients with bariatric surgery.
Easing into a Healthy Diet after Bariatric Surgery (Links to an external site)
After weight loss surgery, the recovery process involves progressing through a diet in four stages. Angie Britt, Supervisor of Patient Service Operations for the Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program at Washington University School of Medicine, walks through these stages, with suggested meals and recipes for inspiration.
Real-Life Superheroes (Links to an external site)
Shaina Eckhouse, MD, shares why her pediatric patients are superheroes in her eyes.
World Book Day
Department of Surgery faculty share some of their favorite books in celebration of World Book Day.
A Weight Loss Journey (Links to an external site)
Angie Britt, Supervisor of Patient Service Operations for the Weight Loss Surgery Program, guides patients through the bariatric surgery process by sharing her own story.
Spinach Recipes from the Bariatric Surgery Team (Links to an external site)
For National Spinach Day, Washington University’s Bariatric Surgery Team provides recipes and tips for weight loss surgery dieting.
You Can Eat after Weight Loss Surgery (Links to an external site)
Angie Britt shares her experience of learning to eat after weight loss surgery.