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.
Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery L. Michael Brunt, MD, receives the Pruett Family Professorship in Surgery.
Congratulations to the Department of Surgery faculty recognized on the 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list.
Washington University hernia surgeons explain the causes and types of hernia, as well as symptoms to look out for and treatment options for hernias.
The Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report features clinical, research and educational accomplishments from the Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery.
The Department of Surgery Annual Report is available now. The report recognizes the Department’s clinical, research and educational accomplishments from the past year.
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.
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.
Bariatric surgeon Francesca Dimou, MD, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about robotic weight loss surgery.
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.
Researchers in Minimally Invasive Surgery study the impact of patient self-education on health care decisions regarding hernia repair and surgical mesh.
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.
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.
Shaina Eckhouse, MD, shares why her pediatric patients are superheroes in her eyes.
Department of Surgery faculty share some of their favorite books in celebration of World Book Day.
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.
For National Spinach Day, Washington University’s Bariatric Surgery Team provides recipes and tips for weight loss surgery dieting.
Angie Britt shares her experience of learning to eat after weight loss surgery.