Department of Surgery

Surgery

The Department of Surgery is dedicated to providing quality patient care and advanced educational programs, and to conducting innovative research that will advance the future of surgical practice. The department is comprised of 10 divisions and offers a prominent surgical residency program.

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New, High-Tech Surgical Suite Debuts at Keck Hospital

A high-tech operating room that will help improve patient care debuted at Keck Hospital of USC on April 24, making it one of three Southern California hospitals with such a room, often called a “hybrid OR.”

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Tumor Board - Otolaryngology Conference

4:00pm PT
LAC+USC In-Patient Tower, Conference Room C

Imaging Conference - Otolaryngology Conference

4:45pm PT
LAC+USC In-Patient Tower, Conference Room C

The 2014 Roxanna Todd Hodges Lecture in Stroke Prevention and Education

7:45am PT
Zilkha Neuroscience Institute, 1st Floor Conference Room

Life After Prostate Cancer Treatment

6:00pm-7:45pm PT
Catherine and Joseph Aresty Conference Center, Harlyne Norris Cancer Research Tower, 1441 Eastlake Ave., Lower Ground Room 500

Imaging Conference - Otolaryngology Conference

4:00pm PT
LAC+USC In-Patient Tower, Conference Room C
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  • 2012 Massry Prize Laureate Lectures

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  • Keck Medical Center of USC surgeon performs first robotic-assisted operation in California using latest-generation, minimally invasive surgical system

    An internationally renowned urologic surgeon at Keck Medical Center of University of Southern California (USC) has performed the first robotic-assisted procedure in California using the latest, minimally invasive surgical system. The prostate cancer surgery further cements the Los Angeles-based university hospitals’ position as a global center of excellence for robotic surgery.

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  • USC, UCLA and UCSF put their heads together to find stem cell-based cures for craniofacial defects

    One in every 2,000 babies is born with a skull that can’t grow normally. Various sections of these babies’ skulls are fused together at joints called sutures, constricting the developing brain and disrupting vision, sleep, eating and IQ. For these young patients, risky skull-expanding surgeries become an almost annual event. Now, three leading universities for stem cell research — the University of Southern California (USC); the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) — have joined forces to find better solutions for these and other patients with craniofacial defects.

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  • USC, UCLA and UCSF put their heads together to find stem cell-based cures for craniofacial defects

    One in every 2,000 babies is born with a skull that can’t grow normally. Various sections of these babies’ skulls are fused together at joints called sutures, constricting the developing brain and disrupting vision, sleep, eating and IQ. For these young patients, risky skull-expanding surgeries become an almost annual event. Now, three leading universities for stem cell research — the University of Southern California (USC); the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) — have joined forces to find better solutions for these and other patients with craniofacial defects.

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  • PIBBS boasts stellar new class of students

    Lured to USC by the Programs in Biomedical and Biological Sciences (PIBBS) — the gateway into PhD programs in biomedical and biological sciences — 30 new PhD students will call the Health Sciences Campus home this fall as they begin working towards their biomedical doctoral degrees.

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  • USC Stem Cell scientists lay a TRAP for disease

    USC Stem Cell scientists have set a “mouse TRAP” to capture the early signs of kidney failure, as described by a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Their new transgenic mouse line uses a technique called TRAP to extract cellular and genetic information from a variety of solid organs.

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  • USC Stem Cell researcher targets the "seeds" of breast cancer metastasis

    For breast cancer patients, the era of personalized medicine may be just around the corner, thanks to recent advances by USC Stem Cell researcher Min Yu, MD, PhD, and scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In a July 11 study in Science, Yu and her colleagues report how they isolated breast cancer cells circulating through the blood streams of six patients. Some of these deadly cancer cells are the “seeds” of metastasis, which travel to and establish secondary tumors in vital organs such as the bone, lungs, liver and brain.

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