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Dr. Ravi P. Kiran discusses NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day event.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Cleft & Craniofacial Center Earns National Approval

The Cleft & Craniofacial Center of Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian/ Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital has been approved through 2020 as a Cleft Palate Team and Craniofacial Team by the Commission on Approval of Teams according to the Standards for Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Teams. This designation indicates that the team meets the high standards of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF). Although the center has already been accredited since 1993, the new system of approval (as of 2014) entails a far more demanding set of requirements than before.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

The Wellness Series

Eileen Fuentes is a breast cancer survivor. She created a wellness program to help other women undergoing treatment for breast cancer live healthy and fulfilling lives.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Surgery for Aortic Stenosis: PARTNER Trial Update

A recent study shows that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a successful approach for aortic stenosis patients who are too sick to undergo traditional surgery.
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Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center are conducting a clinical trial to test whether an exercise and diet weight loss program can help overweight colon or rectal cancer survivors reach a healthy body weigh. The National Cancer Institute-funded research study offers nutrition counseling and free membership to a weight loss facility to help women who have had colon or rectal cancer reach a healthy body weight in one year.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Koji Takeda joins the Section of Cardiac Surgery

Koji Takeda, MD, PhD, is a recently appointed faculty member of the Section of Cardiac Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.
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In part two of our article on bariatric surgery in teens, Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman answers questions about the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery, age requirements for surgery, and how the program at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center works.
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Dr. Emile Bacha publishes a review of minimally invasive pediatric heart surgery techniques in Nature Reviews Cardiology.
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Dr. Paul Kurlansky has returned to Columbia as the Director of Research, Recruitment and Continuous Quality Improvement for Columbia's HeartSource program.
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