Reporting Outcomes in Surgery
For 30 years, cardiac surgeons have tracked their outcomes data in the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Database - but why?
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Columbia heart surgeons discuss age limits and quality testing for surgeons
Earlier this month the New York Times explored an important question: “When is the surgeon too old to operate?” Columbia's heart surgeons give us their insight.
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Obesity is a national epidemic, and it’s affecting our children at an alarming rate. Today, some 2 million teenagers suffer from severe obesity. And Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman, Director of the Center for Adolescent Bariatric Surgery, declares they are all candidates for weight loss surgery.
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Dr. Takayama and Dr. Patel perform an aortic surgery
Aortic surgery experts at Columbia explain how aortic surgery patients benefit from a multidisciplinary approach between cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons.
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What can heart surgery outcomes tell patients?
Heart surgery has come a long way from when Dr. F. John Lewis performed one of the first open heart surgeries on a 5-year-old girl in 1952 to correct a birth defect that left a hole in the wall of the upper chamber in her heart.
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We Heart Hearts: A Love Story
Blog & Newsletter

The Heart: A Love Story

How a Vital Organ Became A Symbol for Love
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Ruth Leff Siegel Award

We are thrilled to announce a call for nominations for the 7th annual awards!
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Understanding the Mounting Crisis in Women's Heart Health
Teaching patients to advocate for their own heart health via awareness campaigns is starting to make an impact, but there is much more work to be done on the side of health care professionals.
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Leading surgeons from NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital are collaborating with the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (CHoNJ) to perform pediatric cardiac surgical procedures.
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