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UCSF Launches Initiative to Address Disparities in Pulse Oximetry Performance News

UCSF Launches Initiative to Address Disparities in Pulse Oximetry Performance

This project seeks to improve accuracy for patients with darker skin pigmentation.
UCSF Develops First of Its Kind Robotic Surgery Trial in Partnership with FDA News

UCSF Develops First of Its Kind Robotic Surgery Trial in Partnership with FDA

UCSF Health is recruiting patients for the only FDA-approved study of the use of single port robotic technology for colorectal surgery in the United States.
Lung Transplant Candidates: Shining a Light on UCSF’s Evaluation Process Video

Lung Transplant Candidates: Shining a Light on UCSF’s Evaluation Process

In this short presentation, pulmonologist Jeffrey A. Golden, MD, describes how the specialists of the UCSF Lung Transplant Program work together to ensure their patients are likely to succeed, with a focus on factors that can make or break survival prospects.
Living Donor Renal Transplant Video

Living Donor Renal Transplant

In this narrated surgical video, Chris Friese, MD, performs a right laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.
UCSF Lung Transplant Patient No. 1,000 Looks Ahead to More of the Good Life News

UCSF Lung Transplant Patient No. 1,000 Looks Ahead to More of the Good Life

Hospital Innovations Boost 3-Year Survival From 50% in 2001 to 90% 20 Years Later
Endoscopic Removal of Benign Complex Colorectal Lesions Improves Patient Outcomes News

Endoscopic Removal of Benign Complex Colorectal Lesions Improves Patient Outcomes

Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a safe and effective alternative to surgery for benign complex colorectal lesions, according to research led by UCSF gastroenterologist Tonya Kaltenbach, MD.
3D Facial Analysis Shows Biologic Basis for Gender-Affirming Surgery News

3D Facial Analysis Shows Biologic Basis for Gender-Affirming Surgery

In order to validate surgical decisions for gender-affirming facial surgery, researchers from the UC San Francisco and the University of Calgary set out to quantify the effect of sex on adult facial size and shape through an analysis of three-dimensional (3D) facial surface images.
Lung Cancer Screening: Who, How and When to Refer Video

Lung Cancer Screening: Who, How and When to Refer

†horacic radiologist Brett M. Elicker, MD, and thoracic surgeon Johannes Kratz, MD, present about current lung cancer screening guidelines: who, how, and when to refer.
Pancreatic Cancer Patient Exceeds Life Expectancy After Complex Whipple Procedure at UCSF News

Pancreatic Cancer Patient Exceeds Life Expectancy After Complex Whipple Procedure at UCSF

A team of UCSF surgeons devised a successful reconstruction approach during a complex Whipple procedure in a 69-year-old man with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
Liver Transplant Program and Referral Information Document

Liver Transplant Program and Referral Information

With more than 13,000 people in the United States with end-stage liver disease awaiting a liver transplant,UCSF has made liver transplantation services a high priority.
Living Kidney Donation Document

Living Kidney Donation

The UCSF Connie Frank Transplant Center continues to explore new options, such as advanced donation vouchers, to provide patients who have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) the opportunity for a living donor transplant.
Lung Transplant Outcomes at UCSF Among the Nation’s Best News

Lung Transplant Outcomes at UCSF Among the Nation’s Best

For nine consecutive years, the UCSan FranciscoLung Transplant Program has achieved significantly higher-than-expected survival rates following transplant surgery. It is the only lung transplant program in the country with this record.
High-quality Patient Outcomes With Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery News

High-quality Patient Outcomes With Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Rapidly emerging innovations are transforming the management of structural heart disease. The UC San Francisco Cardiac Surgery Program is on the forefront of these advances, including the latest minimally invasive techniques.
How Technology, Human Values and New Scrutiny of Old Methods Are Improving Cancer Outcomes Video

How Technology, Human Values and New Scrutiny of Old Methods Are Improving Cancer Outcomes

Three surgical oncologists offer exciting news on hepatobiliary, thyroid and breast cancers. First up is a look at benefits of minimally invasive robotic surgery for rectal cancers; regional therapy for metastatic GI cancer; 3D virtual surgical planning; and biomarkers for pancreatic cysts.
Know Your Thyroid: Here’s Help With Understanding Nodules and Cancer Video

Know Your Thyroid: Here’s Help With Understanding Nodules and Cancer

Thyroid disease is increasingly common. In this video, UCSF specialists clearly explain the basics of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, helping patients make sense of their treatment options, from monitoring to surgery to radioactive iodine.
Update on Liver Lesions: What Works in Managing HCC Video

Update on Liver Lesions: What Works in Managing HCC

Based on clear metrics, transplant hepatologist Neil Mehta, MD, presents diagnostic criteria for hepatocellular carcinoma, then shows how UCSF’s HCC team reaches decisions on treatment for individual cases – with plans ranging from resection or ablation to downstaging drugs and transplantation.
Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Auto-Transplant Clinic Document

Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Auto-Transplant Clinic

UCSF is one of the few academic medical centers in the United States to offer islet auto-transplantation to minimize diabetes after total pancreatectomy.
Lung Transplant Program Document

Lung Transplant Program

For nine consecutive years, the UCSF Lung Transplant Program has had significantly higher-than-expected post-surgery survival rates — the only program in the country with this record.
Adult Kidney Transplant Program Document

Adult Kidney Transplant Program

UCSF's multidisciplinary transplant team is part of the largest paired kidney registry in the U.S., which provides access to living donor transplantation for incompatible pairs.
Adrenal Tumors and Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy (PRA): A Case Study Video

Adrenal Tumors and Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy (PRA): A Case Study

Sanziana Roman, MD, an endocrine surgeon, discusses a patient’s treatment for a tumor in the retroperitoneum, near the adrenal gland.
UCSF Liver Transplant Program Document

UCSF Liver Transplant Program

With high patient volumes and outstanding survival rates, UCSF Health is a leader in liver transplantation
Personalized Therapy for Early-Stage Lung Cancer at UCSF Video

Personalized Therapy for Early-Stage Lung Cancer at UCSF

Follow the journey of a UCSF patient with early-stage, high-risk lung cancer, from history to treatment and prognosis, including how surgeons chose to do a robotic assisted VATS lobectomy and an analysis of how well chemo is likely to work for her.