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The Cutting Edge - Cutting Edge Spring 2013
Cutting Edge Spring 2013
Thanks to the 10-hour procedure performed by Martin Makary, Alison Sarver no longer has to worry about the pain that had once been overpowering.
Articles in this Issue
The possibility of diabetes in the future is often a risk that patients with severe pancreatitis are willing to take when they have a pancreatic islet transplant.
The Surgeon Speaks
The technique used at Johns Hopkins for the pancreatic islet transplant is different from that used in other centers.
Julie Freischlag, Director of Surgery, encourages faculty members to dream big as they develop a strategic plan for the next five years.
Teams at Work: Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Team
The Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Team at The Johns Hopkins Hospital comprises six surgeons, a gastroenterologist and experts in imaging and pathology, all working together to diagnose, study and treat pancreatic cysts.
On the Job
Much of the surgery department's sucess depends on the hard work of people operating in the background, not with a scalpel, but from an office, behind a desk, with a computer and a telephone.
Changing Lives Through Research
A new procedure is giving transplant surgeons a chance to determine whether lungs that might otherwise be discarded can actually by used for transplantation.
Those Who Give
The Shawn Felty Cancer Research Fund at Johns Hopkins helps support surgical oncologist Michael Choti and his colorectal cancer research.
Let's Meet: Melissa Camp and Matt Weiss
Melissa Camp's draw to breast surgery was personal, while Matt Weiss' decision to specialize in pancreatic, liver and biliary surgery was a result of his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.