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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Expanding Our Expertise in Vascular Surgery

Virendra (V) Patel, MD, MPH, a national expert in the field of vascular surgery, has joined NYP/Columbia as Chief of Vascular Surgery and Co-director of The Aortic Program. He was also named Associate Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Vascular Testing Accreditation for NYP/Columbia

Columbia Doctors Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory has earned accreditation from the IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission) on Vascular Testing. IAC accreditation is also given to medical centers dedicated to continuous advancement in this field.
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Build a Better Smoothie

Nothing’s better than a cold, refreshing smoothie on a hot summer day. Smoothies can be nutrient-dense powerhouse’s custom tailored to meet your specific health needs. Need extra protein? Add some protein powder or Greek yogurt.
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A small number of patients who have weight loss surgery relapse years later. How much depends on the procedure they've originally had to address their obesity. These individuals may benefit from an additional procedure, called a revision surgery, to help them lose again and treat specific symptoms.
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Beat the Heat

Happy summer! Hopefully you have been spending time outside enjoying the sunshine, whether at a backyard barbeque, baseball game, relaxing at the beach, or just taking a walk. As nice as the beautiful weather is, it’s important to know that too much sun (and/or heat) can lead to dehydration.
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No Surgery, No Scars: A New Treatment For Fibroadenoma

If you have a breast fibroadenoma, there may be a new solution for you. The Columbia Clinical Breast Program now offers echotherapy, a new non-invasive treatment.
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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the United States, affecting 25% of the population. Without intervention, it can lead to significant liver damage in a smaller group of those patients.
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New Pathways for Pain Relief

We are pleased to present an interview with Dr. Nigel Bunnett in coordination with May 31, 2017 release of his landmark article in the current issue of Science Translational Medicine: Neurokinin 1 Receptor Signaling in Endosomes Mediates Sustained Nociception and is a Viable Therapeutic Target for Prolonged Pain Relief. This interview covers the origins of pain and itching, the widespread clinical problems associated with both, and an exploration of new pathway that may lead to class of palliative drugs that are both more effective, and without problematic side effects.
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