The Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine provides the full range of surgical services to patients. The 88 full-time faculty physicians in the Department of Surgery are board-certified in the practice of surgery, and many have earned more than one specialty certification.
Headed up by Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, Bixby Professor and Chairman, the department continues to push into the frontiers of surgical practice. Five specialist divisions comprise the Department of Surgery, including:
Of particular note to patients undergoing surgery is the division's development of minimally invasive surgical techniques,
which greatly reduce the need for large incisions and blood loss during surgery. also reduces patient hospital stays, at-home recovery times and lost work time. The world's first removal of a patient's kidney through laparoscopic surgery was performed at Washington University School of Medicine in 1990. Any number of surgeries may now be completed with minimally invasive techniques.
For more information about the Department of Surgery, please visit their Web site.