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UC San Diego Hosts SAGES Flexible Endoscopy Course

October 10, 2018–The Center for the Future of Surgery hosted the 2018 Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Flexible Endoscopy Course for Fellows. The course brought together trainees and faculty from across the country, as well as the president of SAGES, Jeffrey Marks, for three days of didactic and hands-on learning. Read More

Santiago Horgan

Q&A with Santiago Horgan

October 1, 2018 – Santiago Horgan directs the Center for the Future of Surgery (CFS) and is Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Before joining the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine in 2006, Dr. Horgan was director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotic Surgery Department and co-director of the Swallowing Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was also director of the Minimally Invasive Bariatric Center in Chicago. In this interview he talks about what led him to surgery, the ongoing expansion of the CFS, and why it’s important to be business-savvy when you’re a surgeon. Read More

Dalai Lama Tours Center for the Future of Surgery

UC San Diego, June 2017 – On Saturday June 17, 2017, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet toured UC San Diego's Center for the Future of Surgery (CFS) and Simulation Training Center, where he observed an array of low- and high-tech demonstrations of surgical devices ranging from laparoscopic to robotic surgery. The Dalai Lama was in the midst of a West Coast tour that included speaking at the UCSD commencement ceremony, and a visit to the San Diego Zoo with San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. Read More

ACTRI Announces 2018 Pilot Project Awardees

UC San Diego facility built to make better doctors

UT San Diego, May, 2013 – The patient groaned, grasped his chest and slumped forward in Exam Room 6. A nurse quickly moved to the man’s side, coaching him to take deep breaths while another nurse increased the flow to his oxygen mask. Two doctors waited to administer a critical dose of nitroglycerin, which would help restore blood flow to the heart. Read More

Optimal Care for Surgical Weight Loss Confirmed at UC San Diego Health System

Optimal Care for Surgical Weight Loss Confirmed at UC San Diego Health System, November 2012 – The Bariatric Metabolic Institute (BMI) at University of California, San Diego Health System has been accredited as a Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).  This designation means that the institutional performance of UC San Diego BMI meets the rigorous requirements outlined by the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program. Read More

Sci-Fi Style Technology to Change the Way We Do Surgery

Sci-Fi Style Technology to Change the Way We Do Surgery

Spark, July 2012 – If you’re looking for dramatic examples of how technology is transforming our lives, the field of surgical medicine is a pretty good place to start. Read More

Stop Heartburn with Magnets
KTLA Television, April 2012

Dr. Santiago Horgan First to Implant Magnets
NBC Latino, April 18, 2012

Introducing SD METRO Movers to Watch in 2012, Feb. 7, 2012

Dr. Santiago Horgan performs single incision robotic gallbladder removal
UCSD Health System, Dec. 21, 2011

San Diego Magazine’s 50 People to Watch – Dr. Santiago Horgan
San Diego Magazine, Jan. 20, 2012

Center for Future of Surgery Opens at UC San Diego School of Medicine
UCSD Health System, Oct. 18, 2011

Opening Celebration of The Center for the Future of Surgery
UCSD Health System, Nov. 30, 2011

New Technique to Remove Large Colon Polyps, California First
UCSD Health System, Aug. 18, 2011

Christopher Kane, MD, Appointed C. Lowell & JoEllen Parsons Endowed Chair
UCSD Health System, May 26, 2011

Radical Surgery Removes Half of Pelvis, Saves Leg
UCSD Health System, Mar. 21, 2011 

Novel Cancer Surgery Enabled by NOTES Tools
UCSD Health System, Feb. 07, 2011

Dr. Santiago Horgan Talks About Acid Reflux
KUSI San Diego, July 26, 2010

Groundbreaking Obesity Surgery Performed by UC San Diego Center for Future of Surgery, U.S. First
UCSD Health System, Sept. 24, 2008

First “Scarless” Hernia Repair Performed by Center for the Future of Surgery at UC San Diego Medical Center
UCSD Health System, Oct. 22, 2008

UC San Diego Medical Center Reports United States’ First Oral Appendix Removal
UCSD Health System, Mar. 14, 2008

Performs New Incision-free Procedure to Treat Weight Regain After Gastric Bypass
UCSD Health System, May 20, 2008