Welcome to the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego

We are dedicated to providing excellent, compassionate care for our patients, conducting breakthrough research, and educating the top doctors of the future.


Innovations in Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

Rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is the 10th leading cause of death for men in the United States. Huge advances have been made in minimally invasive approaches to AAA repair, but more is needed to make endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) more durable. Researchers at UC San Diego are kick starting two new clinical trials that will explore the efficacy of a polymer-based sealing device; and, with the School of Engineering, are exploring how flow modeling could lead to personalized aneurysm sac management.

Commitment to Patients

>10,000
procedures performed
per year

Cutting-Edge Research

$19 million
research portfolio

Leading Through Diversity

31%
women faculty
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Center for the Future of Surgery

The Center for the Future of Surgery, situated in the Medical Education and Telemedicine Building in La Jolla, offers medical simulation training. It is dedicated to educating surgeons and testing new operating room equipment, procedures and techniques. Under the leadership of Santiago Horgan, MD, Division Chief for Minimally Invasive Surgery, the Center strives to continually improve and expand surgery options using emerging technology so that patients experience less pain and achieve better outcomes. 

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