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UCLA Department of Surgery
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The UCLA Department of Surgery was founded by William P. Longmire, Jr., M.D. one of the preeminent surgeons of the second half of the 20th Century. Dr. Longmire arrived in Southern California in 1948 from Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he trained under the famous surgeon Alfred Blalock. In the early years, Dr. Longmire assembled a distinguished group of surgeons who were pioneers in a variety of disciplines, including abdominal, cardiac, neurologic and transplant surgery. Today, that legacy has flourished, and the Department of Surgery is comprised of eight divisions: Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery, Liver and Pancreas Transplantation, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery.

These divisions are leaders in modern clinical care, with programs in lung, liver, heart, small bowel, renal, pancreas and islet cell transplantation; skull base and brain tumors; children's epilepsy; central nervous system trauma; solid tumor oncology; sarcomas; lung cancer; design and implantation of custom endoprostheses including vascular prostheses; endorectal pull-through; breast diseases; extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO); microsurgery; bone regeneration; gene therapy and tissue engineering, among many others.

In addition to our commitment to provide the finest in patient care, we place a major emphasis on science and scholarship. Basic research programs accompany all of our clinical activities, and trainees in our residency programs are encouraged to take time off to participate in basic research. The Department has 40 thousand square feet of dedicated research space in which to conduct scientific studies. The Gordon and Virginia McDonald Medical Research Laboratory Building houses the Surgical Sciences Pavilion, including two small animal surgery units and facilities for superior surgical research programs in molecular and cellular biology, gastrointestinal physiology, microvascular surgery and basic laser biology. We also have a state-of the-art Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology.

Currently the Department of Surgery has 158 full time faculty participating in teaching, research and clinical activities at UCLA and its major affiliated hospitals; 254 voluntary faculty; 16 fellows; and 147 residents. More than 300 medical students are trained annually in didactic courses and on clinical rotations.

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UCLA Surgery Current Events

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Cardiothoracic Surgery
Phone: (310) 206-8232
Fax: (310) 825-7473
General Surgery
Phone: (310) 794-7788
Fax: (310) 794-4337
Liver and Pancreas Transplantation
Phone: (310) 825-5318
Fax: (310) 206-7760
Pediatric Surgery
Phone: (310) 206-2429
Fax: (310) 206-1120
Plastic Surgery
Phone: (310) 825-5510
Fax: (310) 206-7579
Surgical Oncology
Phone: (310) 206-6909
Fax: (310) 825-7575
Vascular Surgery
Phone: (310) 206-6294
Fax: (310) 794-9603
Links of Interest
Physician's Update: Winter 2006 - Vascular

Physician's Update: Fall 2006 - Plastics

Physician's Update: Winter 2005 - Robotic Surgery

Physician's Update: Summer 2005 - Transplantation

Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Surgery's Cardiac Surgery website provides information on minimally invasive cardiac surgery/robotics, pediatric cardiac surgery, heart transplantation program, valvular disease / revascularization, cardiac assist devices, diseases of the thoracic aorta, myocardial preservation, chronic cardiac allograft rejection, myocyte implantation research and cardiac surgery residency.
General Surgery
The Department of Surgery's General Surgery website provides information on gastrointestinal, pancreas cancer program, multidisciplinary esophageal center, colon and rectal, bariatric, level I trauma center, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic, robotic, Hirschberg Research Center, pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal physiology and peptides, islet cell transplantation, clinical outcomes center, hernia repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendectomy, breast cancer, endocrine surgery and infection and organ fa ilure after trauma.
Liver and Pancreas Transplantation
The Department of Surgery's Liver and Pancreas Transplantation website provides information on pharmacokinetic laboratory, liver, adult, pediatric, living donor, split liver, prevention of chronic rejection, pancreas, whole organ, islet cell, complex hepatobiliary surgery, Liver Cancer Center, ischemia-reperfusion injury, liver cancer research, top multi-organ transplant fellowship, 43 surgeons trained to date, lead transplant programs across the U.S., domino Transplantation, tolerance induction, transplantation biology, postdoctoral research training, foreign visiting scholar program and over 180 surgeons and physicians trained.
Pediatric Surgery
The Department of Surgery's Pediatric Surgery website provides information on surgical care of the premature infant, minimally invasive / robotic surgery , congenital anomalies, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, tissue bioengineering, adrenal gland, liver and national neonatal registry (Glaser Foundation).
Plastic Surgery
The Department of Surgery's Plastic Surgery website provides information on abdominoplasty, aesthetic plastic surgery, aesthetic reconstruction, aesthetic surgery techniques, belt lipectomy, blepharoplasty, board certified pl astic surgeons, body contouring, body lift, body sculpting, bone graft substitutes, Botox, breast augmentation, breast implants, breast lift, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, brow lift, browlift, cosmetic surgery, craniofacial disorders, craniofacial fellowship, craniofacial trauma, dermal fillers, DIEP, excess skin removal, eyelid lift, eyelid surgery, facelift, fillers, free DIEP flap, free flap, free SIEA flap, free TRAM flap, hand fellowship, Hylaform, implants, liposuction, major weight loss, mastopexy, maxillofacial reconstruction, microsurgery breast, microvascular fellowship, microvascular flap, microvascular free-fl ap reconstruction, molecular bone regeneration, neck lift, nose surgery, plastic surgery, plastic surgery education, plastic surgery residency, Raidesse, re-implantation procedures, rejuvenation, Restylane, rhinoplasty, scar revision, Sculptra, SGAP flap, skin cancer extirpation, skin cancer reconstruction, TFL flap breast, tissue bioengineering, training programs, tummy tuck and wound healing.
Surgical Oncology
The Department of Surgery's Surgical Oncology website provides information on breast cancer, sarcomas, melanomas, liver metastases, gene therapy, melanoma, hepatocellular, breast, proteomic / genomic analysis, breast, sarcomas, angiogenesis, breast, melanoma, targeted therapeutics and melanoma, sarcomas.
Thoracic Surgery
The Department of Surgery's Thoracic Surgery website provides information on general thoracic surgery, lung diseases, lung cancer, metastatic tumors (sarcomas, colon cancer, etc.), lung volume reduction surgery (emphysema surgery), minimally-invasive and robotic-assisted lung surgery, esophageal diseases, esophageal cancer, acid reflux surgery, achalasia and esophageal motility disorders, hiatal hernia repair, minimally-invasive and robotic-assisted esophageal surgery, pleural diseases, mesothelioma, lung-sparing surgery, biologic therapy, chest wall diseases, sarcomas, pectus Excavatum, pectus Carinatum, chest wall reconstruction, mediastinal diseases, thymoma, neurogenic tumors, minimally-invasive and robotic-assisted surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, robotic-assisted thoracic surgery, surgical adjuvant therapy, immunology, biologic therapy and anti-angiogenic therapy.
Vascular Surgery
The Department of Surgery's Vascular Surgery website provides information on thoracoabdominal aneurysms, limb salvage, cerebrovascular diseases, venous surgery, minimally invasive procedures, endografts for aortic aneurysms, laparoscopic aortic surgery, intraoperative endovascular surgery, thoracic outlet syndrome / sympathectomy, national trials research, carotid surgery vs medical therapy, development of aortic endografts, pathogenesis of artherosclerosis, two-year fellowship, clinical and research training, wound care, minimally invasive treatment of venous disease and Western Vascular Surgery Registry.