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Robotic Thymectomy Gives Patient Something to Cheer About


Dr. Emad Kandil, chief of endocrine surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine, performed the first-ever robotic thymectomy in the world, using a single incision under the armpit. He was able to use robotic thymectomy to remove the tumor from the thymus gland of Alexis Resendez (left). He removed the chest mass through a hidden incision under the armpit. Read more about Robotic Thymectomy.

    (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)

How to Help a Shooting Victim Before EMS Arrives


Watch Tulane's Dr. Rebecca Schroll's interview with Meg Farris of WWL-TV about the importance of teaching everyone how to stop bleeding.







It's a proud day to be a part of the Tulane Surgery Department!  On Friday evening, the Tulane OWL Club awarded our faculty, staff and department with multiple prestigious awards!  The last time the Department of Surgery received the "Outstanding Clerkship Award" was in 1984!  Surgery also received "The Best Overall Department" for 2016-2017.  Dr. Christopher DuCoin was awarded "The Outstanding Clerkship Director" and the "Best Attending In Surgery".  The Surgery Senior Program Coordinator for Education, Maria Arabie, was awarded the "Outstanding Clerkship Coordinator" award!

Welcome to the Department of Surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine. One of the oldest academic surgical departments in the United States, the historic accomplishments of our faculty and residents are well-known throughout the world. Combining tradition with cutting-edge technology, and the enthusiastic spirit of advancing surgical sciences, the Tulane Department of Surgery is a respected choice for patients seeing the best in comprehensive healthcare, and for fellows, students and residents determined to learn and contribute to the future of surgery.

The Department of Surgery is comprised of seven divisions:  General Surgery, Endocrine & Oncological Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery,  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Abdominal Organ Transplant (Liver-Kidney-Pancreas), and Trauma and Critical Care Surgery.  Within these divisions are multiple sub-specialties as well as initiatives devoted to surgical research and medical education. Our surgeons provide care at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA and Tulane Hospital – Lakeside in Metairie, LA, and our residents rotate across facilities located throughout Louisiana in order to gain diverse and exceptional surgical experience.

We are proud of the people who make up our Department of Surgery team, from staff to residents, fellows, and faculty. I invite you to explore our Webster, and to contact any member of our department should you wish to learn more.

"Master of Science In Clinical Research Methods With A Concentration In Pre-Surgical Training" to learn about the 58 credit, 2 year full-time curriculum designed for the recently graduated MD to pursue before entering a traditional training track click here.


     Tulane kidney transplant featured in TIME magazine. 
     Read the article here....

The Cutting Edge Newsletter
The Tradition of Tulane / The Future of Surgery

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emad kandil youtubeDr. Emad Kandil talks about removing a cancerous thyroid gland with no visible neck scar. Watch the video here.


The 2017 McSwain EMS Trauma Conference will be held on November 10, 2017 at UMCNO.   Registration information will be posted in the Spring.



Tulane University Campus Police Train for Mass Casualty Situations

Tulane University Police Department training

The late Tulane trauma surgeon, Dr. Norman McSwain, is credited with seeing the need to train police in life-saving techniques for use in casualty situations.

Click on the picture to see WWL-TV's story on the training