Get Ready: Your Future Surgery May Use an Automated, Robotic Drill

May 1, 2017

A computer-driven automated drill, similar to those used to machine auto parts, could play a pivotal role in future surgical procedures. The new machine can make one type of complex cranial surgery 50 times faster than standard procedures, decreasing from two hours to two and a half minutes. Researchers at the University of Utah developed […]



Standard of Care Anti-Clotting Drugs May Be Unnecessary for Most Surgery Patients

January 24, 2017

As many as three out of four surgery patients could be receiving anti-clotting medications that they do not need, according to a study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The research, published online in¬†Annals of Surgery,¬†challenges standard of care guidelines specifying that all general surgery patients receive anticoagulants. The treatment […]