Introduction to General Surgery Research
At MedStar Health, our surgical specialists share a common goal: creating a patient experience that provides superior quality, safety satisfaction and the best possible outcomes. MedStar researchers participate in numerous investigative programs to advance the quality of surgical care provided to patients. Our researchers are dedicated to improving surgical procedures, devices and care. MedStar Health’s surgery research programs include innovative clinical trials and new approaches to advance patient care.
- Colorectal surgery
- Colorectal cancer
- Fecal incontinence
- Eye surgery
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Macular edema
- Corneal transplant rejection
- Transplant surgery
- Urogynecology surgery
- Vascular access
- Pelvic surgery
Awards, Recognitions, Innovative Technologies
In the area of eye research, MedStar Health investigators are board certified ophthalmologists, have numerous scientific publications in the field of ophthalmology, serve in leadership roles for medical societies and hold teaching positions at prestigious schools of medicine. Our ocular research programs are conducted in state-of-the-art ophthalmologic diagnostic and therapeutic centers that are equipped to support argon, tunable dye and yttrium aluminum garnet laser therapy, ultrasonography, fluorescein angiography, visual fields, corneal topography, optical coherence tomography and a wide range of other diagnostic testing.
MedStar Health's transplant program, a recognized pioneer in the field, conducts more than 100 renal and pancreas transplants annually. This program served as a lead institution in the world's largest paired kidney exchange, in which 14 people with kidney disease received new kidneys during a 3-week period.
Similarly, MedStar's National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery is composed of highly trained experts who specialize in pelvic floor disorders. These fellowship-trained urogynecologists have expertise in the latest minimally invasive vaginal, robotic and laparoscopic reconstructive surgical techniques, as well as abdominal reconstructive surgery. Several ongoing trials are evaluating the latest surgical technologies and medical therapies.