Surgery and Transplantation
Cedars-Sinai has revolutionized the field of surgery and transplantation by introducing:
- The Bioartificial Liver, which can save lives when no transplants are available
- Minimally invasive procedures that can turn major operations into minor ones, with faster recovery times and better outcomes
- IVIG, a new therapy that helps prevent transplant organ rejection Innovative research at Cedars-Sinai has also made it possible for people who are highly sensitized (have high antibodies to transplant targets) to successfully receive kidney transplants
- Refinements in the use of robotic devices in surgical procedures. Robotic surgery is now routinely used in cardiac surgery, general surgery and urological surgery
- Innovations in laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques that provide the basis for all minimally invasive surgeries performed today
Our surgical specialties are consistently ranked among the top clinical units in the region and country by U.S. News and World Report and University Hospitals Consortium (UCH) rankings.