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  • Surgeon Performs First-Ever Hidden Scar Gallbladder Removal Through Patient's Belly Button

    May 16, 2007

    In a first-of-its-kind procedure, a surgeon at Drexel University College of Medicine successfully removed a woman's gallbladder through a single incision in the patient's belly button. The single port access (SPA) surgery was performed by Paul G. Curcillo II, MD, FACS, associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine and director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr. Curcillo performed the surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital. The entire procedure was done with only one incision and left the patient with a hidden scar. It is believed to be the world's first single port laparoscopic gallbladder removal procedure.

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  • Dr. Katherine Sherif to be featured on Discovery Health Channel

    May 15, 2007

    Katherine Sherif, MD, associate professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and director of the Drexel Center for Women’s Health, will be featured in an upcoming episode of the hit show “Mystery Diagnosis.”

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  • Commencement Honors 351 Future Medical Leaders

    May 03, 2007

    Drexel University College of Medicine will present 351 degrees to the graduating class of 2007 on May 18th at 10 a.m. at the Kimmel Center, 260 South Broad Street.

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