UTHealth Center for Perioperative Medicine seeks to enhance surgical outcomes

The safety of anesthesia care during surgery has come a long way since its introduction in 1846 and the researchers at the Center for Perioperative Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) want to keep the momentum going.

The new research center is finding novel ways to protect vital organs – kidneys, lungs, heart, liver, and intestines – during a surgical intervention.

Housed in the Department of Anesthesiology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, the center is a vital part of the university’s continuous quality improvement efforts when it comes to the treatment of injuries or diseases that involve opening the body.

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