Department of Anesthesiology Represents UNMC at the SCA 39th Annual Meeting

The 39th Annual Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists took place in Orlando, FL on April 22-26 this year. This meeting is an educational experience for anesthesiologists and physicians, which provided them with the chance to attend meetings and workshops regarding new and important issues in the field of anesthesiology. A number of the staff physicians in the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology attended, presented, and conducted workshops during… Continue Reading

Robotic Cardiac Surgery – The Future for UNMC

Dr. Megan Chacon and Dr. Helenmari Merritt recently attended the Society of Thoracic Surgeons symposium on robotic mitral valve repair. Here they learned surgical techniques for robotic surgery, skills for lines and invasive monitoring, patient positioning, patient selection, and post-operative care. They gained insight on how to successfully launch a robotic mitral valve program here at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. During her training… Continue Reading

Basic Echo Spring 2017 Course

This week, we were excited to have three anesthesiologists and two emergency medicine doctors join us for the final session of the Spring 2017 Basic Echo Course. The course is designed to provide Critical Care Physicians, Anesthesiologists, Surgeons, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internists, and Cardiologists with Basic TTE and TEE training. These five physicians, including one of our own physicians, Dr. Huiling Pang, received hands-on echocardiography training in both transthoracic… Continue Reading