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UNLV Health General Surgery News

The UNLV Health General Surgery Center provides excellent patient-centered surgical care in an environment that is focused on the unique surgical needs of every patient. The clinic strives to provide every doctor to patient interaction with empathy, compassion, humility, integrity, and respect.

Current General Surgery News

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created U.N.L.V.'s iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News |

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

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Campus News |

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Drew Robinson credits the treatment by numerous UNLV physicians for his recovery after a suicide attempt.

Political Science Major Su-Hanah Andrews studies on the 2nd floor of Hospitality Hall
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UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.

General Surgery In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal

Hundreds of children have been hit by vehicles while biking or walking near Las Vegas Valley public schools, but educators and parents are unaware of the vast majority of crashes, records and interviews show, reducing the ability to target danger zones.

Vegas Inc

For 15 years, Vegas Inc’s Health Care Headliners has honored some of the most dedicated and innovative doctors, nurses, EMTs, administrators and other medical professionals working day in and day out to ensure the best health care can be found right here in Southern Nevada. These 10 headliners are leading the way—and making a mark in the industry and the health of our community as they forge their path.

Vegas Inc

As a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Michael Daubs specializes in treating adult and pediatric spinal disorders, but outside of the operating room, you’re likely to find him in a classroom. Thirty years ago, he set a career goal to return to his hometown of Las Vegas and start an orthopaedic program—and he has.


UNLV released new recommendations to wear two masks on campus, citing guidelines from health officials.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5

UNLV released new recommendations to wear two masks on campus, citing guidelines from health officials.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5

Nevada health officials are months away from distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to local doctor's offices, but medical leaders are prepping healthcare providers months in advance as patients are eager for answers.

Recent General Surgery Accomplishments

Emily C. Strickler (Medicine, '22 Public Health alumna) was nominated by the UNLV School of Public Health's Delta Theta chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society to present her thesis research at the 2022 Delta Omega poster session at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting. Strickler was one of 29 students invited to present…
The UNLV Division of Acute Care Surgery worked with the UNLV Office of Traffic Safety to publish "Higher risk of auto versus pedestrian crashes in school-age children on school days" in the ​​​​​​Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. The study evaluated children who were hit by cars in Las Vegas and found that the risk of crash…
Allison McNickle, Stephanie Jones, Mais Yacoub, Stephanie Streit, Judith Ben Ari, and Douglas Fraser (all Medicine) co-authored "BIG Kids" Application of a modified brain injury guideline in a pediatric trauma center," published in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery in collaboration with Dina Bailey of UMC Trauma Services. This study evaluated the…
Mary Froehlich, Allison McNickle, and Douglas Fraser (all Medicine) co-authored an article "Airway Management in Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds to the Face" published in Surgery in Practice and Science.  This study investigated the institutional practices for managing the airway in patients with severe facial trauma.
Samantha Slinkard-Barnum (Medicine) presented her work at the international Trauma Quality Improvement Program 2020 virtual Annual Scientific Meeting. Her poster, Development of an Injury Prevention Evaluation Toolkit (IP-ET) for Trauma Center Injury Prevention Programs: Building Self Efficacy and Evaluation Capacity" was co-authored by Laura…