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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 UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

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

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Campus News | March 11, 2021

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

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People | February 26, 2021

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

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Campus News | September 15, 2020

UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.

General Surgery In The News

Vegas Inc
February 25, 2021

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
February 25, 2021

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.

MSN
February 3, 2021

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

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
February 3, 2021

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

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
December 16, 2020

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.

Nevada Business
November 19, 2020

Michael Daubs, M.D., medical director of OptumCare Orthopaedics & Spine, was recently named Director-Elect of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

Recent General Surgery Accomplishments

August 9, 2022
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…
August 9, 2022
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.
December 8, 2020
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…