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Items Tagged ‘Sean Dowdy’

August 7, 2019

Researcher challenges her team to develop solution for DRC health crisis

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., has a full plate. An associate consultant in surgical research in the departments of Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, she studies the microbiome role in human health and disease, particularly endometrial and ovarian cancer. She also develops technology in her lab, including microbial single-cell technologies for point-of-care […]

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Tags: cervical cancer, Deborah Rhodes, endometrial cancer, general internal medicine, gynecologic surgery, gynecology, Heidi Nelson, HPV, human papillomavirus, Marina Walther-Antonio, Mayo Clinic Ventures, obstetrics


May 16, 2017

A Better Way

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

A BETTER WAY A cancer procedure has better outcomes — so why isn’t everyone using it? Researchers from a national group including Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., discovered the U.S. health care system would have averted 2,300 complications among 32,000 cases if minimally invasive surgery had been used to treat endometrial cancer. As she sips warm […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gynecology, health disparities, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, minimally invasive surgery, Sean Dowdy, surgery


April 20, 2017

Economies of scale: volume in health care

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler

The concept is simple, if you perform the same procedure over and over; day in and day out, you tend to do it better, quicker, and safer than your counterpart who has only done it a few times, or infrequently. It’s referred to in other lines of work as “economies of scale.” The application of […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, endometrial cancer, Jeffrey Karnes, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, minimally invasive surgery, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, prostate cancer, Ronald Go, Sean Dowdy


December 27, 2016

Using the Discovery-Translation-Application cycle to enhance recovery after surgery

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler

Seventeen years is the average amount of time it takes for research to reach the patient bedside.  But this is not always the case, as a team of clinician researchers in gynecological surgery are showing. “It shouldn’t take 17 years for new discoveries to reach patients,” says Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., deputy director for practice […]

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Tags: AHRQ, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gynecologic surgery, opioids, Sean Dowdy


March 30, 2016

New Deputy Director for Practice named — Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., has been appointed Deputy Director for Practice in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Dr. Dowdy is also the Division Chair, Gynecologic Surgery within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He has a long track record of studying innovation and process improvements […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Sean Dowdy


December 16, 2015

Minimally Invasive Surgery – Same Results, Less Complications, Disparity in Application

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Researchers find disturbing patterns of underuse for endometrial cancer patients. Surgeons should use minimally invasive surgery to perform hysterectomy in women with non-metastatic endometrial cancer instead of the more risky open abdominal option. So why aren’t they? This is the question that a collaborative team comprised of researchers from Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and the […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, hysterectomy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, minimally invasive surgery, Sean Dowdy


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