Posts by Cristina R. Ferrone, MD
Advances in Liver Surgery at the Mass General Liver Center
In this video, Cristina R. Ferrone, MD, surgical director of the Mass General Liver Surgery Program, discusses the collaboration and cohesion across multidisciplinary teams that has enabled her team to provide safer, more advanced surgical experiences to patients.
100% of Female Resident Physicians Report Gender-based Discrimination by Patients
A study at Massachusetts General Hospital provides the first evidence that patient-derived gender-based discrimination affects resident physicians across medical and surgical specialties, particularly women, who report a substantial impact on their quality of care, personal safety and risk of burnout.
Using Minimally Invasive Liver Resection to Treat Liver Masses
Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons are using laparoscopic and robotic liver resection as an alternative to open hepatic resection to treat complex liver conditions.
Resection Is Best Option for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients with Child–Pugh A Cirrhosis
For patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who have Child–Pugh A cirrhosis and meet the Milan criteria for transplantation, resection yields just as high a survival benefit and is substantially less expensive.
Staging Laparoscopy May Mean Longer Life for Pancreatic Cancer Patients Found to Have Metastases at the Time of Operation
Staging laparoscopy not only spares pancreatic cancer patients found to have metastatic disease the pain of a large incision and a long hospital stay associated with a laparotomy, but it also gets them to palliative chemotherapy sooner—allowing them to live longer.