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Investigating surgical recovery assumptions, with guest Hani Aiash, MD, PhD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Investigating surgical recovery after head and neck reconstruction

It’s been thought that people who undergo surgery for head and neck reconstructive surgeries are more likely to have complications if they are allowed to eat within the first five days after surgery. An international team of researchers looked into that assumption – and found it not to be true. Hani Aiash, MD, PhD, was lead author of the paper and discusses its findings in this interview. Aiash is the assistant dean for interprofessional research at Upstate’s College of Health Professions.