Surgery


March 8, 2019

Breast Cancer Patient First for UAMS Lymphedema Surgery

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the first in Arkansas and one of a handful of medical centers in the country offering a new surgical alternative to treat lymphedema, the chronic arm swelling frequently associated with breast cancer treatment. The unique microvascular procedure at UAMS is performed by Mauricio Moreno, M.D., who…


Varicose Vein Treatment Gives Educator Extra Pep

When many people think of varicose veins, images of enlarged and bulging vessels visible through the skin come to mind. While that is often a telltale sign of the condition, varicose veins can sometimes exist deeper beneath the skin’s surface. “I didn’t have the typical symptoms,” said Lorraine Frazier, Ph.D., R.N., former dean of the…


Surgery Helps Teen ‘Blossom’ after Wreck

For two years, 18-year-old Paige Collins of Harrison thought her fate was to live with a tilted neck following a 2012 car accident — until she came to UAMS. A tilted neck wasn’t her only injury. She endured a broken neck, fractured femur and tibia, internal bruising, and a T6 fracture. But after undergoing surgery…


Man Injured in Motocross Accident Thanks Doctors who Saved Him

A routine motocross hurdle he safely navigated hundreds of times is at the root of the biggest hurdle Brent Adams has ever had to climb. But thanks to the teamwork of several trauma experts at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Adams is getting the chance to conquer the uphill battle – and…


UAMS Specialists Save Arm, Put Biker Back on the Road

Ed and Margo Jevicky say a series of miracles saved their 18-year-old son, Michael, and his right arm when his motorcycle slammed into a Jeep. One of them was landing in the hands of two well-regarded, highly specialized University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) surgeons. “It changed Michael’s. The outcome could have been so…


Road to Recovery

If there’s one thing Jeff Snodgres can do, it’s defy the odds. During a routine physical exam at age 10, Jeff, a self-proclaimed “military brat,” was found to have protein in his urine. Because he lacked any other symptoms, doctors were unable to determine the exact cause. However, they suspected Alport Syndrome, a hereditary kidney…


Arthritis Patient Can Hold Wife’s Hand Again

After suffering from a severe condition of rheumatoid arthritis, Teddy Jones is now able to walk again. For four years, he spent his time either in his wheelchair or hospital bed. He was unable to do any of the activities outside that he enjoyed doing such as gardening and fishing. Teddy credits UAMS for his…


Hip Resurfacing Surgery Gave Patient Her Life Back

At UAMS our goal is to provide the best care for every patient every day. Our patients say it best, and their stories are really the story of UAMS. All the formal awards and accolades just can’t tell the UAMS story better than the words of our patients. Joannie Cayce was able to get her…