Patient stories about Surgery

Star City Man First at UAMS to Receive Z-Fen Graft

May 9, 2016 | Glenn Harvey didn’t know he had an aortic aneurysm. Thanks to a new procedure, performed for the first time at UAMS in March, he still can’t feel a thing. Mohammed Moursi, M.D., chief of vascular surgery and program director of the vascular surgery residency program at UAMS, performed the procedure on [...]

Russellville Woman’s Scalp Reattached by UAMS Surgeon

“I just remember the machine grabbing my hair and I was in it.” Scaring on Cynthia Nicole Thompson's face and neck show where her scalp was reattached. Cynthia Thompson, 22, was working at a factory in Russellville in June 2014 when machinery ripped her scalp from her head. She can recall many of [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|Surgery|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | June 10th, 2015|Organ Transplant, Orthopedics, Surgery|0 Comments

Hand Telemedicine Program, UAMS Physician Save Batesville Man’s Hand

A split-second connection between a table saw blade and a wedding ring almost took Tommy Watts’ hand. Theresa Wyrick, M.D., examines Tommy Watts' left hand. Surgery performed by Wyrick helped save two of his fingers after an accident severely injured them. A high-speed, split-second video connection between a Batesville hospital and UAMS orthopaedic [...]

By | June 5th, 2015|Patient Stories, Surgery, Trauma|0 Comments

Knee Replacement Gives Patient Her Life Back

Susan Smith dealt with knee pain for years, but when it began to affect her daily activities, she knew it was time to do something. C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., chair of the UAMS Department of Orthopaedics, sits with his patient, Susan Smith Smith, who is the wife of G. Richard Smith, M.D., former [...]

By | June 4th, 2015|Orthopedics, Surgery|0 Comments

Searcy Woman a Perfect Fit for First 30-Year Knee

Before UAMS provided her the first 30-year knee implants in Arkansas, Martha Pearson had been nearly crippled by recurring knee problems since childhood. UAMS Dr. Richard Evans told Martha Pearson she can expect her knee implants to be permanent. She had nine knee surgeries from 1972 until 1990, when at age 31 there [...]

By | August 10th, 2014|Surgery|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | June 4th, 2014|Cancer, Surgery|0 Comments

Putting the Pieces Back Together

By Kate Franks Joyce Randof, RN, reunites with Betsy Parkinson, a patient she helped care for in July 2010. Parkinson doesn’t remember her four-week hospital stay but heard from her family all the things Randof had taken care of and was excited to meet her. Betsy Parkinson of Little Rock had 27 fractures [...]

By | March 1st, 2014|Orthopedics, Surgery, Trauma|0 Comments

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. UAMS' James Yuen, M.D., (left) and Syed "Ash" [...]

By | February 28th, 2014|Orthopedics, Surgery|0 Comments

Hip Resurfacing 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 [...]

By | February 25th, 2014|Surgery|0 Comments