Browse Our Clinics and Services
At UAMS, we are committed to providing the best in medical care, and we have a wide range of patient services to meet your healthcare needs.
You can find a medical service or clinic by using the search box or browsing the A-Z list below.
Acute Illness Management
UAMS family physicians are experts in treating acute illnesses that are mild or severe in nature.
Adolescent Health Services
UAMS provides diagnosis and treatment for a variety of mental and physical conditions for adolescents, including such conditions like asthma, mononucleosis, sports injuries, sprains, strains, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
Adults – Programs for Adults
Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. UAMS has programs for adults to help improve our emotional well being.
At UAMS in our ENT clinic, we can help you treat and manage your allergies and any allergy symptoms you may experience.
Allergy and Immunology ClinicALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
UAMS offers world-class treatment for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and is the home of Arkansas’ first Muscular Dystrophy Association ALS Research Center.
UAMS provides convenient diagnostic and support services on site. Using the equipment and technology in our clinics, we can quickly provide test results and x-rays for doctors.
At UAMS, our anesthesiologists have the skill and experience to ensure that you receive the best care. UAMS is one of the few hospitals in the United States to have a preoperational clinic for your safety and convenience.
UAMS offers specialized care for patients who are taking Coumadin and other anticoagulants.
Aortic Conditions and Treatments
UAMS offers medical care second to none for conditions of the aorta, including thoracic aortic aneurysm and abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Aquatic physical therapy is skilled physical therapy performed in the water under the direct instruction and supervision of a licensed therapist.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Appointments
UAMS doctors provide pediatric medical care at Arkansas Children’s hospital. To make an appointment for pediatric medical care, follow the instructions on this page.
Arthritis is inflammation that occurs in the joints such as the knee, shoulder, hip or elbow as the body’s natural reactions to injury or disease.
More than 10 percent of women in the U.S. have trouble getting pregnant. You have several options if you and your partner are having trouble conceiving.
Asthma affects more than 20 million Americans. The chronic disorder causes the lung’s airways to swell and narrow, which causes coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness
UAMS’ audiologists address hearing and balance problems in people of all ages. They also help with the fitting and management of hearing aids.
Back and Spine Care
Common back pain can be caused by a number of conditions. At UAMS, our experts have the experience and knowledge to provide excellent, individualized care for you no matter what your condition is.
UAMS balance rehabilitation service in our Physical and Occupational Therapy clinics focuses on patients with dizziness, balance and vestibular problems.
Behavioral Medicine Clinic
Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. But we all face changes in life that can challenge our emotional well being. UAMS is here to help.
It’s normal to feel stressed or anxious now and then. UAMS offers help if emotional issues interfere with your life, your job or your personal relationships.
Benign Brain Tumors
At UAMS, our neurosurgery experts treat benign and malignant brain tumors in a number of different ways. UAMS is the only facility in Arkansas offering non-invasive Gamma Knife treatment for benign and malignant brain tumors as well as other brain diseases.
Bereavement Support Group Directory
UAMS – list of palliative care support groups statewide
Best Buys for Cost and Nutrition
Tips for healthy grocery shopping – Getting the best buys for cost and nutrition
Birthing and Baby Classes
Labor usually starts two weeks before or after the estimated date of delivery. No one knows exactly what triggers the onset of labor.
Our experienced doctors in our Urology Cancer Clinic will help you from the diagnosis to your comprehensive bladder cancer treatment.
Bone Densitometry Service
UAMS offers bone density tests to help measure the strength and density of your bones and, when the test is repeated sometime later, can help determine how quickly you are losing bone mass and density.
UAMS Dermatology Clinic offers Botox, the standard of care for cosmetic wrinkle reduction. A cosmetic product made from the botulinum toxin, Botox is used in small doses to temporarily weaken or paralyze the facial muscles to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
Brain metastases is the most common type of brain tumor, and approximately 1,700 new patients are diagnosed in Arkansas each year. UAMS is the only facility in the state to offer Gamma Knife, a revolutionary, noninvasive treatment, to patients who have brain metastases.
Brain Tumor Treatment Options
At UAMS, our neurosurgery experts treat benign and malignant brain tumors in a number of different ways. The type of treatment for a brain tumor often depends of a variety of items including where the tumor is located, tumor type and growth rate.
Breast Cancer – Top 10 Things to Know
UAMS helps to keep women informed about the latest ways to prevent and treat breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Clinic
Ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma, and Paget’s disease are all types of breast cancer. UAMS’ breast cancer clinic offers the cutting edge of breast cancer detection and treatment
Breast Cancer Services
Early breast cancer usually does not cause pain and may cause no symptoms at all. UAMS has cutting-edge technology to help diagnosis your breast cancer early and begin treatment.
The UAMS Breast Center, part of the Rockefeller Cancer Institute, has some of the most advanced technology in the country. The Center is an all-digital mammography center, with the only dedicated breast MRI in Central Arkansas.
UAMS offers breast MRI to help clear up inconclusive mammograms. We use ROBEO, a specialized method of breast MRI that provides more detailed information than even a conventional breast MRI.
Your oncologist will work with you to create a treatment plan. The UAMS Breast TEAM personalizes your treatment approach and acts as the coordinator of your cancer care.
A bunion is when your big toe points toward the second toe causing a bump to appear on the outside edge of your toe. It can also affect the inner foot at the base of the little toe.
Burn injuries account for more than 100,000 hospital admissions per year. Our doctors at UAMS are part of the only burn center in the state of Arkansas.
UAMS offers comprehensive cancer services for patients, including early diagnosis and treatment of various cancers, including breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Cancer – Food for the Fight – Broccoli
Broccoli is rich in vitamin C, carotenoids (vitamin A-like substances), fiber, calcium and folate. Broccoli is also a source of many substances called phytochemicals, or plant chemicals, that may have anticancer properties.
Cancer – Food for the Fight – Sweet Poatoes
Sweet potatoes are one source of beta carotene and vitamin C, may prevent prostate cancer and breast cancer.
Cancer Genetics – Clinical Cancer Genetics
UAMS follows the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendation that genetic testing for cancer be offered when families have a well-defined inherited cancer where the test result will affect medical care.
Cancer Nutrition Clinic
Nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment. At UAMS, our Cancer Nutrition Clinic can you help you ensure that you are meeting your dietary needs before, during and after cancer treatment.
Cancer Patient Healthy Foods
Eating less junk food and adding more nutritious food to your diet are simple changes that can make a significant improvement in your nutrition and health.
Cancer Prevention Grocery List
Nutritious, healthy food is plentiful in any grocery store and at most restaurants, if you know how to find it. This shopping check list can make it easy for you to begin a healthy diet.
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, UAMS is here to offer you the best care.
Cancer Surgery Clinic
UAMS doctors provide state-of-the-art cancer surgery treatment by caring and compassionate specialists.
Cancer Team Treatment
At UAMS, our cancer Team Treatment provides personalized medical treatment to our patients.
Our team members at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute create the best personalized treatment plan for you.
Car Seat Guidelines
UAMS helps parents and expecting parents know the laws and guidelines for selecting a car seat for their child.
UAMS offers a special service for new and expectant mothers to help them find and install the appropriate car seat for their child.
Car Seats – Finding the Right Car Seat
UAMS gives you tips to find the appropriate car seat for your child.
At UAMS, we know you are looking for the best in cardiovascular health care. Our UAMS Cardiovascular Center combines the skills of doctors in cardiology, vascular surgery, interventional radiology and cardiovascular surgery in one multi-disciplinary team.
These procedures are often used in the evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel is a pressure on the median nerve, which is the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. The area in your wrist where the nerve enters the hand is called the carpal tunnel.
UAMS is one of the country’s leading referral centers for Castleman’s Disease.
A cataract is a cloudy area within the lens of the eye. Signs that you may have cataracts can include symptoms of decreased night vision, halos around lights, discolored vision, or sensitivity to glare.
It’s estimated that about one out of every 133 Americans have celiac disease. And more than 80% of these cases are not diagnosed.
Child Study Center
Children’s mental health problems can be difficult to recognize because the signs can be subtle or different from those of an adult who’s suffering from the same condition.
Choosing and Cooking Lean Meats
Choosing lean meats can aid in weight loss and help to meet your protein needs. But choosing lean meats doesn’t mean that they have to be tough.
Chronic Disease Management
Our clinics strive to improve the quality of life for patients living with a chronic condition. This service includes correctly diagnosing conditions and providing appropriate treatments and therapies.Chronic Headaches – Guidelines for Relieving Chronic HeadachesAlmost everyone has a tension headache from time to time. These headaches aren’t caused by disease. They are so common they are considered to be “normal” headaches.
Clínica de la Mujer de UAMS
En UAMS, nuestra Clínica de la Mujer ofrece tratamiento especializado obstetra y ginecólogo a las pacientes como también el Departamento de Salud de Arkansas provee servicios de planificación familiar.
When the inner lining of the colon becomes inflamed, this is called colitis. Our experienced colorectal doctors are equipped to diagnosis and treat colitis.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the United States. Also known as colon cancer, colorectal cancer includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. At UAMS, we know how scary a diagnosis of colon cancer can be. However, our team of doctors will help you not only during the process from diagnosis to treatment, but also will continue to provide long term follow-up care after treatment is completed.
Colorectal Robotic Surgery
UAMS offers robotic colorectal surgery for patients with colorectal cancer. Most people who have colorectal cancer are older than 50. This type of cancer is also associated with a diet high in fat and calories and low in fiber.
UAMS has an on-site contact lens service to provide patients with almost any contact lens on the market, including disposable, tinted, colored and toric lenses. Many brands, such as Acuvue and Surevue, are stocked on site.
Contact Lens – Requirements, Benefits and Precautions
UAMS understands there are many benefits to wearing contact lenses over glasses, such as no fogging and better peripheral vision. Contact lenses may not be for everyone. UAMS gives you information about requirements and precautions for wearing contact lenses.
Information on donating umbilical cord blood and the UAMS Cord Blood Bank
Cord Blood Donation – Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding umbilical cord blood donation.
For diagnosis and treatment of an array of corneal diseases and conditions that can ultimately have a lasting affect on your quality of vision, you can trust the top specialists at the Jones Eye Institute.
Cosmetic and Plastics
UAMS physicians offer many common types of cosmetic plastic surgery, including breast augmentation, breast reduction in men with gynecomastia, chemical peel, chin reshaping, cheek reshaping, jaw reshaping, facial implants, and collagen filler.
Counseling and Fitting Process
UAMS provides customized hearing aid services. Hearing aids are electronic or battery-operated devices that can amplify and change sound. A microphone receives the sound and converts it into sound waves. The sound waves are then converted into electrical signals.
Our comprehensive liver program provides treatments for conditions such as Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation of the digestive system.
Cycle for Sight – Ride Route
The UAMS Jones Eye Insitute sponsors the second annual bicycle endurance ride to help raise awareness and funding for eye research and outreach. Our Cycle for Sight route includes 15 miles of beautiful scenery along the Arkansas River.
UAMS offers extensive care for patients with cystic fibrosis in diagnosis and treatment. UAMS offers the state’s only accredited Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center.
Deep Brain Stimulation
At UAMS, we can offer our patients revolutionary treatment for conditions that were previously thought untreatable. With condition such as Parkinson’s, dystonia and essential tremor, people become increasingly disabled, making routine daily activities difficult or impossible without assistance. With our groundbreaking procedures at UAMS, we provide hope and help to patients who have these conditions.
Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation Oral Health Clinic
At UAMS, we offer the best in dental care. From routine exams and cleaning to complicated oral hygiene treatment, our caring and compassionate specialists can help you feel confident and comfortable when you smile.
Dental Hygiene Clinic
UAMS offers a dental hygiene clinic for its patients operated by dental hygiene students.
True clinical depression is a mood disorder where feelings of sadness, loss, anger or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer.
Whatever your skin type or solution you are seeking, UAMS’ Dermatology Clinic has the specialized care to improve your skin’s, health, appearance and feel.
Dermatology – Mohs Micrographic Surgery
UAMS offers mohs micrographic surgery for patients with skin cancer. Mohs Micrographic surgery is used to treat skin cancers located on the face, forehead and hands. UAMS is one of the few locations in Arkansas to offer this advanced procedure.
Dermatology Cancer Clinic
UAMS’ Dermatology clinic is Arkansas’ choice for treatment of different types of skin cancer. This includes treatment for melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Are you worried you have a mole that may be cancerous or does your skin itch often? The UAMS Dermatology Clinic can help solve these skin problems and many more.
A dermatology laser uses heat to treat cosmetic problems and medical conditions related to the skin to give you a more youthful look. A laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) uses intense beams of light carefully focused by a machine to deplete unwanted cosmetic problems.
Development Center – James L. Dennis Development Center
UAMS’s Dennis Developmental Center specializes in the evaluation of, and therapy for, developmental conditions, including hyperactivity, inability to communicate, impulse control, and learning problems.
Diabetes (Endocrine) Clinic
UAMS’ Diabetes (Endocrine) Clinic specializes in the multidisciplinary care of diabetic patients and gives special attention to the complications of diabetes.
Diabetes and Nutrition
People with diabetes do not need special foods. In fact, the foods that are good for everyone are good for you. You can make a difference in your blood glucose control through your food choices. Let the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) help you make the right diabetic food choices.
Diabetes During Pregnancy
At UAMS, our comprehensive pregnancy services include the best in care for women who have have diabetes during pregnancy. Each of our expectant moms-to-be are screened to ensure that their blood sugar is within the normal range.
Diabetic Diet: Carbohydrate Choices
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) provides a list of healthy carbohydrate choices for diabetics.
Diabetic Diet: Combination Foods
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) provides a healthy plan and food choices for those with diabetes.
Diabetic Diet: Fast Food Choices
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) provides healthy fast food options for those with diabetes.
Diabetic Diet: Fat Choices
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) provides a list of healthy fat choices for those with diabetes, including saturated fat, monosaturated fat and polysaturated fat.
Diabetic Diet: Fruit and Milk Choices
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) provides healthy fruit and milk choices for those with diabetes.
Diabetic Diet: General Guidelines
General guidelines for a diabetic diet from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Eat 5-6 small meals a day. This will help improve both high and low blood sugar.
Diabetic Diet: Meat Choices
The University for Medical Sciences (UAMS) provides a list of healthy meat choices for those with diabetes.
Diabetic Diet: Nonstarchy Vegetable Choices
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) provides a list of the best nonstarchy vegetables for those with diabetes.
Diabetic Diet: Sweet Choices
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) provides a list of sweets serving sizes for those with diabetes.
Diabetic Foot Care
The main concern associated with diabetic foot care is nerve damage that results in the loss of sensation in the feet and other limbs called neuropathy. Without sensation in the feet, it is easy to suffer blisters, corns and sores, which can cause infection, and serious infections can lead to the loss of limbs.
The dietitians at UAMS work to ensure that all of your dietary needs are taken care of while you are staying in our hospital. Our dietitians not only focus on your nutrition while you are in the hospital, but we also have a variety of outpatient services available for you.
UAMS offers digital mammography to help identify breast cancer. Digital mammography is a better diagnostic tool that is faster and significatnly reduces the need for additional follow up mammograms.
Diverticula are small, bulging pouches located on the wall of the colon, or large intestine. If you have diverticula, you have diverticulosis, which usually goes unnoticed with no symptoms.
Do I need to have surgery for scoliosis?
In severe cases of scoliosis, surgery may be the best option to improve the spinal curve.
At UAMS, our board certified genetics specialists provide individualized treatement plans for patients with Down syndrome.
Down Syndrome – About Down Syndrome
Down syndrome, which is the most frequently occurring chromosomal disorder, is a genetic condition caused by the presence of all or part of an extra 21st chromosome. This condition is usually identified at birth or shortly after; however, the diagnosis must be confirmed by a chromosome study or karotype.
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
UAMS’ ear, nose, and throat clinic provides services to adults for various disorders, including hearing disorders, balance disorders, smell disorders, taste disorders, chemosensory disorders, speech disorders, voice disorders, swallowing disorders, airway disorders, language disorders, vocal cord disorders, and laryngeal cancer.
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic
At UAMS, our ENT specialists treat a wide variety of conditions and disorders related to the ear, nose and throat. Subspecializing in more than a dozen areas, our otolaryngologists (ENT doctors) provide both surgical and nonsurgical treatments.
UAMS offers assistance to individuals suffering from common types of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders.
Emergency and Trauma Medicine
UAMS offers incredible emergency and trauma medicine. Our emergency physicians and staff are committed to providing personalized care, even in emergency situations.
The UAMS epilepsy service within the Neurology Clinic offers diagnosis and treatment for individuals with seizures who may have epilepsy.
UAMS Neurology Clinic offers diagnosis and treatment for patients with epilepsy. This includes inpatient and outpatient treatments to help patients live a normal life.
Erectile Dysfunction Service
UAMS expert physicians can help treat erectile disfunction (ED), or impotence, for men in Central Arkansas. In the past, ED or impotence was commonly believed to be caused by psychological problems. It is now known that up to 90 percent of ED cases stem from physical problems, usually related to the blood supply of the penis.
Essure Birth Control
Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. Our caring and compassionate doctors can perform this procedure quickly and easily for your convenience.
UAMS offers services to help Arkansas’ business leaders seeking executive physicals. This includes complete medical evaluations and diagnostic laboratory testing that can be performed quickly to help executives and business leaders get the service they need.
Executive Physical – Before Your Appointment
UAMS wants you to be prepared for your executive physical. This page includes details on where to go, what to wear and what you should do prior to your physical.
Executive Physical Specifics
UAMS provides details about your executive physical, including some of the tests we will perform and the general procedures we will follow for the physical.
Exercise Activities Chart
Activities chart for calories burned
UAMS doctors and our Jones Eye Institute offers patients everything from general eye exams to diagnosis and treatment for specific eye diseases.
At UAMS, we know that healthy vision is more than just 20/20 eyesight, and eye disease isn’t limited to problems with your sight.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures. Many times the procedure is medically necessary to improve vision. At UAMS, we have several highly-qualified doctors who can perform this surgery.
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
The Facial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic at UAMS offers the latest laser and cosmetic surgery services for enhancing and beautifying the human face. Physicians concentrate on removing and reducing noticeable facial flaws.
Falls are the leading cause of accidental injury in the home. At UAMS, we offer a program through our University Rehabilitation Department to help prevent senior adults from falling.
Family Medical Center
UAMS offers family medicine services at the Family Medical Center. The Center is a primary care facility where your entire family can get the best quality of individualized care.
Family Medical Center – Care for Mother and Baby
UAMS offers care for both mother and baby before and after delivery. This includes providing common sense information to help with your well being. You will need plenty of rest, good nutrition, and help during the first few weeks after your baby is born.
Family Medicine – Regional Family Medical Centers
Our 13 Family Medicine clinics are located in every region of the state to serve the medical needs of Arkansans.
Family Medicine Clinic – Financial Centre Parkway
Conveniently located near the intersection of I-630 and I-430, the UAMS Financial Center Parkway Clinic offers appointments with our experts in family medicine.
Family Medicine Services
At UAMS, the experts in our Family Medical Center provide a wide range of services, including preventive care as well as management of chronic and acute conditions.
Millions of women experience involuntary loss of urine called urinary incontinence. Women experience this twice as often as men.
Infertility is a more common problem than most people realize. Approximately 10 percent of women in the United States ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant.
Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology
At UAMS, we understand the strong desire some women have to have a baby. While some couples are able to conceive a child easily, many couples experience infertility.
Fertility Patient Information
American Society for Reproductive Medicine Fact Sheets – UAMS Fertility Clinic
Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have protective effects against heart disease, as well as, lower the risk from heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrest due to an irregular heartbeat.
UAMS provides the necessary supplies to allow businesses to offer flu shots for their employees. In addition, UAMS offers flu shots for individuals at the UAMS Family Medical Center.
Foot and Ankle
UAMS offers Foot and Ankle Surgery services, which focus on treating foot and ankle fractures, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas and problems with the foot that arise from diabetes.
Morton’s neuromas or foot neuromas are one of the most common conditions seen in the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Clinic.
Gamma Knife – Frequently Asked Questions
UAMS offers details about the Gamma Knife or radiosurgery procedure. Radiosurgery is called “surgery” because it creates a result similar to an actual surgical procedure.
Gamma Knife for Referring Physicians
Physicians can refer patients needing radiosurgery treatment to UAMS. The Gamma Knife is the perfect treatment for many conditions affecting abnormalities in the brain and cervical spine.
Gamma Knife Glossary
UAMS provide radiosurgery for specific cases. This radiosurgery, or gamma knife, glossary provides information about the procedure for patients.
Gamma Knife Perfexion
UAMS offers Gamma Knife Perfexion for our cancer patients. This surgery uses focused beams of radiation to treat cancerous brain tissue without a surgical incision or opening.
Gamma Knife Perfexion: Advantages and Benefits
Learn about the benefits and advantages of Gamma Knife surgery at UAMS
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Clinic
Radiosurgery uses focused beams of radiation to treat cancerous tissues without a surgical incision or opening. The treatment is called “surgery” because creates a result similar to an actual surgical procedure.
Gamma Knife vs. CyberKnife
Gamma Knife is the top-of-the-line method for stereotctic radiosurgery (SRS) treatment of brain disorders. With more than 600,000 cases treated worldwide, it sets the bar against which other radiosurgery technologies are measured.
Gamma Knife: How it Works
Radiosurgery uses focused beams of radiation to treat cancerous tissues without a surgical incision or opening. UAMS offers radiosurgery for patients with brain tumors.
UAMS provides diagnosis and treatment for gastroenterology related conditions, including stomach ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome.
UAMS provides you with three different locations for you to see the caring and compassionate gynecological doctors at UAMS.
Genetics – UAMS Genetics Services
UAMS provides genetic testing and counseling services. These medical genetic services test for many conditions, including chromosome abnormalities, single gene defects, multifactorial inheritance, and teratogens.
Gestational Diabetes Diet: General Guidelines
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) provides a healthy meal plan for gestational diabetes.
GI Cancer Treatment
With our experienced, multidisciplinary team at UAMS, we are able to provide cutting-edge care for various types of gastrointestinal cancer. Our oncology team specialized in gastrointestinal malignancies includes specialists from all disciplines and is the most complete in the state.
Graves’ Disease (Overactive Thyroid)
UAMS experts in the Thyroid Center provide excellent treatment for Graves’ disease, also known as overactive thyroid or hyperthyroid.
Lists of what you should do before, during and after grocery shopping
UAMS provides diagnosis and treatment for women with various gynecologic cancers, including cervical cancer, uterine cancer and ovarian cancer. No other center in Arkansas can match the credentials of our doctors.
Gynecologic Robotic Surgery
UAMS offers robotic gynecologic surgery using the da Vinci surgical system for procedures such as hysterectomies. Hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure in which the uterus and possibly the cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes are removed. Fibroids in the uterus are a common reason for a hysterectomy.
Gynecology Exam – First Gynecology Exam
Every girl goes into her first gynecological appointment nervous. UAMS helps young women who need to have their first gynecology exam know what to expect.
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
The Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Center at UAMS offers surgical treatment for a wide range of orthopedic conditions of the hands and upper arms, including carpeal tunnel syndrome, overuse injuries, nerve disorders and work-related or other hand injuries.
UAMS provides hand therapy to deal with common hand problems including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and ganglion cysts.
Hand Therapy – Outpatient Center Hand Therapy Clinic
In our Outpatient Hand Therapy Clinic, our highly trained specialists provide treatments for hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder pain or limitations to help restore your ability.
Head and Neck Cancer
UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute offers treatment for all types of malignant and benign head and neck tumors.
The UAMS Head Start and Early Head Start programs increase the school readiness of low-income children.
Headaches happen to everyone at one time or another. The head is one of the most common sites of pain in the body.
Healthy Eating for Vegetarians
A vegetarian eating pattern can be a healthy option. The key is to consume a variety of foods and the right amount of foods to meet your calorie and nutrient needs.
Healthy Menus for Calorie Counting
If you are looking for menu plan suggestions for certain calorie amounts, check out these healthy menus.
Hearing – Reasons to Have Your Hearing Tested
UAMS provides hearing tests for patients in Central Arkansas. This hearing test checklist will help you determine if you need to have your hearing tested.
UAMS offers state-of-the-art hearing aids and devices along with personalized counseling, evaluation and fitting process. We also have a 30-day trial/adaptation period.
Hearing Aids – 30-Day Trial/Adaptation Period
UAMS offers a 30-day trial/ adaptation period for hearing aids.
Hearing Aids – Types of Hearing Aids Available
UAMS has a wide variety of hearing aid styles and brands available to fit each individual.
Hearing and Balance
UAMS’ Hearing and Balance services offer innovative research and treatment options to patients in Arkansas. These treatments include hearing restoration procedures like cochlear implantation, brain stem implantation and implantable hearing aids.
Heart and Vascular – Team Treatment
The new UAMS cardiovascular center is pioneering a novel approach to the treatment of the entire spectrum of complex cardiovascular problems by integrating the skills and expertise of cardiologists, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons and cardiothoracic surgeons in a single multi-disciplinary team.
Heart and Vascular Care
UAMS has a skilled team of heart care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases. This includes hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart valve problems, heart failure and peripheral vascular disease.
At UAMS, our caring and compassionate specialists provide treatment to patients who have the hepatitis. Hepatitis C, one type of hepatitis, is a blood-borne virus that causes inflammation and permanent damage to the liver.
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
At UAMS, our interventional radiologists lead a multidisciplinary team of experts that offers state-of-the-art treatment for hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT).
High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. You must have your blood pressure numbers recorded in order to know if you have high blood pressure or hypertension. High blood pressure increases the risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
UAMS provides doctors who specialize in the assessment, diagnosis and management of high-risk pregnancies and deliveries, including problems associated with multiple births, diabetes, high blood pressure and other conditions.
UAMS offers a cutting-edge minimally invasive radio-guided parathyroidectomy (MIRP) surgery to patients in need of surgical treatment for hyperparathyroidism.
UAMS offers robotic surgery for hysterectomies as a less invasive option to an open surgery. Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. This procedure may be done because of fibroid tumors, endometriosis, or cancer.
Hysterectomy – da Vinci Hysterectomy
UAMS offers da Vinci hysterectomies as a way to perform a non-invasive hysterectomy. Hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure in which the uterus and possibly the cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes are removed.
UAMS’ Preventive, Occupational and Environmental Medicine (POEM) program offers immigration physicals, which consists of an extensive medical history, a complete physical and any tests or immunizations required by immigration services.
UAMS helps diagnose and treat urinary incontinence in men and women. Urinary incontinence is often caused by specific changes in body function that may result from diseases, use of medications, and/or the onset of an illness.
UAMS has been the state’s go-to source for infectious disease information, diagnosis and treatment for nearly a decade.
UAMS’ infusion centers are open outside of normal business hours to help patients receive regular cancer treatments.
Insomnia or sleeplessness is when you have difficultly falling or staying asleep. Treatment for insomnia depends on your individual condition.
Internal Medicine – South Clinic
UAMS provides internal medical services and screenings. Routine screenings can detect serious health conditions in their earliest, most treatable stages.
At UAMS, we offer our patients the latest technological advances available, especially in the field of interventional neuroradiology. Using a minimally invasive approach, our caring and compassionate staff provides treatment and healing to patients who have neurovascular problems of the brain and spinal cord.
At UAMS, our interventional oncology specialists use imaging technology to diagnosis and treat localized cancers. Through minimally and noninvasive procedures, our experts are able to directly target solid tumors.
Because we are a teaching hospital, UAMS offers the latest procedures using state-of-the-art equipment and technology. The caring and compassionate specialists at our Interventional Radiology Clinic use sophisticated imaging technology to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Interventional Radiology – Frequently Asked Questions
UAMS answers your most frequently asked questions about interventional radiology.
Jones Eye Institute Clinic
At UAMS we understand how important your vision is to you. We have a strong team of ophthamologists and eye specialists who are available to you whether you need a general exam or treatment for a retina condition.
Our experienced doctors in our Urology Cancer Clinic will help you from the diagnosis to your comprehensive kidney cancer treatment.
UAMS’ Kidney Center has specialty physicians called nephrologists. They are expert in diagnosing and treating a wide range of problems related to the kidneys, including renal disorders, dialysis and lupus nephritis.
UAMS offers excellent treatment for kidney stones by doctors recognized nationally as experts in their field. Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology, UAMS can help you heal and return to your regular activities as quickly as possible.
Kidney Transplant Clinic
UAMS offers unmatched experience in kidney transplants, including performing Arkansas’s first kidney transplant. The UAMS surgical team completes some of the most complex transplant cases.
Kidney Transplant Surgeons and Physicians
Detailed information on kidney transplantation, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney
KIDS FIRST Program
UAMS provides pediatric services for at-risk children who may encounter problems because of special healthcare needs.
Labor and Delivery
UAMS provides a world-class health care team to assist you during your pregnancy and childbirth.
Labor and Delivery – Deluxe Birthing Suites
UAMS devotes an entire floor to our deluxe birthing suites. This labor and delivery area provides an excelant environment for a new mother and baby to connect, with rooms big enough for the entire family.
Laboratory Screening Tests
UAMS provides information on blood tests used to diagnosis heart disease and other health problems for Arkansas executives.
At UAMS, we provide lactation services for new mothers who are interested in breastfeeding. As a mother, one of the best things that only you can do for your baby is to breastfeed.
UAMS offers corrective eye surgery for refractive errors, including lasik surgery, photorefractive keratectomy surgery, radial keratotomy surgery, astigmatic keratotomy surgery, and automated lamellar keratoplasty surgery.
LASIK Surgery – Frequently Asked Questions
UAMS provides refractive surgery, including LASIK surgery, to help reshape the curface of the corenea. This gives clearer vision for patients. This page provides answers to your questions.
Lean and Extra Lean Cuts Meat
Look for these lean and extra lean cuts meat
Lean Beef Choices
Cuts of lean beef
Lean Pork Choices
Lean pork choices
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of blood cells. At UAMS, we not only want to help treat your condition but also help you understand what you are facing.
Lions Eye Bank and Laboratory
The Lions Eye Bank and Laboratory at UAMS is one of the best in the country. The Lions Eye Bank serves the entire state of Arkansas.
Learn about liver conditions treated in the UAMS gastroenterology clinic such as cholestatic liver disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, and autoimmune hepatitis.
Liver Transplant – About the Surgery
UAMS wants you to feel comfortable during your transplant. We provide details about the liver transplant surgery, including how the surgery is performed and what happens after the surgery.
Liver Transplant – Financial Considerations
UAMS provides details about the financial concerns related to liver transplants, managed care and medical assistance plans.
Liver Transplant – Making an Informed Decision
UAMS wants you to make an informed decision about your liver transplant surgery, understanding your health condition, knowing the risks, and knowing the lifestyle changes you’ll need to make to for the procedure to be successful.
Liver Transplant Clinic
UAMS has Arkansas’ only liver transplant service. We also provide multi-organ transplant services. Our expert surgical team works with an multidisciplinary transplant physicians to offer you the best care.
Longevity Clinic Patient Information
The Lyon Longevity Clinic at UAMS provides helth services to older adults. This page includes details patients may need for the Lyon Longevity Clinic.
Longevity Clinic, Thomas and Lyon The Lyon Longevity Clinic at UAMS offers help with a wide variety of senior health care needs.
Love Lives – Bereavement Program
The Love Lives program provides support to those parents who have lost babies for whatever reason either during delivery or afterward.
Low Fat and Low Sodium Menu Planning Guidelines
Low Fat & Low Sodium Menu Planning Guidelines from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
UAMS’s Low Vision services offer low vision strategies and devices to help patients achieve their goals.
Low Vision Clinic – Frequently Asked Questions
This page provides answers to common questions about UAMS’ Low Vision Clinic. The Low Vision Clinic provides rehabilitation and adaptive devices to patients.
Low Vision Occupational Therapy
UAMS provides occupational therapy for patients with low vision. An occupational therapist helps patients learn how to carry out activities of daily living at home, on the job, and in the community.
Low Vision Occupational Therapy (OT) – Frequently Asked Questions
UAMS answers questions about low vision therapy for our patients. Also, the information on this page helps individuals take a more active role in their health, which helps patients stave off decline.
Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women. At UAMS, our caring and compassionate doctors offer cutting-edge medical treatment to patients who have lung cancer.
UAMS offers one of the components of comprehensive cancer treatment, the treatment of lymphedema. Lymphedema, a side effect related to breast cancer treatment, is caused by poorly functioning lymph nodes or vessels.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
UAMS provides magnetic resonance imaging for patients. This page includes detailed information on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), including information on how the procedure is performed.
While infertility can often be considered a woman’s issue, often a couple’s issue with infertility can be due to an issue with the male. In approximately half of all infertility cases, male infertility plays a role.
UAMS is doing our part in joining the fight against breast cancer not only in Little Rock and Central Arkansas but around the state. And now we have the MammoVan, which is a new tool in the detection of breast cancer.
UAMS offers world-class care at our UAMS’ Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Center. We offer the only board certified high-risk pregnancy specialists in Arkansas. In addition, our NICU has a better survival rate than the national average.
Maternity Center – Specialty Services
UAMS’ Maternity Center offers expecting mothers and their families specialized services.
Maternity Center Resources
This list of resources can help expectant mothers make crucial decisions before, during and after pregnancy.
Medical Case Study – Weight Loss and Metabolic Control
UAMS weight loss and metabollic control information for physicians referring patients to UAMS
UAMS offers comprehensive genetics services for adults from testing for diseases and conditions to treatment of genetic conditions.
Medical Oncology and Hematology
UAMS offers treatment for patients with blood disorders, cancer of the blood, anemia or an immunodeficiency problem. The treatments start with a correct diagnosis and include proper therapy and compassionate care.
Meet Our Doctors
UAMS has primary care doctors in three clinics: family medicine, internal medicine and geriatrics. In all three of these departments, our doctors provide you with not only top-quality healthcare but also guidance and education so that you can be a part of making healthcare decisions.
At UAMS, our caring and compassionate specialists understand the special needs of women who are going through menopause or perimenopause.
Metabolic Genetics and Newborn Screening
Information on newborn screening tests in Arkansas.
In our Movement Disorders Clinic at UAMS, we see patients who experience tremors, involuntary movements and gait difficulty.
MRI – Frequently Asked Questions
UAMS answers some of the most frequently asked questions about having an MRI.
Multi Organ Transplant
UAMS offers multi-organ transplants, with unsurpassed experience in Arkansas, including the state’s first kidney and liver transplants. We offer comprehensive care for all transplant patients.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. At UAMS we will to develop an individualized treatment plan for you.
The UAMS Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy is one of the largest centers in the world for research and clinical care related to myeloma and related disorders.
Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids that removes only the fibroids and leaves your uterus intact.
National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month! To celebrate, we are challenging you to grab your forks and your phones for the #UAMShealthy Plate Challenge.
Neck and Back Pain Rehabilitation
UAMS’ back and neck pain rehabilitation program is designed to meet the needs of the individual patient, depending upon the type and severity of the pain, injury, or disease.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Nurseries
The UAMS Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is waiting and ready to handle any high-risk pregnancies, premature births or other medical needs. These tiniest of patients receive wonderful care, with private rooms to allow you to stay with your newborn during this time.
UAMS’ physical and occupational therapy clinics offer balance rehabilitation services for patients with dizziness, balance and vestibular problems affecting the nervous system.
UAMS physicians offer diagnosis and treatment for many common types of neurological disorders, including acute spinal cord injury, alzheimers disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Bell’s palsy, brain tumors, and epilepsy.
The UAMS Neurology Clinic is available to help treat people with disorders of the nervous system. Your physician can make a referral for our clinic.
Neuromuscular DisordersUAMS neurologists work to properly diagnosis and treat neuromuscular disorders, including Muscular Dystrophy, ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Myasthenia Gravis and Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
The UAMS Neuro-oncology Clinic provides you the most advanced treatment options for malignant and benign brain tumors.
UAMS offers neurorsurgery techniques to help treat many disorders of the brain, spine, and nerves. This includes treating trigeminal neuralgia, vascular disorders and various tumors.
Nuclear Medicine Frequently Asked Questions
We answer some of your most frequently asked questions about nuclear medicine.
Nutrition and Weight Loss
At UAMS, our nutrition and weight loss experts can help you lose weight and/or improve your health
UAMS’ Obstetrics (OB) program is the cornerstone of our health care program for women. We provide comprehensive obstetric care, including the evaluation and treatment of disorders related to the female reproductive system.
At UAMS, our occupational therapists have the training and experience needed to provide the best in rehabilitation services.
At the UAMS optical shop, opticians can help you select a frame and fill your prescrition for eyeglasses. After the selection, opticians will help fit your glasses to make them comfortable.
UAMS offers state-of-the-art treatment for bone and muscle cancers. We are experienced in treating orthopedic cancers and combine surgery with radiation and other treatment options.
Whether you’ve had an injury or joints that have suffered from repetitive motion, UAMS’ experts in the Orthopedic Clinic offer cutting-edge medical treatment. Services include total joint replacements, sports medicine, hand surgery, foot and ankle problems, shoulder conditions and orthopedic trauma/injuries.
Orthopedic Clinic – West Little Rock
Aches and pains don’t have to be a “normal” part of aging or the result of injuries. When your discomfort keeps you from doing the things you love to do, it’s time to see one of our orthopaedic (orthopedic) experts. Conveniently located in West Little Rock
UAMS offers orthopedic surgery to help relieve joint pain caused by injuries to your joints, including hip, knee, elbow and shoulder.
Our trained therapists in the Physical and Occupational Therapy clinics offer specialty orthopedic rehab services. Our therapists work with you to achieve your goals for joint and musculoskeletal rehab.
Traumatic injuries account for 140,000 deaths per year, and they are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for people ages 1 – 34. When it comes to trauma, UAMS is the place you want to turn.
Our orthopedic oncologists in use state-of-the-art procedures to preserve limb function in treating even the most complex and rare of cancers such as cancers of the bone and muscle.
At UAMS, our orthopedic doctors and surgeons help treat problems with bones and muscles, from fractures, breaks and arthritis pain to sports or overuse injuries, sprains, and strains. In addition, UAMS’ offers orthopedic oncology services to help treat bone cancer.
Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease
UAMS provides diagnosis and treatment for bone disorders, including avascular necrosis, fibrous dysplasia, osteogenesis imperfecta, osteomyelitis, Paget’s disease of the bone, and primary hyperparathyroidism.
Outpatient Clinics – Pharmacy Refills
UAMS Outpatient Clinics – Pharmacy Fax Numbers
Outpatient Nutrition Clinic
Our Outpatient Nutrition Clinic sees a variety of conditions and can offer nutrition advice and help for your individual needs.
The UAMS Outpatient Pharmacy is your immediate one-stop source to have your prescription medications filled before you even leave the hospital. You can also go online and request a refill with our online prescription refill system.
Pallative Care – Aging Institute
The Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging has recognized the importance of Palliative Care and has a commitment to providing quality Palliative Care services to our elderly.
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness – whatever the diagnosis.
Palliative Care Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about palliative care
Palliative Care Inpatient Services
The UAMS Palliative Care Team sees patients in the hospital at the request of the patient’s hospital physician.
Palliative Care Resources
Resources and websites for palliative care
Palliative Care/ Hospice – Cancer Pain Clinic
At the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the goal of our Palliative Care Clinic is to help you live as well as possible while facing a serious or life-threatening illness.
Patient Education and Classes
UAMS provides education and classes for patients. These classes help individuals learn about healthcare related options available at UAMS, including providing wellness recommendations to help individuals cope with different medical conditions.
Patient Education and Resources
UAMS provides cancer education and resources to help patients get the facts about their diagnosis. With this information, patients respond better to their treatment.
Learn as much as possible about your disease. UAMS helps arm you with information about your cancer diagnosis in order to lessen frustration and improve your treatment.
Patient-Centered Medical Home
At UAMS, we are constantly striving to improve the quality of medical care offered to the state of Arkansas. Toward that goal, our primary care clinics are seeking certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Through this organization’s Patient-Centered Medical Home program, our doctors are trained to organize medical care for patients, working with teams to coordinate and track care over time.
UAMS provides comprehensive services for children with genetic and/or metabolic conditions.
UAMS extends our pediatric care across the state of Arkansas through pediatric outreach clinics and the new Centers for Children.
UAMS College of Medicine faculty members provide care for children. UAMS faculty offer diagnosis and treatment in many subspecialty areas, including Adolescent Medicine, Critical Care, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseses, Neurology and Rheumatology.
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
If you have pelvic pain or urinary incontinence, our trained therapists in the Physical and Occupational Therapy clinics can help you build back your strength and confidence.
Penile cancer, or cancer that starts in the penis, is a rare type of cancer in the United States that is highly curable when it is caught early. Penile cancer is diagnosed when cancer (malignant) cells are found on the skin and the tissues of the penis. The exact cause of penile cancer is unknown.
PET Scan – Frequently Asked Questions
PET is a type of nuclear medicine procedure. A tiny amount of a radioactive substance is used to help examine a particular tissue.
UAMS offers physical fitness services that are accessible by all. Read about our fitness center, classes and water wellness program.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services
UAMS provides physical medicine and rehabilitation services for treatment of the whole patient. The physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation is called a physiatrist.
At UAMS, our caring and compassionate physical therapy experts use the latest equipment and developments, providing personalized treatment plans to patients of all ages.
Pink Glove Dance – Breast Cancer Awareness
September 9-23, 2014 — Vote for UAMS’ Pink Glove Dance video to raise awareness for breast cancer.
UAMS is the first hospital in Arkansas to offer the PipelineTM Embolization Device technology. Dr. Eren Erdem performs this cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedure.
If you are experiencing frequent heel pain, you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. This foot condition occurs when a band of fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia is overstretched and causes small tears and inflammation. This causes intense heel pain along the bottom of the foot often after first waking in the morning.
Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
Our reconstruction surgeons work closely with your doctors to make sure you receive the highest standard of care.
Pneumonia is an infection that can cause one or both lungs to fill up with fluid or pus, causing coughing, breathing problems and fever. This infection can be caused by germs such as bacteria, viruses and even fungi that enter your body.
The Podiatry Clinic at UAMS offers patients all types of foot care except surgery. Our clinic is located within the Diabetes Clinic, and it is not unusual for people who have diabetes to also have problems with their feet.
At UAMS, our highly skilled doctors are able to help and treat patients who have POEMS Syndrome.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
UAMS offers PET scans, a nuclear medicine procedure that measures metabolic activity of the cells of body tissues. Used mostly in patients with brain or heart conditions and cancer, PET helps to visualize the biochemical changes taking place in the body.
Postpartum depression (PPD) is temporary depression, often called the “baby blues,” that some women feel after giving childbirth. It is common for mothers to experience a feeling of sadness soon after giving birth.
Pregnancy Call Center
UAMS provides an ANGELS pregnancy call center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This resource serves Arkansas mothers who may be high-risk OB patients. Our Call Center can manage telephoe triage and guidance services.
Prenatal Genetic Services
UAMS provides prenatal genetic services to help you determine your risk for fetal anomalies. Available testing includes fetal echocardiograms, genetic amniocentesis and other evaluations as needed.
At the UAMS Center for Primary Care, we want to help you to be proactive in avoiding illnesses and diseases. We offer a broad range of preventive services.
Preventive, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program
The Preventive, Occupational and Environmental Medicine program (POEM) at the UAMS Family Medical Center offers you the best in health care services. Our services are available for businesses, industries and also individuals.
Primary Care – Center for Primary Care
The UAMS Center for Primary Care is unique in Arkansas as a university-based center for excellence in health care. We combine the science of medicine with the art of delivering outstanding medical care through the Patient Centered Medical Home approach.
Primary Care – What is it?
UAMS offers primary care to all Arkansans. Primary care, or family medicine, offers health services to make sure you are healthy and can continue your normal daily activities.
Primary Care Locations
While primary care services might not be what UAMS is known for, our primary care services are just as top-notch as our specialty services. We have primary care services in four main locations at UAMS.
Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition in which the uterus or vagina is pushed out of place by the bladder or the rectum.
UAMS offers our patients with prostate cancer help and hope with treatment.
UAMS offers radical prostatectomy for patients under 70 with organ-confined cancer. Non-invasive techniques are offered for a prostatectomy.
Prostatectomy – da Vinci Prostatectomy
UAMS offers da Vinci prostatectomy to our patients. This minimally invasive procedure is the preferred treatment for removl of the prostate.
UAMS provides diagnosis and treatment for many lung disorders and diseases, including signs of respiratory distress, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD), Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Pulmonary Emphysema, Acute Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Occupational Lung Diseases, Pneumonia, Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
Radiation Therapy Facts
Read facts about radiation therapy for cancer patients. The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute provides world class medical treatment to cancer patients.
Radioembolization – Yttrium-90 (Y-90)
At UAMS, our interventional radiology experts offer hope to liver cancer patients who have exhausted other treatment options. The cutting-edge yttrium-90 radioembolization (“Y-90”) procedure is minimally invasive – patients recover quickly and enjoy a higher quality of life.
UAMS provides detailed information on radiology, including the radiologist, the radiology team, radiological imaging, diagnostic radiology, therapeutic radiology, radiation oncology, and interventional radiology.
Radiology Nursing Frequently Asked Questions
We answer some of your most frequently asked questions about radiology nursing.
5 Ways to Create Healthy Recipes
Reducing Fat in Recipes
Guidelines on how to reduce fat in recipes from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Rehab and Fitness Center –
Jackson T. Stephens Spine Institute University Rehab and Fitness Clinic
Therapists in our University Rehab and Fitness Clinic specialize in reducing pain and restoring function so patients can return to the highest level of activity possible. We teach patients adaptive skills and teach them how to prevent additional injury.
Rehab Clinic – Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging University Rehab Clinic
Therapists in our University Rehab Clinic specialize in reducing pain and restoring function so patients can return to the highest level of activity possible. We teach patients adaptive skills and teach them how to prevent additional injury.
UAMS’ Jones Eye Institute offers state-of-the-art retinal care. We incorporate modern technologies and equipment to help treat diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and a wide range of other retinal diseases and conditions.
UAMS’ doctors in the Rheumatology Clinic are committed to caring for patients with rheumatoid arthritis as well as other diseases of the joints, tendons and connective tissues.
Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic at UAMS offers many services for all sinus disorders from the most common to the most complex.
UAMS provides robotic surgery to patients for increased precision and better treatment. The da Vinci surgical system is used for a number of procedures, including prostatectomies and hysterectomies.
RODEO Breast MRI – Frequently Asked Questions
UAMS gives answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding RODEO breast MRI.
The ROSA (Robotized Stereotactic Assistant) Robot is one of the latest breakthroughs in neurosurgery in the treatment of epilepsy.
Sample menu of meeting daily fiber and calorie goals
School Lunches – Healthy Lunches
At UAMS, we understand the need for healthy school lunches, but also recognize the need to make your child to want to keep his/her lunch and not swap it for something more appetizing.
Seizures occur when part(s) of the brain receives a burst of abnormal electrical signals that temporarily interrupts normal brain function.
Sending Email Messages to Your Doctor
To get the best medical care, you should work closely with your health care provider. UAMS offers secure email messaging to provide quick and easy access to our primary care doctors.
UAMS’ elder care encompasses a wide variety of issues, including choosing an appropriate doctor to care for an aging patient, and making decisions about moving an elderly adult from the home environment to a residential care setting.
Senior Health – Specialized Services
Specialized senior health services offered at UAMS
Senior Health Service – HouseCall
UAMS’ HouseCall program offers senior health to you in your home and provides service within a 30 mile radius of the UAMS campus. It offers outpatient and ambulatory care for the geriatric population.
Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy
Arthroscopy, a cutting-edge, minimally-invasive procedure used for joint conditions, is among the specialized services UAMS offers in the orthopedic clinics.
At UAMS, our multidisciplinary Sickle Cell Clinic provides specialized care to patients across the state of Arkansas, coordinating care with patients’ primary care providers.
Skull Base Surgery
UAMS offers skull base surgery and is one of the few hospitals in the United States offering this complex surgical technique. This page provides information on skull base surgery to help you learn more about the procedure.
One in five adults are thought to have some form of sleep apnea.
At UAMS, we offer the most up-to-date sleep study services in our West Little Rock clinic. You may need to see a sleep doctor and/or have a sleep study if you are experiencing snoring, unrefreshed sleep, daytime sleepiness/feeling tired, problems initiating or maintaining sleep, sleepwalking, or twitching of the feet, arms or legs.
At UAMS, we understand the important of getting a good night’s sleep. Our sleep specialists are is trained to treat a wide range of sleep conditions, including sleep apnea, hypersomnias (excessive sleepiness), narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and insomnia.
UAMS offers speech and language therapy, including voice evaluations, head and neck surgery therapy and treatment of other communication problems.
Spine Clinic – T. Glenn Pait, M.D., Spine Clinic
The T. Glenn Pait, M.D., Spine Clinic provides state-of-the-art treatment and rehabilitation for injuries relate to aging or athletic activities.
Whether it is a condition you have had since birth or a fracture from an injury, many people have back pains and problems. Some of these severe conditions will lead to spine surgery.
Spit for the Cure
At UAMS, we believe research is the key to winning the battle against breast cancer, and you can help by participating in our Spit for the Cure research study.
If you have a sports injury and are looking for the best medical care, the UAMS Sports Medicine Clinic provides comprehensive, personalized services designed to get you back in the game as quickly as possible.
Sports Medicine Services
The UAMS Sports Medicine Clinic provides comprehensive, personalized services designed to get you back in the game as quickly as possible. These services include conservative treatment on an outpatient basis as well as procedures performed by orthopedic surgeons.
Stem Cell Transplantation
UAMS’ Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Clinic provides one of the nation’s top stem cell transplant programs. This includes autologous, allogenic and matched unrelated donor transplants.
STRIVE – Seeking to Reinforce My Identity and Values Everyday
Children’s mental health problems can be difficult to recognize because the signs can be different from those of an adult. UAMS doctors specialize in helping treat these problems.
UAMS’ Neurology Department offers treatment and services to help people who have had a stroke. A stroke can cause neurological damage. Our neurologists work to help you get back to your normal life.
Stroke Treatment and Rehabilitation
UAMS gives stroke patients access to some of Arkansas’ best physicians to handle a stroke, including treatment of a stroke and rehabilitation from damage caused by a stroke.
UAMS provides pediatric subspecialty care for Arkansas children, both at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital and at Pediatric Outreach Clinics across the state.
UAMS has a state-of-the-art surgery center for patients using innovative techniques and the latest technology.
Surgery – Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Services
UAMS offers minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for many complex abdominal conditions, such as reflux, severe heartburn, hernias, appendix removal and other abdominal surgeries.
UAMS offers swallowing therapy for patients who have trouble swallowing, suffer from choking during meals, or individuals who develop swallowing problems after illness, surgery or changes in medication.
If you have personal or professional regrets about a tattoo, you don’t have to continue to live with unwanted body art. The Dermatology Clinic at UAMS has the technology and expertise to remove tattoos.
Information on world-class treatment of thyroid cancer by the specialists at UAMS.
The UAMS Thyroid Center’s interdisciplinary team help treat and manage thyroid conditions.
Tips for Controlling Portion Sizes
Try these tips for controlling your portion size.
TomoTherapy allows UAMS to deliver targeted doses of radiation from 360 degrees, rather than from only a few directions. This allows UAMS to escalate the radiation dosage, while minimizing complications.
Transplant EvaluationUAMS knows the evaluation phase is important and includes chest x-rays, EKGs, CT Scans, MRI/MRA scans and Stress Tests.
Transplant Waiting List
UAMS wants you to understand the transplant waiting list process. Your plan on the waiting list is determined by your Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score.
UAMS understands the unique needs of international travelers. We offer vaccines to help prevent common high-risk diseases for travelers, including African sleeping sickness, mad cow disease, HIV, AIDS, cholera, e. coli, dengue fever and diarrhea.
Travel Medicine – Frequently Asked Questions
UAMS wants to help international travelers prepare medically for their trips. This page includes details to help individuals understand what specific inoculations and immunizations they will need to travel abroad safely.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatments
At UAMS, we use gamma knife radiosurgery to help treat intense facial pain, or trigeminal neuralgia.
Triglycerides are a form of stored fat found in foods and in the body. Fat and oil in foods like butter, margarine, corn and canola oil are mainly in the form of triglycerides. High levels of triglycerides in the blood may increase your risk of heart disease. The liver makes triglycerides when you take in too many calories or drink alcohol.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes, or non-insulin dependent diabetes, is a metabolic disorder caused by the inability to make enough or properly use insulin. In those who have type 2 diabetes, their fat, liver and muscle cells are resistant to insulin.
Types of Arthritis
The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and gout.
UAMS Radiation Oncology Center
UAMS provides state-of-the-art treatment options to combat your cancer.
The clinics and services in Physical and Occupational Therapy provide the latest rehabilitation techniques in a patient-centered environment. Therapists specialize in reducing pain and restoring function so patients can return to the highest level of activity possible. We teach patients adaptive skills and teach them how to prevent additional injury.
Ultrasound Frequently Asked Questions
We answer some of your most frequently asked questions about having an ultrasound done.
Urinary retention is a serious condition that affects your ability to urinate. It can affect your daily life and quality of living, so at UAMS we want to help you get back to normal life with individualized treatment for your condition.
Urinary Tract/Baldder Infection
Urinary tract infections (UTIs), or bladder infections, are the second most common type of infection in the body. An UTI can affect any area of the urinary system, which consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.
Complex women’s health issues can not only cause uneasiness and discomfort, but they can also be uncomfortable to talk about. At UAMS’ Urogynecology clinic, we understand.
UAMS offers urologic surgeries to help patients, including non-invasive da Vinci prostatectomy. A da Vinci prostatectomy allows surgeons to remove the prostate with unmatched precision through the least invasive means possible.
At UAMS, our Urology Clinic has specialists who can successfully treat any urologic condition, from urinary incontinence to cancer.
Urology Cancer Clinic
UAMS Urology Cancer Clinic strives to help prostate cancer victims. In the past 20 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 67 percent to 99 percent.
UAMS offers complete urology services through our Urology Clinic, including services for urinary tract infections, erectile dysfunction, incontinence, kidney stones and urologic cancers.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization
UAMS offers uterine fibroid embolization as a safe, nonsurgical alternative to hysterectomy for patients diagnosed with uterine fibroids.
Valvular Heart Disease
According to the American Heart Association, each year about five million Americans are diagnosed with valvular heart disease, a condition when one or more valves of the heart does not work the way it should.
UAMS offers diagnosis and surgical treatment for varicose veins. UAMS uses the VNUS Closure procedure to help alleviate the discomfort, swelling and appearance of varicose veins.
Vascular Interventional Radiology
Vascular interventional radiology services at UAMS – a field that specializes in minimally invasive, targeted treatments that are performed using imaging. The specialty is aimed at treating various disease processes to avoid future surgeries.
Vascular Surgery Clinic
UAMS offers cutting-edge treatment at our Vascular Center. The developing technology employed offers state-of-the-art treatment for many vascular disorders, including blue toe syndrome, renal artery disease, varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis and other conditions.
Vascular Surgery Suite
UAMS’ Endovascular Surgery Suite, the first in Arkansas. The suite provides advanced imaging and an ideal operating room. The suite is used to treat conditions such as varicose veins.
Our doctors at UAMS offer a vasectomy as a safe, simple procedure for men.
Voice and Swallowing
Voice and swallowing services at UAMS are able the experience to diagnose and manage a variety of voice problems.
The UAMS Voice and Swallowing Center offers services for patients who need voice therapy. The voice assessment may include voice profile, vocal performance evaluation, acoustic analysis, aerodynamic evaluation, and other techniques.
UAMS is experienced in helping women with a variety of vulvar disorders. These disorders are just some of the ones we treat.
Vulvar Disorders – Treatment for Vaginal Pain
UAMS offers comprehensive treatment for vulvar disorders, that includes a multidisciplinary approach in addressing each woman’s individual need.
Vulvar Disorders – Behavioral/Sexual Health
Behavioral and sexual health is an important part of life for every functioning adult. We understand how difficult these disorders can be to live with and how invasive they can become into quality of life.
Vulvar Disorders – Lichen Planus
Lichen planus is a recurrent rash that is due to inflammation. The vulvar disorder services at UAMS can help.
Vulvar Disorders – Lichen Sclerosus
Lichen Sclerosus is a long-term problem of the skin. It mostly affects the genital and anal areas.
Vulvar Disorders – Paget’s Disease of the Vulva
Paget’s disease of the vulva is an unusual kind of skin cancer that arises from glandular cells. The Center for Vulvar Disorders at UAMS can help.
Vulvar Disorders – Squamous Cell Hyperplasia
Squamous Cell Hyperplasia is an abnormal growth of the skin of the vulva. The Center for Vulvar Disorders at UAMS can help.
Vulvar Disorders – Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia (VIN) is a precancerous condition of the vulvar skin. The Center for Vulvar Disorders at UAMS can help.
Vulvar Disorders – Vulvodynia
Vulvodynia, also known as vulvar dysesthesia, literally means pain in the vulva. The Center for Vulvar Disorders at UAMS can help.
Vulvodynia and Pain
In UAMS’ Center for Vulvar Disorders, we specialize in helping women with sensitive womens’ issues.
Walker Family Clinic
The skilled physicians at Walker Family Clinic provide general and specialty outpatient mental health and substance abuse services for adolescents and adults. The clinic offers psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work and counseling in a collaborative, multidisciplinary setting.
UAMS knows water activities offer a good workout for your heart and lungs. Water also offers constant, gentle pressure on every part of the body, which, in turn, helps improve circulation from the outside in, eases joint and back pain, and increases flexibility and range of motion.
Water Wellness Classes
UAMS provides water wellness classes to help older adults continue to exercise. The best reason for you to exercise as an older adult is to improve your quality of life and help you maintain your independence.
Weight Loss and Metabolic Control
UAMS’ Weight Loss and Metabolic Control Program can help you lose weight. Our medical specialists can also help you manage medical conditions related to being overweight.
Weight Loss and Metabolic Control – Frequently Asked QuestionsThe UAMS weight loss and metabolic control program is economical and includes classes to help transform old behaviors into newer, healthier behaviors. The costs vary depending on your risk level. The risk level is based on your BMI, any medications your taking, your medical history and any current medical conditions.
Weight Loss and Metabolic Control – How to Join the Program UAMS provides details about how to join our weight loss and metabolic control program, including information about the screening and initial physical exam needed for the program.
Weight Loss and Metabolic Control – Referring Physicians
UAMS weight loss and metabolic control information for physicians referring patients to UAMS
Weight Loss Clinic
Weight Loss: Weight and See – The Trickle Down Effect of Healthy Eating
UAMS patient Chuck Lange became healthy after losing weight using the services of the Weight Loss and Metabolic Control Program and was also successfully treated for multiple myeloma (cancer).
Women’s Health Clinic at Financial Centre Parkway
Our Women’s Health Clinic at Financial Centre Parkway offers the vast resources of the UAMS system in a new, convenient location.
What do I need to know about back pain?
If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their life.
What do I need to know about scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a type of spinal deformity in which the spine shows evidence of a lateral, or side-to-side curvature, that looks like an “S” or “C” and a rotation of the back bones (vertebrae), giving the appearance that the person is leaning to one side.
Will I be paralyzed after back surgery?
With any surgery, there is a risk of complications, such as blood clots, allergic reactions and infection. Yet one of the most feared complications of spine surgery—paralysis—is also one of the least likely to occur.
UAMS provides detailed information on healthcare for women, including information on breast health, colorectal cancer, diabetes, gynecological concerns, heart attack, hysterectomy, infertility, menopause, mental health, osteoporosis, skin cancer, and urinary conditions.
UAMS offers personalized healthcare for women, including preventive care as well as information on breast health, diabetes, gynecological concerns, heart attack, hysterectomy, infertility, menopause, mental health, osteoporosis, skin cancer and urinary conditions.
Women’s Health Clinic at Freeway Medical
UAMS’ Women’s Health Clinic at Freeway Medical offers personalized care from some of Arkansas’ top OB/GYN’s. The Center focuses on complete gynecological services, as well as high-risk obstetric care.
Women’s Mental Health Clinic
At UAMS, our caring and compassionate specialists offer a wide range of behavioral and mental health services for women. From depression and anxiety to eating disorders, we can help improve your quality of life.
Yeast InfectionMost women in their lifetimes will experience a yeast infection. The Center for Vulvar Disorders at UAMS can help.Young Adults – Programs for Young AdultsMood disorders in teens remain one of the most under-diagnosed mental health problems. UAMS offers programs to help young adults combat depression and live healthy lives.
11 Tips to a Healthy Heart
Researchers have found that by reducing the amount of total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol in your diet, you can reduce your cholesterol levels and your risk of heart disease.
At the forefront of medical technology, UAMS is the only facility in Central Arkansas to offer 3-D mammography.
50+ Senior Fitness Center
UAMS’ Ottenheimer Fitness Center is designed specifically for people over 50. The fitness center includes a variety of exercise equipment and programs to help people improve their fitness.
50+ Senior Fitness Center – Reynolds Institute on Aging Ottenheimer Fitness Center
At UAMS, we are committed to improving the health of Arkansans. Our Ottenheimer Fitness Center located in our Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging offers facilities and classes for senior adults.