Patient stories about Surgery

Essential Tremor Patient Says Surgery was Life-Changing

Aug. 13, 2018 | Kimberly Zimmer stretches her arms out in front of her and smiles. The 50-year-old is showing off how steady her hands are. “Never in my life have I been able to hold my hands that still,” she said. Zimmer had been diagnosed with essential tremor as a child. Fellow students bullied [...]

By | 2018-08-13T11:14:04+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Featured, Neurology, Surgery, UAMS News|0 Comments

Warren Man Finds Relief of Abdominal Pain

Nov. 13, 2017 | Charles Goins was unsure exactly what ailed him, but he knew the result was excruciating pain in his abdomen. When the discomfort began in December, the 69-year-old Warren native realized immediately that something was wrong. He spent the next several days in a hospital with a pain he had never experienced [...]

By | 2017-11-13T14:12:51+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories, Surgery|0 Comments

Lyle Burdine, M.D., Joins UAMS as Kidney, Liver, Pancreatic Transplant Surgeon

LITTLE ROCK — Lyle J. Burdine, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a kidney, liver and pancreas transplant surgeon. Burdine also serves as an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery. Burdine will perform kidney and liver transplants, as well as combined kidney-pancreas transplants. [...]

By | 2017-10-30T10:51:21+00:00 October 30th, 2017|News Release, Surgery|0 Comments

Surgeons Use 3D Technology to Reconstruct Man’s Face

Dec. 8, 2016 | “When I reached up and felt the blood, I knew I’d hurt myself badly. But I had no idea my face had been crushed.” Sidney Todd III was at his job Jan.13, 2016, checking out oil wells in Union County. As he stepped up on a unit, he slipped on a [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:42:17+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories, Surgery, Trauma|0 Comments

Liberian Travels to Arkansas to Thank Surgeon

Dec. 1, 2016 | Like most UAMS physicians, colorectal surgeon Jonathan Laryea, M.D., feels the responsibility to give back to the community. Unlike most UAMS physicians, his community includes the West African nation of Ghana where he grew up. For more than 20 years, Laryea, an associate professor for surgery in the UAMS College of [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:42:19+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories, Surgery|0 Comments

First Time in US: Patient Treated in Trial Using Virus on Brain Tumor

Nov. 15, 2016 | Beth Rogers might have been the first person in the United States to be treated as part of a clinical trial that included the injection of a virus into her brain tumor in combination with immunotherapy treatments – but the Hazen resident said she had no fear. “I’ve got so much [...]

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 | 2017-01-28T09:44:10+00:00 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 | 2017-01-28T09:44:24+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-04-14T15:25:58+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Patient Stories, Surgery, Trauma|0 Comments