Items Tagged ‘Dr. Gary Mathern’

February 8, 2013

Baby Evan – Hemispherectomy, and new hope

By 4Evan 4Evan

This is the remarkable story of our little boy Evan, and his life with catastrophic epilepsy, and the surgical procedure hemispherectomy that saved his life. When Evan turned three months old, he was diagnosed with infantile spasms, a rare and catastrophic seizure disorder that can do so much damage very quickly, often causing him hundreds […]

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Tags: Dr. Gary Mathern, epilepsy, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Neurology & Neurosurgery, patient stories

January 11, 2013

Thank you Dr Gary Mathern

By NadiaLaurensParents NadiaLaurensParents

Our daughter was born healthy. At the age of one month old she became ill with bacterial meningitis, she went on to three bouts of BM before the age of 1year old. Due to this she had brain damage, epilepsy, and severely mentally and physically delayed. She had different types of seizures, but the ones […]

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Tags: Dr. Gary Mathern, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, meningitis, Neurology & Neurosurgery, patient stories

October 3, 2008

Aiden’s Story – Sturge-Weber Syndrome

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Aiden Waters is fortunate to be living in the 21st century when a surgical option exists for treating Sturge-Weber Syndrome. This rare congenital condition affects one in 50,000 Americans. In 4-year-old Aiden’s case, a deep purple birthmark on his face and scalp was the first sign that he had this rare syndrome. The birth […]

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Tags: Dr. Gary Mathern, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, patient stories, pediatric surgery