Items Tagged ‘reconstructive surgery’

Rare surgery helps LAPD motorcycle officer with rare injury

January 19, 2018

Rare surgery helps LAPD motorcycle officer with rare injury

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Phrenic nerve damaged in traffic accident made it difficult to breathe, potentially ending his career Collisions are not uncommon for motorcycle officers who spend most of their time on the road. Officer Eric Holtz of the Los Angeles Police Department knows this first-hand. In July 2014, Holtz was riding westbound on Saticoy Street towards Sepulveda […]

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Tags: breathing issues, diaphragm, Dr. Matthew Kaufman, Dr. Reza Jarrahy, phrenic nerve injury, plastic and reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, scar tissue, shortness of breath, surgery, UCLA Plastic Surgery


Meet the Bartholettis: Couple brings respite to wounded warriors receiving health care at UCLA

May 9, 2017

Meet the Bartholettis: Couple brings respite to wounded warriors receiving health care at UCLA

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

When supporting a nonprofit organization, some people write checks and others volunteer their time. And some, like Annie and Vic Bartholetti, open their home — and their hearts. Since 2011, the Los Angeles attorneys have volunteered as a host family, or Buddy Family for wounded military veterans who receive health care through UCLA Health’s Operation […]

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Tags: caregivers, Dr. Chris Crisera, Dr. Jo Sornborger, Dr. Kodi Azari, intensive therapy program, Operation Mend, reconstructive surgery, Tiverton House, UCLA Buddy Family Program, UCLA Health volunteers, UCLA Operation, volunteers


March 31, 2017

If it weren’t for Dr. Berke, I wouldn’t be having a birthday today

By g2013 g2013

I had a very bad accident with among other injuries, a serious brain injury. Because of Dr. Berke, I was able to be transferred and seen by the best specialists at UCLA. The amount of care I received at UCLA was unprecedented and phenomenal from everyone. There are so many doctors and nurses and staff […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Manuel Blanco, Dr. Paul Vespa, head and neck surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, opthalmology, otolaryngology, patient stories, reconstructive surgery


March 31, 2017

UCLA Health is part of my family

By dggottakidney dggottakidney

I have been a patient at UCLA since 2000 when Dr. Urlich performed a reconstructive surgery . In 2010, UCLA Health’s ENT team once again performed a surgery, and in 2016, UCLA Health saved my life and gave me a kidney transplant performed by Dr. Jeffrey Veale.  As I write this, I am sitting on my bed […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr Jeffrey Veale, ear nose and throat doctors, head and neck surgery, kidney transplant, patient stories, reconstructive surgery, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Surgical team brings new hope to injured women in Africa

December 6, 2016

Surgical team brings new hope to injured women in Africa

By uclahealth uclahealth

A revolving team of UCLA surgical experts is providing critical medical care to hundreds of women in Africa who suffer from incontinence brought on by difficult, prolonged childbirth. The twice-a-year medical missions are sponsored by Medicine for Humanity, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 by Leo Lagasse, MD, professor emeritus in the obstetrics and gynecology […]

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Tags: cesarean sections, childbirth, David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Christopher Tarnay, female pelvic medicine, global health, global health crisis, medical missions, medical supplies, Medicine for Humanity, obstetric fistula repairs, obstetrics and gynecology