News in 2012

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William Sanders, cardiothoracic surgery patient

William Sanders, Patient
December 01, 2012
When William Sanders felt short of breath while climbing a flight of stairs, he knew something was wrong. Despite his advanced age of 75, he was...

Treatment options for parathyroid disorders

John Butler, MD, Surgeon
December 01, 2012
Problems involving the parathyroid glands can be treated at UC Irvine Medical Center with minimally invasive surgery and intraoperative hormone...

Caring for the Latino community

Dr. Charles Vega
December 01, 2012
Dr. Charles Vega first walked into the UCI Health Family Health Center as a medical school graduate eager to make a difference in his first job as...

Campaigning against elder abuse

Dr. Laura Mosqueda
December 01, 2012
Citing UC Irvine's award-winning Program in Geriatrics, the U.S. Administration on Aging has designated UC Irvine as the National Center on Elder...

Cochlear implants provide hope for the hearing impaired

Hamid R. Djalilian, MD, Surgeon
December 01, 2012
Imagine being unable to hear music, ringing telephones, laughter, or the sound of a loved one’s voice. The world is a silent place for more...

When to seek help for voice problems

December 01, 2012
The act of speaking involves a complex chain of events. It begins when air from the lungs travels through the trachea into the larynx (voice box)....

A lifetime of back pain cured

Marilyn Claytor, with spine surgeons, Nitin N. Bhatia, MD, and Samuel S. Bederman, MD, PhD
December 01, 2012
Marilyn Claytor knows back pain. The 74-year-old Anaheim resident was born with scoliosis—an abnormal curvature of the spine— and...

Ken Mitchell, pancreatic and kidney transplant patient

December 01, 2012
When Ken Mitchell first met UCI Health transplant surgeon Dr. Clarence Foster, he was a diabetic in kidney failure. Mitchell, a 42-year-old...

Dan Christensen, Volunteer

Dan Christensen, Volunteer
December 01, 2012
When retiree Dan Christensen moved to Orange County from his native Oregon in September 2010, he immediately began searching for volunteer...

Tafi Bandelin, gastric banding patient

Tafi Bandelin before and after
December 01, 2012
Two years after her 70-pound weight loss, Tafi Bandelin attributes her new life to the gastric banding procedure she underwent at UC Irvine. At 60...

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