News in 2012

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Dr. Ninh Nguyen is an expert in minimally invasive surgeries for the gastrointestinal tract

Ninh T. Nguyen, MD, Surgeon
December 01, 2012
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD, is a specialist in surgeries of the gastrointestinal tract. Nguyen is highly experienced in minimally invasive techniques....

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...

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...

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...

Getting the high-tech treatment

Radiotherapy at UC Irvine decreases patients' radiation exposure, increases comfort
December 01, 2012
Minimizing a cancer patient's radiation exposure during diagnostic scanning and treatment is a continuing goal in oncology. As the recent debate...

Granville Kirkup makes a gift to endow stuttering center chair

Sidney & Granville Kirkup
December 01, 2012
As CEO of Irvine-based Telmar Network Technology, Granville Kirkup has proved both talented and exceptional in his business style. He rarely meets...