News in 2012

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Surviving esophageal cancer

Wayne Treichel, Patient
December 01, 2012
Wayne Treichel was 62 when his wife convinced him to get an endoscopy and colonoscopy. He didn’t have any symptoms or pain, and was in good...

Full-body skin exams can help save your life 

Dr. Janellen Smith
December 01, 2012
A full-body skin exam is a vital tool in screening patients for benign or cancerous lesions they may not see or recognize on their own, says Dr....

Dr. Tasheen Mozaffar is a nationally recognized expert in ALS and neuromuscular disorders

Tahseen Mozaffar, MD, Neurologist
December 01, 2012
Tahseen Mozaffar, MD, is director of the MDA ALS Neuromuscular Center at UC Irvine Medical Center. As a nationally recognized expert in his...

Detecting melanoma's reach

Dr. James G. Jakowatz
December 01, 2012
The physicians at the UC Irvine Health Melanoma Center specialize in the most advanced methods for determining the spread of this aggressive skin...

Teen's depression helped by the UC Irvine Health Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program

Bailey Prince, Patient
December 01, 2012
Fifteen-year-old Bailey Prince had been battling ongoing depression since the sixth grade. Medications were not helping and, after seeing several...

Reducing obesity

In studies, UC Irvine surgeons find bariatric surgery safer, gastric bypass most effective
December 01, 2012
Bariatric surgery is an increasingly popular way to treat morbid obesity. More than 170,000 Americans undergo the surgery each year, 10 times more...

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...

Dr. John A. Butler focuses on developing new medical and surgical treatments for breast cancer

Dr. John A. Butler, Surgical Director of the Breast Health Center
December 01, 2012
Dr. John A. Butler, surgical director of the Breast Health Center at UC Irvine Medical Center, attends patients at the Chao Family Comprehensive...

Dr. John G. Lee is an expert in diagnosis and treatment of pancreas and biliary tract disorders

John G. Lee, MD, Interventional Gastroenterologist
December 01, 2012
John G. Lee, MD, is director of Pancreaticobiliary Services at the H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center. He is an expert in diagnosis...

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)....