Last August, Kyle Benton was in a terrible longboarding accident and was transported to the UC Davis Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. His injuries included a traumatic brain injury, broken vertebrae and a blood clot in the brain. He would spend 43 days hospitalized, fighting for survival. This is his story.
New evidence shows that length of time from spinal cord injury to surgery improves outcomes. For 29-year-old Jasminder Singh, the quick reaction of UC Davis Health surgeons made all the difference.
As the 2021 wildfire season in Northern California sparks with a fury, one survivor of the deadly Redwood Valley Fire in 2017 offers advice. Sara Shepherd recounts the blaze that killed her two children and forced her to prepare for future fires in a different way.
A new multidisciplinary Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at UC Davis Health provides care for patients with a wide variety of brain injuries – from mild concussions to more severe conditions like vertigo, seizures, memory and concentration problems and more.
Rather than a shirt, a necktie or new tools, Jazlyn Estrella gave her father, Ruther Estrella, the gift of a lifetime. She donated her kidney and shared with him the gift of life.
At this year’s Bear Creek High School graduation ceremony in Stockton, 17-year-old Ben Brogger walked gracefully onto the stage and delivered an inspiring speech to the graduating seniors. It was a moment that Adriana and Dan Brogger weren’t sure they would ever witness when their son was diagnosed with spina bifida in the womb.
18-year-old Gabriel Gonzalez receives surprise visitors while recovering from third-degree burns at UC Davis Health. The Woodcreek Oaks graduate ventured outside for the first time since May 17 to greet his former football teammates.
UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report in four pediatric specialty areas: neonatology, nephrology, orthopedics and urology.
Three-dimensional printed models, created at the 3D PrintViz Lab on the UC Davis Health campus, have helped surgical teams plan for cloacal surgery in children. These models provide a veritable road map that makes all the difference.
A new, noninvasive method for measuring brain blood flow with light has been developed by biomedical engineers and neurologists at UC Davis. The new technology could be used for assessing brain injuries or in neuroscience research.
When Antelope resident Martel Calabretta was pregnant with her sixth baby, she was a seasoned veteran. But early on, she realized that baby number six was a very different pregnancy and required the specialty care that UC Davis Health provides.
General thoracic surgery chief David Tom Cooke becomes the first African American to be elected president-elect of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association.
They are colorful, bite-size, fun to play with, and capable of punching holes in your intestines if swallowed. UC Davis experts warn parents to steer clear of neodymium magnets. Often called rare-earth magnets, these are the strongest magnets available commercially.
Diana Farmer tapped to lead the oldest surgical association in the U.S.
April is esophageal cancer awareness month and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is using robotic surgery technology to change the odds of surviving this rare cancer.
The Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Program at UC Davis Health has a new tool to treat patients receiving neuromodulation therapy for movement disorders. Abbott’s NeuroSphere Virtual Clinic is a first-of-its-kind remote patient care system. UC Davis Health is the first hospital in Northern California and among the first 10 in the United States to offer it to patients.
More than a year ago, 14-year-old Aija Hall and her mother Angela Lasseter received the devastating news that she had focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a disease in which scar tissue develops on the parts of the kidneys that filter waste from the blood.
A multidisciplinary team has developed a new technology that may improve arteriovenous grafts used during kidney dialysis. Approximately 468,000 people in the United States receive dialysis.
Jennifer Dunn was only 39 years old when she began having symptoms. In 2019, she made what would be a critical visit to the emergency room. A CT scan identified multiple lesions and a later biopsy confirmed her colon cancer was advanced.
Launched in 2016, the outpatient peritoneal dialysis program at UC Davis Children’s Hospital provides pediatric patients and their families with training on home-based peritoneal dialysis, while patients await a kidney transplant. It has been a lifeline for parents like Aija Hall.
New study evaluates maternal and hospital factors possibly linked to risk of brachial plexus birth injury, the leading cause of infants’ upper extremity paralysis.
Colorectal cancer is now a leading cause of cancer death among people under 50, with rates of new diagnoses rising. Young mother and cancer survivor Teri Rivera was told she was too young to have colon cancer and is glad she listened to her body after finally getting screened, only to find out her cancer was stage III.
A UC Davis Health team today announced the launch of the world’s first FDA-approved human clinical trial to treat the most serious form of spina bifida. The trial involves the use of stem cells, applied during a surgery before birth.
Casey Dyke has been told he is a mended little miracle. With 12 surgeries for tricuspid atresia and cholesteatoma under his belt, he is now 16 years old and living his best life.
In 2020, the UC Davis School of Medicine secured its highest-ever level of National Institutes of Health research funding at more than $181 million.
Shortly after birth, Thea experienced trouble breathing. She was transferred to UC Davis Children’s Hospital, where she was diagnosed with Stickler Syndrome with Pierre Robin Sequence, two genetic disorders that can cause vision, hearing and joint problems, as well as a U-shaped cleft palate and breathing difficulties.
Despite a pandemic and nationwide hospital capacity concerns, UC Davis Health’s kidney transplant team was among the top 10 busiest kidney transplant centers in the U.S last year.
The Department of Surgery announces four new division chair appointments, effective immediately. The organizational changes will advance state-of-the-art technologies, drive innovative surgical techniques to improve patient outcomes, and foster translational and patient centered research.
Surgical resident Jennifer Geiger has received a $30,000 research grant to devise a new curriculum that teaches residents how to better communicate with patients facing end-of-life decisions.