September 2015 News

Brent Wightman's spine rehabilitation story

Brent Wightman was able to get his life back after suffering from back pain from years of hard work. All thanks to the many rehabilitative services the our hospital has to offer. He recommends the UI Hospitals & Clinics Spine Center to everyone who has chronic back pain.

Ampullary carcinoma: retiree beats lethal stomach cancer

Jim Sandegren
Jim Sandegren’s condition was a potentially fatal ampullary carcinoma. This type of cancer affects an area of the digestive system where the bile duct and pancreatic duct join and empty into the small intestine.

Work injury recovery center helps patients and employers

“If the clinician knows your area of injury backwards and forwards, they can quickly assess what’s going on and decide whether you can get back in the game or not.”--James Nepola, MD.

ALS clinical trial gives hope to Illinois family

John Wilde from Carthage, Illinois was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in April 2013.

Breakthrough procedure allows aneurysm patients to go home the same day

LaDel Hoyle
LaDel had an unruptured cerebral aneurysm—a thin spot on a blood vessel in the brain that bulges and fills with blood. David Hasan, MD suggested using the Pipeline Embolization Device as an effective alternative to open surgery.