April 2017 News

After spine surgery, life is back to normal

“Anyone struggling with this particular problem, any back problems, I would send them to the University of Iowa and to Dr. Igram.” --Amy DeJong

Program specializes in treating adolescents and young adults with cancer

At 6-foot-8, 16-year-old Patrick McCaffery stands out in a crowd. He’s a star on the Iowa City West High basketball team, where the lanky sophomore plays the wing. He shares the last name of the Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball coach, Fran McCaffery—who is also Patrick’s dad. He’s also a member of...

Big improvements in hip replacement have made life better for a new type of patient

He travel from his home in California to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for a hip replacement. "I had to do something about it because it was impeding my lifestyle so much."--Howard Dittrich

Reconstructive surgery helps man recover from flesh-eating disease

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"Without aggressive treatment by his initial multidisciplinary team, he would not have survived."--Mark Fisher, MD

'UI Health Care's IVF program helped me become a mom'

When infertility delayed Nicole McGlynn’s plans to start a family in 2009, she reached out to the experts with University of Iowa Health Care’s Center for Advanced Reproductive Care. The center’s in vitro fertilization (IVF) program—Iowa’s first such program, established in 1987—helped Nicole, of...

'Everyone was very accommodating, polite, and compassionate'

Crystal Ball was nervous about her scheduled procedure, but the surgical team with University of Iowa Health Care quickly put her mind at ease. They thoroughly answered all of her questions in advance and explained the procedure. “ Dr. Eyup Duran has a wonderful bedside manner and is very thorough...

New implant offers alternative to blood thinners for reducing stroke risk associated with a-fib

Linda Sliefert at home with her dogs
Atrial fibrillation—also known as AF or A-Fib—is the most common heart rhythm disorder. But Linda Sliefert of Muscatine, Iowa, knows that just because A-Fib is common, that doesn’t mean it can be taken lightly. “I was hospitalized in Muscatine for another reason, but when they discovered my A-Fib,...

Cosmetic surgeon calms fears

Katie Moon, of Marion, Iowa, was referred to University of Iowa Health Care by her family doctor in 2016. Katie was uncertain about her decision to have cosmetic surgery, but her surgeon and his team helped calm her fears.

Breast reduction surgeon helped her prepare for surgery — and her life after

One recent patient, who wished to remain anonymous, wanted to share her story about how her surgeon helped her prepare not only for her procedure, but for life after, too.

Cosmetic surgery helps Cedar Rapids woman achieve the legs she's always wanted

Having fought body image issues about her thighs from when she was in elementary school, this Cedar Rapids patient decided to make a change, she came to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.