March 25, 2019

Inaugural Otolaryngology Conference a Success with Latest Updates

Bruce Gantz at podium

By Amy Widner The inaugural Otolaryngology Diamond Conference provided a national meeting ground for the exchange of ideas, as invited speakers and UAMS faculty highlighted the latest research, clinical techniques and management practices vital to the practicing ear, nose and throat doctor. The March 8-9 conference attracted attendees from across Arkansas and the United States….

February 1, 2019

First Act After Hearing Loss Surgery: Propose to Fiancée

Chad King playing a piano

By Amy Widner “Yes” was the first word Chad King of Redfield wanted to hear when he got his cochlear implant. “On the day my implant was activated, I went home and proposed to her,” King said. “I wanted to be able to hear her say ‘yes’ to me.” King’s girlfriend, Jamie, did, indeed, agree…

January 18, 2019

Nasoalveolar Molding Combines ENT, Orthodontics for Cleft Advantage

Photo of baby after Nasoalveolar Molding

Pediatric otolaryngologists Larry Hartzell, M.D., and Adam Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., are partnering with pediatric craniofacial orthodontists for a pre-surgical orthopaedic process that can prepare their pediatric cleft lip and palate patients for better surgical results and potential reduction in surgery requirements. The procedure is called nasoalveolar molding (NAM). Hartzell, an associate professor in the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology…

Stack and Moreno’s New Book, Neck Dissection

Neck Dissection book cover

Brendan Stack, Jr., M.D., FACS, FACE, and Mauricio Moreno, M.D., have published their new book, Neck Dissection, which provides expert guidance on neck dissection for a wide spectrum of head and neck pathologies. Stack and Moreno, who are both faculty in the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery — introduced the book…

January 7, 2019

After Years of ‘No’ Elsewhere, Patient Finds Hope with James Suen, M.D.

Doctor and nurse examining patient

By Amy Widner Jan. 7, 2019 | Hailey Dougherty, 17, remembers crying from constant pain she was too young to even understand. She didn’t know it yet, but blood vessels were growing out of control and pressing against her 8-year-old brain. “She would just cry from the time she got up until the time she went…

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