Category: Centers of Excellence
UVA Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Institute Pioneers New Paths in TBI Research
Learn what steps UVA BISC Institute is taking to ensure earlier diagnosis of brain injuries, a more tailored approach to treatment and better strategies for prevention.
Get to Know: Dennis G. Vollmer, MD, Neurosurgery
Surgeon Dennis Vollmer, MD, discusses his recent return to academic medicine and his new role at the UVA Spine Center.
Reoperative Cardiac Surgery More Common, Less Risky
With patients outliving their initial heart “fix,” redo procedures are becoming more common. Today, approximately 30 percent of all open-heart surgeries done at UVA are reoperative procedures. Read a recent case study.
Your Link to UVA Children’s Hospital
As Outreach Coordinator, Lisa Letzkus, NP, provides referring physicians with a direct point of contact to the inpatient units within the Children’s Hospital.
After CREST, Carotid Stenting a Viable Option for Some Stenosis Patients
Find out which patients are the best candidates for carotid stenting, proven as safe and effective as carotid endarterectomy in treating stenosis of the carotid artery.
Reducing Stroke Risk In Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
UVA is one of the only centers in Virginia offering three minimally invasive procedures to occlude the left atrial appendage, which has shown promising results in reducing blood clots and, thus, lowering the risk for stroke in AF patients who cannot take blood thinners.