Category: Innovations & Excellence 2021-22
Collaborative, Patient-Focused Care at UVA Health Continues to Set Standard for Pituitary Tumor Treatment
This trailblazing initiative brings together endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, and other specialists to provide seamless pituitary care.
Expanding TORS Adoption to Skirt Side Effects When Treating Head & Neck Cancers
This study is evaluating efficacy and functional quality of life after transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal or supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma.
Transplant Endocrinology Program Puts UVA Health Ahead of the Curve
As one of very few U.S. centers with a dedicated transplant endocrinologist, UVA Health is improving care for transplant patients with varied endocrinopathies.
Novel Biomucosal Wound Sealant Will Help Patients Breathe Easier After Intubation
Researchers are developing a microporous hydrogel to accelerate wound healing and reduce scarring in the larynx after intubation.
Gender-Affirming Surgery Completes the Suite of Care for Transgender Patients
UVA Health is one of the few hospitals in the U.S. offering the full range of gender-affirming bottom surgery options for transgender adults.
UVA Cancer Center Becomes Only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Virginia
Through a significant investment over 8 years, we became Virginia's first National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.
Prozac Could Slow Progression of Macular Degeneration, Groundbreaking UVA Health Research Reveals
UVA Health’s groundbreaking research finds strong evidence fluoxetine could help slow or prevent the leading cause of blindness in older adults, age-related dry macular degeneration.
How UVA Health Sets the Standard for High-Quality Care of Geriatric Hip Fractures
Treating broken bones in elderly patients can be challenging, especially when other medical issues present. Meeting high standards has proved possible through standardization.
UVA Health is a Global Referral Center for Children Born With Aural Atresia
Aural atresia can inhibit childhood speech development. UVA Health is one of the only programs in the world restoring hearing to children through canalplasty, an innovative repair surgery.
Rebuilding Smiles: UVA Leads Work to Create Natural Facial Expressions After Facial Paralysis
UVA Health’s facial reanimation program is one of a handful of programs in the U.S. offering the full spectrum of treatments aimed at giving patients with facial paralysis the ability to create more natural facial expressions.