Clinical Updates

Bariatric Surgery

A new paradigm for research and treatment of obesity



New! Device treats patients with mitral valve disease who are not candidates for open-heart surgery

New! Minimally invasive procedure gives new hope to inoperable, hihg-risk aortic-valve patients

New! UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Center specializes in meeting women’s unique heart-health needs

Implanted pressure monitoring device improves heart-failure management and outcomes

UCLA offers specialized care for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

UCLA Cardiovascular Center uses team approach to providing innovative care

UCLA is first center in California to offer minimally invasive procedure for removing blood clots

3-D Imaging Techniques Transform Cardiac Catheterization


Cardiothoracic Surgery

New! UCLA Aortic Center brings innovation and comprehensive care to complex aortic disease

Aortic disorders require prompt diagnosis and treatment


Digestive Diseases

New! Alternative nutrition for intestinal failure



UCLA Endocrinology continues to provide expertise in the South Bay

Diabetes education program focuses on self-management

New protocol improves diagnosis of thyroid nodules


Head and Neck Surgery

Sialendoscopy allows for endoscopic removal of saliva stones


Hyperbaric Medicine

Program Update: UCLA Hyperbaric Medicine

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy effectively treats long-term damage from radiation therapy

UCLA treats carbon monoxide poisoning patients in largest hyperbaric chamber in Southern California


Interventional Neuroradiology

Pivotal clinical trial investigates flow diversion device for brain aneurysm


Mindful Awareness

Mindful awareness can reduce stress and anxiety; ease depression and pain



New! Comprehensive services offer unified care for polycystic kidney disease patients



New! Adult Epilepsy Program offers latest surgeries for stopping seizures

Advances, options and answers for people with uncontrolled seizures



New! UCLA introduces triage protocols for patients with metastatic brain tumors


Obstetrics and Gynecology

New! A wide range of treatment options helps provide optimal care for women with uterine fibroids

UCLA study to examine hyperandrogenism and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

UCLA OB/GYN Santa Monica: comprehensive women’s care delivered close to home

Fertility and healthy outcomes for obese women

Reproductive health options for special medical needs

Single-embryo transfer transforms IVF treatment

Endometrial cancer research complements patient care at UCLA



Personalized, Coordinated Care for Head and Neck Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Treatment Program provides integrated care

New Immunotherapeutic for Advanced Melanoma Represents a Major Advance

Combination procedure helps prevent unnecessary colon resection

FDG-PET/CT imaging can help guide treatment strategies for patients with soft tissue sarcomas

UCLA Breast Center at Santa Monica



New! Exome sequencing offers diagnostic clarity that can guide care decisions



New! Clinic offers a comprehensive approach to immune-mediated digestive diseases

New! Tuberous sclerosis complex the focus of new therapies and continued research

New! Preventing life-long complications with early kidney disease detection

New! Care-4-Families program combines full-service care, education and research to target HIV/AIDS

UCLA’s Cystic Fibrosis Program receives accreditation for pediatric and adult care

Diagnosing and treating a growing number of children with food allergies

New technology advances catheterization treatments for congenital heart disease

UCLA Pediatric Sarcoma Program is one of the nation’s busiest

Immunodeficiency diseases in children more common than previously thought

Pediatric hematology/oncology outpatient clinic opens in Bakersfield

Treating pediatric ACL injury with advanced surgical techniques

Fighting pediatric epilepsy with the ketogenic diet

Pediatric growth disorders are often treated effectively with hormones

Pediatric Craniofacial Clinic treats children through a multidisciplinary approach

Pediatric sports concussion clinic provides multidisciplinary expertise

Innovative cellular and gene therapy programs treat pediatric diseases

Minimally invasive surgery treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in infants and children

3D guided magnetic imaging reduces radiation exposure in pediatric ablations

Pediatric Liver Transplant Program celebrates 30 years of caring for children

Innovation characterizes pediatric intestinal transplant program

Pediatric Bone Program offers comprehensive care for bone disease

UCLA Infantile Spasms Program addresses rare, potentially devastating form of epilepsy

New UCLA Children’s Heart Center serves as a hub for pediatric and congenital heart programs

UCLA Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program success rates among the highest in nation

A new pediatric cardiology clinic serves the high-desert communities

Accurate diagnosis and patient education are often overlooked in pediatric asthma management

Pediatric clinic meets the unique needs of adopting parents and families who travel abroad

Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

UCLA researchers pursue personalized treatments for pediatric GI conditions

Expert care for thyroid nodules associated with a rare form of childhood cancer

UCLA’s full-service Division of Pediatric Pulmonology continues to grow to meet needs

Transitioning youths with chronic medical conditions from adolescence to adulthood

UCLA’s Pediatric Cancer Predisposition Clinic offers enhanced care to children with hereditary cancer


Pharmacology / Nuclear Medicine

New! UCLA offers brain PET expertise in convenient Westlake Village location

DOTATATE PET/CT represents enhanced molecular imaging for neuroendocrine tumors


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

New! UCLA Breat Center at Santa Monica

New! UCLA Center for Breast Reconstruction focuses on patient needs and preferences

Innovative new surgery repairs phrenic nerve injury, restores breathing function



UCLA study to characterize severe mood dysregulation

Outpatient program is tailored to people with co-occurring addiction and mental illness

Pulmonary Medicine

New! UCLA specialists target chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with innovative approaches

State-of-the-art treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension

UCLA Peninsula Pulmonary continues to provide expertise in the South Bay


Radiation Oncology

New! Brachytherapy is effective in treating a variety of cancers

Groundbreaking MRI-guided radiotherapy enables UCLA physicians to target tumors in real time

TomoTherapy: Accurate treatment with fewer side effects



New! UCLA is first center in the Western United States to offer routine MRI for pacemaker patients

New! Advanced 3D mammography leads to more accurate breast cancer detection



Musculoskeletal ultrasound gains wider acceptance

Sleep Disorders

UCLA Sleep Disorders Center adds new services for comprehensive care


Sports Medicine

UCLA specialists offer expert evidence-based screening and treatment for Female Athlete Triad


Transplant Services

New! Connie Frank Kidney Transplant Center Provides Skilled, Convenient Care

New! UCLA Thoracic Transplant Programs

Immunotherapy offers new hope for kidney failure patients with sensitized immune systems

UCLA studying “breathing lung” transportation device

Face transplantation provides a treatment option beyond conventional reconstructive surgery



New! Specialized program offers comprehensive prostate cancer planning in a single visit

New! New options for the diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer

Physical therapy program for pelvic floor dysfunction meets individual needs

Robotic surgery and other treatments for pelvic organ prolapse

Urinary incontinence treatments provide a range of options

MRI-ultrasound fusion permits targeted biopsy for prostate cancer

Advanced imaging techniques improve prostate cancer care