Clinical Updates

Bariatric Surgery

A new paradigm for research and treatment of obesity

 

Cardiology

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

 

Endocrinology

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

 

Nephrology

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

 

Neurology

New! Adult Epilepsy Program offers latest surgeries for stopping seizures

Advances, options and answers for people with uncontrolled seizures

 

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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

 

Oncology

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

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

 

Pathology

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

 

Pediatrics

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

New! 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

Innovative new surgery repairs phrenic nerve injury, restores breathing function

 

Psychiatry

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

TomoTherapy: Accurate treatment with fewer side effects

 

Radiology

Digital breast tomosynthesis marks a new era in breast imaging

 

Rheumatology

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! UCLA Thoracic Transplant Programs

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

UCLA studying “breathing lung” transportation device

 

Urology

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