After learning their son, David would be born with a cleft lip and palate, Uyen and Michael Fausto turned to the Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Team for compassionate and expert care.
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Open to being different: Part 2
An update on Forrest Tweed and his life after cleft lip repair surgery.
Against all odds
A young boy is overcoming the odds after having six brain surgeries and multiple diagnoses by the age of four.
Second time’s a charm
After a challenging first attempt to remove her parathyroid tumor, Carolyn Naman was determined to find someone who could help her.
Open to being different: Part 1
After learning at their 20 week ultrasound that their baby will be born with a cleft lip, Erin and Kyle assembled a team of experts.
Innovative procedure gives epilepsy patient the family of her dreams
A pioneering minimally invasive procedure gave Alisha Mehaffey the chance to start the family she feared would never be possible.
In the driver’s seat
Innovative brain surgery leads to patient enjoying the simple things in life, like driving.
When in doubt, seek answers
After dismissing a lump in her neck for years, Raquel Butanda finally decided to get it checked out at a no-cost screening for oral, head and neck cancer.
Symptoms of esophageal cancer and why you shouldn’t ignore it
What started out as a chronic cough turned out much worse for John Hutchison. After being diagnosed with esophageal cancer, he is on the path to recovery.
Deep brain stimulation restores quality of life
How a Grangerland pastor overcame tremors with help from UT Physicians specialists using advanced techniques to improve quality of life.
Tai chi class sparks life changes for one local woman
Small acts of kindness can result in transformational shifts in personal health journeys. How one woman took action to take control of her life.
Deep vein thrombosis: The serious side of blood clots
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs.
Moving forward after an aortic dissection
Zachery Jessup shares his story of survival following an aortic dissection.
A year to remember, a journey not forgotten
One Houstonian's climb to a cure and Africa's highest peak. What he has to say about both journeys.
Taking positive steps towards independence
Resilient teen is not letting cerebral palsy impact her goal of walking unaided. Read about her story and the people supporting her along the way.
Searching for the positive in a sea of uncertainty
October is more than just a time to wear pink. One local woman shares her fight with breast cancer and what she wants everyone to know about the journey.
From heart failure to life-saving advanced, innovative procedure
From heart failure to life-saving advanced, innovative procedure, one Houstonian shares his story in hopes of helping others.
Houstonian recalls quick thinking and caring concern
“I sincerely believe that I am alive today because of my fateful decision to see Dr. Golod on November 6, 2017, and the immediate action he took. I’ll never forget the concern he showed and am eternally grateful.” One Houstonian shares his experience on a pulmonary embolism.
Back on track following heart surgery
A local woman shares her experience with aortic stenosis and how check-ups are crucial in detecting problems.
Changing your habits for better health
“I was in denial,” says Norma Granados, looking off with tears forming in her eyes. “My mom has diabetes. I know the signs. I could see those signs in myself." How one woman is changing habits to improve her health.
Toddler enjoys sound of success
A toddler experiences the gift of sound under the care of a UT Physicians pediatric otorhinolaryngologist.
Family shares story to raise awareness, hope and comfort
“He is the strongest person I know,” says Freddie Trotter, Camden’s father. “He has the heart of a lion. I am amazed at the things he can do.” Read more about Camden's journey to a smile that lights up the room.
Water jogging gives marathon runner a leg up on recovery
Marathon runner turns to water jogging and the help of a UT Physicians specialist to promote healing.
Nurse Help Line serves vital, lifesaving role
There is no limit to the number of ways nurses can save lives. "She stayed with me on the phone," says Elease Jenkins. "I don't know what would have happened had she not been there for me."
Missouri City man saved by clinic staff
“I just remember the paramedics talking with me,” recalls 70-year-old Glinton Patterson. “At the time, I really didn’t think there was anything much wrong. I just felt tired. I was surprised I was being loaded into an ambulance.” That was February 2018. The outcome to Patterson’s story could have been different had it not been […]
What too much time on our digital devices can do to our hands
Long term digital device use caused sleepless nights for one Houstonian. Read more on the help she found from a UT Physicians orthopedic surgeon.