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Crosby woman with COPD has 6-centimeter tumor removed surgically; spared chemotherapy and radiation

Photo of Bidhan Das, MD, who devised a unique surgery-first plan for removal of Doralyn Davenport's tumor. (Photo credit: Maricruz Kwon/UTHealth)

March 10, 2021

Doralyn Davenport, a 54-year-old woman from Crosby, knew something wasn’t right when she started to have stomach pains, difficulty going to the bathroom, and bleeding. She was shocked when a colorectal screening colonoscopy revealed a more than 6-centimeter tumor in her gastrointestinal tract, and was worried how undergoing chemotherapy and radiation might impact her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs.

Surgery saves young armed forces translator

Photo of Naqibullah Laghmanai who was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called familial adenomatous polyposis. (Photo by Kim Kham/UT Physicians Marketing & Communications)

March 10, 2021

Imagine that every time you ate something, you experienced stomach pain and cramping. This was the reality for Naqibullah Laghmanai. After years of being unable to find the cause of his condition or receive successful treatment for symptoms, he finally found relief thanks to the help of Amit K. Agarwal, MD, FACS, a colorectal surgeon with UT Physicians.

Weight loss surgery helps Houstonian get life back on track

Photo of William

March 10, 2021

For almost five years William “Will” McWhorter has worked alongside health care experts as the practice manager of the UT Physicians Multispecialty — The Heights clinic. One day, his close relationship to his co-workers paid off in a major and life-changing way.

Spring forward your clock, but don’t fall back on your sleep

Photo of clock in front of flowers.

March 5, 2021

Daylight saving time is one week away, and as many look forward to the longer and warmer days that accompany this time change, losing an hour of sleep can have you feeling out of sorts. An expert with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) shares why it’s important to prepare our bodies for the time change.

TAPS Awareness Day: The spontaneous blood cell imbalance that can be sudden and deadly in monochorionic twins

Photo of Steven and Hudson were born on Christmas Eve last year after being diagnosed with TAPS. Thanks to quick discovery and treatment, they are now thriving 2-month-olds. (Photo credit: Amberlyn Smith)

March 3, 2021

At 31 weeks and 5 days pregnant with identical twins, Amberlyn Smith went to her bi-weekly ultrasound feeling confident. Just two weeks prior, both of the twins had grown appropriately and screening tests came back normal. But that day, Dec. 23, there was a clear discrepancy in their size, as well as a notable abnormality in their blood flow. Smith was immediately sent to see an intervention specialist with UTHealth at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, where she emergently delivered the twins the next morning, on Christmas Eve.

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