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Pediatric Liver Transplant Program Provides Depth of Experience and Expertise

Nebraska Medicine has been a leader in both adult and pediatric liver transplants since the program was founded in 1985. The program averages approximately 80 adult liver transplants and 20 to 25 pediatric transplants annually. “We are one of the oldest and busiest programs in the country with a very skilled and experienced team of […]

Advances in Brain Tumor Treatment Continue to Progress

Not only is brain cancer very rare, affecting less than 1 percent of the population, brain tumors can be both difficult to diagnose and to treat. There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors that can have varying symptoms ranging from a headache to memory loss or seizures, depending on the tumor’s location […]

Pancreas Transplant Can Improve Quality of Life for Type 1 Diabetes Patients

A pancreas alone or pancreas/kidney transplant can greatly improve quality of life for patients with severe Type 1 diabetes. “The key is to have them evaluated for a transplant, and get the disease process arrested before they experience end organ damage,” says Alexander Maskin, MD, assistant professor of surgery and transplant surgeon at Nebraska Medicine. […]

The Nebraska Medical Center, UNMC Physicians and Bellevue Medical Center now Nebraska Medicine

UNMC will remain separate entity but will share new logo for closer alignment The Nebraska Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center and UNMC Physicians – once three separate but interconnected organizations – are now one operating under one name: Nebraska Medicine. Nebraska Medicine will continue to deliver the same familiar promise of “Serious Medicine. Extraordinary Care,” […]

UNMC hosting largest study ever done on rare movement disorder

More than 50 patients from around the world have come to Omaha It’s a debilitating disorder that causes people to feel like they are going to fall down when they are standing. It’s called primary orthostatic tremor (OT), and this week the University of Nebraska Medical Center is hosting more than 50 OT patients from […]

State of Nebraska Certifies The Nebraska Medical Center as a Comprehensive Level Trauma Center

The state’s largest hospital becomes its only certified Comprehensive Level center Less than one month after beginning to offer full-time trauma coverage, The Nebraska Medical Center has earned Comprehensive Level status with the State of Nebraska. State inspectors visited the medical center in July, just before it began offering 24/7 trauma care. Among the medical […]

Virus-free, Dr. Sacra leaves med center

by Taylor Wilson, The Nebraska Medical Center Rick Sacra, M.D. As UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., put it, Nebraska 1, Ebola 0. Rick Sacra, M.D., pictured below, the patient who has been treated at The Nebraska Medical Center for the Ebola virus over the past three weeks, has left his room in the Biocontainment […]

New cancer screenings available

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations Jennifer Sanmann, Ph.D., Tanner Hagelstrom, Ph.D., and Amber Carter. The UNMC Human Genetics Laboratory at the Munroe-Meyer Institute has developed a new set of hereditary cancer tests that can pinpoint genetic mutations that predispose people to certain types of cancer. These tests are now available to providers across campus. […]

Cancer: No Longer a Death Sentence

Chandrakanth Are, MD   The six letter word “cancer” can still hit a serious blow to the mind, heart and soul. Even for someone blessed with enormous fortitude, the diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. But there is good news around. While we may not have found the magic bullet for treating cancer we are […]

Neurosurgery Training Program is Part of What Makes the Med Center Special

William Thorell, MD is an associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. As surgeons, we’re always gratified to hear from patients who’ve had great recoveries from serious injuries or diseases. Treating those conditions and helping people down the road to recovery are the reasons my colleagues and I became neurosurgeons. And […]

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