Patient Success Stories

Where Hope Begins

Tyler, Pediatric Trauma Patient

When he was 11, Tyler was struck by an SUV and suffered a broken neck, 22 broken ribs, and injuries to his liver, lungs, kidneys and spleen. With Nevada’s only Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, UMC Children’s Hospital was there with life-saving technology and expertise. Today, Tyler is back on his family’s ranch, riding horses and enjoying life. 

UMC trauma patient and dad smiling

Wyatt, Robotic Surgery Patient

Wyatt struggled with his weight his entire life, and at age 16, he wanted to make a change. With advanced surgical technologies, UMC was there to help. Using the revolutionary da Vinci Xi robotic surgery system, Wyatt underwent a successful gastric sleeve procedure for significant weight loss. Now he’s healthier — and happier, too.

UMC robotic surgery patient smiling

Pamela, Cardiology Patient

After battling atrial fibrillation and a greater risk of stroke and heart failure, Pamela found advanced treatment at UMC: the world’s smallest pacemaker. She was the first to receive this surgery in Nevada — and it took just 20 minutes. Though this lifesaving device is the size of a vitamin, for Pamela, it’s made an enormous difference.

UMC cardiology patient smiling

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