Interventional Radiology

Patient stories about Interventional Radiology

October 14, 2019

Stroke Survivor Grateful for Treatment at UAMS’ Comprehensive Stroke Center

Ben Boulden

Ticu Gamalie

Oct. 14, 2019 | Seconds after having a stroke May 18, Ticu Gamalie found himself looking up from the ground at his fellow soccer referees and the players, coaches and parents who had come to his aid. Although he said he was disoriented, he knew one thing clearly: He wanted to go to UAMS. “We…

October 3, 2016

Pelvic Pain Relieved by Interventional Radiologist

Amy Widner

Doctor and patient

Oct. 3, 2016 | Dealing with constant pelvic pain, Andie Marmorato of Cabot heard plenty of theories from doctors, but what she was lacking was answers. That changed when she was referred to Mollie Meek, M.D., an interventional radiologist and associate professor in the College of Medicine at UAMS. Marmorato said the pain — imagine…

August 14, 2015

Family Finds Cutting-Edge HHT Treatment at UAMS


As an ordinary 11-year-old girl, Emalyn Daniel had two questions for her doctor: “Will it hurt?” And, “When can I go swimming?” Emalyn’s medical condition, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), is anything but ordinary. So her parents, Emma and Forrest Daniell, had many questions to ask UAMS interventional radiologist Mollie Meek, M.D. In her father’s family, one…

August 14, 2014

Women Discover Fibroids Cure at UAMS


Fibroids caused Nathalie Massanelli, 39, of Little Rock, to lose so much blood each month that she became anemic and afraid to go out in public. For Bridget Dooley, 44, of Hot Springs, the pain from fibroids was too much to bear. “It would start hurting a week before my menstrual period and just got…

June 19, 2014

UAMS Uses Little-Known Procedure to Save New Mom


When 22-year-old Christina Gillihan left Searcy in an ambulance bound for UAMS on July 28, she and members of her family were hoping for a miracle. In the days and weeks after her daughter Kyra’s birth July 2 at a local hospital, Christina developed a blood clot in a main artery of her lung, then…

August 14, 2011

New Device Unclogs Stroke Patient’s Veins in Brain


In the days leading up to Glen Deaton’s emergency trip from Trumann to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), large veins that drain blood from his brain were clotting. Confusion, nausea, vomiting and blurred vision were among his symptoms. An MRI revealed cerebral venous sinus thrombosis – a type of stroke caused by a…