Patient Stories

Hayes Haupt delivering donation to the UAMS NICU

Family Celebrates Their ‘Walking Miracle’ with Donation to NICU

The Haupt family recently returned to UAMS to give a gift to the NICU in honor of their son’s fourth birthday. Micah Haupt, her husband Will, Hayes, and his 7-year-old brother Hutch were thrilled to be back in the NICU on April 8 after last year’s gift had to be presented outside due to COVID-19…

Cynthia Chapman speaks about her experience with the Ion Endoluminal Robotic Bronchoscopy System

Lung Biopsy Robot at UAMS Detects Early-stage Cancer in Little Rock Woman

A Little Rock woman can now breathe a little easier thanks to new technology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Doctors at UAMS recently activated the first lung biopsy robot in Arkansas. The robot allows doctors to discover and biopsy previously undetectable cancerous nodules in the far reaches of the lungs. Cynthia…

Roger Armstrong with his beard braided

Little Rock Santa Gets Tune-Up from UAMS Heart Surgeons

Even Santa Claus needs a tune-up every now and then. That’s what Roger Armstrong of Little Rock, who has been playing Santa since 1968, discovered early this Christmas season. Normally, by the first week of November, he is posing for Christmas card pictures. Then he makes the rounds at the usual places — events for…

Tara Farris in her hospital room after her surgery

Woman Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant at UAMS During Pandemic

Seven years ago, Tara Farris of Little Rock went to a dermatologist to try to figure out why she was itching so much. But the cause of the uncomfortable sensations wasn’t readily apparent. Finally, after a battery of tests and biopsies, “they found out my liver was way out of whack,” she said. The diagnosis:…

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