November 6, 1999
Nina is a beautiful, spayed 5-year-old yellow Labrador retriever who needs your help. Nina was abandoned by her previous owners, who apparently tied her up in the backyard when they moved away. The reason appears to be because she needed hip-replacement surgery. She has undergone the surgery necessary to correct her condition, but funds to pay for the surgery are still needed. Dr. Paladin of the Costa Mesa Animal Hospital performed the first surgery and will perform a second.
September 30, 2008
Have you had gastric bypass surgery and noticed your weight loss is slowing down? Is your meal plan post-surgery boring you or are you worried you might regain the weight? UCI is offering a program for people who’ve recently undergone a gastric bypass or lap-band surgery and are looking for some tips on how to maximize their results. The UCI Weight Management Program, from Oct. 8 to Nov. 12, is offering people at least three months off their surgery to focus on lifestyle changes that can offer a long-term plan to weight management.
October 13, 2007
UC Irvine Medical Center’s chair for the Department of Surgery Dr. David Hoyt was awarded this week with the American College of Surgeon’s highest honor, the 2007 Distinguished Service Award. The American College of Surgeons is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. This award recognizes Hoyt’s dozen years of work with the college and his contributions to shock physiology, trauma resuscitation, immunomodulation and trauma systems. At UC Irvine’s Medical Center, he oversees all surgical services and training provided through the surgery department.
April 3, 2002
NEWPORT BEACH - Newport Harbor High junior Ryan Rowe, who underwent surgery after sustaining a concussion in an outfield collision Monday, was in fair condition early Tuesday evening, according to Sailors baseball coach Joel Desguin. Rowe, who had surgery to relieve pressure from bleeding in his skull Monday night, was in the Intensive Care Unit Tuesday, doing fine, Desguin said. Desguin said the positive nature of Rowe's recovery was reassuring to Newport Harbor players and coaches, who were able to focus their efforts on a 6-5 Pride of the Coast Tournament victory over Costa Mesa Tuesday.
December 6, 2006
Whenever Nick Bowden played basketball or took his morning runs, intense pain attacked his knees, back and hips. And Bowden's 20 years old, not some middle-aged guy trying to round back into shape. In fact, the former Newport Beach resident, who is now a student in Santa Barbara, suffered through years of pain, sometimes having to turn to friends to help him hobble around the house after a game. He also had flat feet, and that was the problem. But after two 15-minute surgeries to correct the flat feet, Bowden is able to run, play basketball and do other activities mostly pain free.
February 23, 2009
The Toshiba Classic has added two prominent golfers sure to improve an already deep field. Nine-time major champion Gary Player and fan favorite Fred Funk are the additions to the 15th annual event at the Newport Beach Country Club, Monday through March 8. Player, who competed at NBCC last year and will make his seventh appearance at the Toshiba Classic, typically skips the event the year after he plays in it. But he said he enjoys the area and...
August 23, 2008
Something very un-Hoag like happened back in April. According to the state’s Department of Public Health, a patient at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian had a retractor blade left in his abdomen after surgery. A second surgery, in which doctors removed the blade, was necessary. Here’s what went wrong: Doctors and the nursing staff failed to complete an instrument count before the patient’s assistive breathing tube was removed and before doctors closed the patient’s skin over his stomach area, where the surgery was being performed, according to a report issued by the Department of Public Health.
April 27, 2005
ASHLEE The beautiful marble tabby cat named Ashlee is only a year old and has been diagnosed with bilateral luxating patellas -- kneecaps that pop out of place that will cause her to become lame. Newport Beach resident and feline specialist Dr. Elaine Wexler-Mitchell says Ashlee was probably born with bad knees, and the best long-term treatment is to perform surgery on both legs. Community Animal Network is seeking to raise the funds that are necessary to pay for the surgery.
January 8, 2003
Marcus Marcus, the little orange kitten with the diaphragmatic hernia, received surgery he needed for his condition thanks to the generosity of many who donated to the Marcus Fund, said DiAnna Pfaff-Martin, founder of the Community Animal Network. The $1,700 fund, along with the generous discount provided by Veterinarian Surgical Specialists in Tustin, allowed the kitten to receive the necessary treatment. The surgery, which was a high risk for a kitten so young, usually costs $2,500.