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Plastic Surgery

The art of ethnic rhinoplasty: A nose job that preserves your cultural identity

Ethnic rhinoplasty plastic surgeons are experts in refining the noses of people of color. Al Aly, M.D., discusses how we tailor procedures for each patient’s unique facial features.

Back and Spine; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Just 10% of back pain requires surgery – and minimally invasive procedures work for many

Only 10% of patients with back pain need surgery – and if you do, chances are a minimally invasive procedure may be all you need. Learn more with spine expert Kavita Trivedi, D.O., or UT Southwestern.

Back and Spine

How we 3D-print a model of your spine to enhance complex back surgery

For UT Southwestern spine surgeon Salah Aoun, M.D. , 3D printing was just a hobby at first, but now he has started to incorporate it into his surgical planning and it's also a valuable patient education tool.

Plastic Surgery

Mohs surgery team integrates skin cancer removal and reconstruction

Mohs micrographic surgery can be is a single-day procedure that combines skin cancer resection with precise reconstruction. Learn more from our elite surgical team.

Cancer; Digestive

Colonoscopy and alternative screenings for colon cancer just got easier

Age 45 is the new milestone for average-risk patients to get their first colorectal cancer screening. Get the latest screening options – including easier colonoscopy prep! – and everything you need to know about getting screened.

Eyes and Vision

4 conditions with signs and symptoms that arise in the eyes

Exams of the retina can give patients an inside look at their visual and overall health – before more noticeable symptoms arise.

Pediatrics; Your Pregnancy Matters

Why follow-up care is crucial when a newborn fails ABR hearing screening

UT Southwestern and Parkland Health use ABR hearing screenings for all newborns. OAE screening is acceptable for newborns in the well-baby nursery.

Eyes and Vision

See clearer – faster – with less-invasive cornea transplant surgery

It may take a year or more for full vision to return after a traditional cornea transplant, but a less-invasive method can have patients seeing clearly after only a few weeks or months. William Waldrop, M.D., explains.

Plastic Surgery

Tailoring the dress or suit: The benefits of skin removal surgery after major weight loss

Living with loose, excess skin after bariatric surgery or massive weight loss interferes with self-confidence and quality of life. Dr. Al Aly is one of the pioneers in plastic surgery procedures that have given patients the body shape and look that reflects their new, healthier lifestyle.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

When is it time for a knee replacement?

Knee replacement is one of the most common orthopedic procedures, but not everybody needs surgery. UT Southwestern Frisco's Georges Bounajem, M.D., discusses noninvasive relief options for osteoarthritis pain as well as what to know if you need a knee replacement.