UT Southwestern Medical Center at Frisco opened to the public on Dec. 3, 2019, and the first few patients were wowed by the state-of-the-art facility, the range of expert specialty care, and the convenience to where they live.
Cancer caused a hole in Ralph Cousins' head about the diameter of a coffee can. It almost killed him. But two talented and determined surgeon from UT Southwestern reconstructed his skull and the 71-year-old Dallas man is back traveling, volunteering, and playing with his grandkids.
Frisco RoughRiders COO Scott Burchett found out he had thyroid cancer two days before he learned his wife was pregnant with twins. In his time of emotional turmoil, he turned to UT Southwestern's team of nationally recognized physicians to help him stare down the disease and become the dad he always hoped to be.
Dr. S. Serdar Dogan is an ophthalmologist who specializes in LASIK and treatment of cataracts and corneal conditions. He practices at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Frisco and treats both adult and pediatric patients.
At UT Southwestern, Dr. Shaleen Vira has dual faculty appointments – in neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery – and he is also Director of Spine Surgery Research. He leads multidisciplinary efforts to develop ways to make spine surgery safer and more effective. He practices spine care at UT Southwestern in Frisco, one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.
Two generations of UT Southwestern surgeons saved Willie Gloria from the effects of a devastating electrical fire – one helped him keep his arm after massive burns; the other helped him regain the mobility and function in his body so he can still play catch with his son.
Of the 7,000 liver transplants that take place nationwide every year, only 1 percent address bile duct cancer in the same surgery. Dr. Parsia Vagefi brought the new surgical protocol for bile duct cancer and liver disease to UT Southwestern in 2018 and he was able to save Frisco resident Juan Cueto with a new liver by transplant and surgically removing the bile duct.
Dr. Alison Cabrera is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating sports injuries, such as fractures, ACL and knee problems, as well as shoulder issues. She lives in Prosper and practices nearby at UT Southwestern Frisco.