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Rinki Varindani Desai, adult outpatient lead speech-language pathologist, and Dr. Randall Jordan check Dereck Moore's facial function.

Facial reanimation surgery offers something to smile about

Monday, March 29, 2021

Life-saving brain surgery to remove a dangerous tumor was inevitable for Dereck Moore, and complications from such a sensitive procedure were possible. When he awoke from the procedure with some facial paralysis, help was already on the way. Dr. Randall Jordan transferred a nerve from Moore’s calf to his face, making it possible for him to smile again. Read More

Dr. Ignacio Velasco-Martinez examines Almarie Maldonado Pagan March 9 during her follow-up appointment for her jaw cancer surgery.

Second chance at life: Surgeons rebuild cancer patient’s jaw

Monday, March 15, 2021

It truly was a race against the clock: When a team of plastic and oral/maxillofacial specialists at UMMC agreed to remove a large, aggressive tumor from the jaw of a Puerto Rican teen and then rebuild that bone, the surgeons had no time to waste. The fast-growing tumor, already the size of a softball, left the patient unable to open her mouth or eat. Today, she is cancer-free. Read More

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