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Should You Register as an Organ Donor?

Deciding to be an organ donor has the potential to save many lives. A person can donate a variety of organs. You even have the option to choose which organs you would like to donate. However, there can be misconceptions about registering as an organ donor. 

Visit UPMC HealthBeat for essential information about becoming an organ donor


Conor's Life Changing Angiofibroma Treatment at UPMC

As a fifth grader, Conor developed hearing loss in his right ear, along with headaches and profound swelling on his face. After a consultation with an ear, nose, and throat doctor in his home town of Los Angeles, California, Conor and his family learned he had an invasive, noncancerous tumor called an angiofibroma

After consulting with doctors all across the country, Conor's family found UPMC. Within a week of discovering the UPMC Center for Skull Base Surgery, Conor and his family were on their way to Pittsburgh.

Carl Snyderman, MD,​ and Paul Gardner, MD, removed Conor's entire tumor through an incision in his mouth in a two-stage process. Conor began to feel better nearly right after surgery. His hearing returned and his other symptoms went away. Conor was even able to attend a Pittsburgh Penguins game and interact with some of the star players. 

Learn more about Conor's cross-country journey for neurosurgery care.


Advanced Thyroid Care Under One Roof

UPMC's Multidisciplinary Thyroid Center has a variety of specialists that use advanced testing methods to provide you with quality thyroid care. Our​ coordinated approach expedites diagnosis and treatment of thyroid conditions.

We offer on-site diagnostic testing to help detect suspicious nodules at their earliest stages. Our team of leading thyroid disease experts and researchers​ work together to create a personalized treatment plan for each patient.

We also offer supportive care options to help ease the burden of a serious diagnosis such as thyroid cancer.


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