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UC Davis transplant surgeon Christoph Troppmann is now using a special minimally invasive procedure for living kidney donors. He is among only a handful of surgeons across the nation who perform the single-site, small-incision technique now being offered routinely at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. This is the story of one of Troppmann's patients, who recently donated a kidney to her father.

At UC Davis, the lives we touch inspire us. Here, you'll find the region's only academic medical center, nationally ranked children's hospital and National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. But for all the awards and recognition, it's our wondrous patients who ignite our passion for health. From pediatric critical care to cancer, and infectious disease to autism, learn why UC Davis is the one for you and your family at

On Aug. 5, 2012, lifeguard Zachary Pickett dived into Cameron Park Lake and hit a sandbar, shattering his C-7 vertebrae. Two years later, after spinal surgery and physical therapy at UC Davis Children's Hospital, he is back on his feet.

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Joanne Wellman’s mother and paternal aunt both had colon cancer. So when Wellman, a health educator, began experiencing vague and atypical gastrointestinal distress, she knew to report both her symptoms and family history to Jeffrey Applebaum, her UC Davis Medical Center primary care physician. Hear about Joanne's experience in her own words.

Chico resident Jamey Silva was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Five years and three surgeries at UC Davis Children's Hospital later, he completed 2.62 miles in the maraFUNrun in Sacramento.