Patient stories

  1. Life Restored for Patient at Mayo Clinic

    Kenneth Piehl describes the intense pain he felt from extensive blood clots in his legs and the overwhelming feelings of, 'joy and pride' he shared with the Mayo Clinic staff, who successfully administered his Mechanical Thrombectomy procedure. Mayo Clinic's Robert McBane II, M.D. explains the path to what Kenneth calls, "A life restored."

  2. 1000th Aortic Aneurysm Repair: Mr. Jim Reaser

    Jim Reaser has had a long history with Mayo Clinic for specialty care, but it was his primary care physician in Rapid City, South Dakota, who recommended he come here most recently, for repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Here, Peter Gloviczki, M.D. director of the Gonda Vascular Center, and his team determined Jim was [...]

  3. Stanley Rozycki

    Healing A WWII Veteran's 66-Year-Old Injury

    Mayo Clinic began because of a military connection and our commitment to servicemen and women has never faltered. As we celebrate Veteran’s Day this year, we salute the many Mayo Clinic staff members and patients who are veterans, helping to protect our freedoms. It is in their honor that we share this story about a [...]

  4. Brittany Rathbun playing softball

    Surgery at Mayo puts softball pitcher back in the game

    When softball pitcher Brittany Rathbun developed thoracic outlet syndrome — a narrowing of the subclavian vein, which runs from the heart down the arm — a rib resection (removal) at Mayo Clinic restored function in her hand and put her back in the game. Today, female athletes are experiencing many of the same sports-related injuries [...]

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