The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

  1. Comprehensive Care Makes for a Brighter Future

    When Stephanie Van Doren came to Mayo Clinic, she never expected to learn she had a genetic defect that raised her risk for a potentially fatal heart condition. But thanks to her physician's all-inclusive approach, Stephanie and her family now have information they need to live life to the fullest. Abdominal issues and difficulty swallowing [...]

  2. Life-Threatening Infection Leads to Lifesaving Heart Surgery

    Alex Zabaski became seriously ill when an infection destroyed one of his heart valves. But emergency heart surgery at Mayo Clinic eliminated the danger and restored Alex's heart health. In March 2017, Alex Zabaski of Phoenix welcomed the chance to see friends in Chicago -- a city he'd never visited before. During his stay, the [...]

  3. Heart Care Gives Pat Rozeske New Rhythm

    Heart problems were wearing down Pat Rozeske and sapping her strength. But cardiac surgery and rehabilitation have renewed her energy and put her on the path to better health. Pat Rozeske is passionate about her work at a fundraising company. But when the busy fall season rolled around several years ago, she found it hard [...]

  4. Close to Her Heart: Rare Tumor Leads to the Right Team at Mayo Clinic

    When Alice Alimurung was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening tumor, she embarked on a hunt for a surgeon with enough expertise to remove the mass. The search led Alice from the Philippines to Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, where she found an experienced surgical team that saved her life. For more than 15 years, Alice [...]

  5. Cardiac Ablation Helps Alan Kostrzewa Summit New Heights

    When treatment for a torn rotator cuff uncovered two underlying heart conditions, friends urged Alan Kostrzewa to go to Mayo Clinic for help getting back to his highly active way of life. Alan Kostrzewa never thought the term "endurance athlete" applied to him until doctors began telling him otherwise. "After talking with them, I guess [...]

  6. Serving the Underserved in Bolivia

    Two Mayo Clinic cardiologists are part of a medical team that provides badly needed care to people in one of South America's poorest countries. Michel Barsoum, M.B., Ch.B., and Andrew Calvin, M.D., are used to having ready access to the most up-to-date medical resources and equipment at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. [...]

  7. New Perspective on Heart Condition Has Soccer Player Back on the Field

    When myocarditis hit his heart, Drew Beckie was told his professional soccer career was over. But a cardiac specialist at Mayo Clinic took another look, and today Drew is back to the game he loves.? Professional soccer player Drew Beckie was visiting a friend in Stockholm, Sweden, in December 2017 when he began feeling ill. [...]

  8. A Personalized Approach to Heart Health

    Heather Lister knew she had an abnormal heart valve. What she didn't know was that this defect put her at risk for a much more serious problem. But her Mayo Clinic care team gave her the information she needed to make a decision on the best way forward. When she was born, Heather Lister had [...]

  9. Full-Spectrum Care for a Complex Heart Condition

    When Mark Gill came to Mayo Clinic, he was in severe pain and his medical condition was grim. But thanks to a thorough evaluation and comprehensive care, Mark was able to regain his health. Barbados businessman Mark Gill is no stranger to health care. Diagnosed at birth with a rare congenital heart condition called tetralogy [...]

  10. Routine Checkup Leads to Lifesaving Heart Surgery

    Brian Schilling was shocked to learn he had a dangerous condition that required surgery to repair one of his heart valves. But the procedure went off without a hitch, and Brian's grateful for the thorough care he received through Mayo Clinic Health System. Brian Schilling didn't think he had any medical concerns when he went [...]

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Feb. 01, 2019