The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

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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. Getting Bob Back on His Feet

    Diagnosis and treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus for Robert Richter meant the difference between being confined to a wheelchair and being able to actively enjoy his life. Members of Robert Richter's extended family were excited to see him on his feet and walking unassisted at the annual family picnic in early August. "They went through [...]

  2. Finding New Purpose After Career-Ending Concussions

    After multiple concussions and memory loss, professional football player Ben Utecht went to Mayo Clinic for help. Since then, Ben's gained insight into the importance of promptly recognizing and treating concussions. Now he's dedicated to sharing that knowledge with others. Ben Utecht's professional football r?sum? included a Super Bowl championship with the Indianapolis Colts and [...]

  3. Minimally Invasive Back Surgery Puts Fear and Pain in the Past

    Michele Krause's fear of surgery prevented her from seeking a surgical remedy for her back pain for years. All of that began to change?when she heard?a Mayo Clinic surgeon explain a less-invasive procedure. Michele Krause was scared. She needed spinal fusion surgery. But after witnessing the consequences a family member had suffered after going through [...]

  4. Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds

    Time and again, 5-year-old Aaliya Lopez has pulled through life-threatening medical crises, and thanks to ongoing medical support, the future she faces now is as wide open as her smile. In her heart, Beverly Brumm knew it was not her daughter Aaliya's time to go. The 22-month-old ? who'd already survived slim odds as an [...]

  5. Epilepsy Surgery Frees Kelly Daniels to Enjoy Her Independence

    Kelly Daniels tried to control her seizures with medications. But the drugs were ineffective, and they left her feeling disoriented. Then she turned to Mayo Clinic, where she had brain surgery that stopped the seizures and put her life back on track. For a long time, seizures were a regular part of Kelly Daniels' life. [...]

  6. Exceeding Expectations With Early Diagnosis, Expert Care

    Affected by a rare genetic condition that can cause developmental delays, Vera Johnson is happy and thriving in the world her parents have built for her with support from her Mayo Clinic team. For 4-year-old Vera Johnson and her parents, the simple things in life bring the most joy: swinging in the backyard, digging in [...]

  7. Overcoming an Aneurysm With a Valuable New Tool

    Told that no treatment was available for her brain aneurysm, Judy Henderson sought a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. Her care team deployed an innovative device that effectively treated the aneurysm, giving Judy a fresh opportunity to live life to the fullest. When Judy Henderson woke up one morning with blurry vision while on vacation [...]

  8. Looking Toward the Future After a Long Road to Epilepsy Diagnosis

    Undiagnosed epilepsy disrupted Jake Weiss' life for years. But a comprehensive evaluation finally revealed the true nature of his medical condition and gave him a new way forward. Jake Weiss says he felt like he was dying when panic attack symptoms set in. His heart raced. He got an abnormal sensation in his stomach. He [...]

  9. Living in the Present, Grateful for Life

    Buoyed by her Mayo Clinic care team, Kellie Leasure, a 48-year-old mother of four living with metastatic breast cancer, embraces each day. On the trip home from a Mayo Clinic appointment in January, where Kellie Leasure had received the news that metastatic breast cancer had again spread to her brain, "The Warrior" by Patty Smyth [...]

  10. Back to Farm Fields and Family Thanks to Speedy Stroke Treatment

    After a severe ischemic stroke, Bruce Schmoll has returned to life on his farm thanks to the multidisciplinary care he received at Mayo Clinic. March 22 was not a typical morning for Bruce Schmoll. He usually sleeps in on those days leading up to planting season, and his wife leaves early for work. But on [...]

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Sept. 12, 2018