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. Surviving and Thriving After Life-Threatening Illnesses

    Within the past six years, Devender Tulla developed two serious conditions that could have ended badly for the politician from India. But thanks to his Mayo Clinic care team, Devender was able to fight back. Now he's returned to work representing his constituents. For 30 years, Devender Goud Tulla, of Hyderabad, India, easily maintained the [...]

  2. Teamwork and Motivation Spur Recovery from Brachial Plexus Injury

    A motor vehicle accident left Jennifer Tetler without the use of her left arm. But the comprehensive treatment plan developed by her Mayo Clinic care team, along with Jennifer's drive to recover as fully as possible, led to an excellent outcome. Jennifer Tetler tried to react, tried to get out of the way. "I had [...]

  3. Using Expertise and Teamwork to Tackle a Brain Tumor

    After being plagued by mysterious symptoms for more than a year, Richard Uihlein was diagnosed with a brain tumor and told nothing could be done about it. Undeterred, he went to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. There he found a way forward after all.? For more than a year, Lauralee Uihlein couldn't shake the [...]

  4. Released to Reengage With Life

    Weighed down by pain and weakness, Valieda Burns became confined and isolated. But neurosurgery to decompress her spine freed her to once again be active, engaged and connected with others. In July, 78-year-old Valieda Burns took the trip of a lifetime ? a 14-day cruise to the British Isles with a side trip to Paris. [...]

  5. 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 [...]

  6. 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 [...]

  7. Early Detection Sparks Swift Treatment for Brain Aneurysm

    Keith Bruno's family history of aneurysms prompted his primary care physician to order a CT scan during a routine physical. That test and the surgery that followed it saved Keith's life. Keith Bruno knows all too well the devastating effects an undiagnosed brain aneurysm can have. Keith experienced the pain of losing a loved one [...]

  8. 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 [...]

  9. 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 [...]

  10. 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 [...]

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