The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Facial Reconstructive Surgery at Mayo Clinic Offers Hope and Healing

On YouTube, Samir Mardini, M.D., describes Mayo Clinic's unique services for people with facial deformities.

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.

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    Thanks to 3D printing, 'They know who I am -- I'm grandpa'

    In an instant — the grasp on the hand brakes, the squealing tires, the realization of what was to come, the unavoidable collision between motorcycle and passenger side of a pickup truck — everything changed for John Roby. The details are fuzzy and traumatizing for John, whose memory mostly is built from the accident report and reconstruction — and it's not a moment to which he wants to return. That's because he was seriously injured…

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    Hyperbaric treatment speeds healing after cleft palate surgery

    Before Kael Jaeger was born, his 20-week ultrasound revealed to his parents, Jacy and Jesse Jaeger, that he had a cleft lip and palate. As the couple adjusted to this new reality, his care team stepped up and created a plan for repairing this common birth defect. A cleft lip and palate are openings or splits in the upper lip and roof of the mouth that don't close as an unborn baby develops. While usually…

  3. Brighter view thanks to eyelid lift

    Ellen Teske isn't one to sit still for too long. In the winter, you can find her on the ski slopes with her siblings or with her feet in snowshoes. During the summer, she is in her flower garden, at the local farmers market, biking or on her paddleboard. And there was no slowing down [...]

  4. Treatment strikes a chord with patient after life-altering accident

    Sara Groves was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident that changed her life. Among other things, the accident left her with paralysis in her right arm. She credits her medical team at Mayo Clinic in Arizona for helping her move forward and for the courage to pick up her guitar again. Arizona resident Sara Groves leads [...]

Nov. 14, 2020