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.

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    CF patient runs past breathing struggles

    Growing up, Dylan Randazzo, 25, faced many struggles after being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth. “I was always sick,” says the New York native of the daily battle against the thick, sticky mucus that would fill his airways. “I didn’t think I would live long.” The chase to find a better quality of life had Dylan and his siblings, who also have the disease, visiting multiple doctors and trying various medications. Dylan found a…

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    Upper airway stimulation therapy restores couple's restful nights

    Many mornings, Jerry Wojtkiewicz woke up more tired than when he went to bed. So did his wife, Sally Wojtkiewicz. Jerry was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea in 2016, but he had never adjusted to his continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, getting tangled in the hose and constantly fighting with the mask. "I don't know what was worse ― Jerry's snoring or the noise of the machine," Sally says. Then in 2019, Jerry, 77,…

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    Robert Kass finds voice again after long COVID-19 battle, tracheal resection

    Robert Kass is a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie. The 69-year-old is an avid rock climber, SCUBA diver and four-decade veteran softball player who once spent weeks sailing across the Pacific Ocean in a two-man vessel. Kass invested in his health through diet and exercise, and says he never had a serious illness in his life. Then, in January 2021, he contracted COVID-19. "I came home from work with a 102-degree fever," says Kass. "Within days, I…

June 24, 2023