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. Team of Mayo Experts Pinpoints Source of Puzzling Leg Weakness

    Without an explanation for progressive weakness in his legs, Raymond Knapp was resigned to the notion that he would be confined to a wheelchair. A collaborative effort among Mayo Clinic specialists in Radiology and Neurology, though, changed everything for Raymond, giving him the diagnosis and treatment he needed to walk on his own again. Believing [...]

  2. Collaborative Approach to Care Restores Conductor's Sight

    When doctors in Ohio told Robyn Lana they weren't sure whether a brain aneurysm they found behind her right eye socket was causing the vision problems she'd been experiencing, Robyn turned to Mayo Clinic. Not only did her Mayo care team identify the true cause of her vision loss, they fixed it. In November 2018, [...]

  3. Innovative Therapy Improves Lives of People With Neuroendocrine Tumors

    When Jay Elsten's neuroendocrine tumors no longer were responding to traditional treatment, Mayo Clinic offered him a recently approved nuclear medicine therapy. And it worked. Within a week, Jay's symptoms were gone. Jay Elsten's medical concerns started subtly with just some itching and rashes on his legs. A visit to his primary care physician in [...]

  4. Expert Care, Teamwork Lead to Tailored Treatment for Alexa's Rare Cancer

    Alexa Lofaro spent six months taking medications for a condition she didn't have. Once she arrived at Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary team specializing in her disease not only provided the right diagnosis, but also conducted the genetic testing necessary to find the right medication for her. Only about 1,500 people in the world have been [...]

  5. After Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain, Marah's Future is Wide Open

    These days, Marah Johnson feels terrific. Happy and healthy, the 20-year-old is living her best life. It's a new reality for Marah, who had been incapacitated by unexplained pelvic pain until she met a Mayo Clinic physician who demystified her pain and provided a cure. As a 20-year-old, Marah Johnson should have been embracing a [...]

  6. Reenergized After Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment for Painful, Debilitating Symptoms

    Margaret Parry is moving with ease around her Wyoming home and community these days. She has plenty of energy, she's excited about life and she feels good. It's a 180-degree difference from a year ago when an undiagnosed condition made each step she took a painful proposition. As far back as 67-year-old Margaret Parry can [...]

  7. Careful Evaluation, Teamwork Lead to Successful Epilepsy Surgery

    Kristy, Declyn and Gavin Vreeland There was a time when Gavin Vreeland was afraid he might hurt his daughter should he have a seizure while caring for her. Despite taking medication, his epileptic episodes happened frequently and without warning. But after specialized imaging and targeted brain surgery at Mayo Clinic, Gavin is now happily embracing [...]

  8. Straightforward Approach Fixes Fibroids

    Karen Pauly, left, with her family, Jamison, Nathan and Autumn. When Karen Pauly began looking for treatment to address her painful uterine fibroids, she needed a care team that could take all her medical concerns into consideration. Karen took her quest to Mayo Clinic, where she received minimally invasive therapy that has dramatically improved her [...]

Aug. 25, 2020