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. Car Accident Leads to Lifesaving Kidney Cancer Surgery

    The car-bike accident Gary Pettis was involved in on Nov. 19, 2019, could have ended his life. But the accident led to an unexpected kidney cancer diagnosis and surgery at Mayo Clinic that saved Gary's life instead. It might not have felt like it at the time, but the day Gary Pettis was hit head-on [...]

  2. Back in Control After Successful Incontinence Treatment

    For years, Roxann Neumann, kept spare clothes in her car and desk for the days when incontinence got the best of her. But after an innovative surgery that resets the nerve signals between the brain, bladder and bowel, Roxann's incontinence has improved immensely, and the extra clothing is back in her closet. Roxann Neumann loves [...]

  3. Life After Colorectal Cancer: Music, Comfort and Ostomies

    Sam and Nancy Anderson In 2016, life became painful and chaotic for Sam Anderson when he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and then suffered a medical error during treatment. After that, Sam and his wife took matters into their own hands. At Mayo Clinic, the pair discovered a team of physicians that calmed their worries [...]

  4. Innovative Imaging Charts Course to Successful Cancer Treatment

    When Bruce McVety's prostate cancer returned after a seven-year remission, his doctor suggested he go to Mayo Clinic to receive a test that wasn't available locally. Bruce listened. Today, after comprehensive treatment, the cancer is undetectable, and Bruce is grateful for his renewed health. As a pastor and retired police officer, Bruce McVety is no [...]

July 29, 2020
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