Nuestros pacientes cuentan su historia

  1. Working in Harmony to Keep a Musician Singing

    When Becky Loar injured her voice, she was alarmed by the prospect of not being able to sing. But her care team at Mayo Clinic provided Becky with the treatment she needed to hit the high notes once again. When Becky Loar entered a recording studio in July 2016, it was the culmination of a [...]

  2. Breathing Easier After Nose Reconstruction Surgery

    Plagued by breathing problems and unwanted changes in her appearance, Diane Kolmer turned to Mayo Clinic for diagnosis and treatment that included reconstructive surgery. Now she's back to looking and feeling like herself again. Twenty-one years ago, when Diane Kolmer began her battle with multiple sclerosis (MS), she came to Mayo Clinic looking for answers [...]

  3. Hearing Loss Spurs Doctor to Pay it Forward

    Today, Greta Stamper, Au.D., Ph.D., is a doctor of audiology in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Mayo Clinic?s Florida campus. But her connection to Mayo Clinic dates all the way back to her childhood. Growing up in Iowa, Dr. Stamper was introduced to Mayo at age 10, when her parents took her to see Michael [...]

  4. Diagnosis and Treatment for a Rare Disease Brings Back Trish Byrd?s Hearing and Optimism

    In spring 2016, Trish Byrd went deaf. And no one knew why. With constant ear pain and unable to hear, Trish saw seven different doctors in her home state of New Mexico. After months of treatment, there was no improvement in her symptoms. ?I kept asking, ?What?s wrong with me??? Trish says. ?None of my [...]

  5. Routine Exam Leads to Successful Tonsil Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

    When Gary Pearson went in for a routine physical required by the Minnesota Department of Transportation to maintain his commercial driving privileges, he left with much more than a renewed driver?s license. The 58-year-old departed his appointment with an urgent directive from the nurse practitioner that examined him to see his primary care doctor. The [...]

  6. After Sinus Surgery at Age 82, Charles Metzler Is Breathing Easy

    If you go looking for Charles Metzler, you?ll often find him out on the acreage he owns in the Rocky Mountain foothills near Casper, Wyoming. The 82-year-old spends his days tending his well-manicured lawn, caring for his troop of animals ? ducks, rabbits, a pot-bellied pig named Mimi, and a miniature donkey named Haley ? [...]

  7. Simulation and Reality Meet to Find Ideal Surgical Approach for Florida Patient

    For six months, Chad Thompson slept sitting up to ease debilitating headaches caused by a tumor growing on a nerve in his head. Now, after a successful surgery at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus in March, the 40-year-old Jacksonville resident is having conversations with friends and co-workers that he never expected. “People keep asking, ‘When are [...]

  8. Back in the Symphony After Surgery to Remove Brain Tumor

    Stewart Rosen was beyond anxious when he learned he had a tumor the size of a walnut by his right ear. The tumor was benign. But Stewart, an accountant by day and violinist by night, worried that removing the tumor, an acoustic neuroma, might affect his ability to play music. "I'd never had any kind [...]

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