Historias de nuestros pacientes: Minnesota

  1. Moving Well and Feeling Good With Holistic Care

    Garret Choby, M.D., Linda Feges and Grant Hamilton III, M.D. For years, Linda Feges has relied on a multidisciplinary care team at Mayo Clinic to help her address symptoms related to movement disorders. Recently, that team also opened the door for Linda to receive treatment for an odd lump on her face. Now, the lump [...]

  2. Skilled Care and Kindness Help Overcome a Rare Salivary Gland Tumor

    When Susan Roupp's tongue began cramping, she looked to Mayo Clinic to find the cause of this strange symptom. During her care team's investigation, they uncovered a mass in Susan's cheek that turned out to be an aggressive cancer. In addition to being grateful for the quick diagnosis and expert care, Susan was impressed by [...]

  3. Beating Back a Brain Tumor Amid Loss

    Terence Burns, M.D., and Katie Garrison When Katie Garrison embarked on treatment for a brain tumor, she did so supported by her husband, Joe. Midway through her journey, however, Joe died from complications due to his own cancer, and Katie leaned on her Mayo Clinic care team. Now, with their compassionate care and customized therapies, [...]

  4. Seeing Dramatic Results After a Frightening Eye Injury

    When one of his eyes was severely injured, Leo Druliner's parents were worried that, due to the trauma, their toddler might never regain his vision in that eye. But a team of Mayo Clinic specialists went to work to repair the damage, and now Leo's on the road to a successful recovery. It's one of [...]

  5. Changing Careers After Cancer Treatment to Make a Difference for Others

    After going through a demanding regimen of cancer treatment, Jay Masters decided he wanted to use the experience to help others facing difficult health challenges. So he quit his job and came to work for Mayo Clinic. Editor's note: When Jay Masters first came to Mayo Clinic, he was a patient receiving a difficult diagnosis [...]

  6. Off to New Adventures After Bidding Incontinence Goodbye

    For years, Catherine Hebert always carried a pair of underwear in her purse. She often needed them. Affected by stress incontinence, she leaked with even slight exertion. Now, after undergoing an outpatient procedure to treat the incontinence with urinary mesh, Catherine stays dry, and her extra undergarments stay at home. This summer, Catherine Hebert is [...]

  7. Working His Way Back After a Stroke

    On a summer evening in July 2018, Dan Boswell was hit by a stroke. His wife's quick action to summon emergency help likely saved his life. Today, with the help of his Mayo Clinic team, Dan is doing all he can to recover from the stroke and meet his goal of returning to work. It [...]

  8. Two Cancers, One Unified Multidisciplinary Care Team

    Joyce Gabbert and Garret Choby, M.D. Joyce Gabbert came to Mayo Clinic for treatment of a rare form of head and neck cancer. But she soon learned that wasn't the only cancer diagnosis she was facing. At that point, a coordinated care team came together to create a treatment plan that put Joyce on the [...]

  9. 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 [...]

  10. Defeating Foot Pain With Neurostimulation

    Unrelenting foot pain dictated Valerie Nicolaison's life for years. It eventually took away her ability to drive, cook, walk and stand. In 2018, however, Valerie's pain met its match when she received a device that stops pain signals in their tracks.?? There was a time in her life that Valerie Nicolaison didn't think she would [...]

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