Historias de nuestros pacientes: Minnesota

  1. 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 [...]

  2. 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 [...]

  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. 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 [...]

  5. ?Tackling a Rare Brain Tumor With Expertise and Skill

    Diagnosed with a brain tumor, Marrissa Janssen was scared. Her biggest fear was that doctors wouldn't be able to get rid of the entire mass. But after consulting with experts at Mayo Clinic, Marrissa's fear turned to hope. Now, after surgery and proton beam therapy, the tumor is gone. Sept. 6, 2018, started off as [...]

  6. Sinus Surgery Renews Rebecca Bough's Quality of Life

    Rebecca Bough and Garret Choby, M.D. Rebecca Bough had resigned herself to the fact that the chronic stuffiness and decreased senses of smell and taste she'd been living with were never going to go away. But then a Mayo Clinic care team helped change all that. As she lay in the bathtub of a New [...]

  7. Marching to the Beat of His Own Drum After Brain Surgery

    Tanner Effinger knew something was seriously wrong. Despite seeing multiple physicians in Virginia and Idaho, no one could figure out what was causing his weight loss, fatigue and anemia. Within days of arriving at Mayo Clinic, however, Tanner was diagnosed with an unusual brain tumor. After it was surgically removed, all of Tanner's symptoms disappeared. [...]

  8. Second Opinion on Salivary Gland Tumor Paves Way to Motherhood

    When Bryna Halloran was diagnosed with a salivary gland tumor that didn't align with her age, gender or medical history, she turned to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. At Mayo, Bryna found a physician who listened to her concerns, and she was offered a treatment plan that exceeded her expectations. When first-time mom Bryna [...]

  9. Comprehensive Care for a Complex Diagnosis Offers New Hope

    When Travis Morris first came to Mayo Clinic, he had no explanation for the debilitating symptoms that had brought him to Rochester, Minnesota. By the time he left, however, Travis not only had a diagnosis, he had a treatment plan that's now helping to significantly improve his quality of life. Travis Morris had waited a [...]

  10. Hitting the High Notes After Battling a Rare Tumor

    Mackenzie Rolison had been singing in choirs for years when she was diagnosed with a rare tumor. It required surgery that significantly affected her vocal cords. But after receiving further treatment from a multidisciplinary Mayo Clinic team, Mackenzie was thrilled to regain her voice. Singing has always been a big part of Mackenzie Rolison's life. [...]

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