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November 14th, 2013

Flying High after Successful Laparoscopic Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Barbara Nehr and her husband Adam had recently retired. Their shared passion for designing and flying experimental airplanes had taken them on many adventures in the past 20 years – adventures they planned to continue. But then the Orlando couple’s plans took a detour. A routine test showed Barbara’s body was not flushing out toxins […]

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Tags: 2254, 5270, 5275, 5279, 5288, 5334, Adam Nehr, Barbara Nehr, Dr. Asbun, hepatobiliary, horacio asbun, Jacksonville


March 5th, 2013

Seizure-free after new surgery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

One of Arden Berge’s most surprising discoveries while he was a graduate student in meteorology had nothing to do with the weather. “I’d been lying on the bed reading, and all of a sudden I looked up and there were paramedics standing over me,” says Berge. He’d soon learn why. He’d had a seizure, and […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5294, 5335, Arden Berge, complex partial seizures, Dr. Gregory Cascino, Dr. Richard Marsh, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, medication, Neurology & Neurosurgery


March 4th, 2013

Pleased Patient Shows Enduring Gratitude with Tattoo

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

David Prochello is no stranger to getting tattoos. He builds custom choppers, he has tats on his arms and a large one on his upper back inscribed: “I am my own role model.” So when Prochello, of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota,  received drug therapy and surgery at Mayo Clinic to treat kidney cancer, he felt […]

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Tags: 1136, 2802, 5327, 5335, David Prochello, Dr. Leibovich, kidney cancer, Surgery, tattoo, tumor


November 14th, 2012

Loving care, answered prayers and a bake sale

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

For Carey Deacon, the support of co-workers along with her daughter’s medical care reaffirmed her decision to return to work at the “only place she felt passionate about.” Carey Deacon sped from her mother’s graveside to the emergency room with her 15-year-old daughter, Catherine, doubled over in pain beside her in the car. “I was […]

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Tags: Carey Deacon, Catherine Deacon, Charles Coddington, dermoid tumor, employee, Employment, Matthew Robertson, ovary, Surgery, tumor


March 23rd, 2012

Joey’s Hope – Part 2 of 4

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Previously: “Joey’s Hope – Part 1 of 4” …Joel was gone to surgery and then to recovery on Friday from about 6:30 a.m. until 4 or 5 p.m. He was moved to the ninth floor of the Mary Brigh building in ICU. Dr. Bledsoe talked with Kimberly and advised that the surgery went well. Although […]

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Tags: 1136, 5279, 5292, 5335, Brain surgery, Cancer, Dr. Bledsoe, Dr. Lachance, gamma-knife, Joel Saunders, Joey, Kimberly


March 22nd, 2012

Joey’s Hope – Part 1 of 4

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

To be told he had melanoma cancer totally shocked Joel Saunders and his family who live in Fort Wayne, Indiana. An auto technician (window installer), Joel was always extremely healthy and rarely called in sick to work. He has been married to Kimberly for 17 years. They have one child, a daughter, Jadyn, who is […]

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Tags: 1136, 3037, 5279, 5292, 5335, brain, Cancer, Daniel Lachance, Joel, Joel Saunders, Kimberly Saunders, lymph node


August 23rd, 2011

Pilocytic Astrocytoma – Andrew Mork – Update

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

This is an update to Andrew Mork’s story, “It really should be called The Mayo Family”, from over a year and a half ago. We have caught back up with both Andrew and his mom for an updated video interview from both of them. Andrew explains the improvement. Andrew’s mom, Corrie Mork, reflects on this […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 3723, 5279, 5294, 5335, Andrew Mork, brain, Cancer, cord, Corrie Mork


February 4th, 2011

Robotic Head and Neck Surgery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Surgeons at Mayo Clinic have developed a new robotic procedure performed through the mouth (transorally) to treat cancers of the tongue base and tonsils. Mayo Clinic is one of the few medical centers in the United States offering this surgery, and Mayo physicians have extensive experience in the procedure. In this video, Doctors Kerry Olsen, […]

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Tags: 1136, 5267, 5279, 5335, Head, Kerry Olsen, Mayo Clinic, Neck, Robotic Surgery, Steven Olsen, throat, tongue


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