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December 15, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Israeli patient tells his own “life-changing” story of heart surgery during COVID-19 pandemic

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When Yiftah Geva was diagnosed with a heart condition several years ago, he never expected his journey to treatment would take him 6,000 miles away from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was almost six years ago when Yiftah Geva began taking medication to stabilize his blood pressure. Doctors wanted to investigate the cause of […]

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Tags: Dr. Hartzell Schaff, Dr. Steve Ommen, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy


December 7, 2020 · Leave a Comment

‘Fast and very precise’ robotics-guided biopsy offers precision in diagnosis for international patient

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Over five years, Erasmo Carlos Perdomo Maradiaga received six different diagnoses from doctors in Honduras. The 26-year-old father needed answers, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, he realized a trip to the U.S. could be his only hope for a precise diagnosis. Excruciating back pain first brought Erasmo Carlos Perdomo Maradiaga to the doctor. Imaging tests […]

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Tags: Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Dr. Ernesto Ayala, Dr. Sleby Chen, Mayo Clinic International Services


July 3, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Interpreting Languages, Connecting Cultures

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In her work as a medical interpreter in Mayo Clinic’s Language Services, Samira Jubran uses her love of serving others to connect patients and health care providers, while building bridges between cultures.

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Tags: International Services, Language Services


November 26, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Reaching Out to Help Others Across the Globe

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A small group of Mayo Clinic providers have worked with Denis Mukwege, M.D., Ph.D., one of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, to treat victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Tags: Dr. Deborah Rhodes, Dr. Douglas Creedon, Dr. Emanuel Trabuco, Dr. Eric Dozois, Dr. Marina Walther-Antonio, Dr. Philip Fischer, Dr. Sean Dowdy, Lois Mc Guire, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Roger Dearth


October 15, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Surviving and Thriving After Life-Threatening Illnesses

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Within the past six years, Devender Tulla developed two serious conditions that could have ended badly for the politician from India. But thanks to his Mayo Clinic care team, Devender was able to fight back. Now he’s returned to work representing his constituents.

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Tags: Dr. Allen Aksamit, Dr. Fredric Meyer, Dr. Santhi Swaroop Vege, Dr. Stephen Ansell, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


September 17, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Subduing Pancreatic Cancer Involves International Odyssey

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When she was 38, Radhika Sattanathan received a frightening diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Taking the advice of her physician in India, Radhika sought care halfway around the globe at Mayo Clinic. Today, she’s cancer-free.

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Tags: Dr. Michael Kendrick, Dr. Santhi Swaroop Vege, International Patients, Pancreatic Cancer, whipple procedure


August 23, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Stitch by Stitch — Mayo Clinic Hernia Repair Model Helps Surgeons Hone Critical Skills

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A low-cost model developed at Mayo Clinic is being used as a tool for surgeons on the other side of the world to learn how to effectively repair inguinal hernias — a major health issue in many countries.

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Tags: Dr. David Farley, Dr. Muhammad Zeb, Inguinal hernia, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center


January 17, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Dr. David Fleischer: Treating Esophageal Cancer in Kenya

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

Esophageal cancer is a challenging enough condition to treat at the best medical centers in the U.S. When the condition affects scores of people in a developing country in eastern Africa, the challenge is all the more demanding. David Fleischer, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and his colleagues, working in collaboration with […]

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Tags: Africa, Arizona, Cancer, David Fleischer, David Fleischer MD, Dr. Fleischer, esophageal cancer, esophagus, Kenya, radio frequency ablation, RFA, Tenwek Hospital


July 3, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Make Good Things Come From Bad

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

During a hospitalization for pneumonia more than 20 years ago in her hometown of Barrington, IL, Ilse Hein received very frightening news: she had multiple myeloma. Initially she understood that she had a skin cancer (a melanoma), though she soon learned that multiple myeloma was actually very different: a complex cancer of the bone marrow. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2248, 2271, 2375, 5275, 5279, 5335, 5336, breast cancer, Cancer, Dr. Patrick Kamath, Dr. Philip Greipp


January 17, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Thoroughness is credited by Canadian for early Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

John Henderson of British Columbia is a details man: a Chartered Accountant for whom accuracy and thoroughness are paramount. So while health care is excellent in Canada, about 15 years ago Mr. Henderson, now 62, decided his routine check-ups were not as thorough as they should be for a man approaching 50. “Every time I […]

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Tags: 1136, 2391, 5268, 5335, 5336, Canada, early diagnosis, Executive Health Program, John Henderson, Mayo Clinic, Prostate Cancer


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