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Neurology & Neurosurgery

November 1st, 2017

Finally Sleeping Soundly and Seizure-Free

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After years of dealing with nighttime seizures, an Illinois man found the relief he sought after Mayo Clinic surgeons precisely mapped the source of his seizures.

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Tags: Dr. Fredric Meyer, Dr. Jeffrey Britton, Epilepsy, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Seizure


October 13th, 2017

Outdoors Enthusiast Uses Exercise to Curb Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease

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  Mountain biker, hiker and skier Robert Berlin, M.D., was just 53 when he began experiencing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Today, thanks to health care tailored to his lifestyle, he remains active and optimistic.

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Tags: Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog, Dr. Rodolfo Savica, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Parkinson's Disease


September 22nd, 2017

Expert Stroke Care has Allen Witcher Walking, Cooking and Dancing Again

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After a stroke, Allen Witcher required complex surgery, followed by months of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Thanks to that comprehensive treatment, Allen now relishes each new day he has to enjoy.

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Rabih Tawk, stroke


September 15th, 2017

Neurosurgery Frees Peggy Lang From Constant Pain

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Diagnosed with a rare condition that affected her neck muscles, Peggy Lang suffered for years with debilitating headaches, tremors and dizzy spells. But surgery at Mayo Clinic relieved her symptoms, allowing her to enjoy life once again.

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Tags: Cervical dystonia, Dr. Robert Spinner, Neurosurgery, Spasmodic torticollis


July 26th, 2017

Spinal Surgery Saves Teen Swimmer’s Mobility

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When the position of his spine unexpectedly changed, 13-year-old Albert Mansour was unable to walk without discomfort. Using a unique surgical approach, Mayo Clinic surgeons were able to successfully repair Albert’s spine and relieve his pain.

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Tags: Dr. Jeremy Fogelson, Dr. Todd Milbrandt, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery


July 21st, 2017

Second Opinion at Mayo Clinic Changes a Nurse’s Destiny

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Distressed by the news that she had an inoperable brain tumor, Jessica Kenser sought a second opinion and received life-altering treatment from Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons.

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Brian O'Neill, Dr. Terry Burns, Neuro-oncology, Neurology and Neurosurgery


July 19th, 2017

Therapist Celebrates 10 Years of Vitality After Surgery for a Rare Brain Tumor

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In July 2017, Sally Kirilloff marked a decade since her care team at Mayo Clinic successfully removed a large, rare brain tumor, enabling her to continue enjoying her work, her hobbies and her family.

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Reimer, Glioma, Neurology and Neurosurgery


July 14th, 2017

Saving Grace: Finding Hope for a Seizure-Free Future

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After suffering her first epileptic seizure at just 10 days of age, Grace Chan required six separate brain surgeries as surgeons worked to remove the harmful tissue that was causing her seizures.

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Tags: Dr. Christina Chen, Dr. Nicholas Wetjen, Dr. Sheri Crow, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, pediatric neurology


May 25th, 2017

A Leak in His Brain, Troubling Symptoms, and Finally an Elusive Fix

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Steve Grinstead was eager to resolve a medical condition causing troubling symptoms. Physicians around the country turned him down for surgery. His team at Mayo Clinic found a solution that put him on the road to recovery.

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Tags: Dr. David Piepgras, Dr. Felix Diehn, Dr. Neeraj Kumar, Dr. Richard Marsh, Neurosurgery, Superficial Siderosis


May 9th, 2017

Stroke of Luck — Quick Response and New Treatment Keep Curtis Wood in the Game

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Quick assessment and expert care are key to successful stroke treatment. Curtis Wood benefitted from both through Mayo Clinic’s Comprehensive Stroke Center.

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Benjamin Eidelman, Dr. Robert Wharen, Dr. W. David Freeman, Telestroke


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