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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

October 3, 2018

Teamwork and Motivation Spur Recovery from Brachial Plexus Injury

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A motor vehicle accident left Jennifer Tetler without the use of her left arm. But the comprehensive treatment plan developed by her Mayo Clinic care team, along with Jennifer’s drive to recover as fully as possible, led to an excellent outcome.

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Tags: brachial plexus, Cecelia Skotak, Dr. Pelagia Kouloumberis, Dr. Shelley Noland, Julie Pohlad, Peripheral Nerve Clinic


August 6, 2018

Still Smiling Six Decades After First Facial Tumor

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When Nancy Carroll’s parents were told the growth on the left side of their then-2-year-old daughter’s jaw was likely cancerous, they brought her to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. Almost six decades later, Nancy says that decision changed the direction of her life for the better.

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Tags: Ablation therapy, Dr. David Woodrum, Dr. Uldis Bite, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


November 29, 2017

Microsurgery Provides Much-Needed Relief to Teen With Lymphedema

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Hobbled with painful ankle swelling for a year, Amanda Garrett finally found answers and a solution at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Antonio Forte, Lymphedema, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


September 8, 2017

Breathing Easier After Nose Reconstruction Surgery

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Plagued by breathing problems and unwanted changes in her appearance, Diane Kolmer turned to Mayo Clinic for diagnosis and treatment that included reconstructive surgery. Now she’s back to looking and feeling like herself again.

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Tags: Dr. Grant Hamilton III, Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Multiple sclerosis, otorhinolaryngology


August 29, 2017

Minor Scrape Leads to Major Health Crisis

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A seemingly innocent scrape on the hand landed Chris Gordon in a fight for his life after it morphed into a serious infection of a flesh-eating bacterium known as necrotizing fasciitis.

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Tags: Dr. Dave Dennison, Dr. Karim Bakri, Dr. Mark Morrey, Dr. Michael Bannon, General Surgery, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Necrotizing fasciitis, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


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