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June 14, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Finally! Relief for Unbearable Acid Reflux: The LINX Procedure

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

Who hasn’t experienced the occasional acid reflux from a particularily spicy dinner or an extra slice of pizza? Nothing that an over-the-counter pill wouldn’t relieve, right? Unfortunately, for seven long years, Shawnee Williams, suffered not a few but daily episodes of progressively worsening acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux, GERD. At only age 25, she experienced […]

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Tags: 2927, 3169, 4024, acid reflux, Arizona, GERD, Harold, Kristi Harold, LINXX LIN, Mayo Clinic, procedure, Shawnee Williams


March 6, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Cancer Survivor Bikes the Desert to Deliver Donation

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald (@stacytheobald)

To celebrate his “first birthday” after treatment for esophageal cancer, Ricky Rinehart, 54, rode his bike to Mayo Clinic — 213 miles across the desert from his home in Yuma to Phoenix, Ariz. Thirteen friends, family and co-workers joined him for the two-day ride last October. They delivered more than $10,000 in donations for cancer […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 5267, 5279, 5333, esophageal cancer, Rickey Rinehart


March 1, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Singing Praise After New Esophageal Cancer Treatment

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald (@stacytheobald)

Esophageal cancer took Jorge Rivera, 47, by surprise. An auto loan manager and a father of three, he had a full life and a passion for performing sacred music with his family. Rivera, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, had “the usual” heartburn symptoms from what he describes as a typical Puerto Rican diet. But a […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 5267, 5275, 5279, 5334, Cancer, esophageal cancer, Jorge Rivera


October 27, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Ricky Rinehart: Raising Funds for Cancer Research One Mile at a Time

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

As he biked 213 miles of desert between Yuma, Ariz., and Phoenix in temperatures above 90 degrees, Ricky Reinhart thought a lot about moving forward. Much the same as he did a year ago as he laid in a bed at Mayo Clinic Hospital recovering from surgery for esophageal cancer. To celebrate his “first birthday” […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 4718, 5254, 5279, 5323, 5333, cardiothoracic surgery, esophageal cancer, esophagectomy, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix


May 24, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Life-saving surgery provides a second chance

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

Jorge Rivera raised his cell phone and took a self-portrait that showed an almost imperceptible scar on his neck. Rivera, an administrative manager at FirstBank in San Juan, Puerto Rico, underwent a new type of surgery at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, to remove his cancerous esophagus and restore his digestive system. Today, he is cancer-free […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 3640, 3719, 5275, 5279, 5334, C. Daniel Smith, esophageal cancer, Florida, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic


May 10, 2010 · Leave a Comment

When John Gillis got esophageal cancer, he trusted Mayo Clinic

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

John Gillis went to “the best place possible” when he got esophageal cancer and got a result that he never imagined. The persistent stomach pain caught John Gillis by surprise. The active 53-year-old had rarely been sick a day in his life. He sought care from a doctor in his hometown of Fishers, Ind., who […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5275, 5323, 5335, Cancer, Patient Story


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