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July 26, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Spine Surgery Tames Pain, Puts School Bus Driver Back Behind the Wheel

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For more than a decade, Mike Ramsey suffered from debilitating pain due to a severe spinal deformity. He thought disability and pain would always dominate his life. Then he met a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic who offered him a path to relief. Today, Mike is pain-free.

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Tags: Dr. Benjamin Elder, Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion


November 5, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Back to Pursuing Her Passions After Spine Surgery

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Kathie Hanson went from being an active outdoor enthusiast to being unable to walk without assistance. But the care she received at Mayo Clinic has again allowed her to take part in the many activities that fill her life with joy.

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Tags: Dr. Benjamin Elder, Dr. Michelle Clarke, Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion


September 26, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Two Neurosurgeries Drive Dramatic Recovery

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When Bob Goldberg was given a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, he was dubious and decided to get another opinion at Mayo Clinic. A year later, after two successful surgeries, Bob can once again think clearly and walk on his own.

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Tags: Dr. Benjamin Elder, Dr. Joshua Hughes, Dr. Orhum Kantarci, Hydrocephalus, Spinal stenosis


September 14, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Released to Reengage With Life

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Weighed down by pain and weakness, Valieda Burns became confined and isolated. But neurosurgery to decompress her spine freed her to once again be active, engaged and connected with others.

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Tags: Dr. Benjamin Elder, Spinal cord compression


August 27, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Getting Bob Back on His Feet

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Diagnosis and treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus for Robert Richter meant the difference between being confined to a wheelchair and being able to actively enjoy his life.

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Tags: Dr. Benjamin Elder, Dr. Christopher Boes, Dr. David Jones, Dr. Jeremy Cutsforth-Gregory, Dr. Jonathan Graff-Radford, Dr. Shannon Chiu, Hydrocephalus, Neurosurgery, Normal pressure hydrocephalus


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