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January 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

With her dance career in the balance, patient finds that brain surgery can wait

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

A cavernous malformation threatened to upend Allison Nilsen’s dance career. Surgery was an option, but at what cost? Her team at Mayo created a plan to monitor Allison’s condition and let her pursue her dreams. At Mayo Clinic, patient care plans are not one-size-fits-all. Allison Nilsen’s story is a prime example of that. When she […]

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Tags: cavernous malformation, Dr. Rabih Tawk


September 18, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Eliminating a Complex Brain Tumor With Careful Planning and Expert Care

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Tony DeGange never thought much about the bump on his head until his barber mentioned that it might be a problem. It was. The bump turned out to be a brain tumor. But his Mayo Clinic team successfully removed it, and now Tony’s back to enjoying his retirement, bump-free.

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Tags: Dr. Jennifer Peterson, Dr. Rabih Tawk, Dr. Sarvarm TerKonda, gamma-knife, Meningioma, Neuro-Oncology Program


August 7, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Despite a Rare Blood Vessel Abnormality, Allison Dances On

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When a cavernous malformation was discovered in her brain, Allison Nilsen turned to Mayo Clinic for answers. The care and treatment she’s received at Mayo has allowed her to complete her college degree and continue doing what she loves.

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Tags: Awake craniotomy, Cavernous malformations, Dr. James Meschia, Dr. Rabih Tawk


May 15, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Timely Stroke Care Allows Frankie Weekley to Keep Celebrating, Look Forward to Daughter’s Wedding

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Frankie Weekley suffered a stroke that could have left her severely debilitated. But prompt access to stroke telemedicine saved Frankie’s life and minimized the effect the stroke had on her health.

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Josephine Huang, Dr. Rabih Tawk, Mayo Clinic Care Network, MayoClinicFL, stroke, Telestroke


September 22, 2017 · Leave a Comment

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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


May 16, 2014 · Leave a Comment

#StrokeMonth: From Victim to Therapist

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

It’s been almost three years since Sean Bretz collapsed. Unbeknownst to the then 23-year-old U.S. Coast Guardsman, a giant aneurysm had burst in his brain, causing a massive stroke. “His prognosis was grim,” neurosurgeon Rabih Tawk, M.D., recalls. “We used every technology available to help him.” Despite complications and issues, which required him to be induced into […]

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Tags: Aneurysm, bretz, Dr. Rabih Tawk, Rehabilitation, Sean Bretz, stroke, stroke center, therapy


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