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December 12, 2021

Living life to the fullest, pain-free

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

“I’m Maria Coffaro, I’m 28, live in Colorado, and spend my time traveling, trying new restaurants, and doing anything and everything outdoors. At 27, I was diagnosed with #TrigeminalNeuralgia — a disease that primarily affects women over 50. In July 2019 I experienced a shocking pain in the right side of my face that continued off and […]

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Tags: Dr. Richard Zimmerman, Maria Coffaro, Neurosurgery, sharing mayo clinic, Trigeminal Neuralgia


March 2, 2020

After More Than Two Decades, Ellen Bids Devastating Facial Pain Goodbye

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

For years, the neurologic disorder trigeminal neuralgia dominated Ellen Whitebird’s world. It caused searing pain that destroyed her ability to enjoy life. Then in 2019, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon proposed a procedure that he believed could make a significant difference. It did. Today, Ellen’s pain is gone.

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Tags: Dr. Richard Zimmerman, Trigeminal Neuralgia


February 5, 2018

Neurosurgery Frees Patient From 15 Years of Debilitating Pain

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Gloria Hughes endured episodes of terrible pain for more than a decade before a chance meeting between her local physician and a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon finally paved the way for desperately needed relief.

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Tags: Dr. Richard Zimmerman, Neurosurgery, The Village at Mayo Clinic


April 30, 2014

Enjoying a ‘New Normal’ After Epilepsy Surgery

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

A few years ago, Jessica Veach’s life was going according to plan. She’d started her career as an elementary school teacher — a dream she’d had since she was 8 years old — and was settling into married life with her husband, Colin. Jessica was also successfully managing epilepsy, which she had been diagnosed with […]

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Tags: Dr. Katherine Noe, Dr. Richard Zimmerman, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Patient Stories, seizures


January 30, 2014

For One Couple, Expert Neurology Care Makes All the Difference

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

In one brief statement, Barbara Smith can sum up the impact that the staff in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona had on her and her husband as they faced several difficult and frightening medical problems: “They are our life-changing heroes.”  For 40 years, seizures were just part of life for Barbara. […]

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