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March 6, 2019

Heading Forward With Gratitude and Grace

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For Marisa Bella, living with a rare neurological condition meant managing sustained pain and an unnatural head position, as well as dealing with unwanted reactions from strangers. For years Marisa navigated life while suffering the physical, mental and emotional effects of her illness. That all changed in 2018 when a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon helped her […]

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Tags: Cervical dystonia, Dr. Anhar Hassan, Dr. Jorys Martinez-Jorge, Dr. Majken Wingo, Dr. Oscar Manrique, Dr. Robert Spinner, Dystonia, Mayo Clinic's Transgender and Intersex Specialty Care Clinic


January 27, 2019

Neurosurgery Inspires Athlete’s Career Path

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More than a decade after nerve transfer surgery restored mobility to his right shoulder, Peter Rechenberg is not only able to do Olympic lifts, he’s using his experience at Mayo Clinic to bring healing to others.

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Tags: Dr. Alexander Shin, Dr. Allen Bishop, Dr. Robert Spinner, Peripheral Nerve Injury


January 12, 2018

Successful Surgery Opens the Door to Brighter Days Ahead

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When a nerve tumor threatened Ana Paula Wiechers health and mobility, a team of specialists at Mayo Clinic came together to perform a complex surgery that removed the tumor without any long-term complications.

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Lachance, Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Dr. Randall DeMartino, Dr. Robert Spinner, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Schwannoma


September 15, 2017

Neurosurgery Frees Peggy Lang From Constant Pain

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Diagnosed with a rare condition that affected her neck muscles, Peggy Lang suffered for years with debilitating headaches, tremors and dizzy spells. But surgery at Mayo Clinic relieved her symptoms, allowing her to enjoy life once again.

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Tags: Cervical dystonia, Dr. Robert Spinner, Neurosurgery, Spasmodic torticollis


August 26, 2015

Experimental Nerve Graft Puts Former Green Beret Back on his Feet

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Others might have panicked, but former U.S. Special Forces Engineer Kevin Flike kept his wits about him when he was shot in the abdomen during a firefight in Afghanistan four years ago. Through the worst pain of his life, the Green Beret pushed forward. He radioed his injury to teammates and began assessing the wound, […]

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Tags: Dr. Robert Spinner, Dr. Scott Zietlow, nerve graft, Neurosurgery, Peripheral Nerve Injury


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