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November 23, 2016

Body Builder Regains Energy After Surgery for Myasthenia Gravis

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Six years ago, Robert Clark thought he was having a stroke. His left eye drooped shut, and he began to have difficulty swallowing. A competitive body builder used to working out six times a week, Robert rarely got sick. So when a local physician dismissed his symptoms, he sought out a friend who worked at […]

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Tags: Dr. Matthew Thomas, Dr. Paul Brazis, Florida Campus, minimally invasive surgery, myasthenia gravis, Robotic Thymectomy


December 28, 2015

There’s No Breaking Leo DeGoursey’s Stride

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

A minimally invasive procedure allows Leo DeGoursey to move on from lung cancer surgery without missing a beat. Leo DeGoursey is used to being busy. Until age 50, he enjoyed a career as a printer. Then he made a switch and spent the next two decades developing curriculum, equipping a lab, and teaching printing at […]

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Tags: Dr. Matthew Thomas, lung cancer, minimally invasive surgery, U-VATS


October 2, 2014

Orchestrating Cancer Treatment Not An Obstacle For International Musician

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

Alvaro Gomez knows people in several continents and has access to health care in the U.S., Chile and Europe. When the Central Florida resident faced a prostate cancer diagnosis, he polled his acquaintances and doctors near and far and came up with one answer: Mayo Clinic. “I was fortunate that after taking into account the […]

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Tags: Central Florida, Dr. Wehle, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL, minimally invasive surgery, Orlando, Prostate Cancer, prostatectomy, Robotic Surgery


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