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December 5, 2018

Headaches Gone, Independence Restored

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Michelle Griffis battled debilitating headaches for more than a year. But after several neurosurgeries and care from a multidisciplinary team at Mayo Clinic, she’s made a full recovery. Now Michelle and her son are back to exploring their world together. 

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Tags: Dr. Cody Nesvick, Dr. W. Richard Marsh, Laminectomy, Neurosurgery


November 19, 2018

Making Music Again After Bidding a Tumor Goodbye

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After months of living with sharp, shooting pain in her arm, Corrine Craig sought help at Mayo Clinic. Her care and treatment by a multidisciplinary team took away the pain and allowed the piano player to return to the pastime she loves.

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Tags: Dr. Pelagia Kouloumberis, Dr. Shelley Noland, Neurosurgery, Schwannoma


August 27, 2018

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


August 10, 2018

Early Detection Sparks Swift Treatment for Brain Aneurysm

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Keith Bruno’s family history of aneurysms prompted his primary care physician to order a CT scan during a routine physical. That test and the surgery that followed it saved Keith’s life.

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Tags: Brain Aneurysm, Dr. Bernard Bendok, Dr. Pelagia Kouloumberis, Dr. Richard Engle, Neurosurgery


August 9, 2018

Minimally Invasive Back Surgery Puts Fear and Pain in the Past

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Michele Krause’s fear of surgery prevented her from seeking a surgical remedy for her back pain for years. All of that began to change when she heard a Mayo Clinic surgeon explain a less-invasive procedure.

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Tags: Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Neurosurgery, Spinal Fusion


February 24, 2018

Comprehensive Care Returns Teacher’s Focus to Her Love of Learning

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Two troubling diagnoses had Erika Bauserman worried about her future. Her care team at Mayo Clinic took care of both medical problems so Erika could put her health concerns behind her.

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Tags: Brain tumors, cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Betty Kim, Dr. Elizabeth Rauschenberger, Dr. Matthew Thomas, MayoClinicFL, Neurosurgery, oncology, Surgery


February 5, 2018

Neurosurgery Frees Patient From 15 Years of Debilitating Pain

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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


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


July 26, 2017

Spinal Surgery Saves Teen Swimmer’s Mobility

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When the position of his spine unexpectedly changed, 13-year-old Albert Mansour was unable to walk without discomfort. Using a unique surgical approach, Mayo Clinic surgeons were able to successfully repair Albert’s spine and relieve his pain.

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Tags: Dr. Jeremy Fogelson, Dr. Todd Milbrandt, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery


May 25, 2017

A Leak in His Brain, Troubling Symptoms, and Finally an Elusive Fix

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Steve Grinstead was eager to resolve a medical condition causing troubling symptoms. Physicians around the country turned him down for surgery. His team at Mayo Clinic found a solution that put him on the road to recovery.

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Tags: Dr. David Piepgras, Dr. Felix Diehn, Dr. Neeraj Kumar, Dr. Richard Marsh, Neurosurgery, Superficial Siderosis


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