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February 22, 2019

Repaired Deviated Septum is a Breath of Fresh Air

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With a deviated septum that blocked her nasal airway, Mistie Melver couldn’t breathe through her nose, and she rarely got a good night’s sleep. That changed when, after two failed surgeries, she turned to Mayo Clinic. At Mayo, Mistie found a care team committed to ensuring her nasal obstruction repair was a success.

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Tags: Dr. Cassandra Puccinelli, Dr. Grant Hamilton III, Dr. Toby Weingarten, otorhinolaryngology, Septoplasty


January 31, 2019

Living and Loving Out Loud

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Affected by hearing loss for years, Jerry and Madalaine McDaniel created a world for themselves that revolved around their quiet home environment. But when the couple was offered a chance to escape the silence, they leaped at the possibility of a return to sound.

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Tags: cochlear implant, Dr. Colin Driscoll, Head and neck surgery, Meniere's disease, otorhinolaryngology


July 26, 2018

Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds

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Time and again, 5-year-old Aaliya Lopez has pulled through life-threatening medical crises, and thanks to ongoing medical support, the future she faces now is as wide open as her smile.

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Tags: Dr. David Daniels, Dr. Shelagh Cofer, Head and neck surgery, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Neurology and Neurosurgery, otorhinolaryngology, Pediatric Cardiology, Tetralogy of Fallot


June 20, 2018

A Noise-Filled Hearing Loss Journey

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Suffering from severe hearing loss and struggling to find answers, Dianne Lee Needham turned to Mayo Clinic’s Cochlear Implant Program. Here she shares in her own words how the care she received has dramatically improved her quality of life.

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Tags: cochlear implants, Dr. Amy Olund, Dr. Colin Driscoll, otorhinolaryngology


May 23, 2018

Surgery to Remove a Cyst Inspires Melissa Webb’s Future

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When Melissa Webb had an unusual cyst in her throat surgically removed at the age of 6, she had no idea how much the experience would shape the years to come.

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Tags: Dr. Laura Orvidas, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, otorhinolaryngology


May 21, 2018

Mayo Clinic Staff Take on an Urgent Medical Mission

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When a Mayo Clinic surgical team learned that a child tethered to life support in a foreign country would die in a matter of days without their help, they quickly planned a multifaceted intervention.

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Tags: Carrie Gossman, Christopher McGriff, Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan, otorhinolaryngology, Tracheal stenosis


May 11, 2018

Public Speaker Beats Tenacious Tongue Cancer

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When faced with an alarming diagnosis of tongue cancer that threatened not only her health but also her livelihood, Paulette Walz looked to Mayo Clinic and found the expert care she needed.

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Tags: Dr. Casler, ENT, MayoClinicFL, otorhinolaryngology, tongue, tongue cancer


April 12, 2018

Retaining His Voice With Radical Treatment

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Jeff Krajacic was shocked to learn that a rare form of bone cancer was to blame for changes in his voice. He was even more stunned when he found out that the malignancy, and the problems it caused, could be treated using a piece of his ear.

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Tags: Chondrosarcoma, Dr. Eric Moore, otorhinolaryngology


February 20, 2018

Fetal Surgery Sets the Stage for a Healthy Birth

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Diagnosed with a life-threatening condition at 20 weeks gestation, Xavier Sorying underwent an innovative operation while in utero that helped him overcome his birth defect.

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Tags: Dr. Denise Klinkner, Dr. Rodrigo Ruano, Fetal Care Center, Fetal Diagnostic and Intervention Center, Fetal surgery, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, NICU, otorhinolaryngology, Pediatric surgery


January 31, 2018

Quick Action Paves the Way for Healing and Recovery

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In their quest for clear answers and an accurate diagnosis, an Illinois couple received prompt attention and compassionate care at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Ashish Chintakuntlawar, Dr. Daniel Ma, Dr. Eric Moore, Dr. Kathryn Van Abel, Dr. Kerry Olsen, Head and neck surgery, otorhinolaryngology, Robotic Surgery, throat cancer


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