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March 1, 2019

Robotic Spine Surgery Renews Scott Walling’s Independence

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Last summer, Scott Walling was in excruciating pain, and he could barely walk. Today he’s pain-free and enjoying his favorite hobbies again, thanks to a new procedure offered by Mayo Clinic’s Department of Neurosurgery.

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Tags: Dr. Karen Newcomer, Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Robotic spine surgery, Spinal stenosis


September 26, 2018

Two Neurosurgeries Drive Dramatic Recovery

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When Bob Goldberg was given a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, he was dubious and decided to get another opinion at Mayo Clinic. A year later, after two successful surgeries, Bob can once again think clearly and walk on his own.

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Tags: Dr. Benjamin Elder, Dr. Joshua Hughes, Dr. Orhum Kantarci, Hydrocephalus, Spinal stenosis


January 13, 2017

Walking Easy Again After Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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After a 37-year career at a petroleum company, Dan Hofferber was looking forward to retirement. But in 2014, Dan started having trouble with one of his legs. The muscle in his left thigh would tighten up, causing unbearable pain that made it hard to walk. “I was used to walking a mile or two, and […]

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Tags: Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Dr. Ralph Gay, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal stenosis


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