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Patient Stories

ACL Repair Surgery Helps Patient Make Strides in Busy Life

ACL Repair Surgery Helps Patient Make Strides in Busy Life

Dec 5, 2023

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Debra Haberstroh works in her garden after her tumor resection.

Debra Haberstroh Gains a New Lease on Life

Nov 15, 2023

“I was very fortunate they found the tumor when they did.”
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Carrie with her son before and after her cancer journey.

Innovative Cancer Treatment Helps Patient Live Longer

Sep 28, 2023

“It was worth every moment of it to know I was going to be there to see my son grow up.”
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John Ostrout fishing

Hip Arthroscopy Patient Gets Pain Relief and Enjoys Fishing Again

Jul 13, 2023

“To be able to go through a day and not have any pain...It’s like a rebirth. It changes your attitude. It changes your outlook on life. Now I look forward to every day.”
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Tennis champion Chris Evert overcame ovarian cancer. She received treatment at Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital.

Tennis Champion Chris Evert Overcomes Ovarian Cancer

Jul 11, 2023

“Be your own advocate, and be aware of your body and any signs or signals of something changing.”
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Stephanie and family

Second Opinion Finds a Mother’s Uterus to be Four Times Normal Size

Jun 30, 2023

“It doesn’t matter how far you need to travel. As long as you’re receiving the care you need.”
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Maria Dupree, a Care Navigator for Cleveland Clinic Florida (left) and surgeons using robots to help with surgery.

Robotic Surgery Advancement Helps Patient Beat Colorectal Cancer

Jun 30, 2023

“Never ignore your symptoms. I didn’t want to get tested. I didn’t want to get screenings and I regret that. Get screened because it could save your life.”
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Jennifer Boyd and her daughter Emma now share an even closer connection.

Lifesaving Organ Transplant is a Perfect Match

Jun 15, 2023

“My mother had the same thing and it killed her three years ago. My great-grandmother had cirrhosis, too, and she didn’t drink at all. And I have another cousin who has it, and she doesn’t drink. So in our case, it’s obviously hereditary.”
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Stephanie smiling as she does her stretches before a run.

After Beating Cancer, Stephanie Tufano is on the Run to Optimum Health

Jun 6, 2023

“Had I not listened to my body and took the time to get checked out, I might have gone another six months to a year as the tumor kept growing,”
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