Suffering from a rare autoimmune disease called anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, Amanda’s body began to shut down. That’s when her mom took her to Penn. She’s now back to herself. Watch her story.
Amy was diagnosed with Tarlov cysts, fluid-filled sacs that affect nerve roots in the spine. Dr. Welch performed surgery and now Amy is feeling great.
On April 19, 2016, Ann had Microvascular Decompression (MVD) surgery and she’s been pain free ever since.
Due to epileptic seizures, Bert struggled with day-to-day activities. To get his life back, Bert turned to the Penn Neuroscience Center. Bert underwent surgery and is now seizure-free.
Carol, who was recently treated for spinal stenosis by William Welch, MD, shared her experience with Penn Neurosurgery.
As the pain increased, Chris was concerned an end to his active lifestyle was near. Yet, after lumbar discectomy surgery, he's back to doing what he loves.
When a massive stroke left Clifton paralyzed on his left side, no one thought he’d ever walk again - except his team at Penn.
Colleen was having trouble hearing and underwent tests. Diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, Dr. Lee assured Colleen she would overcome this challenge. She has.
At the Penn Neurosciences Center, breakthrough clinical trials are making huge strides for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Elaine's life was turned upside down when she was unable to use her legs. Elaine underwent DBS and says she is thrilled to now be able to manage her symptoms.
After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, a visit to Penn Medicine has Greg feeling positive about his future.
Telestroke, Neuro-rescue and a weekend at the shore
Matt had to decide if he wanted to undergo surgery for an epidermoid cyst or deal with the pain. He had surgery at Penn Medicine and is now pain-free.
Parkinson's disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system affecting the motor system, was keeping Missy from doing things she enjoyed.
Suffering from Parkinson's, Roberto moved so that he could undergo DBS. He is now back to doing much of what he did prior to his diagnosis.
Diagnosed with a brain tumor, Stephen was worried his active lifestyle would end. After surgery at Penn Medicine, he's feeling great and back to enjoying life.
Penn Neurosciences made Tamara’s tumor glow so that they knew they were removing all of it. Now, Tamara is back to dancing!
Congratulations to the 184 Penn physicians listed below who were included in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2016.
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A clinical trial is a research study involving patient volunteers that are conducted to find safe and effective treatments for a variety of health conditions.