Amanda, a patient at the Penn Neuroscience Center, and her mom

Amanda's Story

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

Amanda's Story

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

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 Telling a Story

Amy's Story

Tarlov Cysts

Amy's Story

Tarlov Cysts

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.

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Ann's Story

Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Ann's Story

Trigeminal Neuralgia

On April 19, 2016, Ann had Microvascular Decompression (MVD) surgery and she’s been pain free ever since.

Belinda Telling Her Story

Belinda's Story

Hemifacial Spasm

Bert's Story

Bert's Story

Epilepsy

Bert's Story

Epilepsy

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.

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Carol's Story

Spinal Stenosis

Carol's head shot

Carol's Story

Spinal Stenosis

Carol, who was recently treated for spinal stenosis by William Welch, MD, shared her experience with Penn Neurosurgery.

Christopher's head shot

Christopher's Story

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

Christopher's head shot

Christopher's Story

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

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.

Clifton's Story

Stroke

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 Telling Her Story

Colleen's Story

Acoustic Neuroma

Colleen's Story

Acoustic Neuroma

Colleen was having trouble hearing and underwent tests. Diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, Dr. Lee assured Colleen she would overcome this challenge. She has.

Don, a patient at the Penn Neuroscience Center, and his wife

Don's Story

Alzheimer’s Disease

Don's Story

Alzheimer’s Disease

At the Penn Neurosciences Center, breakthrough clinical trials are making huge strides for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Elaine Telling Her Story

Elaine's Story

Dystonia / Myoclonus

Elaine's Story

Dystonia / Myoclonus

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.

Greg Telling His Story

Greg's Story

Brain Tumor

Greg's Story

Brain Tumor

After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, a visit to Penn Medicine has Greg feeling positive about his future.

Mary's Story

Stroke

Telestroke, Neuro-rescue and a weekend at the shore

Matt Telling His Story

Matt's Story

Epidermoid Cyst

Matt's Story

Epidermoid Cyst

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.

Missy Telling Her Story

Missy's Story

Parkinson's Disease

Missy's Story

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system affecting the motor system, was keeping Missy from doing things she enjoyed.

Roberto Telling His Story

Roberto's Story

Parkinson's Disease

Roberto's Story

Parkinson's Disease

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.

Stephen

Stephen's Story

Brain Tumor

Stephen

Stephen's Story

Brain Tumor

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.

Tamara, a patient at the Penn Neuroscience Center, and her daughter

Tamara's Story

Brain Tumor

Tamara's Story

Brain Tumor

Penn Neurosciences made Tamara’s tumor glow so that they knew they were removing all of it. Now, Tamara is back to dancing!

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