Bariatric surgery success story - Brenda Martzke

Watch and learn more about Brenda's success with bariatric surgery.

Brent Wightman's spine rehabilitation story

Brent Wightman was able to get his life back after suffering from back pain from years of hard work. All thanks to the many rehabilitative services the our hospital has to offer. He recommends the UI Hospitals & Clinics Spine Center to everyone who has chronic back pain.

ALS clinical trial gives hope to Illinois family

John Wilde from Carthage, Illinois was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in April 2013.

Work injury recovery center helps patients and employers

“If the clinician knows your area of injury backwards and forwards, they can quickly assess what’s going on and decide whether you can get back in the game or not.”--James Nepola, MD.

Ampullary carcinoma: retiree beats lethal stomach cancer

Jim Sandegren
Jim Sandegren’s condition was a potentially fatal ampullary carcinoma. This type of cancer affects an area of the digestive system where the bile duct and pancreatic duct join and empty into the small intestine.

Stroke: 2-time survivor now helps others

Emma Fox-Gatica
“When your father and your grandfather have strokes, you become very aware. I knew I had risk factors, but I don’t think you’re ever prepared for a stroke.”--Emma Fox-Gatica

Beth's spine rehabilitation story

Severe back pain is a major problem for many people like Beth. Luckily, the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics were able to help find her a solution to the pain so she no longer had to live her life in fear of the pain.

Thankful to be breathing new life

After being told by multiple hospitals that he was too sick for a lung transplant, Dennis Nack thought all hope was lost. Luckily, the UI Hospitals & Clinics saw something in Dennis. They too the time to work with him to ensure that he was strong enough for his transplant, so that he was ready whenever they got the call.

New liver brings a buoyancy to life

Bill Klahn lives each day like it is his last in order to honor the woman who's liver he received.

Transplants are beautiful – scars and all

After being told to wait until her kidneys failed so she could go into dialysis, Tonia Ellis said no she was going to so whatever she could to get a transplant. That's when she found the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.