Patient Stories

When UTIs disrupted Vanessa’s life, UI Health Care offered the treatment that worked best for her

The experts in our Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Clinic offer multiple options for repairing pelvic floor disorders.

Expert aneurysm diagnosis and quick procedure relieve Donna’s pain and may have saved her life

One day after having minimally invasive neurointerventional surgery to repair an aneurysm, Donna returned to her normal life, pain-free.

Tendon repair and nerve graft save Dan’s foot after chainsaw accident

After UI Health Care orthopedic limb preservation experts used donated nerve tissue to repair his badly injured leg, Dan is making plans to run again.

Pat sinks a hole-in-one after reverse shoulder replacement

Pat Knebel on the golf course
UI Health Care’s orthopedics team uses surgical expertise and the latest research to offer the best treatment options for shoulder pain.

Kasha found the VBAC care she wanted at the UI Hospitals & Clinics Midwifery Clinic

Kasha Walpole and her family sitting outside
After a nationwide search, Kasha chose the UI Hospitals & Clinics Midwifery Clinic for VBAC following two previous cesareans.

Tendon transfer frees Lisa from her foot brace

UI Health Care’s orthopedic foot and ankle specialists repaired Lisa’s foot deformity after her stroke, and now she can walk and stand without a brace.

Welcoming your first baby during a pandemic

Michael and Tina Lung hold their daughter, Makayla Lily Lung, outside by a field of sunflowers
Becoming a parent for the first time can be scary. Having your first baby during a worldwide pandemic can add another layer of anxiety. And when you’re a medical student, you’re extra sensitive to potential complications.

Amana family known for great service impressed by neurosurgeons’ dedication to excellent patient care

The UI Health Care neurosurgery team has treated Carol and her parents with the same kind of high-quality care and service they provided to customers for years.

Options and honest, caring conversations guide Dennis to successful Peyronie’s disease treatment

Amy Pearlman, MD, talks with Dennis about his treatment options.
UI Health Care’s Men’s Health Program gave Dennis access to a wider range of options for his Peyronie’s treatments than his local urologist could.

Owen got rid of his pain by asking for a second opinion on spine surgery

The orthopedic spine surgery team at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics specializes in the revision surgery Owen needed to return to his active life.