Patient Stories

Valerie’s search for expert rectovaginal fistula care leads her back to the worry-free life she thought was gone

UI Health Care is home to Iowa's only clinic dedicated solely to urogynecology care.

To add zip to his fastball, Egan relied on the expert advice of his sports dietitian

Egan Smith throws a pitch during a baseball game
Our sports nutrition program promotes healthy weight gain as a tool for better athletic performance.

Carolyn’s lingering arm pain vanishes after she gets a second opinion from a wrist and elbow specialist

UI Health Care’s hand, wrist, and elbow expert found the source of the pain that other doctors had missed and quickly performed surgery to make it right.

Artificial urinary sphincter gives Charles instant relief from incontinence caused by prostate treatment

Charles Snowbarger photo
Our deep expertise in the latest urology treatments helps patients get back to a normal, pain-free life.

After getting COVID-19 and facing 25% chance of surviving, 17-year-old Iowa City student to graduate

Issac Cortez photo
Issac Cortez had a 25% chance of surviving COVID-19. Now, he's ready to graduate high school.

Guided by certified nurse-midwives, Tracy and Erin start a family with confidence

Through two pregnancies, they found the midwifery care they needed close to home at the UI Health Care Midwifery Clinic in Washington.

After nearly losing his arm in a go-kart accident, Todd is playing basketball again

With advanced expertise and compassionate, family-centered care, our nationally ranked pediatric orthopedics team helped Todd regain full function in his arm.

Photo becomes a precious memory forever preserved

Joanne and Bill Bride hold hands at UI Hospitals & Clinics
Bill Bride was under the weather and thought he had a sinus infection last fall. Two days later, he tested positive for COVID-19. Several days later, his wife, Joanne, tested positive.

Two months after open-heart surgery, Dan completes fall harvest

Dan Berns on the farm
When he needed complex surgery to replace his aorta and stop an infection, Dan placed his trust in the experts at the UI Heart and Vascular Center.

Transplant for end-stage heart failure gives Marcus new life and a new purpose: promoting organ donation

Marcus Jones at UI Hospitals & Clinics
When he needed a transplant as soon as possible, Marcus got the care he needed from the UI heart transplant team.