Patient Stories

Reconstructive surgery helps man recover from flesh-eating disease

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"Without aggressive treatment by his initial multidisciplinary team, he would not have survived."--Mark Fisher, MD

'UI Health Care's IVF program helped me become a mom'

When infertility delayed Nicole McGlynn’s plans to start a family in 2009, she reached out to the experts with University of Iowa Health Care’s Center for Advanced Reproductive Care. The center’s in vitro fertilization (IVF) program—Iowa’s first such program, established in 1987—helped Nicole, of...

'Everyone was very accommodating, polite, and compassionate'

Crystal Ball was nervous about her scheduled procedure, but the surgical team with University of Iowa Health Care quickly put her mind at ease. They thoroughly answered all of her questions in advance and explained the procedure. “ Dr. Eyup Duran has a wonderful bedside manner and is very thorough...

New implant offers alternative to blood thinners for reducing stroke risk associated with a-fib

Linda Sliefert at home with her dogs
Atrial fibrillation—also known as AF or A-Fib—is the most common heart rhythm disorder. But Linda Sliefert of Muscatine, Iowa, knows that just because A-Fib is common, that doesn’t mean it can be taken lightly. “I was hospitalized in Muscatine for another reason, but when they discovered my A-Fib,...

Cosmetic surgeon calms fears

Katie Moon, of Marion, Iowa, was referred to University of Iowa Health Care by her family doctor in 2016. Katie was uncertain about her decision to have cosmetic surgery, but her surgeon and his team helped calm her fears.

Breast reduction surgeon helped her prepare for surgery — and her life after

One recent patient, who wished to remain anonymous, wanted to share her story about how her surgeon helped her prepare not only for her procedure, but for life after, too.

Cosmetic surgery helps Cedar Rapids woman achieve the legs she's always wanted

Having fought body image issues about her thighs from when she was in elementary school, this Cedar Rapids patient decided to make a change, she came to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Breast augmentation team is 'more than amazing'

Cassidy Abkes, of Shell Rock, Iowa, was interested in having cosmetic surgery in late 2016, and online research brought her to Dr. William Albright and University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Brynne's midwifery story

Brynne Schweigel's first appointment with the UI Health Care Midwifery Clinic lead to a life-saving diagnosis.

Kidney donation gives Davenport man a second chance

Lifelong friends Mary Beth Murray and Eric Burge, of Davenport, Iowa
Eric Burge of Davenport, Iowa, is no stranger to the world of organ transplantation. Eric’s brother, John, received a kidney transplant just a few years prior to Eric discovering he needed a transplant as well. Eric and John have an inherited disorder called polycystic kidney disease. It is the...

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