Patient Stories

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...

Cassidy's midwifery story

Cassidy Reinken chose to work with a midwife at UI Health Care for her second pregnancy. The excellent care she received lead her to come back for her third birth, due July 2017.

Katie's midwifery story

Katie Leifker discovered that the UI Health Care midwifery clinic provided all of the options she was looking for in a birth experience.

Fibrosing mediastinitis: young Iowan’s future undercut

Cody Fry with sister and mother
"We cannot cure fibrosing mediastinitis, but we can apply modern medical techniques developed for more common medical problems to manage the complications and sustain a decent quality of life. It is the best we can do until medical science can develop effective ways of stopping the unrelenting fibrous growth.”--Doug Hornick, MD

Surrogate program is a perfect match for Iowa couple

Scott family from Eldridge, Iowa
Jeanne and Dewayne Scott find perfect match in University of Iowa Gestational Carrier Program.

Diabetes: Mom’s life shines with team-based care

Linnea Welander
“We have a system where we promote the well-being of the diabetes patient in an ongoing way. The goal is to focus on getting patients to embrace the lifestyle and other changes that need to happen in order to successfully manage their condition.”--E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD

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