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I was nervous about the surgery, but I just felt I was in good hands. Dr. Porter is an extremely great doctor. ... I thought everybody took great care of me."

Jim McLean Coral Gables, FL

OLIF Spine Surgery Saves Top Instructor’s Golf Swing

Golf has played a central role in Jim McLean’s life since his childhood. He’s amassed a long list of accomplishments in the sport—spanning his amateur, professional, and teaching...

Barrow, High School Staff Hold Graduation Ceremony for Teen Patient

A Southern California high school student received his high school diploma while hospitalized in Arizona with paralyzing injuries from a diving accident in March. Dylen Damico-Rager, who is...

Bakery Owner Back on His Feet After Spinal Epidural AVF Surgery

Juan Arellano was about to deplane after a two-hour flight when he realized he couldn’t feel his legs. “That was the first time I could not move,” he...

Patient, Wife Reflect on 25+ Years with Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center

The first time John O’Donnell met Muhammad Ali, he didn’t ask for the world heavyweight champion’s autograph. Instead, he slipped Muhammad a chocolate chip cookie from the refreshment...

Lifelong Golfer Returns to Game Pain Free After Spine Surgery at Barrow

Joe Colello’s love affair with golf began nearly 70 years ago when he stumbled upon a neglected, rusty set of Bobby Jones clubs. Twelve-year-old Joe was helping to...