Mesa Arch Sunrise

Category: Patient Stories

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

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...

Endovascular Surgery Restores Function for Patient with Dural AV Fistula

Mark Barrett awoke in a haze. He looked around the room—cozy and bright, with daylight streaming in from behind him. He noticed a curtain pulled in front of...

Spinal Fusion Surgery Restores Quality of Life for Mother of 3

In the fall of 2020, Hope Terry was preparing to sell her house and move across the country with her husband and three kids when she woke up...

Romanian Teen’s Complex Spinal AVM Successfully Treated at Barrow

Neurosurgeons at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have successfully removed a 15-year-old Romanian boy’s very rare and complex spinal...

Pituitary Team Changes Life of Patient with Growth Hormone Deficiency

Patricia Buckley has a small tattoo on her wrist. It says one word: “rare.” In late 2017, Patricia learned she had a tumor at the base of her...