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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

Barrow Neurosurgeon Restores Pastor’s Vision Through Pituitary Surgery

David Clark didn’t think much of it when he woke up early on Tuesday, Sept. 29 with a splitting headache between his eyes or when it persisted throughout...

Barrow Patient Finds Purpose in Brain Cancer Journey

When Hillary Burns and her husband, Dan, reflect on her brain cancer diagnosis, they don’t often wonder: Why us? “Before we could ever think like that, Hillary just...

Patient With Spinal Hemangioma Has Life-Altering Treatment at Barrow

“Be strong and fight.” Andy Scholl heard those four words from his father before going into surgery, and they became his mantra throughout recovery. The 37-year-old was active...

Father, Daughter Undergo Cavernous Malformation Surgeries at Barrow

A Mesa, Ariz., family is looking forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day after a father and his daughter have made remarkable recoveries following complex brain surgeries to remove the...

Tucson Woman Walking Thanks to Thoracic Disc Herniation Surgery

Rebecca Lester had two options: undergo a risky spine surgery with a 50 percent chance of paralysis, or do nothing and lose her ability to walk anyway. “It...