Patient Stories

From Miami to Mount Sinai: One man gets his life back after Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery
When Parkinson's Disease took away Fabrizio's ability to talk, walk, and overall quality of life, he and his family made the trip from Miami to Mount Sinai NYC to seek Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery from expert, Dr. Koppel. Less than 2 years later, Fabrizio is able to do everything he was able to do before his Parkinson's diagnosis, including be there for his teenage son.

Back to Bowling from Brain Surgery
When Judy discovered she had a meningioma, she and her family relied on the expert care of the Mount Sinai Department of Neurosurgery. After a successful bifrontal craniotomy by Dr. Yong, Judy is back to what she loves most: travelling and improving her bowling game.

Claribel Finds Relief From a Lifetime of Seizures
Claribel Suffered from Epileptic Auras for 20 Years before Finding the Cause: a Brain Tumor; after Brain Surgery to Remove the Tumor, Claribel Is Living Seizure-Free and Couldn’t Be Happier

A Thank You Song for the Neurosurgeon
Dana Wahlbeck had a history of chronic headaches. She was diagnosed with a extremely large left sphenoid wing meningioma. She had the tumor removed at The Mount Sinai Hospital and is now doing very well.

Dr Joshua Bederson Removed a Tumor from Daniel Leng’s Brain

After Years of Mystery, a Cushings Patient Finally Gets Answers
Robin knew something wasn’t right for many years. She had trouble maintaining her weight despite years of dieting; she also had irregular menstruation – all symptoms that left her puzzled. But doctors at the time didn’t seem alarmed.

A New Outlook on Life Following Minimally Invasive Pituitary Surgery
As a librarian, 36-year-old Kelly has always relied on her eyes to stay sharp on the job. So when her vision became increasingly blurry, she became concerned.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital
Susan Perry experienced excruciating pain caused by a fragmented disc touching a nerve in her spine.

After 10 Years, TGN Patient Finally Finds Relief
Helen Rock had suffered from recurrent episodes of intense right-sided facial pain, which sometimes didn’t allow her to perform even the simplest of things, like smile and speak

Andrew Finds Relief from Severe Tourette Syndrome
Andrew had every tic in the book and was described as the "worst case of Tourette's" many of his doctors had ever seen; after deep brain stimulation, he finds relief from his involuntary tics

Back in Rhythm
Only nine days after a craniotomy, Dana Wahlbeck was able to play the tribute she composed for her Mount Sinai neurosurgeon, Raj K. Shrivastava, MD

Back on His Bike
A neurosurgery patient with a softball sized tumor is table to return to his favorite pastime

Brain Surgery Treats Severe Tourettes Syndrome

Constantinos Hadjipanayis MD PhD Uses Advanced Technology for Malignant Brain Tumor Surgery

Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery to Treat Parkinsons Disease

Emergency Room Nurse Overcomes Essential Tremor

Grants Nine-Year Journey with Vein of Galen Malformation
When an infant from New Orleans was diagnosed with Vein of Galen Malformation, treatment from doctors at Mount Sinai saved his life.

I Don’t Even Think About Pain
For someone with trigeminal neuralgia, the above statement is practically unthinkable. After years of failing medications and a debilitating surgery, Claudia Hirsch found the cure for her TGN at Mount Sinai

Indira Dedicates Her Time to Helping Others

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital
Loren Ridinger opted for a minimally invasive surgery to treat an aneurysm that caused episodes of vertigo for more than 20 years

Minimally Invasive Surgery Treats Entrepreneurs Aneurysm
As an airport baggage handler, Debbie Ramcharan expected back pain, but, when the pain worsened and her legs failed, she turned to Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai AANS in Chicago

Mount Sinai Neurosurgeons Reverse Paraplegia

My Hands Stopped Shaking Immediately
Deep brain stimulation erases the debilitating symptoms of severe essential tremor with the turn of a knob, in an instant

Noshaba’s Journey from Blurred Vision to Successful Tumor Removal

Outdoor Enthusiast Resumes Vigorous Activities
When another center's treatment only worsened her pain, Melinda Rishforth turned to Mount Sinai; she now hikes, skis, climbs, and kayaks

Out of the Dark
Living with dystonia can be very limiting, but thanks to innovation in deep brain stimulation, it doesn’t have to be

Overcoming the Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia
William Maloney began having symptoms of left-sided TGN; the pain become so debilitating that William turned to Mount Sinai

TGN Patient Finds Relief Through Microvascular Decompression

Theater Owner Opts for Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Essential Tremor

To Dream Again

To See Again