Patient Stories and Videos
People come from across the region, the nation, and the world seeking care at Mount Sinai. Our medical experts use the most advanced methods available to treat a wide range of illnesses. Many of our patients have stories that confirm the strong and valued commitment we have to quality care. Read more about their experiences.
I Don't Even Think About Pain
June 13, 2013
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
Minimally Invasive Surgery Treats Entrepreneur’s Aneurysm
January 11, 2013
Loren Ridinger opted for a minimally invasive surgery to treat an aneurysm that caused episodes of vertigo for more than 20 years.
Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Treatment Saves Mother’s Life
October 5, 2011
When Brunilda Ayala, a police officer at a busy hospital in Harlem experienced subarachnoid hemorrhage, endovascular neurosurgery at Mount Sinai saved her life.
After 10 Years, TGN Patient Finally Finds Relief
May 23, 2011
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.
Outdoor Enthusiast Resumes Vigorous Activities Thanks to Mount Sinai Neurosurgery
January 21, 2011
When another center's treatment only worsened her pain Melinda Rishforth turned to Mount Sinai. She now hikes, skis, climbs, and kayaks.
Mount Sinai Neurosurgeons Reverse Paraplegia
January 21, 2011
As an airport baggage handler, Debbie Ramcharan expected back pain. But when the pain worsened and her legs failed, she turned to Mount Sinai.
Video journalist Justin Silverman talks with Dr. Raj Shrivastava, the Mount Sinai neurosurgeon who was able to treat his neurocysticerosis, which he acquired on a trip to Southeast Asia. Watch Video
Listen to Dana’s tribute to her neurosurgeon. Watch Video