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Patient success stories – Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute

David Fortune, Anterior Cervical Discectomy Patient Success Story, Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute, Methodist Dallas Medical Center

David Fortune – anterior cervical discectomy success story video
David Fortune is back to playing his guitar and singing as a Willie Nelson impersonator after the burning neck pain and arm pain caused by a herniated disc were relieved following minimally invasive anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

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Carolyn Harris – brain aneurysm success story
Because of the size and shape of her aneurysm, Richard Meyrat, MD, and Michael Oh, MD, PhD, both neurosurgeons at the Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute, knew her only chance for survival would be a craniotomy aneurysm clipping.

Steven Held, trauma care and neurosurgery patient success story at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Steven Held – trauma care and neurosurgery success story
Steven Held’s sense of adventure is going strong after advanced neurosurgery at Methodist Dallas saved his life.

Mark Jones, XLIF for back pain patient success story at the Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute in Dallas, Texas

Mark Jones – XLIF minimally invasive spinal surgery success story
XLIF at Methodist Dallas didn’t just cure Mark Jones’s back issues. It set him up for a completely healthier lifestyle. 

Stroke care at Methodist Dallas Medical Center: Primary Stroke Center

Nathaniel Long – stroke patient success story
“With strokes, you have to move very quickly.” Find out how Methodist Dallas’ stroke team scored a slam dunk.  

Minimally invasive spinal surgery - microlumbar discectomy - at Methodist Dallas Medical Center relieved Cheryl Payne's daily back pain. Read her story and find out how her life has changed.

Cheryl Payne – minimally invasive spinal surgery success story
New shoes, steroids, massage therapy – none of these relieved Cheryl Payne's back pain as minimally invasive surgery did.

 

There's no holding Jessica Rangel back since her minimally invasive DLIF procedure, also called XLIF, or lateral lumbar interbody fusion at the Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute

Jessica Rangel – XLIF minimally invasive spinal surgery success story
Debilitating back pain is a thing of the past for the former Division I college athlete and marathon runner after minimally invasive surgery for a herniated disk.

Minimally invasive TLIF patient at Methodist Jeanne Reeves

Jeanne Reeves – TLIF minimally invasive spinal surgery success story
Nurse Jeanne Reeves is back in the game after a minimally invasive TLIF at Methodist Mansfield relieved her back pain.
 

 
Arlington resident Laura Shopp found relief through spine surgery and rehabilitation at Methodist Mansfield. Now she's back in the classroom teaching physiology and anatomy. Laura Shopp – anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion success story
Arlington resident Laura Shopp found relief through spine surgery and rehabilitation at Methodist Mansfield. Now she's back in the classroom teaching physiology and anatomy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



David Fortune – Anterior Cervical Discectomy Patient Success Story Video


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David Fortune is back to playing his guitar and singing as a Willie Nelson impersonator after the burning neck pain and arm pain caused by a herniated disc were relieved following minimally invasive anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, performed by Dr. Nimesh H. Patel, independently practicing neurosurgeon on the Methodist Health System medical staff. 


 

The Methodist Brain and Spine Institute is an assumed name of MedHealth, a Texas nonprofit health care organization, and is established for purposes of establishing a location for a multidisciplinary approach to treat brain and spine injuries.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The independently practicing physicians at the Methodist Brain and Spine Institute are employed by MedHealth and are not employees or agents of Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Health System, or any of its hospitals.

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