Neurosurgical Patient Success Stories

Neurosurgical patient success stories from the hospitals of Methodist Health System

Becky Blake – Lumbar Laminectomy Patient Success StoryBecky Blake – Lumbar Laminectomy Patient Success Story
“I’m riding my recumbent bike, I can get in and out of a car normally, and I can lift my grandson. I’m constantly amazed — and thankful — at how much better I feel."

Clark Crandall – PLIF and XLIF successClark Crandall– PLIF and XLIF success story
Clark is hard at work on his hose again after back surgery at Methodist Richardson helped him get back on his feet.

Vanita Currin – myeloma tumor success storyVanita Currin – myeloma tumor success story
“I felt a huge relief,” Vanita says. “All the neurological back pain was gone, and my experience at Methodist Dallas was awesome.”

Alonso Delfino – schwannoma tumor removal success storyAlonso Delfino – schwannoma tumor removal success story
"I didn't think I would walk again. It's unbelievable where I am now."

Amy Dossey – anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion success story Amy Dossey – anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion success story
Amy Dossey dives into a pain free life after an ACDF spine procedure at Methodist Richardson eliminates nerve pain.

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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.

Steven Held – trauma care and neurosurgery success storySteven 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.

Tallan Askew – craniectomy procedure success storyTallan Askew – craniectomy procedure success story
Brain surgery saved this young coach and father from a paralyzing stroke

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“I didn’t realize it was going to be that fast and easy,” Eva says, adding with a huge smile that the nursing staff made her stay at Methodist Dallas wonderful. “They were always there for me.”

Mark Jones – XLIF minimally invasive spinal surgery success storyMark 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.

Sheila Milliron – posterior lumbar fusion success storySheila Milliron – posterior lumbar fusion success story
After successful back surgery, Sheila Milliron is well on her way back to her active life.

Cheryl Payne – minimally invasive spinal surgery success storyCheryl 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.

Jessica Rangel – XLIF minimally invasive spinal surgery success story 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.

Jeanne Reeves – TLIF minimally invasive spinal surgery success story 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.

Natalie Flores – Spine tumor success storyNatalie Flores – Spine tumor success story
Today she’s gracing the world with a beautiful smile and a mind set to making the most of the second chance Methodist Dallas gave her.

Laura Shopp – anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion success story 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.

Karen Stagner-Louie – posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) success storyKaren Stagner-Louie – posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) success story
Karen Stagner-Louie finds relief from back pain with a modified version of a minimally invasive PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion) procedure at Methodist Richardson.

Kimberly Tolstyka – neurosurgery success story Kimberly Tolstyka – neurosurgery success story
Methodist Richardson physicians worked together to diagnose and treat Kimberly Tolstyka’s mysterious condition