Patient Stories and Testimonials

"I am no longer crooked"

A short testimonial to Dr.Mindea of Stanford Neurosurgery Department.

Shandi Wagner & Dr. Michael Edwards, spinal cord tumor surgery, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Shandi Wagner, 22, is a double-major graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, Class of 2009. This is a remarkable achievement, especially since Shandi underwent surgery to remove a spinal cord tumor in 2008.

Overachieving Teen Followed Neurosurgeon Michael Edwards to LPCH

Trina Branaugh has a lot going on. The tenth-grader is a member of the swimming team, key club, drama club and bowling club. She competes in local beauty pageants. And she’s a professional clown, working at street fairs and fundraisers alongside her clown parents and sister.

Delicate Brain Surgery by Renowned Stanford Hospital Neurosurgeon Recovers a Future for Young Athlete

When 21-year-old Tara MacInnes leaps into the cold water of the San Francisco Bay at 10 a.m. Sunday to swim the length of the Golden Gate Bridge, it will be no mere indulgence of youthful daring.

Paola Mendez

Paola Mendez, age 8, has a family history of epileptic seizures. She tried a number of anti-seizure drugs to control the seizures that, left untreated, could cause irreversible brain damage. Paola came to Packard Children's Hospital to have brain surgery in January 2005 to alleviate her epileptic seizures. The San Francisco Chronicle covered Paola's story before and after her surgery.
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