After successful bariatric surgery, Bethanne had lost a total of 250 pounds. But when 250 pounds are gone, a lot of skin is left. Learn how the Orlando Health Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Institute helped Bethanne regain her self-esteem and feel ready to learn some new dance moves.
When Eugenia decided to have weight-loss surgery, she expected to be left with excess skin that would remain loose, even with exercise and toning. What she didn’t expect was to find a surgeon specially trained in reconstructive and body contouring surgery after weight loss at the Orlando Health Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Institute.
Even though Eva had a family history of cancer, she never expected to face cancer at the age of 30. After cancer treatment, her active lifestyle became compromised by a swollen arm caused by lymphedema. Find out how Eva beat lymphedema with a revolutionary procedure to enjoy golfing, bowling and activities with her son once again.
After years of being an emotional eater, Amber weighed 350 pounds and had numerous medical conditions. She finally decided enough was enough, and came to Orlando Health to look for an option to change her future. Learn more about how bariatric surgery and the doctors at Orlando Health gave Amber her life back.
With her weight at a life-threatening level, Tammy was unable to continue the career she loved or keep up with her growing family. She practiced better eating habits to lose weight on her own, then qualified for bariatric surgery at Orlando Health. Thanks to minimally invasive surgery, Tammy is down 300 pounds and up for anything.
When Angie learned that she had breast cancer, she was worried about being able to care for her two children. She soon discovered that she had a family of providers at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center that made sure she received the care she needed to get her back to her family.
Carlene never expected to hear that she had stage-four lung cancer. The cancer was progressing rapidly, and the prognosis was not good. But with the help of the team of doctors at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center, Carlene found the care that saved her life. Learn how her cancer treatment has allowed her to focus on living life to the fullest.
Imagine being diagnosed with stage-four brain cancer and being told you have months to live. That happened to Jason during a summer vacation. But he was determined to find the best cancer treatment to beat the odds. He found state-of-the-art brain cancer treatment at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center that allows him to continue living the life he loves.
Linda first came to Orlando Health when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. When she found out a team would be taking care of her, she knew she was in the right place. And when she developed other health issues, she turned to her Orlando Health family. Learn why Linda chooses Orlando Health, again and again.
Paige always got her annual mammograms at Orlando Health due to her family history with breast cancer. “When the nurse called and told me I needed to come back in the next morning, I could hear something in her voice – something that told me it was urgent.” Learn how Paige’s journey at Orlando Health brought new purpose to her life.
Peggy Sue had walked with other family members through cancer, so when she found out she had breast cancer, she thought she knew what to expect. But from her first appointment at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center, her expectations were overturned. Find out why Peggy Sue recommends Orlando Health to others today.
Breast cancer may have brought Rosa an arduous journey, but it was also a journey of personal discovery and new friendships, thanks in part to the Cancer Support Community at Orlando Health.
Getting older doesn’t need to slow you down. Alba, an 85-year-old great-grandmother was often feeling fatigued and short of breath. But after a minimally invasive procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), she regained all of her energy. Learn how an hour-long procedure gave Alba her full life back.
A lifelong jazz musician, you could say that Bill marched to a different drummer. But when fatigue and fainting took him by surprise, he learned it was the unpredictable rhythms of atrial fibrillation (AFib) that were throwing his life off-key. Learn how the cardiologists at Orlando Health Heart Institute uncovered the right treatment for Bill’s complex case of AFib.
Though Don spent decades driving across the country as a salesman, he was forced to pump the brakes on his life after being diagnosed with AFib. With the help of Orlando Health Heart Institute Cardiology Group, Don received a state-of- the-art heart implant that allowed him to hit the road to wellness again.
When Nadia went from making dinner for her family one moment to having a heart attack the next, her whole world changed. Orlando Health provided expert care through cardiac rehab, establishing wellness goals, and monitoring her progress. With her new knowledge, she educates her husband and children on heart health so they can stay healthy together.
Not only has Lynn battled cancer and malaria, he’s also suffered from painful back problems, shoulder replacement surgery, and a stent in his heart. Despite it all, he won’t let anything get in the way of spending time with family. Find out why Orlando Health South Lake Hospital is the place Lynn trusts to give him the best care possible.
It was a terrifying evening for Michelle when she experienced the same symptoms of a rare brain disease that her mother had died from. A trip to Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center saw her emotions transform from fear and anxiety to peace and gratitude, with a special gift she never expected. Learn why Michelle will always choose Orlando Health.
When Ted was in too much pain to enjoy an evening stroll with his wife, he knew something had to change. New to Orlando, he researched different area hospitals. The one name that kept coming up was Orlando Health. Find out how Orlando Health gave Ted the freedom to walk without pain.
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Brucie was getting ready for a date night with her husband when she felt like steam was coming out of her ears. Before long, an ambulance was rushing her to Orlando Health - Health Central Hospital where she was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. Find out how Orlando Health gave Brucie life-saving care and helped her beat the odds.
Between his job and his hobby, Jim was always on the move. But when lumbar scoliosis and spinal stenosis forced him to take a seat from his active life, he turned to Orlando Health Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Institute Neurosurgery Group. After minimally invasive robotic spinal surgery, Jim was back on the fast track to health in just months.
Karen knew all the signs of a stroke but still couldn’t believe it was happening to her. What was supposed to be a normal day took a turn for the worst. Throughout her experience, Karen says she couldn’t have been in a better place to receive immediate, lifesaving care. Learn how Karen became a stroke survivor thanks to Orlando Health.
Decades of active living took its toll on Will’s back. At age 60, he found himself in chronic pain unable to do the things in life he enjoyed, such as hunting and fishing. Then he heard about the NeuroSpine Center of Excellence at Orlando Health – Health Central. Learn how Orlando Health helped Will get back to living the life he loves again, pain-free.
Lisa had been experiencing lower back pain for several weeks, but just assumed it was a pulled muscle. One morning she felt a sudden burst of pain, and lost all feeling in her leg. She was eventually diagnosed with a rare kind of ruptured disk that made her situation more difficult and complex. Learn how surgery at Orlando Health was the best option for Lisa.
When a routine ultrasound during Akosua’s pregnancy showed her baby had spina bifida, she decided the diagnosis would not define her baby. After careful research, Akosua chose Orlando Health to perform the first in utero spina bifida surgery in the state of Florida. Find out how Orlando Health changed baby Celeste and her family’s life.
We had exceptional care at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer. It was a whole team effort, between the doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists—it’s like an orchestra in the NICU.
When Cherisse and her husband, Dustin, were given the opportunity to create a personalized birth plan after touring Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, they were surprised to learn they could customize their delivery experience. It ended up being a special way to make the birth of their baby boy even more unique and memorable.
Early on, Hilary knew there were complications with her pregnancy. “One day, about six weeks from my due date, I came in for my routine sonogram, but something wasn’t right. The doctor came in and said we would need to be admitted to the hospital right away.” Learn more about Hilary and Landis’ story, and how Orlando Health changed both of their lives.
An avid tennis player, Beth was shocked when at just 45 years old, her active life – and unlucky genes – led to a worn out hip and the need for joint replacement surgery. Learn how the Orlando Health Orthopedic Institute helped get her back in the game.
When a fun day in the park with family turned into a trip to the ER, Chris knew he needed specialized care to treat his injury. After consulting with multiple doctors, Orlando Health Orthopedic Institute was the only one Chris trusted to get him back on his feet. Find out how Orlando Health helped Chris with his rare leg injury.
For Claire, the busy executive, day-to-day life had become exhausting due to her knee problems. Simply standing and walking became a painful effort. Find out how Claire got past her knee pain to live an active life again.
Professional soccer players Dom Dwyer and Sydney Leroux chose to make Orlando their home. Now they’re raising a family in the City Beautiful and accessing their healthcare through Orlando Health.
When he couldn’t even walk a mile with the dog anymore because of the pain, Randy knew it was time to do something. He knew of Dr. Bobby Murrah with the Orlando Health Orthopedic Institute through the recommendation of a good friend. Learn how Orlando Health helped Randy get back in the swing of things.
Can you imagine how it would feel to learn that your baby boy was born with a hole in his heart? At a six-month checkup, Julia and Bryan Stewart found out that their son Alexander had an atrial septal defect – a hole in his heart chamber the size of a quarter. Learn how the Stewarts found a healing treatment for Alexander “right in their own backyard.”
A normal Sunday afternoon turned into the darkest day imaginable when Johan and Marissa discovered their son floating lifeless in the backyard pool. Little Kaden was rushed to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, where a highly trained trauma team provided emergency lifesaving care, giving Kaden a second chance at life and the family hope for a bright future.
As first-time parents, Mary and Tom were filled with joy when Katie Rose was born. But that joy soon turned to fear when their newborn was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. With Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Katie Rose not only survived but is now set for a healthier, brighter future than ever.
Partnering with his Orlando Health primary care physician (PCP), Marvin is in control of his health with quick access to his PCP anytime he needs it. Learn how Marvin chose his PCP and the other benefits he enjoys as a patient served by the Orlando Health Medical Group.
After a routine checkup led to the discovery a tumor in her colon and the need for surgery, Cynthia was prepared for a long recovery. She was surprised to be active again in three days. Learn how advanced robotic surgery at Orlando Health helped Cynthia recover quickly.