EXCEPTIONAL PATIENT STORIES
Straight from the patient
We aim to support doctors in helping their patients. No one is better placed to tell how this works in practice than the patients and their relatives. They are the ones who experience what it’s like when they get their quality of life back.
Returned to happiness
Parents from Yuri, a two-year old boy, from Russia: “Our son was a healthy, happy child. When he became one and a half year old he changed. He no longer played so passionately with his sister. Got tired quickly, his appetite also disappeared. We were worried and sought advice from the doctors. They diagnosed a malignant tumor in his liver.
A team of surgeons suggested to remove the tumor from Yuri's liver as soon as possible. They recommended a combination of waterjet and electrosurgery leading to highly successful results.”
LARGE POLYP IN THE COLON
Life without restrictions
Joe, young man from USA: “To my shock, I discovered blood in my stool. The gastroenterologist diagnosed me with a large polyp in my colon.
This worried me a lot. Surgery could lead to permanent quality of life restrictions. But just when I felt like all hope was lost, a gastroenterologist suggested to treat the polyp endoscopically with a hybrid instrument.“
I was right to trust
Charlotte, a happy mother from France: “When I was 20 years old, I constantly had to go to the gynecologist because of abdominal pain. After several examinations, I was diagnosed with endometriosis – a common inflammatory disease in women of childbearing age.
My doctor told me that my disease could lead to a persistent reduction in ovarian reserve and be the cause of infertility. I was concerned about never being able to have children. But the clinic suggested I have a minimally invasive procedure that would increase my chances of getting pregnant."
INGESTION OF A PEANUT
Breathing a sigh of relief
Parents of Angelo, a two-year-old boy from Italy: “During a family lunch, our son had choked on a nut while playing. He then had a very bad cough that wouldn’t stop. We immediately drove to the emergency room of our nearby clinic.
If something blocks the bronchial tubes of a small child, the lungs can collapse. This situation is very serious, especially for a two-year-old child. After getting a grasp of the situation, the doctors decided to remove the nut as quickly as possible with cryoextraction."
DISORDER OF KIDNEY FUNCTION
Maria, the miracle
Mother of Maria, a little girl from Moscow: “Maria is our youngest daughter. When she was born, everything seemed to be fine. After a few months, we began to worry a lot about Maria.
She hardly had any appetite and just wasn’t sleeping much. Very unusual for an infant. When the doctor examined her, he suspected a disorder of her kidney function and sent us to a specialist in Moscow."
Especially at the present time, when doctors and nursing staff are facing particular challenges, we are constantly reminded of how much healthcare professionals all over the world do to protect people‘s health and save lives. It’s the exceptional people like Olivia and Jacob who do remarkable things every day.
Please contact your physician if you would like to know more about the procedures and the interventions.
The information and materials on this page are not a substitute for medical advice from your physician, with whom you should discuss diagnosis and treatment, benefits and risks. Treatment outcomes may vary from patient to patient.