Here, we offer just a few stories about patients who found the special care they needed at Stony Brook Medicine, through the services provided by our surgeons and staff:
John Tanzi, survived one of the most serious heart conditions a person can have – a catastrophic tear of his aorta. He credits his recovery to the expertise of the Stony Brook Medicine Aortic Center. Read his story
John Klonowski, of Hampton Bays, NY, had heart failure that made his life a constant struggle to do even the simplest things, and he knew he needed to deal with it. Read his story
Delaney Unger, of Selden, NY, had bone cancer in her leg, and needed to have it amputated but in such a way that she could keep dancing. Read her story
Christian Rojas, of Port Jefferson Station, NY, was born at Stony Brook Children's Hospital with a life-threatening condition of the belly wall, and he needed a surgical repair right away. Read his story.
Annette Torro, of Lakewood, NJ, had advanced peritoneal cancer, and was told she had two months to live. She needed to find a way to stay alive, and she did at Stony Brook. Read her story.
Dunia Sibomana, of the Congo, was mauled by a chimpanzee that tore off his lips, and he needed plastic and reconstructive surgery to have a normal life. Read his story.
More patient stories can be found on our blog.