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Surgery Services Patient Stories

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Anna with pediatric urologist Dr. Jessica Hannick at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

UH Doctors Find Source of Girl's Intermittent Abdominal Pain

For more than a year, Anna experienced consistent abdominal pain with no explanation.

Meechie Johnson, Jr. on the court

High School Basketball Player’s Journey Through Difficult Injury Ends in Success

Meechie Johnson, Jr., injured his knee during playoffs for the Garfield Heights High School team in his sophomore year. As a top 30 player in the country and the No. 3 point guard, much was at stake.

Caroline Rarick in rehabilitation therapy

Doctors Successfully Reattach Leg Nearly Severed in Jet Ski Accident

Caroline’s injury was extremely severe. Nearly all of the tissue and muscle were pulled from the bone. The injury was severe enough that doctors even considered amputation as the best course of action.

Ryan Lewis speaks about his colon cancer experience

A Colon Cancer Story

Ryan Lewis is a young athletic man and father of one. He was diagnosed with Stage II colon cancer in his thirties, well under the 50 year mark at which most colorectal cancers are found. He turned to UH and Dr. Sharon Stein for help.

Peggy on the beach

After Decades of Intestinal Problems, Georgia Woman Finds Relief at University Hospitals

After decades of intestinal problems, Peggy travelled to Cleveland for successful surgery and maintains access to post-operative telehealth consults from her Georgia home.

A smiling Julianne Lebo outdoors

World Turned Upside Down

An accomplished athlete and 4-year varsity starter on the girls’ basketball team, 16-year-old Julianne was looking forward to a bright future, full of promise. Then, without warning, her world was turned upside down.

Stephen Knezek and family

Man Praises Exceptional Experience at UH After Traveling from Out of State for a Hernia Repair

Stephen’s exceptional experience to repair his ventral hernia at UH ”was like comparing a 2-star to a 5-star hotel.“


Adjustments Allow Infant To Have Surgery, Go Home the Same Day

When an 8-month-old needed surgery for an ureteropelvic junction obstruction during the pandemic, a UH Rainbow pediatric urologist made several adjustments to ensure the boy went home the same day.

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