Our Patients are Living Proof
Learn why GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± is the choice for high quality healthcare in Washington, DC and the surrounding area. Get to know some of our patients and their compelling stories. They are living proofÂ of the excellent care they received at GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±.
Tony Abate has a passion for competitive cycling, so when debilitating hip pain threatened to sideline him, he knew he needed to get help.
Tracy has had hearing loss for most of her life. When her hearing worsened and other treatments weren't working,Â she made theÂ decision to have cochlear implant surgery.
BonitaÂ had a large blood clot in her lungs (pulmonary embolism). Doctors placed herÂ on an ECMO machine andÂ removed large volumes of clot from herÂ arteries.
Danielle was diagnosed with a rare brain condition. Neurosurgeons used virtual reality to help save her life.
After having a serious heart attack, Don only had a five percent chance to live. But then he received ECMO at GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±, an advanced procedure that saved his life.
Joel was diagnosed withÂ stage fourÂ oral cancer. After participating in a clinical study at GW Cancer Center, he is now cancer free.
WhenÂ LaurenÂ learnedÂ she had the BRCA1 mutation, whichÂ made itÂ more likely for her to develop breast cancer, she opted to have a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.
When JeffreyÂ suddenly became ill, he decided to go to GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±. DoctorsÂ diagnosed Jeffrey with congestive heart failure and helped save his life.
Because of virtual reality technology and the great doctors at GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±, Melinda is now cancer free.
Putting Scott on the ECMO machine gave the doctors at GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± time to diagnose his illnessÂ â€” an infection of the heartÂ â€”Â and treat it properly.
Mark needed a heart transplant. While waiting for a donor, cardiac surgeons implanted a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to keep his heart functioning.
Susan broke her knee cap when she was 34 weeks pregnant. She had an entire team of orthopedic and OB specialists monitoring her and her baby during surgery.