International Patient Stories
Cochlear Implant | Mateo’s Story
After learning that their baby boy would never hear, Stéphane and Karla traveled from Mexico to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in the United States for a second opinion. There, audiologist Dawn Marsiglia worked with the family to outfit the child with a cochlear implant that helped restore his hearing.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome | Mohammad’s Story
Mohammad’s life was like that of any other active young man living in Lebanon — until three blood clots were discovered in his arm. Local doctors said he would have to live with the condition. Then he found Ying Wei Lum, a vascular surgeon at Johns Hopkins Medicine, who diagnosed him with thoracic outlet syndrome. Lum had successfully treated many others with the condition. After treatment at Johns Hopkins, Mohammad returned home and is now living a normal life.
Minimally Invasive Surgery | Eduardo’s Story
Advancements in minimally invasive surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine brought Eduardo Estima and his family from Brazil to Baltimore for treatment of his kidney tumor. Mohamad Allaf, director of minimally invasive and robotic urologic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, helped Eduardo recover in record time.
Delivering Hope to an HIV-Positive Mother | Johns Hopkins Medicine International
A HIV-positive patient from China came to Johns Hopkins for a second opinion about her recurring ovarian cyst. After treating her for HIV, our experts performed a minimally invasive surgery to remove the cyst while preserving her ovary. The patient delivered a healthy boy at The Johns Hopkins Hospital — she never imagined that would be possible.
Johns Hopkins Shrinks a Patient’s Tumor and Expands His Future
A patient from China came to Johns Hopkins for urgent treatment of a tumor that was pressing on his eye and dramatically impacting his daily life. The patient services team at Johns Hopkins Medicine International arranged for him to see a doctor two days later. Diagnosed with lymphoma, the patient received chemotherapy and radiotherapy to shrink the tumor and prevent its return.