Patient Stories

Advancing the care of patients with complex aortic disease.
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My name is Geri and for the past 2 & 1/2 years , I have been the facilitator of the monthly Pancreas Cancer Support Group. This group has been a very important part of my professional self here at Columbia/NYP. As a social worker, this group has provided me with a great deal of insight and understanding about the patients and their caregivers.
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Marc Weisenfreund has had the opportunity to meet a lot of doctors in his 70 years. But his experience at NYP/Columbia with Dr. Peter Geller was something entirely different.
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My boxing gloves are laced up and I'm ready for the next round.
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What does ‘paying it forward’ mean to you? For Susan Harris, it means sharing her story here, so that it may help reassure others who face similar circumstances.
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Michael told me that I would have to fight for my life and that this was not going to be easy.
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When the Division of Colorectal Surgery prepares for surgery resulting in an ostomy, they also plan for its reversal.
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The good news though? I have just become something of a phenomenon – a four year survivor of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer – I am still officially “NED” – No Evidence of Disease… Some of the staff at NYP call me “The Miracle Man.”
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Meet Chris, who suffered for years from Achalasia, a disease that prevented him from swallowing food or even water. An endoscopic procedure called POEM gave Chris his life back.
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