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Heart & Vascular

Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement Patient ‘Good as New’

“I wake up and I’m on the fifth floor, looking out at the blue ocean and sailboats,” he said. “I felt like, ‘This is Heaven.’”

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Heart & Vascular

Robert Blayden Calls TAVR 'A Gift'

“I am fortunate that my primary care doctor referred me to Dr. Myla and that he was aware of TAVR. His skill sets enabled me to go through this procedure,” he said. “I have had a win-win with good medical support.”

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Heart & Vascular

After 10 Years, David Feels His TAVR Procedure Was a Lucky Break

“Hoag has always been a place I felt confident in. It is leading-edge in terms of their facility and their specialists. This is not a university medical center, but it has built a reputation around its quality and innovative care.”

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Neuroscience

ASPIRE Program Helps Teens and Families Cope with Mental Health

“She could still go to school and be part of this program. I liked that she was going to receive therapeutic help and that the psychiatric care was packaged into it. On top of it, was the family program content. It was all the care she needed.”

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Heart & Vascular

Stu News Publisher Has a New Appreciation for Hoag

“Hoag is an extraordinary place. Their doctors are the best in the business, and their programs are nationally renowned.”

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Outpatient Rehabilitation

Hoag Rehabilitation Services Helps Police Offer

The progress from where I was to where I am now, is a huge motivator to keep going.

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Neuroscience

Grateful Patient Works to "Pay it Forward"

“Dr. Schrage was like a godsend to me, someone who could finally provide me with the help that I so desperately needed. After my first consultation with Dr. Schrage, I knew she was the right medical professional for me.”

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After 70 Years of Pain, Surgery Has Marlene Kelley Dancing Again

“Dr. Ozgur is my sweetheart,” said Marlene. “He’s given me my life back.”

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Cancer

Complex Bladder Cancer Patient Finds Experience & Compassion

“I am not sure what Hoag is doing different, but it shows. All of their staff is so caring and beyond qualified. They were constantly focused on my needs and I never felt lost in my cancer journey,” said Chuck.

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Neuroscience

Hoag Stokes Fire Captain's Ambitious Rehab Goals

“People ask me, ‘How did you do it?’ And I always say, ‘Faith, family, friends and a lot of hard work,” he said. “Hoag bought in and really pushed me. I’m still getting better.”

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