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May 11, 2015, 11:08 ET Spinal Cord Injured Patient Able to Breathe Again

In August 2012, Andrew Brown was on his way home from seeing his young son in the hospital for a surgical procedure when his life was forever changed....


Jul 24, 2014, 09:33 ET Abdominal Problems After Breast Reconstruction Solved by Procedure Pioneered at The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction

Andrea Fiest was like many women who face breast cancer. When confronted with the decision about breast reconstruction following a double mastectomy...


May 13, 2014, 10:30 ET Young Spinal Cord Injury Patient Able to Breathe on His Own

Nick Andrade was a 17-year-old competitive swimmer when he took a vacation trip to Brazil, where he has relatives. It was there that Nick dove into...


Dec 12, 2013, 10:00 ET Phrenic Nerve Surgery Shown to Lead to Remarkable Recovery

Don Bird underwent phrenic nerve surgery with Dr. Matthew Kaufman in November 2011. After a steady recovery, according to his latest lung function...


Apr 23, 2013, 09:47 ET Man Undergoes Phrenic Nerve Surgery to Relieve Shortness of Breath, Hopes to Celebrate Recovery by Running a Marathon

Kurt Matthewson went out for his typical run one morning, and quite suddenly, felt shortness of breath and was unable to continue. When the problem...


Oct 16, 2012, 11:20 ET 12-Year-Old Fairbanks, Alaska Boy Finally Breathes Easier

Imagine a 12-year-old boy's greatest joy is to take deep breaths for the first time in nearly half his life. That's the case with Tristan Loitz, from ...