At Brigham and Women's Hospital, we are dedicated to delivering life-giving breakthroughs. Patients, family members and caregivers share their life-changing stories through illness, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery—and their hopes for the future of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.
Thanks to BWH's innovative approach to improving knee replacements, Rick was not only pain-free within days after surgery, but walking and biking within weeks.
Less than one year after his bariatric surgery procedure, Chuck Uglietta's cholesterol and blood pressure levels were optimal, his sleep apnea and diabetes were cured, and he weighed 261 pounds – less than half of his peak weight.
After determining that a 'giant' uterine fibroid was the cause of her infertility problems, Sophia elected to receive a robotic myomectomy at Brigham and Women’s. Five months later, Sophia was pregnant.
After doctors at four hospitals couldn't remove a tumor from her trachea and gave her just one year to live, Brianna came to BWH, where a team developed a first-of-its-kind procedure to grow a trachea from the cells in her abdomen.
Eileen’s daughter Claire was born three months early, weighing just two pounds. Two months later, Eileen suffered a heart problem requiring cardiac surgery. Eileen and Claire both recovered well and are enjoying life.
Jim Maki suffered an injury so devastating that the surgeon who treated him in the BWH emergency room, Bohdan Pomahac, MD, said that he had never seen such significant facial burn damage in his entire career.
Heather and Stephen were a happy young couple expecting the birth of their third daughter. The pregnancy had its normal ups and downs, but nothing unusual until one day Heather began to experience increasing pain.
When Joanna and Dreux experienced infertility challenges, they turned to BWH. In addition to comprehensive fertility options, Joanna also received stress management and social support, and gave birth to son Luke.
An athlete all of her young life, Courtney began experiencing neck and joint pain that soon made it difficult to walk. With her mother Muriel's support, Courtney received advanced care to address two very different conditions.