Patient Stories

In Their Own Words

Bariatric Surgery

“I’ve struggled with weight my whole life,” says Morgan Hill resident Matt Reichstein, 45, who had weight loss surgery at Good ...

Cancer

Sales director Geoffrey Marks depends on his voice to take him through many presentations and speaking engagements. But, the 57-year-old San Jose ...
In the fall of 2010, Dana Stevens was looking forward to the season ahead—the holidays, then Valentine’s Day and, just a few days later, ...
"To say I was shocked when I learned I had cancer would be a radical understatement," says Leslie Hagen, who was diagnosed with Stage IV ...
Five years ago, the road of 21-year-old Gina Grande's life stretched before her. Born at Good Samaritan Hospital, she had grown up in San Jose and ...
Over the last eight years, Claribel Dare has experienced highs and lows. But, as the 71-year-old retired school teacher and church organist ...
With one child in her arms and another helping hold the scissors, seven-year cancer survivor Kelly O’Connor lead the ribbon-cutting team as Good ...

Da Vinci Prostatectomy

Andrew’s procedure was done using da Vinci robotic-assisted techniques. At age 40, Andrew Stearns is busy. He has a thriving practice as an ...
Jeff Myers: Recovery Experience from Da Vinci Prostatectomy It has now been 10 weeks since my prostate surgery and I couldn’t be happier to know ...

Joint Replacement

For nearly 30 years, Bev Myers has been a South Bay icon for senior fitness and exercise. So, last year, when the 76-year-old began suffering right ...
As a young man and a glazier for his family’s glass business, Jim Maggiore spent hours with knees on concrete. He carried framed panes of glass ...

Stroke

Denial can be a dangerous thing, especially when it’s about your health. Falling into the trap of denying the warning signs of illness can ...

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