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Finding the Right Brain Tumor Surgeon – UNC Health

September 6, 2023

After multiple opinions, Asa chose to come to UNC Health to see cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgeon Dr. Carlos David for his brain tumor surgery. Asa struggled with cervical spine issues from playing high school football. He started seeing an orthopedic surgeon, and discovered after imaging that he had a meningioma, a benign brain tumor, … Read more

Ukrainian Refugee Seeks Brain Tumor Treatment at UNC Health

July 27, 2023

“I am happy that I am in the USA where I can meet good people and doctors, have good treatment, and good results.” Hanna is a Ukrainian refugee who came to the United States in September of 2022 as part of the United for Ukrainians program. Hanna was living in Florida when she started having … Read more

Patient Diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease Travels to UNC Health for Surgery

April 20, 2023

Janet felt sick for three years before finally receiving a proper diagnosis.  As a yoga instructor, Janet (name has been changed for privacy) had always maintained a healthy lifestyle. So when she  started to gain weight and noticed a drastic decrease in her energy levels, she knew something wasn’t right. Janet began to rapidly gain … Read more

Pituitary Tumor Surgery Saves High School Football Coach

April 10, 2023

Georgia high school football coach, Coach Anthony Lotti, struggled with fatigue and other symptoms that made it difficult to coach his team. After being diagnosed with a pituitary tumor, he traveled to UNC Health to have it removed by world-renowned pituitary tumor neurosurgeon, Dr. Nelson Oyesiku.

Brain Tumor Patient Story – Kristina Lollar

July 6, 2021

Since she was 11 years old, Kristina Lollar had experienced migraines, yet it was not until the past year that it became more severe. This prompted Kristina to visit a neurologist who recommended they perform an updated MRI. When looking at the scans, they discovered a brain tumor wrapped around her brain stem. As the … Read more

Pituitary Tumor Patient at UNC Health – Ms. Godley

June 8, 2021

Around three years ago, Ms. Godley had a pituitary tumor removed by Dr. Quinsey and Dr. Thorp, a surgeon from UNC’s Department of Otolaryngology. She had noticed that her wedding ring and shoes were fitting a bit tighter, common symptom of acromegaly. She also felt some dizziness getting in and out of bed. Though she … Read more