Patient Stories

In the fall of 2014, Dave began to lose weight. Being diagnosed a few years earlier with Diabetes II, at first he thought it was part of the disease. However, other symptoms started to appear — pain under his rib cage, losing more weight, change in stools, etc. An appointment to the primary doctor in October had Dave and his wife, Wendy, asking a lot of questions. After seeing doctor after doctor, Dave and Wendy finally arrived at the Pancreas Center, for successful diagnosis and treatment of Dave's pancreatic cancer.
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Advancing the care of patients with complex aortic disease.
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My name is Geri and for the past 2 & 1/2 years , I have been the facilitator of the monthly Pancreas Cancer Support Group. This group has been a very important part of my professional self here at Columbia/NYP. As a social worker, this group has provided me with a great deal of insight and understanding about the patients and their caregivers.
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Marc Weisenfreund has had the opportunity to meet a lot of doctors in his 70 years. But his experience at NYP/Columbia with Dr. Peter Geller was something entirely different.
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My boxing gloves are laced up and I'm ready for the next round.
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What does ‘paying it forward’ mean to you? For Susan Harris, it means sharing her story here, so that it may help reassure others who face similar circumstances.
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Michael told me that I would have to fight for my life and that this was not going to be easy.
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When the Division of Colorectal Surgery prepares for surgery resulting in an ostomy, they also plan for its reversal.
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