Patient Stories

UConn Health’s commitment to patient care is evident when viewed through the eyes of the patients themselves. Hear firsthand how people’s health and lives were changed because of the caring commitment of the providers at UConn Health. Then come experience it for yourself.

Wedding Dance Possible Thanks to Successful Heart Procedure

A father of the bride was able to fulfill his daughter's dream and dance the traditional first dance at her wedding, thanks to the advanced cardiac care at UConn Health's Calhoun Cardiology Center.

Racing Against Time - Pregnant Woman's Baby and Vision Saved by UConn Health

A multidisciplinary team of providers at UConn Health worked to save a pregnant woman from a fast-growing brain tumor and ever-worsening vision loss, while first safely delivering her baby girl seven weeks early.

Teaming Up to Treat His Tumor

Garrett Johnson can’t say enough about the UConn Health team who successfully treated his potentially life-threatening brain tumor. From the primary care physician who first suspected something was wrong to the surgeons who removed it, Johnson says he received excellent care and won’t go anywhere else for his medical needs.

Advanced Treatment for DVT

An advanced procedure to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is helping simplify and shorten a patient’s recovery time over traditional treatments. DVT occurs when blood clots form in your body and can be potentially life-threatening if those clots break loose and travel to your lung. But UConn Health vascular surgeon Mina Boutrous says mechanical thrombectomy has become a game-changer for his patients like Mike Sarrette who felt immediate relief after the procedure.

UConn Health Cancer Survivorship Program

Your cancer journey doesn't just end after your last treatment. Many survivors, such as breast cancer patient Sandy Theriault, experience late or long-term physical or emotional side effects. UConn Health has a multidisciplinary team dedicated to helping patients manage issues related to surviving cancer.

Our providers work hard every day to make a positive impact in the lives of our patients.

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“Thanks for a most excellent first visit. Beata McAuliffe, APRN, was extremely personal, and very informative about both my osteoporosis and the medication and treatment that she suggested. She clearly answered the few questions that remained, and helped quiet my fears about taking medication. Thank you for exceeding my expectations!”

— A Grateful Patient