Broward Health Patient Stories

Broward Health Patient Stories

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Larry Duggan

Larry Duggan has always enjoyed good health. He takes care of himself by eating healthy foods and exercising. When the 61-year-old interior designer noticed something was wrong, he didn’t waste any time seeing his physician.



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Grasyson Males
Grayson was born with about 23 centimeters of small intestines as compared to 120 to 140 centimeters in a full term baby. Doctors wanted him to get an intestinal transplant. “I cried and wondered if Grayson was going to die,” said Gabbard. “It was scary.”

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Valery Castro
Lauren and Juan Castro believe their 8-year-old daughter Valery is a living miracle.  She was born with tufting enteropathy, a rare disease that typically leads to irreversible intestinal failure.

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On Thanksgiving Eve in 2018, Robert Silva was taken to the emergency room at Broward Health Imperial Point Hospital with severe abdominal pain. Learn how robotic surgery put him on the road to recovery. 

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Gio
Meet Giovanni. He was rushed to the pediatric trauma center at Salah Foundation Children's Hospital after being hit by a car. 

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Ruby
For Ruby, a first-time mother, choosing a hospital for delivery was of utmost importance. Broward Health Coral Springs exceeded all of her expectations.

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Mia
Three-year-old Mia Paton was rushed over to the Children’s ER at Broward Health Coral Springs. After being treated by a board-certified pediatric ER physician, Mia is back to having fun again.

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Jay Siegel
After five years of regular testing, an aggressive form of cancer was detected in three different areas of Jay's prostate. He is back to his love of running after undergoing robotic-assisted prostate surgery.

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Annie
Annie Michel, a 27-year-old stroke survivor, is grateful to the team at Broward Health Coral Springs for saving her life.  

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After her water broke at 28 weeks, Maria Carbonell spent the more than a month of her pregnancy on bed rest at Broward Health Medical Center.



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