Patient Stories

At Henry Ford Health, we don’t just treat illness or disease. We treat people. Our patients’ lives are touched by the compassion, dedication and expertise of our staff in thousands of different ways every day, whether it’s a lifesaving treatment or simply a reassuring smile and kind word. Every patient’s story is unique. We are grateful for those who allow us to share their stories here.

Mike Shutler

Mike wasn’t a candidate for an open surgery to repair his life-threatening abdominal aortic aneurysm. Fortunately, his Henry Ford team was ready with a newer, minimally invasive procedure.

Paul Wywierowski

Experiencing a lack of energy, Paul thought he might soon have another heart attack. He was diagnosed with bilateral severe carotid artery stenosis and underwent a minimally invasive procedure (TCAR) to successfully treat it.

Catherine Hill

When a suspected kidney stone turned out to be a rare vascular condition, Catherine underwent an advanced, collaborative procedure at Henry Ford Health. Now she’s back to living life without limitations.

Laurie with her dog

Laurie Longueuil

Following a stroke in her eye, which caused vision loss, Laurie underwent a lifesaving surgery to help reduce the risk of a second stroke from happening. Her prognosis looks good, and she is looking forward watching her grandkids grow up and thrive.

woman with back pain

Serene Lane

When an ER scan showed an abdominal aortic aneurysm that had ruptured and was leaking, Serene was rushed to Henry Ford Hospital for a lifesaving procedure.

heart patient Ronald Napoli

Ronald Napoli

When an abdominal aorta aneurysm forced Ronald to find new care, he never would have guessed that new care would then give him an entirely new outlook on life and managing his health.

vascular surgery patient alfio reitano at his home

Alfio Reitano

When his legs swelled up so bad he couldn’t walk, Alfio was referred to Henry Ford Hospital for what would be a long care journey, including lifesaving treatment at Henry Ford Hospital.

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