Patient Stories

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Featured Stories

Easing arthritis pain - and much more

From hospital to home care, Sentara treats the whole person.

Heart transplant patient back in the driver's seat

A heart attack victim gladly returns to Sentara Heart hospital, on his motorcycle and looking to say “thank you”

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Latest Posts

  • When the time comes: Hip replacement

    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    “There was never any pressure from Dr. Shibeshi to choose the surgical option,” Kerry says. “He simply gave me the facts and let me make the decision.

  • Pain-free once again

    Wednesday, July 06, 2016

    “After several years of dealing with the excruciating pain, I finally knew I was ready,” Gearldean says.

  • Healthier and happier: The heart pump that makes it possible

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    Initially hesitant, heart failure patient Robert Huth is now grateful for his LVAD.

  • A perfect match for better health

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    “I knew I’d be the best match, so I started thinking about it,” says JR of his twin brother, RJ, who faced kidney failure. “We’re both pretty happy people and like to socialize and exercise. I didn’t want to see him stuck to a dialysis machine three times a week.”

  • Picture-Perfect Finish

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    Triathlete Jay Mears knew exactly who to call when his shoulder stood in the way of his training.