Patient Stories

Bariatric surgery at 18: Jewel’s story

by Jewel Francis-Aburime, 18-year-old bariatric surgery patient
December 18, 2017

In July 2016, I attended a bariatric surgery information session with my mom. I went to support her, but I…

A mother’s last wish

by the MWHC Blog Team
October 04, 2017

(Photo L to R: Dr. Gregory Argyros, chaplains Teklu Gudeto, Emmanuel Saidi, Christopher Oranyeli, Jerome McCallum, Anthony Akinlolu,  Sheila Brown, Paulette Davidson…

Unusual vascular condition almost costs a fitness trainer’s legs

by the MWHC Blog Team
August 03, 2017

A Rare Condition Joel Patton was the quintessential picture of health, boasting a strong body and mind. An IT professional…

A Patient’s Perspective: To Honor My Doctor

by MedStar Washington Hospital Center
March 30, 2017

National Doctors’ Day is held each year on March 30th, as a day set aside to honor the significant contribution…

Springing Back from Obesity

by the MWHC Blog Team
January 05, 2017

Susan, 48, of Prince Frederick, Md., spent the last 25 years morbidly obese, reaching 360 pounds. After gastric sleeve surgery…

Right Time, Right Place: College Junior Survives Dangerous Aortic Dissection

by the MWHC Blog Team
December 08, 2016

Last October, high school track star and marathon runner Michael Spinelli was a healthy, busy junior at The Catholic University…