Alice Santos had been feeling tired for a while. Then, one day at work she was having so much trouble breathing that somebody had to call 9-1-1. She needed heart surgery, but she had already had one heart surgery and didn't want to have another one. Only when Dr. Andrea Natale reassured her that everything would be OK did she feel like she could go with the operation. Santos' success was made possible, in part, because of philanthropists like Maurice Kanbar, for whom the cardiac center is named.
An atrial fibrillation repair gives Joe his life back.
Two weeks before his first day of college, Chuck received a life-changing call from his Sutter Health doctor. Tests had revealed Hodgkins lymphoma.
After his doctors discovered a golf ball-sized tumor on his kidney, Melvin had minimally invasive surgery and is now cancer-free.
Chris - Working Again After Radiofrequency Ablation for Back Pain
Cheri struggled with her weight for years but finally achieved health and happiness after bariatric surgery at the Sutter Weight Management Institute.