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On September 26, 2016, Jamie Dauphinet received a call that every wife dreads.. Her husband suffered a brain aneurysm and was on his way to the hospital.






Rochester woman gets a ‘new lease on life’ by benefiting from deep brain stimulation surgery. Patient, Cindy Guentner, Neurosurgeon, Dr. Andrew Wensel, and Neurologist Dr. Michelle Burack describe how Cindy’s medical treatment was augmented by a surgical procedure which could maximize the benefits and quality of life for appropriate patients with Movement Disorders.

Anders Swanson


On vacation in Florida, 18-month-old Anders Swanson ran up and down the shore with his parents, Amy and Garth. It would be the last family vacation before his little brother, Beckett, would be born in mid-spring. After returning home to Batavia, Amy became aware that something was wrong with young Anders. What had seemed like airsickness — he was vomiting on the plane — didn’t ease up when they touched down.

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Michelle Sweeney

Michelle Sweeney

On November 6, Michelle Sweeney woke up at her usual time for work. As she stood in the bathroom, though, she felt a strange sensation. “I had a weird feeling,” Michelle recalls. “I felt like I might be bleeding. I kept looking at my hands and arms, and then looking at myself in the mirror. I thought, ‘What’s the matter with me?’ A moment later, Michelle collapsed and ended up sitting on the toilet. Her roommate called to her through the door.

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