Patient Stories

We provide world-class, compassionate care in the heart of Pasadena. But don’t take our word for it, read the below testimonials from past patients to learn more about our health services from their perspective. We love hearing from our grateful patients and thank them for sharing their stories.

Bariatric Surgery

It seemed like no matter what Isaac Reyes did, he couldn’t lose the extra weight, so he decided to have bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. David ...

Cancer

Thanks to care received at Huntington Hospital, Anita Chavez is now cancer-free. When she found a lump during a breast self-examination, “I knew ...
Cynthia talks about the turn of events that revealed a cancer that would not have been found, had it not been for providence and circumstance. The ...
"I had the most amazing team taking care of me at Huntington Cancer Center. With so many treatment options, lung cancer can be treated and even ...
Marg Blasiar visited Linda Hillier, MD, a doctor at Huntington Health Physicians, for what she anticipated would be a routine physical exam. During ...
Mick has been an avid saxophone player for the past two decades. When he was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, his greatest fear was that he ...

Cardiology

Becky Ebershoff made being healthy a priority. Leading an active lifestyle, her blood pressure and cholesterol levels were normal. She even had a ...
Chris felt pressure in his chest and knew something was terribly wrong. Shortly after his arrival to our Nan and Howard Schow Emergency & Trauma ...
Keith Jones considers himself one of the luckiest people in the world. His story began 15 years ago, as a Pasadena police officer, when the city of ...
At age 86, Sarah Raskin benefited from one of the latest innovations in cardiac surgery at Huntington Hospital. She had a transcatheter aortic valve ...
As a young, lively working mom of three, Tina Gocke always considered herself a healthy person. Yes, she had occasional migraines and fatigue, but she ...

Emergency & Trauma

Raymond Towns can only guess what happened after the car struck him. He had been riding his bike in Pasadena and the car was traveling at 40 miles an ...
It was a Saturday afternoon when Salpie and Nishan Basmadjian got the call — the call no parent wants to receive. Their son, Vartan, had been in ...

Fetal Surgery

23 weeks into Maria Meza’s pregnancy, twins Addison and Addilyn Marquez were diagnosed with a serious condition called twin-to-twin transfusion ...

Labor & Delivery and NICU

Brycen Tran, born June 3, 2018, weighed less than four-fifths of a pound at birth, making him the smallest baby ever born at Huntington Hospital. ...
Elena Elias was born on May 11, 2017, after only 23 weeks and five days of gestation. Her mom, Natalie, had an emergency cesarean section at ...
Elizabeth Lascaze was in extreme pain. It started suddenly, when she was just 23 weeks pregnant with twins. Something was wrong. “It was ...
Expectant parents Hillary and Sam Froerer had no reason to believe there would be any problems with their baby. Both of them were young and healthy. ...

Orthopedics

Mary Boyle is a part of the Huntington Hospital family. She has been an active volunteer in our S. Robert and Denise Zeilstra Gift Shop for years. ...
Richard Brito was receiving cortisone shots for knee pain, but he knew it was not a permanent solution: His knees were hurting more and more as time ...

Tim

Tim Sullivan is an active guy. He has run marathons, completed triathlons and climbed mountains. When he started having pain in his hip, he ignored it ...

Pediatrics

Like many kids his age, 3-year-old Emmanuel Peniche had started potty training. During one potty session, though, something went very wrong. Emmanuel ...
Logan Leonard was just two days old when he was diagnosed with a serious health condition. Attentive nurses at Huntington Hospital identified the ...

Robotic Surgery

When Lisa Perkins began feeling unwell, she visited Huntington Hospital oncologist Dr. Annie Yessaian, who had previously treated her successfully for ...

Stroke

Deborah Melahouris suffered a near-deadly stroke that left her paralyzed on one side of her body and unable to speak. Thanks to the care she received ...
Dora Carrillo was at work when she felt a sharp pain in her jaw. The pain then travelled to her head. She felt faint. The left side of her face was ...

Jon

Jon Garkow was just wrapping up a meeting at work when it began. His hand started clenching involuntarily. He fell to the ground, his entire right ...

If you’re grateful for the care you received at Huntington Hospital and would like to share your story, please email: patientstories@huntingtonhospital.com

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