Saint Luke's Stories

Staying Disciplined With His Cardiac Rehab Has Helped Eugene Stay on the Go
At 88, he is now a retired lawyer, a co-founder of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and is no stranger to the halls of Saint Luke’s Hospital. Hear what Gene contributes his longevity and healthy life to.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery allows Don to celebrate his 60th anniversary with family – without back pain
For many years, Don suffered from severe back pain. After exploring options he came to Saint Luke's and had a minimally invasive spine procedure that took all his back pain away.
Dean finds immediate relief from back pain through minimally invasive surgery
For 5 months Dean experienced pain like a “toothache,” a dull, constant pain on his left side. He felt tingling, numbness, and a buzzing sensation. Then, he came to Saint Luke's, and it all changed.
Kidney Transplant Gives Jamont Newfound Freedom
Three days a week, three hours a day, for 12 years—Jamont Clayton spent roughly 5,616 hours of his life attached to a kidney dialysis machine.
Parkinson's Couldn't Stop Barry
"It was frustrating, and I thought that was just the way life was going to be," Barry Blank said. Read his about journey with Parkinson's and about the procedure that changed his life.
New Device Helps Musician’s Congestive Heart Failure
Trial device helps Seabrun “Candy” Hunter’s worn heart valve pump at a steady beat.
Two-Time Heart Transplant Recipient Becomes a Mother of Two
Mindy Corbin had the same hopes for her future that many women have. Hear how she didn't let two heart transplants stand in the way of creating the future she envisioned.