A courageous battle
It’s hard to find someone who has not been touched by cancer. Each year, more than 33,000 patients are cared for at the UW Carbone Cancer Center, the only Comprehensive Cancer in Wisconsin as designated by the National Cancer Institute. Learn how some of these remarkable patients fight for their life.
Grateful for the gift of life
For those whose survival depends on receiving a new kidney, liver, pancreas, liver, heart, lung or combined organ transplant, stories of unending gratitude are incredibly inspiring. For more than 55 years, UW Health has been home to one of the nation’s leading transplant centers. Learn about some of our remarkable patients who are alive today because of innovative transplant care.
New hearts give two brothers a greater appreciation for life
As college students, twins create organ donation advocacy group in honor of their father
Milwaukee-area woman gets life changing kidney transplant during pandemic
Jenna finds an end to her chronic pain through a renal autotransplant
A pancreas transplant means Lorry no longer worries about her diabetes
Merry's long road from diabetes patient to transplant recipient
Father donates liver to save daughter's life, Aviva and Sam Gellman
Becoming a living liver donor help Alex lead a healthier life
An end to Sophie's pain is achieved through renal autotransplant
A pancreas transplant puts an end to Jennifer's frequent ER visits
Stories flowing with gratitude
Perhaps you, a friend or loved one has been touched by heart disease. You might also want to learn what you can do to prevent heart disease. At UW Health, home to many of the region’s leading cardiologists and heart surgeons, there is no shortage of stories about our remarkable patients who are incredibly grateful for their world-class care.
No one wants to be sidelined from enjoying their ability to move freely without pain. Home to one of the nation’s highest-ranking orthopedic centers, UW Health loves helping patients like these who need a knee or hip replacement or other bone, muscle or joint treatment to improve their quality of life.
Brain and spine
Saving lives; reducing pain
Life is on the line when someone has a stroke, aneurysm or brain tumor. Other people may have epileptic seizures that may not respond to conventional treatment. Home to nationally recognized neurology and neurosurgery programs, UW Health is where patients turn for help after being told by others that nothing can be done. Hear some of these amazing stories.
Weight loss (Bariatric) surgery
Obesity is a complicated, progressive disease caused by a wide variety of factors. The disease is associated with numerous health conditions, including diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, liver disease and joint problems, and is life-threatening. The Medical and Surgical Weight Management Program at UW Health is here to help with surgical and nonsurgical options.
Lifestyle changes are essential to successful weight loss: Barry's story (video)
She lost 110 pounds and found new self-confidence: Paige’s story (video)
The right tools boost results and commitment: Bills' story (video)
Weight loss is difficult, but the rewards are worth it: David's story (video)
Keith put his heart into weight loss surgery — it paid off (video)