Patient Stories

What kind of care does BayCare Clinic provide? That’s a story best told by our patients. Enjoy some of their success stories.

Felicia’s story: ‘I love my new knee’

When Felicia Hennessy’s knee pain interfered with her active lifestyle, she sought help from Dr. Carl A. DiRaimondo of BayCare Clinic in Manitowoc. He surgically replaced her left knee and got her back to a pain-free and active lifestyle.

Jennifer’s story: Spinal fusion delivers 'freedom to live my life'

Jennifer Parins suffered with debilitating back pain for years. Dr. Jack Leschke, who has a special interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques, performed a spinal fusion to help her return to normal activity.

Elise’s story: The right team at the right time

Seven-year-old Elise Rose fell off the monkey bars and broke her left wrist. Now she’s good to go after being treated by two BayCare Clinic physicians in Kaukauna.

Jaeden’s story: 'In great hands' for knee surgery

After Jaeden LeCapitaine tore his ACL during the homecoming football game, John Awowale, an orthopedic surgeon with BayCare Clinic, surgically repaired LeCapitaine’s knee and got him back in time for baseball season.

Greg’s story: BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists ‘there for me’

Greg Kossow is impressed with the service he’s received from BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists over the years.

Brenda’s story: ‘Stronger’ athlete after hip surgery

Hip surgery helped Brenda Fritz return triumphantly to half-Ironman competition.

Travis’ story: ‘Thankful’ for rebuilt quadriceps

A most unusual injury, a most excellent outcome.

Ken’s story: Hip surgery was ‘fantastic’

Ken Burke’s hip pain was unbearable, so he sought help from Dr. Kirk Dimitris of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic. After surgery on both hips, Burke is enjoying pain-free living.

Barbara’s story: Feeling ‘blessed’ after back surgery

When Barbara Martens needed relief from back pain, she sought help from Dr. Jack Leschke, a neurological surgeon with BayCare Clinic. He performed her laminectomy, a procedure that eased her back pain and enhanced her quality of life.

Greg’s story: Stroke ‘response time is critical’

A 5th-grader’s quick action led to a good outcome when his teacher had a stroke during class.

Jeff’s story:  Enjoying retired life after hip surgery

For Jeff, an active lifestyle and thirty years of working on concrete took a toll on his body. Dr. Kirk Dimitris, orthopedic surgeon at Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic performed a total hip replacement to help.

Judy’s story: ‘No problems’ after stroke care

Judy suffered an ischemic stroke, which happens when a blood clot blocks a brain artery. Dr. Gerald W. Eckardt, a BayCare Clinic neurosurgeon, provided immediate, life-saving care and restored her health.