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If you have a great story about Florida Medical Center, let us know.

Mayor Kaplan's Heart Story

Mayor Kaplan receives life-saving heart surgery the day after his 60th birthday.

Robert's Heart Story

I am lucky that I was taken to Florida Medical Center, home to The Heart Institute of Florida. They saved my life.

Craig's Weight Loss Story

Weight loss surgery gave him his life back

Sabrina's Weight Loss Story

Sabrina loses weight to inspire her family

Brandy's Weight Loss Story

From bariatric patient to marathon runner thanks to the Surgical Weight Loss Center

Granville's Heart Story

In good hands from the minute he met the doctor

Felipe's Stroke Story

Stroke can hit at any age

Edward's Stroke Story

Heed the warning signs of stroke

Judith's Heart Story

Second opinion leads to life-saving surgery

Todor's Stroke Story

Expert care and support, before, during and after a stroke

Steve's Heart Story

Total heart failure, narrowly avoided

Florence's Wound Story

Broken leg leads to chronic wound

Nilsa's Heart Story

Heart valve repair helped Nilsa dance again

Mary's Story: Director of Nursing

The cold in New York became too much for Mary Grimes, so in 1982 she headed south to Florida and began working in the surgical ICU at Florida Medical Center. At the time, she had no idea where the road would take her. Looking back in 2015, it’s been quite a ride.

Genie's Story: Director of Rehab

Genie Tuyn started her career as a dietician but went back to school to become a therapist. She’s confident she made the right choice. “I’ve been here 21 years,” Genie says. “I never thought I’d stay this long. I’m committed to Florida Medical Center."

Robert's Story: Director of Imaging

Like many of his peers, at Florida Medical Center, Robert Dzwonkowski found a home when he joined the hospital in 1988. For him, the most exciting time during those 27 years is right now.

Dr. Bayron's Story: Bariatric Surgeon

After practicing at Florida Medical Center for 9 years, Dr. Bayron has come to appreciate a lot about the hospital. Having moved to the U.S. from another country, he wasn’t quite sure what to expect. What he’s found has really impressed him.

Our Heart Stories

Tom's Heart Story

An innovative procedure leads to an exciting vacation.

Nicole's Heart Story

“One day in particular, I felt like my heart was coming out of my chest,” she recalls. “It was pounding really fast, and I had a feeling something was wrong.”

William's Heart Story

A new less invasive procedure allowed William to have an easier recovery and shorter hospitalization.

Jose's Heart Story

After spending a week recovering in the hospital, Jose Luis is able to enjoy life without the need for medications or therapies. 

Dr. Michael's Heart Story

Dr. Michael Loss never imagined that he would one day need the care of the people he had come to know so well.

Hector's Heart Story

When Hector needed care for a torn mitral valve in his heart, he was taken to Florida Medical Center.

Our Stroke Stories

David's Stroke Story

“I feel extremely lucky to have been at the right place at the right time when I had a stroke. It is scary to think about where I would be if this happened anywhere else.” 

Arthel's Stroke Story

As Arthel Sweet learned firsthand, a stroke can happen at any moment. 

Kamulah's Stroke Story

Dr. Ritesh Kaushal, an interventional neurologist, was able to remove a blood clot in Kamulah's brain that was caused by an infection.

Rita's Stroke Story

When Rita Solomon stepped out of bed, her leg felt weak and her knee began to buckle beneath her. Little did she know this was a sign of stroke. 

Richard's Stroke Story

Patient survives two strokes thanks to fast, coordinated care.

Our Ortho Stories

Ed's Ortho Story

New knees offer newlyweds fresh start.

David's Ortho Story

Surgery and rehab help get bodybuilder back to doing what he loves.

Our ER Stories

Barbie's Rehab Story

Physical therapy helped heal an injured shoulder.

Lexie's Hysterectomy Story

Hysterectomy Leaves Virtually No Scar

Our Staff Stories

Our Weight Loss Stories