Patient Stories


Keith S.

 Keith S., a recent da Vinci patient, experienced the benefits of this advanced system first-hand.  “Upon learning that I would need surgery, and that da Vinci robotic surgery was my best option. Read More


 Cheri Fleming

 In October of 2016,  Cheri Fleming saw her primary care doctor after suffering five consecutive days of headaches. The Valencia resident and co-owner of Valencia Acura had a hunch that the headaches were related to a 10-year-old surgery on her upper cervical spine which was performed to correct her cervical instability. Read More


Greg Herrick

Greg Herrick, the longtime head coach of the women’s basketball team at College of the Canyons, is grateful he was at work when he started to break out in a sweat and needed immediate medical attention.  Read More


Brock Kaericher

Brock Kaericher was familiar with the feeling— a discomfort in his left shoulder and a burning sensation that would not go away. He immediately recognized the symptoms of a heart attack, his third. The first occurred in 1989 when he was 38 and then another one in 1998.  Read More


Cherrie Routon

Over the years, Cherrie Routon endured two arthroscopic surgeries and several injection therapies on her left knee, only receiving temporary relief for her osteoarthritis. She reached the point in her life when climbing stairs, walking and standing became painful. That’s when Routon decided she had to do something.  Read More


Felicia Lupu

Felicia Lupu’s breast cancer diagnosis in 2015 changed her life in ways she hadn’t expected. A nurse for more than 20 years - 17 at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital - Lupu found a new perspective as a patient. She is now sharing her story...Read More


Richard Wise

Being brought to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital was the best thing that could have happened to him, according to Richard Wise, who almost lost his life following a terrible accident on Interstate 5.  Read More


Victor Caceres

It’s taken two hip surgeries to get Victor Caceres up and running to his potential and doing what he loves—biking and soccer. Read More



Rod McIntosh

Thanks to bronchial thermoplasty, a fairly new outpatient procedure offered at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Rod McIntosh is breathing easier, the coughing has subsided and he no longer needs the daily inhaler.  Read More


Skip More

Skip More of Valencia had lived with nagging knee pain—the result of a motorcycle accident-- for the past 12 years. It was not a serious problem until he reached his 50s. An avid hiker for the past 20 years, and with his knee swelling, Skip decided it was time for professional medical advice.  Read More


Mary Ressegue

Mary Ressegue, 53 will never forget June 3, 2015. It was the day she suffered a massive heart attack, the scariest day of her life. She was evaluated by a cardiologist, Dr. Das, and then was quckly taken to the Roberta G. Veloz Cardiac Cath Lab. Read More


Beverly Johnson

Between family and work, Beverly Johnson is always on the go, but a life-threatening heart attack at the age of 47 was never in the plan. Thanks to the prompt and professional care she received from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Beverly is back to her life. Read More


Elizabeth Rydall

On the day Elizabeth Rydall received her diagnosis of bilateral Stage IIA, estrogen and progesterone receptor positive, HER2 negative invasive ductile carcinoma in August 2013, she started her blog— Sharing her experience was her way of coping and also of giving hope to others facing breast cancer. Read More


Andrea Standley

Andrea Standley has always been a woman on the go; nothing could keep her down, not even breast cancer. Standley said she was very fortunate that Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center was in the community where she lived, and that Dr. Gregory Senosky took care of her. “I have never felt in safer, better hands.” Read More


Amy Daniels

Amy Daniels, is an avid hiker and backpacker, Daniels has scaled mountains, and hiked trails around the world. So when she decided to climb Mount Rainier for her 50th birthday three years ago, nothing was going to hold her back—not even chronic pain from an injury she suffered 18 years ago. Read More


Denise Bailey

Denise Bailey is no stranger to the world of medicine. She’s lived with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for the past 15 years. When she received a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2011 at age 49, she could not believe that she had another disease. Read More


Rich Tuszynski

In 2014, at age 48, Rich woke up in the middle of the night with a burning sensation in his chest.  He thought it was heartburn, but when the pressure persisted and traveled to his left arm and shoulder, he and his wife Kerry knew he needed medical attention. Read More


Wendy Langhans

After suffering for more than a year with pain caused by osteoarthritis in her left knee, and not being able to do what she loved, Wendy Langhans decided it was time for surgery. Read More


Hoffart Twins

When Nicole learned she was pregnant with twins, the couple knew that Henry Mayo would be the place to go. Read More


Kate Brinegar-Cowan

“When I heard I had cancer, it felt like having the rug pulled out from under me. I was completely lost.” Read More


Seepoleta Imo

When Seepoleta Imo entered the 10K Mud Run in Castaic in April 2014, he expected a good workout. Suffering a heart attack at the age of 39, however, was something he did not expect. Read More


Deva Metz

Deva Metz keeps Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, its staff and physicians, near and dear to her heart. “You guys are still helping me, even after I got back home,” Deva said. “This has been a life-changing experience for me and my family.” Read More


Amanda Van Buskirk

Amanda was confined to a wheelchair at 19, until Henry Mayo came along. Read More