Challenging Cases

A Case Like No Other: An Audio Series from Lifespan Clinical Experts

There’s a whole person behind every complex medical problem. That’s why we work so hard to solve them.

The human body is complex, and so are the treatments and strategies it sometimes requires to heal. From a hidden heart attack to repairing a spine “twisted like a pretzel,” these challenging cases speak to the skill, expertise and creative thinking that the specialized physicians at Lifespan bring to solving medical puzzles and restoring patients to health.

Introducing A Case Like No Other, an Audio Series from Lifespan Clinical Experts

Abbas Abbas, MD

Chief of Thoracic Oncology

It felt like asthma. It wasn't.

Alan H. Daniels, MD

Alan H. Daniels, MD

Chief, Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Her heartbreaking condition couldn't be fixed with a surgery. It took three.

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Katherine A. French, MD

Katharine A. French, MD

Director, Women's Cardiac Center

She had a heart attack. She just didn't know it.

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Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FAANS, FACS

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FAANS, FACS

Chief of Neurosurgery

Removing a tumor. Rebuilding a spine. 

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Paul Y. Liu, MD, FACS

Paul Liu, MD, FACS

Chief of Plastic Surgery

They had everything necessary for the delicate procedure. Except time. 

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Francois I. Luks, MD, PhD

Francois I. Luks, MD, PhD

Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief

Surgery on twins. Before they were born.

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Michael E. Migliori, MD, FACS

Michael E. Migliori, MD, FACS

Chief of Ophthalmology

It can almost always be cured without surgery. Almost.

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