Ted Brain Tumor Patient

A seizure was the first indication 27-year-old Ted had that something was wrong. His neurologist Dr. Scott Diesing referred him to Dr. Michele Aizenberg at The Nebraska Medical Center.

Ted lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Ted says, "After suffering a seizure in November, I had an MRI and went to see my neurologist, Dr. Scott Diesing, for more tests. About a week later, he called me and said to come in and see him. The tests showed that I had a spot on my brain that appeared to be a tumor. I was scared. I didn’t think this could happen to someone my age. We did a lot of research on where I should go to be treated. I could have gone anywhere, but we decided that The Nebraska Medical Center was the right place. Their neurosurgical oncologist, Dr. Michele Aizenberg, is one of the best around. I underwent 'awake' brain surgery. She mapped areas of my brain so she could remove the abnormal cells without damaging the important functional areas of my brain. I was in the hospital for several days and then recovered at home. On December 23rd, I went back to see Dr. Aizenberg. She had good news for me. The cells were not cancerous. That was the best Christmas present I could ask for."