Weight Loss Surgery Gives Former Football Player His Life Back
Ronald Utley of Wendell weighed 635 pounds and was suffering from leg ulcers, gout, and other serious health issues when he decided it was time to consider weight loss surgery. Nearly one year after undergoing a duodenal switch at Duke, he’s down to 389 and feeling good about his journey toward his goal weight.
Running After Hip Dysplasia Surgery
David Logan is a personal trainer, coaches wrestling, and was even training to be a Navy SEAL before hip dysplasia derailed that dream. Doctors elsewhere told him to consider hip replacement surgery to relieve his excruciating hip pain. Logan immediately discounted that option because it would curtail his very active lifestyle. He did his research and found Brian Lewis, MD, a Duke hip surgeon. Dr. Lewis suggested a series of procedures that would return Logan to running pain-free again.
Donated Kidney Saves Best Friend’s Life
Glenn Graham and Cecil Hogue have been best friends since third grade. That friendship took a step beyond the routine in 2018 when Graham donated a kidney to save Hogue’s life. “It was an opportunity to help a very good friend and his family,” Graham said. “I was happy to do it.”