Robyn is Back to Activity After Brain Surgery in Reno

The mortality rate for similar cases is grim – over 50%. Dr. Edward Perry and Shay Vizza, PA-C intervened with the necessary brain surgery.

Robyn’s husband rushed her to a local Reno ER last October when she experienced headache, fatigue, and weakness on the right side of her body. After evaluation and diagnostic testing, the team discovered that she had a sizable brain lesion near her thalamus and brainstem. Robyn and her family later learned that a tooth’s abscess caused the brain lesion. The mortality rate for similar cases is grim – over 50%. Dr. Edward Perry and Shay Vizza, PA-C intervened and performed a needle aspiration to drain over 20cc of pus from her brain.

Before and after surgery brain MRI for Robyn. Robyn had brain surgery performed by Dr. Perry in Reno, Nevada.
Robyn’s Pre-Surgery and Post-Surgery Brain MRI Images
Dr. Edward Perry and Shay Vizza, PA-C intervened and meticulously performed a needle aspiration to drain over 20cc of pus from her brain.
Dr. Edward Perry and Shay Vizza, PA-C intervened and meticulously performed a needle aspiration to drain over 20cc of pus from her brain.

“Due to my condition, I was “out of it” for a month before understanding what had happened and where I was,” explains Robyn. “I woke up not being able to speak well and underwent a month of physical, occupational, and speech therapy to help regain my quality of life.” Robyn has no lingering neurological issues, but she continues to work on her recovery to return to ‘her normal.’ “Dr. Perry, Shay, and the other medical professionals at Northern Nevada were all wonderful. My family and I are thankful for the high quality of care we received,” Robyn reflects.

Robyn with Dr. Perry and Shay Vizz at her follow up appointment at Swift Institute in Reno.
Robyn with Dr. Edward Perry and Shay Vizza, PA-C at her follow-up appointment at Swift Institute in Reno.
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