"I was in Johannesburg, South Africa, when I experienced the worst pain ever. I headed to a local ER, where I was diagnosed with gallstones. As soon as I was well enough to travel, I flew to Massachusetts to have surgery at UMass Memorial. My surgeon, Dr. Hongyi Cui, used a new surgical technique to remove my gallbladder with a single incision through my belly button. I was very thankful because this meant I had much less pain and a quicker recovery than with a surgery that requires several incisions. Just two weeks later, Dr. Cui gave me the 'OK' to return home to Europe and take a long-planned vacation."
Katie M., Johannesburg, South Africa