• By Joel Streed

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Rare tumor triggers life-threatening medical ordeal

January 19, 2020

When Staci Tanouye, M.D., and her husband, Amit Merchea, M.D., finished their medical training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the couple moved to Jacksonville, Florida, and dove into their careers. Dr. Tanouye pursued private practice in obstetrics and gynecology, and Dr. Merchea joined the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida.

After they had lived in Jacksonville for several years, the physicians were plunged into a two-year medical odyssey. The ordeal, which at times put Dr. Tanouye's life at risk, took the combined effort of a team of Mayo Clinic specialists to unravel and resolve.

Read the rest of Staci's story.

This article originally appeared on the Sharing Mayo Clinic blog.