Patient Stories: Roberto Medina

You may know Roberto Medina from his stage name, Sapphire Starr. Having performed in clubs and musical revues across the New York area, Mr. Medina has always enjoyed a vibrant, active lifestyle. When health issues began to impact his daily life, he turned to the Maimonides Prostate Center for care. Mr. Medina was diagnosed with a rare, benign Leydig cell tumor.

Patient Stories: Firpo Grant, Heart/LVAD

Firpo Grant found it hard to walk even 10 steps due to worsening heart failure. The cardiac experts at Maimonides Heart & Vascular Institute implanted an LVAD device to help his heart pump blood more efficiently. Now his family calls him “Mr. Marathon” because he’s so active and “running all over the place”.