19-Year-Old Woman With Genetic Disorder Gets a New Chance at Life at Paradise Valley Hospital
Presutti and her family came to Dr. Harish Hosalkar, an orthopedic surgeon based in San Diego and affiliated with the San Diego Spine & Joint Center at Paradise Valley Hospital. Dr. Hosalkar also sits on the scientific and advisory board of the national MHE Research Foundation, and he has over 20 years of experience treating patients who have suffered from MO/MHE.
He performed complex tumor excision and reconstructive surgery on Presutti that lasted several hours, carefully removing all of her tumors while protecting her nerves, arteries, veins and muscles. Her later recovery at the Spine & Joint Center included extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation.