Patient Video: Casilda’s Story of Aneurysm Survival

What is it like to face your own mortality? Meet Casilda Beltre in the video and find out. Her story begins with a pounding headache and a trip to the emergency room.

She is transferred from her local hospital to Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital. There, her life is held in the hands of neurosurgeons Dr. Sean Lavine and Dr. E. Sander Connolly.

Watch Casilda’s story and find out how her neurosurgeons helped her become the woman she is today.