Neurosurgery Patient Stories

Our patients are happy to share their stories about lifesaving neurosurgery at EvergreenHealth.


Image of Marianne Koester, whose brain aneurysms were successfully treated with biplane technology at EvergreenHealth Neurosurgery located near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Marianne Koester

(multiple brain aneurysms) Marianne Koester’s aneurysms were deemed high-risk: if they ruptured, it could lead to a stroke. Instead of brain surgery, the aneurysms were treated with a minimally invasive procedure.


Image of Blake Albertsen, whose rare brain tumor was successfully treated at EvergreenHealth Neurosurgery located near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Blake Albertsen

(rare brain tumor) When an extremely rare brain tumor threatened Blake Albertsen with paralysis, the neurosurgeons at EvergreenHealth designed a complex surgery to remove it.