Published: Dec. 1, 2011
Updated: Dec. 1, 2011
I am a true success story thanks to Dr. Oren Gottfried and his staff.
I'm a 58-year-old male who had suffered from debilitating pain in my right buttock and right thigh.
I could not walk more then a couple blocks, nor could I stand for any meaningful length of time without developing severe sharp pain.
Spinal injections, physical therapy, and chiropractics did not provide relief.
After several tests were preformed, Dr. Gottfried quickly and thoughtfully diagnosed my condition and advised that a L3-5 laminectomy and fusion would provide me with relief.
My leg and buttock pain went completely away within days of the surgery. It has been five months since my surgery, and physical activities such as swimming and one-hour elliptical training is pain free. When I have my six-month follow-up visit, I hope to get approval for light weight lifting and golf.
Let me stress that every phase of my treatment and care with Dr. Gottfried and his staff was excellent, including but not limited to, the scheduling of appointments and tests, the answering of questions and concerns, and the surgery itself.