Published: Sept. 7, 2011
Updated: Nov. 30, 2011
Patients of Oren Gottfried, MD, share their stories about ways his care has helped them with spine problems.
Back Surgery Patient Story: Robert Sielski
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.
Neck Surgery Patient Story: Cheryl Iannucci
Immediately after surgery, I felt significantly better and once the post-op pain disappeared, I had my life back thanks to Dr. Gottfried and his professional team.
Neurosurgery Patient Story: Nancy Jones
I awoke on July 12 of this year with unbearable pain in my left lower back hip area. Within 24 hours, the pain had relocated into my left knee area, and the left side of that leg was numb.
Back Surgery Patient Story: Larry Daniel
Dr. Gottfried took the time to explain what was going on with my spine. He also told me in detail (with pictures and my x-rays) how he was going to perform the surgery. I felt a sense of relief and knew right then he was the man for the job.
Neurosurgery Patient Story: Pam Keeney
I have been dealing with neck pain and other complications for several years. I have tried medication, physical therapy, traction, cervical injections, and nerve ablation. Three out of four doctors recommended surgery, but I didn't feel comfortable enough with these doctors to let them cut around my spinal cord.
Back Surgery Patient Story: Louise Littlefield
I had lower back pain on and off for several years, and from time to time saw a chiropractor and that relieved my pain somewhat. In my early 80s I developed severe pain in my right leg.
Neurosurgery Patient Story: Richard Steffan
Dr. Gottfried took a special interest in my case on our first visit. He answered all my questions in person, on the phone, and with e-mails. He explained in detail my options, his concerns, and the best plan to optimize my outcome.
Spine Surgery Patient Story: Betty Gorman
I am a 79-year-old woman who suffered for years with leg problems, and I had very poor posture.
Spine Surgery Patient Story: David Hill
Dr. Gottfried performed my surgery in a very knowledgeable, accurate, and professional manner. I was released from the hospital the next day without the nagging, constant pain that was experienced over the preceding several months. I almost cried I was so glad to be free of that pain.
Back Surgery Patient Story: Donna Hicks
Dr. Gottfried changed my life for the better. He told me what he could do and he was very confident he could fix my back.