Published: Oct. 12, 2010
Updated: Oct. 18, 2010
I am a patient of Dr. Bagley. In August of 2007, I had to have an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) that took about six weeks to recover from and was performed by another facility.
In June of 2010, I was faced with the same situation on a different disk. The big issue this time was that I was pregnant with my fourth child, have had a history of complications in previous pregnancies, and I am of advanced maternal age.
The idea of such a surgery frightened me and my family beyond belief! After discussing the risks and benefits with Dr. Bagley, my family and I were completely convinced of his capabilities and skill. His entire demeanor in our discussions was nothing less than comforting, reassuring, optimistic, and positive!
Anesthesia and all the other teams that I met with on the day of surgery were equally as amazing and I had no doubt in my mind at all that I was in the most superb capable hands.
Dr. Bagley was incredible! He used the same site from 2007 to go in to so that I don't have a second scar and every single ounce of pain I had in my neck and arm was gone, completely gone! His skill and precision corrected the issues in my neck with little to no healing time at all.
Recovery time was next to nothing and I was resting comfortable at home within 24 hours! It was very difficult to follow doctor's orders when I felt so much better! I did not need to take any of the prescribed pain pills and my incision has healed up beautifully!
My pregnancy is progressing and baby is thriving and due in 11 weeks! I must say that Dr. Bagley and the teams working with him are top notch and I would recommend them to anyone in need of treatment for spinal problems.