Procedure: Lumbar Laminectomy
Diagnoses: Spondylosis with radiculopathy, Spinal Stenosis
How was your experience with the North American Spine Team?
Patient Care Manager: Ms. Shelby was excellent and I am so glad I got to work with her in arranging to have my surgery.
Doctor: Dr. Slabisak is an excellent surgeon who by performing the surgery he performed on me, relieved me of pain that I had been suffering from for over 15 years. I would recommend Dr. Slabisak to anyone who wants to be relieved of back pain.
Compared to Other Healthcare Experiences: Everything was excellent from working with the coordinator, with the Surgeon and his entire staff, and then post op. The experience was excellent.
Why did you choose North American Spine?
Because they were local and because I had a lot of faith in them and the surgeon.
What was your lifestyle like before surgery?
Quality of life was very poor before the surgery. I was in constant pain in my back and legs 24/7. I also had tremendous pain in my feet and toes. I could not wear regular shoes without a lot of pain. And I could not sleep because of the pain.
What is your life like now, after surgery?
I feel I have been given a new body, virtually without pain. All of my symptoms have been resolved to the point where I can again enjoy life.
[Now I can] GO WITHOUT PAIN medication! I was having to take so much medication because of the pain that I was becoming addicted to the pain killers. Thank you so much Dr. Slabisak.
What would you say to someone contemplating having a procedure with North American Spine?
I would not hesitate a minute. North American Spine is probably the best in the business as Dr. Slabisak has proven with me.