On Dec. 8,2014, I underwent Spinal Decompression surgery at HSS. My surgeon, Dr. James Farmer, did exactly what he told me he could do - make me pain free !
For 3 years prior to my surgery, Dr. Stephen Geiger, pain management specialist at the HSS Long Island Outpatient Center (Uniondale), was able to alleviate my lower back and leg pain by administering epidural steroid injections every few months. When these injections were no longer effective, Dr. Geiger advised me to see Dr. Farmer.
My patient experience at HSS was amazing. The care I received was exemplary. The Team Approach to patient care used at HSS is professional excellence.
I am presently 4 months post-op, pain free, able to walk for miles, keep up with 5 active grandchildren, and travel with my husband. After many months of being a couch potato due to debilitating nerve pain - I'm now back being an active participant in the game of life.