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John Burek

Staten Island, NY
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I had been dealing with spinal stenosis for the better part of 2 1/2 years. The pain brought on by the stenosis travelled down my back and into both my right and left hamstrings. The pain prevented me from performing everyday tasks like lifting, walking, and bending. At the outset, physical therapy was recommended, which only made the pain worse. After a period of time my best friend's wife had a similar problem and recommended I seek a consultation with Dr. Iyer. During the consultation, Dr. Iyer recommended I try an epidural and see if this would relieve the pain before contemplating surgery. The relief from the epidural lasted less than a week. I followed up with Dr. Iyer and we discussed possible surgery to relieve the pain. At this point I had to make a decision. The pain was increasing and felt I had to act.

Dr. Iyer and his staff outlined the pros and cons of surgery for me. My mind was made up. I felt a spinal laminectomy was my best hope.

It has been a little over 5 weeks since the laminectomy was performed and I feel great! Thank you Dr. Iyer for getting me Back in the Game of life. The pain in my lower back and hamstrings is gone. I am sleeping better and simple tasks are a joy to complete without pain. Dr. Iyer has a gift and I wish to thank him and his staff (PA - Carly Dudek) for sharing it with me. Friends and family cannot believe how my condition has improved. It is all the result of the talented people at HSS. The results speak for themselves.