After several years of progressively worse back pain and treatment from a chiropractor, physical therapist, and pain doctor I made the decision to get the surgery that was called for to have any hope of long term relief. I met with two local orthopaedic surgeons, and lastly with Dr. Lebl at HSS.
A little research revealed Dr. Lebl's resume to be head and shoulders above the others, by education, experience, and training. The hospitals' low infection rate was also a factor. I underwent a 5 1/2 hour surgery last June. Rehab and recovery, while painful, was more or less what was discussed and expected. Within six months I was well on my way to a good recovery. Within a year I resumed activities I love, kayaking, tennis, and of course wrestling with three young grandsons. I've been back to my retirement job as a personal trainer for almost a full year and recommend HSS to all my weekend warrior friends and acquaintances.
At 68 I'm grateful every day for being able to move around pain free. I must mention the professionalism of the hospital staff as well. I was attended to by a United Nations of staff who couldn't have been better. Thanks for the forum to express my gratitude.