Richard, 36 – Cervical Disc Herniation Patient

I was working construction when I suddenly experienced neck pain that ran down my left arm and into my fingers. I also had numbness and tingling in my left hand. I thought I pulled a muscle and hoped it would just go away after a few days. But several weeks later I could no longer… Read More »

Jeff, 49 – Lumbar Disc Herniation Patient

I had been suffering from lower back pain for several months. I tried physical therapy and epidurals but had no significant relief. I was experiencing a constant, burning, stabbing pain that started in my lower back and traveled all the way down the back of leg. Sitting was a virtual impossibility. The only relief I… Read More »

Ron, 53 – Spinal Tumor Patient

I began to experience pain that started in my lower back and traveled down the back of my leg to my knee. It was constant and excruciating and seemed to be more intense each day. The pain pills were no longer helping. An MRI showed a spinal tumor in my lower back wrapped around a… Read More »

Lisa, 46 – Brain Tumor Patient

I am a 46 year old wife and mother of three. Two years ago I began experiencing frequent headaches. The headaches became more intense. I called my primary care physician, who after examining me and running a series of tests told me I had a brain tumor. My physician referred me to Dr. John Lipani.… Read More »

Monica, 39 – Brain Tumor Patient

Several years ago I began experiencing headaches and dizziness. Then the headaches and dizziness started becoming more frequent. They began to interfere with certain aspects of my job which required typing and editing important documents. Then I noticed a lump on the left side of my head and began to experience right sided weakness. It… Read More »

Andy, 53 – Trigeminal Neuralgia

I was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia and was initially treated with surgery almost 20 years ago. Recently it came back with a vengeance. My life came to a screeching halt. The pain was so bad I couldn’t eat and lost 20 lbs. With my medical problems another surgery was not an option. I tried glycerol… Read More »

Karen, 54 – Spine Tumor

I was horrified to learn I had a tumor on my spinal cord. Doctors told me that without surgery I would be paralyzed. I was told I needed a risky operation that would involve cutting open my chest and collapsing my lung. With my other medical problems this was a risk I did not want… Read More »

Earl, 43 – Brain Stem AVM

I had an AVM that bled initially and caused weakness on my left side with double vision. I couldn’t walk. After my initial treatment my AVM was still there. Doctors said they couldn’t operate because it would make me worse. They also said it would likely bleed again if not treated. Dr. Lipani used Cyberknife… Read More »

Annette, 83 – Spine Tumor

I had excruciating pain in my low back that confined me to a wheelchair. I was given radiation therapy but it didn’t help. My doctors told me there was nothing else that could be done for me. I asked about Cyberknife and was told repeatedly that Cyberknife would not help either. I was desperate. The… Read More »

Linda, 62 – Acoustic Neuroma Radiosurgery

I was frightened about having surgery to remove my brain tumor. I was told that with surgery I would likely lose hearing in my right ear and I could have facial paralysis and balance problems for the rest of my life. I thought about the possibility that something could go permanently wrong and how this… Read More »

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