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 was then I knew I had to make an appointment with my family doctor to find out what was happening. At the time of my appointment my doctor informed me I was going to need to see a neurosurgeon with the skill and expertise to manage my care. I left the office with a referral in hand and made an appointment to see Dr. John Lipani. Dr. Lipani pointed out my MRI which showed I had a tumor compressing my brain and growing through my skull. I was horrified. After a thorough explanation, Dr. Lipani recommended surgery. I sought two second opinions who recommended a specialist with experience performing this type of surgery. I returned to Dr Lipani and he explained everything in detail again with me to the point I felt more comfortable. Dr. Lipani performed my surgery and removed my brain tumor. I woke up from surgery without any difficulty and was home in just a few days. In 4 weeks I was back to work. I am still working full time and raising my family. My tumor is gone, almost as if it was never there in the first place. I give thanks every day for the wisdom, skill and expertise of Dr. Lipani.

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