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 nerve. My doctor said it looked benign but would require a specialist to safely remove it from my nerve. He referred me to see Dr. Lipani. Dr. Lipani explained my problem and how he proposed to fix it. Admittedly, I was apprehensive at first. After all, spinal surgery was not something I ever wanted to experience. However, during a thorough discussion Dr. Lipani explained how he was going to use the latest surgical techniques along with the latest technology to keep me safe. I was reassured and felt much more at ease going into surgery. I am happy to report that it was a success! My tumor was removed and I was back to work the following week. I was extremely lucky to find Dr. Lipani. Dr. Lipani is an amazing surgeon and I will always be grateful to him for helping me get through such a difficult time in my life.

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