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Orland’s Laminectomy Story

I started with a pain in my right leg in October of 2016. I was treated with pain medication (Gabapentin), followed with physical therapy and four epidural shots in my spine without good results. I got in touch with...read more


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Bob’s Spinal Revision Surgery Story

I came to Dr. Girardi 1 year after a failed L4-L5-S1 fusion. I was terrible pain, and several Orthopedic Surgeons were unwilling or unable to help. Dr. Girardi, after a long consult and film study, performed revision surgery on...read more


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Thomas’ Kyphoplasty Revision Story

In July of 2019, while at my cardiologist, I explained that I had been having severe ankle pain in the morning.  He suggested an autoimmune workup with a rheumatologist. (I am a 9/11 First Responder, certified for asbestos, pericarditis,...read more


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Pamela’s Anterior Cervical Discectomy Story

My name is Pamela and in April of 2021 I had an MRI of my neck because my neck did not feel good. The MRI had shown that there had been no change in the bulges and herniations in...read more


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Cameron’s Scoliosis Story

Dear Dr.Girardi, and HSS staff, I don’t know how to put it into full words, but thank you. Thank you for giving me the chance to feel more confident in myself and not see a problem with myself physically....read more


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Nicholas’ Scoliosis Story

I was born with Scheuermann’s disease which is a form of scoliosis that affects the curvature of my back laterally.  No one knew I had it, not my friends, family, nor the doctors.  However, I knew my body and...read more