Markella’s Scoliosis Story

What started out as what we thought would be a routine visit to an orthopedist turned into a life changing event when I asked the doctor to check our daughter’s spine for scoliosis. At first, he thought everything more

Spinal Fusion

Linda’s Spinal Fusion Story

In December of 2022, I had spinal fusion performed by Dr. Federico Girardi. Prior to surgery, my pain level was a constant 8. I could not sit, and walking was limited by falls due to weakness in my more


Susan’s Lumbar Fusion with Bone Graft Story

When I first saw Dr. Federico Girardi, I was suffering from complete left foot drop and excruciating sciatica. I had a severe herniated disc and scoliosis. Fortunately, I was seen and evaluated by Dr. Girardi. He clearly explained more

Patient Stories

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 more

Patient Stories

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 more

Patient Stories

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, more