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Patient Stories

Shawn’s Spinal Fusion with Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Patient Story

As I turned 60, I worried about my ability to live the active lifestyle I had always enjoyed. The pain and weakness in my back and legs put an end to skiing, golfing and hiking. Just walking became difficult....read more


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Jessica’s Anterior Cervical Decompression Fusion Patient Story

Before meeting with Dr. Girardi I had tried absolutely everything; from acupuncture, PT, chiropractor, epidural, pain meds, etc and nothing was working. As a usually very active person it was so mentally frustrating that I wasn’t able to do...read more


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Chris’ Anterior Cervical Decompression Fusion Patient Story

I am a patient of Dr. Federico P. Girardi. I was recommended to him by my wife’s friend husband, who had used Dr. Girardi in a previous surgery. In my first meeting with Dr. Gerardi, I knew that if...read more


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Ben’s Spinal Fusion Patient Story

Before seeing Dr. Girardi, I was experiencing severe headaches. It turned out that I had multiple herniated discs in my neck, specifically at C3-4 and C6-7. The pain was most intense while I was sleeping, as I had no...read more


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Lisa’ Posterior Spine Fusion Patient Story

Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis, a bone on bone 50% stable slip at L5/S1. As years passed, my pain grew worse and worse – especially after 2 pregnancies, owning a yoga studio and teaching yoga. Although...read more


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Jon’s Microdiscectomy Patient Story

Thank you so much to Dr. Girardi and his team for helping me in January-February 2021. I previously had spinal surgery, not at HSS, and after a few years, the pain and symptoms returned. It negatively affected my lifestyle...read more