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Patient Stories

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 more

Patient Stories

Barry’s Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion and Laminectomy Patient Story

As a 78-year-old I came to see Dr. Girardi with serious concerns about my spinal health, physical limitations, and pain – as well as about having surgery at that age. I had previously had cervical spine fusions and more

Patient Stories

Natalia’s Foraminotomy and Laminectomy Patient Story

My procedure was on October 6, 2022. It was a Laminectomy and foraminotomy. Before I came to see Dr. Girardi, I had been experiencing pain and numbness in my left foot for nine long months. The pain was more

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Lisa’s Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Surgery Patient Story

Dr. Girardi is responsible for giving me back my life. Not once but twice. I have always been an active person but that changed in 2011 before I had my first 3 level spinal fusion. That surgery went more

Patient Stories

Andrea’s Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) Surgery

For several months to even a year prior to my surgery my back was progressively getting worse. I couldn’t stand for very long and I had trouble walking. I typically walk about 2 miles a day walking my more

Spinal Fusion

Sibyl’s Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Posterior Spinal Fusion, and Lumbar Decompression

I was very, very fortunate to have Dr. Girardi perform posterior lumbar interbody fusion with posterior spinal fusion, and lumbar decompression. Certain of my spinal discs were basically aging out with arthritis and wear, the canal was shrinking more