Dr. Melamed is one of the country’s leading scoliosis specialists. He can help you or your loved one overcome the difficulties associated with this condition.
Please Meet Tony. This very unfortunate young man only in his early 40s had 3 to 4 prior disaster lower back surgery that left him crippled with neurologic weakness, bladder issues and wheelchair-bound. He ended up with a flat back deformity, scoliosis and pseudoarthrosis and severe stenosis as well. Even worse, instead of fixing him they put him on narcotics and increased his narcotics and he was offered another botched, useless surgery I am absolutely beyond humbled that he found me and traveled all the way from Mississippi and allowed me to operate on him. The surgery took me about 15 1/2 hours to accomplish. He was ready to leave the hospital after three days standing on his own feet. As a precaution I kept him an extra night Here he is six days after surgery on his own feet in my office and the very next day he flew back to Mississippi. I want to thank my wonderful patient Ms Gloria Gaynor and my surgery on her whose story inspired Tony and gave him the courage to come and allow me to do the surgery.
This 57-year-old patient was brought into my office by his wife. The patient was wheelchair-bound and was barely able to move his upper and lower extremities. Another spine surgeon had recommended multilevel anterior-posterior cervical fusion with instrumentation and ultimately told the patient that surgery is not going to fix his problem and told him to live with it. That’s very terrible advice and recommendations. I immediately booked the patient for just cervical decompression with laminectomies. The patient is now three months old and now is walking with significant improvement in his upper and lower extremity function.
Meet Brad. He came to me referred from two other spine surgeons. He was suffering from severe spinal cord compression and spinal stenosis. He was also having significant neck and spinal deformity. This was causing him rapid progressive weakness and he was on the verge of becoming paralyzed rapidly. I had to do emergency surgery with a major reconstruction of his cervical spine. I’m happy to report that not only he’s not paralyzed but he has made a very significant recovery after my emergency surgery and leaving an active lifestyle with his family.
More patient transformations performed by Dr. Hooman Melamed.