Welcome to my web page. Thank you for trusting me with caring for your spine. It is all that I do and I take pride in my work. My pledge to you: I will offer you the best that modern medicine offers. I will seek a diagnosis and then pursue a solution to the problem. No smoke or mirrors, and nothing but honest answers to tough questions.
My practice is run in a concierge style. This means that you will have significant face-to-face time with me. Your spinal treatments will be personally crafted and not cookie-cutter, always using minimally invasive techniques or nonsurgical care if possible. "First, do no harm" guides my path for you. My passion is to be a healer first, and a surgeon second, and therefore nonoperative options will be exhausted prior to proceeding to surgery.
It is vital for you to be able to communicate effectively with your surgeon. It's why I personally interview and personally examine all of my patients. ONLY when I truly understand what you wish to change about your situation can I move forward with helping you make the RIGHT decision. Surgery is not for everyone, and the flip side of that is also true, in that nonsurgical options may be a terrible idea for some people.
Do not allow yourself to have a surgeon who does not PERSONALLY examine you and PERSONALLY talk to you about your decisions. This is about what's best for your health, and getting back to doing what you love to do.
What You Need to Know
Before Choosing a Surgeon
Please call for details before heading over to our comfortable little place we call home.
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PLEASE note that our direct access door is AROUND BACK of the building, in municipal parking lot #6.
Video // A S K M E A B O U T T H I S ! ! !
A well done description of Minimally Invasive Lateral Fusion. It is NOT necessary to have the fusion performed THROUGH your painful back muscles!!!
NEW // S T E M C E L L D I S C I N J E C T I O N S
NON-FUSION OPTION FOR SEVERE LOW BACK PAIN
I am proud to be offering a therapy for severe chronic LOW BACK PAIN that does not respond to traditional injections and conservative care. Specifically, this is for people who are considering a spinal fusion due to longstanding severe pain.
I take your bodies' own stem cells and apply them to your painful discs, with the goal of pain reduction. There is possibility of regeneration or reconstitution of the disc itself. We do not have enough data to prove regeneration, but we are seeing significant improvement in pain, and in many cases patients are putting off or completely avoiding surgery.
Poor surgical candidates and people who have been told "they NEED a FUSION" are more than welcome to come to the office and discuss this very nontraditional procedure.
My hospitals and surgery centers
I operate out of St Joseph's Oakland Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital (West Bloomfield and Macomb) and Michigan Surgical Hospital for complex operations that have a high likelihood of you needing overnight hospitalization. Hospitals like these are able to handle tough cases with different types of supportive staff all around you.
Since many of my techniques and procedures can be done without an overnight stay, I also value a pleasant outpatient Surgery Center.
Your safety is of the utmost importance. We will discuss all this during your office visit and decide what is the best option for you.