Patient Video Testimonial: Tammie Bruland

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Patient: Tammie Bruland
Diagnosis: Dx Central Stenosis and Anterolisthesis in the Lumbar Spine
Procedure: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Posterior Spinal Fusion

You had L5-S1 anterior lumbar interbody fusion with percutaneous posterior stabilization eight days ago?
Yes.

What were your symptoms before this surgery?
My leg was numb. I was having trouble walking. My foot was curled underneath me and I was going to fall and this is very unstable.

How are your symptoms after the surgery?
The numbness was gone. I am walking much better.

How long after surgery would you think your symptoms improved?
Right away, I mean as soon as I opened my eyes, it was not anymore.

How is the walking today?
The walking today is good.

How was your experience with Dr. Gottlieb?
Dr. Gottlieb was wonderful. He is the wonderful person when I met him and he is wonderful this time too.