Patient: Danielle Annunziato
Danielle shares a very personal patient experience with Dr. Gottlieb.
Danielle you had anterior cervical discectomy and fusion of C4-C5 and a total disc replacement at C5-C6. What were your symptoms before surgery?
Before surgery, it was terrible. I could not work at all. My headaches were…I don’t even know the word, they were almost numbing. They were from my shoulders completely up to the my face, to my jaws, nawing headaches. I mean I could not do anything. My everyday life was unbearable. I could not do anything.
So you had surgery about two weeks ago. How did you feel after surgery? How quickly did your symptoms resolve?
I have felt this whole time of my recovery has been going great actually. I mean it was of course recovering from surgery is never fun, but a lot quicker than I assumed considering it was two levels and my headaches are basically gone already.
How was your experience with Dr. Gottlieb in the office?
Probably the greatest doctor I have ever met and that is not a joke. His bedside manner and pure compassion is unseen, and I am beyond appreciative actually. I am very happy with him.
Great, thank you very much for your time and the story.