Six weeks ago Dr. Samuel Cho performed cervical spine surgery on my neck for multiple herniated discs. I would like to share my experience with you if you are contemplating having this procedure done.
From my first visit with Dr. Cho, I was made completely comfortable. He explained what needed to be done and how he would do that. I left his office that day with a clear and better understanding of what lay ahead of me. Things for me developed rapidly and earlier than expected. Dr. Cho’s office staff got me ready in days with the tests I needed for my surgery. Everyone was so thoughtful, ready to help, warm and caring.
To tell my story I'm going to begin at the end. I can say that my story has reached its conclusion because for the first time in 10 years I am no longer taking some version of a narcotic pain killer. My family and friends tell me the pain is finally missing from my eyes! I am able to walk without an aid whether a walker, a cane or a shopping cart. I now can walk two miles a day easily. I now can stand up straight instead of leaning to the side and forward. The reason for all these achievements? Dr. Samuel Cho.
When I came to Mount Sinai, I asked for a doctor who would be available to see me sooner than later. Boy, did I luck out with Dr. Sam Cho. He really listens. His questions and explanations were so clear that I felt very comfortable with him the first time we met.