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The patients in the Testimonials list below have had the
same procedure displayed in the video above.
From: Nancy Eisen
To: Prabha Shanbhag
Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: Message from Dr. Schiffer's office
Hi Prabha and Dr. Schiffer,
We think of you often. Jonathan is doing well. He has moved back to Dallas and
wants to be a commodities trader. Go figure. Right now he is working two jobs
as waiters and plans on moving to Chicago in the next few years to pursue his
real passion of trading. As far as the headaches go, he functions very well and
has not had any trouble with the surgery. He has moved passed all of that and
onto bigger and better things. He goes to the gym quite often, plays basketball
with friends, carries trays, and takes care of his dog. We rarely see him as
he is working all the time. His physical problems do not seem to impede him in
any way. We thank you again and again for all you have done for him.
----- Original Message -----
October 13, 2003
Dear Dr. Schiffer,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for giving my
son's life back to him. Without the CED operation that you performed in December
of 2002 my son would be in a different place than he is today. Today he is at college
doing all the things that a normal 19-year-old boy would do. He is going to classes
and getting up without any sign of pain or headaches. He is interacting with friends
and enjoying the life that most college students do. In addition, I would like to share
our story with others that may be looking for answers as we were and have stumbled
upon your website.
Our story begins on August 10, 2000 when my son and his father were rear ended by a
teenage driver. My son and husband were stopped at the light when the driver hit them
from behind going approximately 40 miles per hour. Shortly after that my son experienced
headaches, which we contributed to whiplash. His headaches continued to get worse over
the next twelve months. These headaches would escalate into migraines and were so
debilitating that my son was eventually put on homebound instruction by his school district.
There was serious concern as to whether he would even graduate on time.
We consulted with several doctors and finally it was discovered that he had
a herniated disc from this accident at C7-T1. We immediately went to a neurosurgeon
for a consultation only to be told that he could not be sure that this was
the cause of the headaches and that the idea of fusion (the only operation
he does) was out of the question for my son. We continued to search for answers
and finally came upon Dr. Schiffer’s website. After sending Dr. Schiffer
the films and speaking to others that had had his procedure, we went to see
Dr. Schiffer in December of 2002. Dr. Schiffer was extremely thorough in his
evaluation and even discovered things that other doctors had not. (By this
time we had been to many local neurologists, headache specialists and clinics,
and neurosurgeons in the area). Dr. Schiffer did a disco gram that was not
at all the scary procedure we had been warned about and it was decided based
on his findings that the surgery was warranted.
My son proceeded to have the surgery at the Black Hawk Surgery center. We
were amazed at how little pain medication he required afterwards and how good
he felt immediately following the procedure. After just a few hours in recovery
we went back to the hotel where he only required one darvocet for his pain.
We were shocked that he didn’t ask for any thing more.
We returned to Dallas the next day. The recovery went very well and over
the next three to six months the headaches gradually subsided. Today, 10 months
after surgery, he has no complaints of headaches and we rarely mention this
part of his life. It is in the past and he has moved on. He is now enjoying
and will be able to continue to enjoy a normal life.
I would be willing to tell anyone and everyone about our experiences with
Dr. Schiffer and his staff. They are truly the most caring people that you
could ever ask for. Please feel free to call or email me about our experiences.
Thank you again Dr. Schiffer for giving my son back his life.
Dean & Nancy Eisen