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If you believe in excellent medical care with personal attention provided by an experienced and world renowned surgeon and his caring staff, you have found the right clinic! Our goal is to give personalized, top quality medical care to each and every patient. Unlike other clinics, we do not overbook our schedule for office visits or surgeries. PATIENTS ARE NOT JUST A NUMBER TO US. WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT EACH AND EVERY PATIENT DESERVES PROPER TIME AND CARE... [more]

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LED Testimonials

The patients in the Testimonials list below have had the same procedure displayed in the
video above.


January 9, 2003

Dear Doctor Schiffer:

There are few people who have had a profound impact in my life; my father, my mother, my wife, my two sons, and Dr. Schiffer. I find it strange that someone I met just four months ago, someone I don't intimately know personally, has had such an enormous affect on my life.

Four months ago I was at the end of my rope. I had severe sciatica in my left leg, which was causing so much misery my life would have been better off without my leg. I had exhausted virtually all forms of treatment for this type of pain when my chiropractor scheduled an MRI.

Reviewing the MRI films confirmed my chiropractor's suspicions; I had a herniated disk between L5 and my sacrum. The herniation was crushing a major nerve leading to my left leg. He recommended I look into surgery.

The thought of surgery was very frightening. I'd never had surgery. I was afraid, sad, angry, and generally very negative about the whole situation. Consulting other surgeons only increased my anxiety. How can removing bone (the facet joint) be any good? "You're not drilling in my back bones with that Black and Decker, NO WAY!!" I was even more scared after the initial consultations. I started to lose hope. Then, my chiropractor pointed me in Dr. Schiffer's direction.

I walked into Dr. Schiffer's office (which was a chore by this time, the leg pain was so bad) skeptical, angry, scared and sad. His demeanor was incredible, especially considering my attitude. Dr. Schiffer determined he could help me, so we went into his office to discuss surgery. I was (or I thought I was) prepared. I had a list of questions and my God, I was going to get through them. Dr. Schiffer sensed my anxiety and did something IÕll never forget; he stood up, came around his desk, sat in front of me, put his hands on my shoulders, and said, "Don't worry. EverythingÕs going to be just fine. We'll take care of you." I almost burst out in tears. Not only is he a brilliant surgeon, he must also have a degree in psychology as well. He "got" that I was scared and was able to gain my full trust within just a few minutes. We scheduled the surgery and I went home confident for the first time in months.

The surgery went really well. It was totally painless (okay, I'm afraid of needles, so drawing blood was the most difficult part for me). I was very emotional in the recovery room. For the first time in months there was no pain in my leg. The folks at the Black Hawk Surgery Center were incredible. I had the surgery in the morning and went home the same day. I even walked from the car to my bed that afternoon. Dr. Schiffer performed flawlessly; the more I spoke to him the more confident I became in my decision to choose him.

Recovery went well. I spent some time in bed and taking it really easy. Physical therapy has helped also. I'm now totally cured. Every day I wake up realizing how lucky I am to have met Dr. Schiffer. He changed my life, for the better. My 3-1/2 year old son even knows who Dr. Schiffer is and is also thankful. People at work comment about how happy (both physically and mentally) I look.

Overall, I am 100% happy with my decision to have Dr. Schiffer work his magic on my back. I am no longer in pain and my back is in great shape again. I am back to my normal self, which I had not been in almost a year.

Thank you Dr. Schiffer for making that happen.


Alan Gale


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