When I was referred to

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When I was referred to Dr. Lali Sekhon by my family physician, Patricia Levan, M.D., I went with jangled nerves. I learned as soon as I met Dr. Sekhon that I need not have worried. I found that Dr. Levan’s referral to Dr. Sekhon was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I loved Dr. Sekhon and every single person in his group. If I telephoned the office with a question, I always got a rapid response, and they greeted me with a smile when I arrived for an appointment.

Dr. Sekhon did a thorough examinatin of me and my spine the first time I saw him. Each time I saw him thereafter, he explained things to me verbally, showed me what was happening to my neck by using a model that disassembled, and sent me home with comprehensive written information regarding the surgery he would be performing if it became necessary. I received illustrations, info on each person in the office, including Lisa, his super assistant, and a paper covering 50 consecutive surgeries including demographics and outcomes — following these patients for ten years.

Any referrals Dr. Sekhon made were to doctors I liked very much. I trusted them; they were professional. Eventually, after as many conservative measures as he could try, I underwent a posterior cervical spine decompression and fusion surgery much more extensive than three previous anterior surgeries I had undergone over the last 30 years by three separate doctors.

Here is what occurred after my surgery:

I woke up expecting to be totally miserable, opening one eye and waiting for the pain to hit me. It did not. I had a better experience in the pain department with this surgery than ever — wonderful surprise. I was able to go off pain medication within a short time.

I left the hospital in two days — much faster than any of my other surgeries. I was able to resume my workouts in six weeks and am doing splendidly; my personal trainer agrees.

I do not suffer from the agonizing shooters and zingers that went through my body before the surgery. My husband noticed a couple of weeks after the surgery that I was no longer dropping things. Also, I noticed that a major problem with my balance has pretty much vanished.

Best of all, I have been able to resume the activities of my life that had to wait for awhile.

I would recommend Dr. Sekhon and his group wholeheartedly to anyone who needs a neurosurgeon.

Saloma Steele