The very fact that you have been referred to a neurosurgeon suggests that you or your family may be under a great deal of stress. We understand that this is a difficult time, so when you visit our office we will make every effort to make your visit as comfortable as possible. In addition to providing the highest quality neurosurgical care possible, we also place a great deal of emphasis on education and information regarding your condition. We want you and your family to understand all aspects of your medical condition and the treatment process, so please feel free to ask questions of any member of our staff.
IT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL that you bring the following information with you for your first appointment to ensure the most complete evaluation:
CT scans, angiograms, myelograms and any other X-rays from ALL physicians or other healthcare professionals you have seen regarding your problem. We need to see the ACTUAL PICTURES – not just the reports.
About 5 years ago I started feeling nerve pain in the left side of my face. It continued to get worse over time. I searched doctors to try and find out what was wrong with me. Finally I found a neurologist who diagnosed me with trigeminal neuralgia. I was prescribed several different medications to find my \"cocktail\" of meds to relieve the pain. I understand everyone reacts differently to the meds. It started out as a hit or miss over the five years. Finally after finding out that I had run the gamut of medications for me my Neurologist suggested I see Dr. Scott Leary. That my only option left was surgery. Dr. Leary performed the surgery on December 8th 2014. After the surgery I received immediate relief and require no medications. My life has totally changed. It\'s been over three months and I have no pain and no side effects from medications that I no longer have to take. I feel like a new person. Thank you Dr. Leary for saving me from a life of nerve pain!
- Gloria Livingston
I had surgery with Dr. Scott Leary in March of 2012, and the results were spectacular. For many years I had suffered from a "weak" back due to the tightening of the lumbar on #4 and #5. I suffered from stiffness and constant nagging pain but I tolerated it. Dr. Leary confidently indicated that surgery would relieve all those problems, and it has. I have been pain free and back stiff free for months and it feels as if my back is that of a 30 year old. I am a golfer, and by June 1st of this year I was back in action on the course, playing several rounds of golf in Hawaii pain free. Right from the start I knew Dr. Leary was a competent doctor, and reading his biography convinced me that he would perform well. I could not have wanted a better outcome, and this is my testimonial to an assurance that Dr. Leary will take good care of you. All the best in choosing a doctor, but I think you cannot go wrong with Dr. Leary.
- Richard Sinay
It is not often in our lifetime that we are faced with decisions that may have life or death implications. The complexity of making such a decision does not always rely on our total understanding of the procedure but our trust and confidence of the surgeon. Such was my case with Dr. Scott Leary. For many years, I was experiencing asymptomatic stenosis (compression) of my spinal column. Ultimately, something just didn't feel right especially my upper body strength. MRI supported Dr. Leary's diagnosis and he recommended surgery as soon as possible. The first day home from the hospital Dr. Leary's staff called me and asked "how was I feeling and how much pain medication did I have left". My answer was "I have all of the pain medication left as I don't have any pain" and I didn't ever need it. My procedure rehabilitation went smoothly and without any complications. My trust in Dr. Leary was justified - he is a remarkable surgeon and I am most grateful to him for his marvelous skills. I can not recommend him more highly. If you have questions or would like more information, do not hesitate to contact me.
- John Fitzpatrick, O.D.
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