Arthour - USA
Degenerative Disc Disease C5-C6
Artificial Disc Replacement C5-C6

Arthour from California, USA was suffering from neck pain as well as right arm pain, numbness and tingling for 8 years. Our AIMIS Spine member Dr. Jeffrey Coe from California (USA) successfully performed microsurgical procedure that involved removal of a damaged disk at the C5-6 level and replacing it with an artificial cervical disk device, the M6-C. This advanced cervical disc replacement device is not available for implantation in the USA at this time (outside of a limited clinical trial); thus Dr. Coe performs surgery on patients who would benefit from the use of this this advanced device, M6-C at AIMIS facility in Europe, Cyprus.

Nawaf - Kurdistan
Spinal Cord Injury
T11 Corpectomy & Autologous Stem Cell Treatment

Nawaf Jamel Qaso's brother, Jameel, from Kurdistan was in a military car accident where the vehicle flipped upside down and caused an injury to his spinal cord.
He was taken to a medical committee in Kurdistan that referred him to AIMIS in Cyprus. Jameel was operated by Dr. Smith which was successful and there was a significant improvement in Jameel's condition. They were very impressed with the hospital facility and found it to be one of high standard and luxury that offered everything needed for its patents. Also, the Doctors and staff didn’t come short of anything and their work was excellent. Jameel is now much better than before and Nawaf suggests for anyone that has a spinal problem to come see Dr. Smith at AIMIS in Cyprus!

Arch. Damaskinus - Israel
Degenerative Disc Disease C3-C4, Severe Stenosis
C3-C4, Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion with Anterior Plating

Categorized as a "Gift by God" the Greek Orthodox Archbishop Damaskinus of Jaffa in Israel talks about his unfortunate experience of suffering from stenosis disease in AC3/AC4 which almost led to paralysis. He now feels very blessed that AIMIS was able to help him overcome this difficult moment in his life.

Damion - USA
Herniated Disc C5-C6, C6-C7
Artificial Disc Replacement C5-C6, C6-C7

Damion Gardner, a famous US sprint car racer, from Concord California suffered an injury in his early 20’s which became worse over time and to the point where it affected his performances on the track. He felt like he had no other option than to find a solution to his problem and through his research he discovered Dr. Schwartz who diagnosed a 2-Disc Replacement solution. Since this solution was not offered in the USA it was recommended by Dr. Schwartz to visit the AIMIS facility in Cyprus where the proper solution was given to Damion and he can now return back to doing what he does best.

Mandee - USA
Degenerative Disc Disease L3-L4
Total Disc Replacement L3-L4, Minimally Invasive Lateral Approach

Mandee from Spokane, Washington, had been suffering for 10 years with her back problem. It began when she lifted her 2 year old son from the floor and tore her disc. At this stage she was not willing to have surgery and chose conservative therapy to manage her pain. As time progressed the disc continued to degenerate until she had a bad reoccurrence of her symptoms and sort help in the form of AIMIS member surgeon Dr Tohmeh. After having her condition evaluated, Mandee, discussed her options with Dr Tohmeh and wanted to have the surgery that was unavailable in the US as this was her best option. After further discussions with Dr Tohmeh and undertaking her own extensive research, Mandee decided to come to AIMIS for surgery in order to allow her a faster recovery time.
Mandee found the AIMIS staff to be very helpful and the AIMIS experience easy, with help every step of the way. She was impressed by the facilities cleanliness and modern feel, which she describes as not looking like a hospital. After an overnight, following her surgery, Mandee was mobile and discharged the next day. Her research had informed her with certain surgeries for her condition she would unable to function normally for 6-8 weeks, but after her surgery with Dr Tohmeh and AIMIS she was able to walk out of the hospital and, 1 week post-op, she wasn’t taking extensive pain medication and was able enjoy the grounds of the hotel during her recuperation.

Jennifer - USA
Degenerative Disc Disease L5-S1
Microdiscectomy and Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Jennifer, a patient from the United States, was suffering from severe degenerative disc disease (DDD) and herniated disc at the L5-S1 level of her spine. The AIMIS experience gave not just Jennifer her life back but her entire family, allowing them to resume their normal life of work, family and friends. Their experience "has been one of the best [they] have ever had. AIMIS staff, the hospital staff, the hospital itself was just tremendous." They believe it is a world class hospital, with world class people, so there should be no concerns in quality of care for other patients who seek future care.

Jim - USA
Degenerative Disc Disease L4-L5
Total Disc Replacement L4-L5, Minimally Invasive Lateral Approach

Jim is a 45-year-old gentleman with a history of disk degeneration and sciatica lasting many years. Having expressed his failure at non-operative care Jim turned to AIMIS for a Stem Cell treatment as this was not available in the US. AIMIS has managed to give new hope to Jim to what he thought was a hopeless situation.

Kayla - USA
Herniated Disc C4-C5, C5-C6, C6-C7
Artificial Disc Replacement, Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion

“I didn’t want to leave I wasn’t prepared to come back home.” At the age of 18 Kayla was involved in a serious car crash which caused discs in her neck to herniate. For years she suffered with severe pain, until she contacted Dr. William Smith for treatment. Dr. Smith recommended AIMIS Spine and Kayla started contacting AIMIS Spine via email. When she arrived in Cyprus she was astonished by its beauty. Following surgery she was able to ‘begin’ her adult life without pain.

Troy - USA
Degenarative Disc Disease, Post Laminectomy Syndrome L4-L5
Total Disc Replacement L4-L5, Minimally Invasive Lateral Approach

Troy and Kalie, from the United States, came to AIMIS Spine to fins treatment for Troy who suffered a back injury when he was 19 and wrestling in college. Troy had surgery to correct the problem and continued wrestling until he, unfortunately, injured his back again. Following 5 years of pain, which stopped all of his physical activities, Troy was told he needed another surgery. His insurance denied him a TDR (total disc replacement) and would only cover surgery for fusion but Troy’s physicians told him he was too young for fusion. Troy then met Dr. Tohmeh, one of AIMIS Spine’s founding member surgeons, who told him about AIMIS and explained the AIMIS process to him which provided Troy with a solution. Troy was also introduced to past patients who relieved his concerns with travelling to a foreign country. Troy has had many surgeries on his knee and back and, in comparison, he was delighted by the care and quality offered by AIMIS.

Bernard - USA
Herniated Disc C5-C6, Stenosis, Radiculopathy
Artificial Disc Replacement C5-C6

Bernard is a patient from the United States who came to AIMIS Spine because he was suffering from degenerative disc disease (DDD) in his cervical spine. He had a car accident many years ago which, at the time, caused no problems but in recent years Bernard started having numbness in his arms. After being diagnosed with DDD, which was causing compression of his spinal cord, he was given the option of having fusion in the USA. Bernard heard about AIMIS Spine, as an option, through Dr. Vincent and decided to research AIMIS. He was excited to find AIMIS offered a total disc replacement as an alternative to fusion, with the added benefits associated with minimally invasive spine surgery. With this in mind and after his extensive research, Bernard decided it was a “no brainer” to come to Cyprus for surgery. Both Bernard and Judith enjoyed their time with AIMIS Spine and the AIMIS personnel, who looked after them throughout their stay.

Christine - USA
Adjacent Segment Disease L4-L5 above previous L5-S1 Fusion
Extreme Lateral Total Disc Replacement L4-L5

Christine, from Washington State USA, had a spinal condition which could not be treated in America. In order to receive the treatment she needed she turned to AIMIS Spine. She did research on the internet and, after coming to Cyprus, she believed the internet was not able to do AIMIS justice as her experience was exceptional. All her ground arrangements, in Cyprus, were made by AIMIS who also provided information and assistance to assist with all the arrangements for her surgery. Christine is very glad she came to AIMIS to have her surgery done, with pre-operative tests and surgery going very smoothly and being able to walk shortly after surgery. Her recovery was brilliant with help from all staff involved, within AIMIS and the hotel. Christine enjoyed her experience so much she was sad to leave Cyprus and one day would like to bring her family back to visit Cyprus on vacation.

Charles - USA
Degenerative Disc Disease L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5
Microdiscectomy L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5 and Extra Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF)

Dr. Charles is a Chiropractor practicing in the United Arab Emirates. He suffered spinal problem from his teenage years, following a severe motorcycle accident, and had degenerative disc disease for which he underwent a 3 level XLIF in Cyprus with AIMIS Spine. Dr Charles heard about AIMIS through a neurosurgical colleague in London who informed him about the state of the art technology and techniques being used by the American surgeons in Cyprus. Dr Charles waited for such a procedure as he knew the rehabilitation period would be shorter because of the approach. This was very important to him as he is still able to perform his physically demanding occupation. His experience with AIMIS Spine was ‘very easy, very relaxing, and very very comfortable’ and he was impressed with the brand new state of the art facility, which he stated is better than any he has seen. Dr Charles was so delighted with his treatment and care that he has and will continue to send his patients here for spinal surgery.

Benjamin - UAE
Lumbar Spondylosis with Degenerative Disc Disease L4-L5
Total Disc Replacement L4-L5, Minimally Invasive Lateral Approach

Benjamin is a Canadian working in Dubai, Arab Emirates. He came to AIMIS Spine because he was suffering from Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) with chronic back pain. He came to AIMIS after being thoroughly satisfied with his research in AIMIS: the procedures they perform, the high caliber of surgeons and state of the art facilities. Dr. William Smith performed an Extreme Lateral Total Disc Replacement (XLTDR) on the patient. Total Disc Replacement is a mobility preservation technique where the implant between the vertebras mimics the motion of the human vertebra.

Andy - USA
Cervical spondylitic myeloradiculopathy
C4-5, C5-6, C6-C7 Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion with Anterior Plating

Andy, originally from the UK, now resides in Dubai and was informed about AIMIS Spine by his chiropractor. He performed an MRI and was diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy and stenosis. He asked his chiropractor for advice on how to go about a surgical approach, after hearing many horror stories of local doctors, this was when he was introduced to AIMIS. Andy heard about Dr. Smith through the AIMIS Spine website. He read and did research on who Dr. Smith and choose Dr. Smith as his operating surgeon. Andy had a positive experience with AIMIS Spine and the AIMIS personnel who made him feel reassured with their high level of motivation which provided him with a level of confidence beyond any other.

Jon - USA
Lumbar Spondylosis L3-L4
Partial vertebrectomy L3, Extra Lateral Interbody Fusion

Jon, United States, was suffering from Lumbar spondylosis with extruded disc, radiculopathy, and mechanical back pain in his Lumbar Spine. Jon found AIMIS through Google and instantly became immersed in the unique experience that AIMIS offers its patients. Jon was recommended to AIMIS and Dr. Smith from one of his personal friends who is a surgeon. Dr. Smith helped guide Jon through the process and even showed him the products that he would be using for Jon’s surgery. Upon completing his discussion with Dr. Smith Jon decided he wanted to have his surgery with AIMIS Spine.

Nikki - USA
Internal Disc Disruption, radiculopathy L4-L5,L5-S1
Microdiscectomy L4-L5, L5-S1 and fusion

Nikki, a Dentist from the United States, was suffering from degenerative disc disease with radiculopathy at the L4-5 and L5-S1 levels. Her pain management doctor in Las Vegas recommended Dr. William Smith to Nikki as a surgeon to help treat her problem. Dr. Smith brought up the solution of AIMIS to NIkki and explained the whole AIMIS process to her. After exhausting all of her pain management options Nikki understood that she needed surgery and came to AIMIS for her treatment.

Brad - USA
Degenerative Disc Disease and Scoliosis
Extra Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF), Lateral Plating Fusion

Brad, from Arkansa USA, had a slipped disc in his lumbar spine at the L4-5 level. At the commencement of his condition he was in a great deal of pain. He heard about AIMIS Spine from Dr. Vincent, who he had been referred to by his physician in America. Dr. Vincent explained to Brad travelling to Cyprus to have surgery with AIMIS was an option for his treatment. Brad loved the idea as he is very comfortable with travelling. After researching AIMIS and his options Brad decided to come to Cyprus. All his questions and contact with AIMIS was smooth and quick. He is glad he had the surgery done, but thought he would be a sufficient amount of pain following the surgery. However, following his surgery he felt great and was able to walk comfortably. Brad recommends AIMIS to those looking for treatment for their spinal conditions due to the surgeons and staff. If he had to choose an option for his treatment again, he would choose to do it again with AIMIS.

Kathleen - USA
Severe Spinal Stenosis, Degenertive Disc Disease T11-S1
Minimally Invasive Extra Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) and Percutaneous Screw Fixation

Kathleen had fallen at work and sustained injuries which restricted her daily activities, as she was unable to do anything without feeling pain. As time passed the pain continued to increase, until she met Dr. William Smith who operated on Cathlene. The six level operation made a difference to the rest of her life.

Brad
Degenerative Disc Disease C5-C6
Artificial Disc Replacement C5-C6

Brad was born with stenosis, a narrow spinal canal, and as he grew his problem advance to degenerative disc disease and scoliosis. He tried conservative treatment of injections and other medication but nothing alleviated his pain. Brad was reluctant to undergo traditional back surgery but, after researching minimally invasive surgery and Dr. William Smith’s recommendations, he decided to undergo spine surgery using the XLIF technique.

Gary - USA
Severe Degenerative Disc Disease L4-L5
Extreme Lateral Total Disc Replacement L4-L5

Gary suffered from degenerative disc disease (DDD) in the lower lumbar region of his spine. “For those who suffer from what I did, Total Disc Replacement this is the answer and this [AIMIS] is the place to come and have it done.”
Upon arrival in Cyprus, Gary loved being greeted at the airport by the familiar face of their AIMIS Spine personal assistant, who was their immediate contact at AIMIS prior to and throughout their stay and had been assigned to them to arrange their trip and surgery. AIMIS Spine founding member surgeon, Dr. Tohmeh travelled to Cyprus to perform surgery and treat Gary and the whole process went really smooth. Gary was walking down the hospital corridor only three hours after his surgery and he was able to do his post-operative follow-up in America, which was another significant reason he opted to have surgery with AIMIS. Gary loved being taken care of and AIMIS the trip a wonderful experience for them.

Jerry - USA
Herniated Disc C4-C5, C5-C6, Stenosis, Radiculopathy
Artificial Disc Replacement C4-C5, C5-C6

After Jerry was involved in an automobile accident he suffered from severe neck pain. He tried physical therapy and various injections but nothing eliminated the pain. After researching medical tourism, Jerry contacted AIMIS Spine and decided to go to Cyprus for his surgery. He noticed before, during and after surgery he received a lot more care and attention from AIMIS Spine than he had previously received in the United States with previous surgery. Now Jerry is able to go back to his normal daily routine pain-free.

Sonny - USA
Herniated Disc C4-C5, C5-C6, Stenosis
Artificial Disc Replacement C4-C5, C5-C6

Following a series of injuries over a couple of years, Sonny had several bulging discs in his neck. Devastated to hear that only fusion was available in the US. Dr. William Smith from Las Vegas recommended cervical total disc replacement at AIMIS Spine, allowing Sonny to retain his mobility and return back to his normal pre-injury life!

Robin - USA
Herniated Disc C4-C5, C5-C6, C6-C8
Artificial Disc Replacement, Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion

Robin is the mother of AIMIS Spine patient, Kayla, who was involved in a serious car accident which left her suffering from neck pain for a number of years. Originally they considered traditional surgery but were told this could lead to Kayla having limited mobility for the rest of her life. Fortunately Dr. William Smith was Kayla’s doctor and recommended the most suitable surgical treatment (which included Total Disc Replacements) and AIMIS Spine. Following surgery in Cyprus with AIMIS Spine, Kayla “now gets to be pain-free and have a normal life”.

Ahmed - USA
Spinal Cord Injury
Autologous Stem Cell Treatment, Extra Lateral Corpectomy and Fusion

Ahmed, who came to AIMIS Spine in Cyprus for surgery, was accompanied by his brother. Ahmed was left with spinal cord damage, following a shooting in Iraq, where the bullet remained in his Lumbar spine. Surgeons, of the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, performed an XLIF. Ahmed’s brother praised the concierge service and recommended AIMIS Spine to others with spinal problems.

Abdullah - Iraq
Pseudoathrosis after failed Fusion at L5-S1
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) L5-S1

Following several failed spine surgeries patient Abdullah contacted AIMIS Spine through his surgeon in Iraq. He was operated in Cyprus by a team of AIMIS surgeons. During surgery his broken implant was removed and a cutting edge American Implant was inserted which ensures a good long lasting fusion.

The surgery took a couple of hours with almost no blood loss. Abdullah stayed in the hospital overnight and then spent a few days in a luxury hotel recuperating. Within a couple of weeks Abdullah returned back to has daily routine and is enjoying a pain free life.

Eyal - Israel
Herniated Disc L3-L4, L4-L5
Microdiscectomy and Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Eyal,from Israel, suffered from pain for many years. He had herniated intervertebral discs at both L4-5 and L5-S1. As his condition continued to deteriorate he sought treatment. He was proposed to have a large four hour open surgery, which would require 6 months recuperation before being able to return to work. Eyal did not want to face such a long recovery following the surgery and started to research other methods which would enable him to convalesce in a shorter time frame. He then heard about AIMIS Spine from an Israeli friend who had surgery at AIMIS. Eyal submitted his MRI for a review and AIMIS’ surgeons recommended a two level micro discectomy & minimally invasive spinal fusion, with a short recovery time. Eyal decided to travel to Cyprus to be operated on by the American surgeons. His surgery took 1½ hours and he returned to work 2 weeks after surgery.

Charles - USA
Degenerative Disc Disease L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5
Microdiscectomy L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5 and Extra Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF)

Charles was referred by his pain management doctor to Dr. William Smith and immediately felt comfortable with him. Charles was told he had to undergo cervical surgery and feared he would be in bed for a long period to recover. Dr. Smith reassured Charles his surgery would be on an outpatient basis. Following surgery Charles and his wife are able to make a new start in their life and change it for the better.

Amir - Israel
Spinal Canal Stenosis L3-L4, L4-L5
Microlaminectomy L3-L4, L4-L5 and Extra Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF)

Amir, from Israel, had severe and constant lower back pain that did not improve with conventional treatment. He was looking for a solution and decided to come to AIMIS Spine for treatment. Amir was operated on by Dr. Peterson who used the latest Lateral approach to the lumbar spine. His surgery lasted 2½ hours and Amir could not believe he was walking just 1 hour after surgery and able to return to his daily activities only a few weeks after surgery.

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