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.