I had been suffering from back pain due to L4 and L5 spondylolysis since two and a half years. I consulted many doctors. However, my hope for recovery was going down day by day. I got my surgery done with Dr. Yogesh K. Pithwa. To be very frank, I was skeptical about my recovery. However, following the surgery, I am feeling really better.
-AZ., College Student, Maldives
I was diagnosed with C5-6 cervical disc herniation which was causing me severe pain in the right hand. Dr. Pithwa did a microdiscectomy and my hand pain completely vanished within 24 hours. I am very glad to have been treated by Dr. Pithwa. Though I came from Darjeeling, I did not feel out of place due to his care and attention.
-SA, Hotelier, Darjeeling Hills, India
I was suffering from lumbar disc herniation. I was advised microdiscectomy. lt was difficult initially to reconcile to the fact that I required surgery but the possibility of a permanent cure to a 5-year old problem helped me adjust. The surgery itself was very smooth and the care was top notch. I could walk the next day following the surgery. For all the other patients with spine problems, I would say that if there is no alternative to surgery, then go right ahead!
-SG, Software Consultant, Bangalore, India
I had a degenerative lumbar disc problem. I underwent a spine surgery for the same with Dr. Pithwa. Before the surgery, a lot many people had advised me against undergoing a spine surgery. But spine surgery has helped me a lot. I feel that wearing a traction belt and lying in the bed for a long time is actually a painful and boring experience especially for a young person like me. Spine surgery has helped me recover faster and I feel that it is a much better and efficient way of getting cured from backache.
-DP, Architect, Bangalore, India
I was diagnosed with scoliosis in 2002. It was because of my posture while sitting and walking that I got to know that something is wrong. I underwent the surgery with Dr. Pithwa. It was a painless experience. For all the other patients suffering with scoliosis, I would recommend that please do not delay the surgery. Even if your deformity is not causing you any harm now, it may do so later on. If you really need to undergo a surgery, please go for it! Do not be scared, you are just getting your problem rectified!!
-RR, Dental Student, Bangalore, India