Starting my first season as a New York Met in 2016, I was set to have the best offensive year of my career, but unfortunately a herniated disc in my lower back from 2012 was about to change all that. I suffered from pain down my left leg and back for years and treated it with physical therapy and exercise. I knew it was only a matter of time before I couldn’t play with the injury and would need a new treatment option. I didn’t want to risk hurting myself even more, so I met with the Medical Director of the Mets. He recommended I meet with one of the best spine surgeons in the country, Dr. Frank Cammisa.
During my first appointment with Dr. Cammisa we discussed all possible treatment options and ultimately decided that surgery was the best choice. Dr. Cammisa performed a micro discectomy and I knew right away that the surgery was a success. I was up and walking just a few hours following my surgery. Within the first three days, the nagging pain I had been feeling for years was completely gone and I began rehab a few weeks later. Within three months, I was back to my normal routine of exercise and weight training, free of pain.
I knew that I was receiving the best care possible with Dr. Cammisa and his entire team and I couldn’t be happier to have had my surgery with him. I feel the best I ever have, and my MVP is Dr. Cammisa.