Before my surgery with Dr. Sama, my quality of life was extremely poor. The pain I was experiencing prevented me from doing anything since it was hard for me to walk anywhere or even stand up for a short period of time. I had severe pain for several years, and even had surgery in 2019 with another doctor, which unfortunately resulted in infection and even more pain.
My experience with Dr. Sama and the SpineCare of NY staff was superb. Each staff member went above beyond and showed true compassion for the patients. During my first appointment with Dr. Sama, I could tell that he truly cares about his patients, and he really took the time to figure out the best way to treat me. Dr. Sama first recommended a Medial Branch Block (MBB) procedure for me followed by a Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) procedure but the pain still persisted. At that point, he recommended spine surgery.
After being under Dr. Sama’s care for almost 10 months, I had my surgery scheduled and was eager to have the procedure. I was incredibly impressed with Dr. Sama’s attention to detail and thoroughness throughout the process. Immediately after my surgery, I noticed feeling had returned to my feet, which is something I had not anticipated would happen as I had no feeling in my feet for years.
Less than a year after my surgery, I was able to leave my house, stand and sit longer, help my wife in the kitchen and exercise. It is great to no longer need a walker or brace – the difference is truly night and day, and I am so happy with the progress I have made. I encourage anyone in the same position as me to stop suffering and go see Dr. Sama. You really can put your life in his hands and trust that his team will provide you with exceptional care.