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I had a very good experience with Dr. Tatsumi, i had to have a double level surgery and he had me do a hybrid fusion and disc replacement. The surgery went very well and took less time than expected and my recovery was very quick. Dr. Tatsumi also helped me fight with my insurance companies to cover the multi level fusion / disc replacement and i felt he genuinely cares about his patients well being. I have had multiple back surgeries now and Dr. Tatsumi has done them both and i have had the best outcomes / experiences possible due to his expertise and ability in his field. I would highly recommend him to anyone having back procedures.

Dr Tatsumi did my replacement disc surgery four months ago on disc C3-4. I am a 60 year old woman. I had a neck injury when I was 15 and have had neck pain, headaches with the pain increasing and then pain and numbness down my arm in recent years. The surgery was done as an outpatient, I went home about 4 hours after surgery. The first week or so I used the pain medications prescribed, and slept in a reclining chair. The pain from surgery was never any worse than some of my worst symptoms I had suffered over the years. After the first week I rarely needed the pain medications at all. Symptoms during recovery included a feeling that my head was "loose," some pain (as stated), very tired for 3-4 weeks. At about 2-1/2 months post surgery I was able to return to my yoga class and began physical therapy. At four months out I have more movement than I have had since my original injury 45 years ago! I still have some stiffness sometimes first thing in the morning, but that seems to be improving as well, and is usually gone after a few stretches.