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Stephen’s Story – Spine Surgery

Volunteer fireman and kiteboarder reclaims active lifestyle after injury

 

Stephen is no stranger to aches and pain. As a volunteer fireman, surfer, and kiteboarder he can take a lot, but when he woke one morning with excruciating back pain, he knew something was wrong. Unable to sleep and enjoy his favorite activities, Stephen turned to Dr. Kevin Yao, a neurosurgeon at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, who determined that two nerves in Stephen’s spinal cord were severely damaged and there was a small window of opportunity to repair them. Crediting the personal connection he felt and Dr. Yao’s expertise, Stephen decided to take the plunge and undergo minimally invasive spine surgery.

 

Posted May 15, 2017

Volunteer fireman and kiteboarder reclaims active lifestyle after injury

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