I am a testimony to Dr. Bitan's Outstanding surgical skills, Years of experience, Confidence in diagnosis, Compassion, Patience in sitting down, listening to your every concern...You know you are #1, no matter how many other patients are in the waiting room & although Dr. Bitan is World Renown, it is his Humility that further sets him apart from any other surgeon.\r
After 2 1/2 yrs of pain management procedures, I was told that a cervical discectomy/fusion was inevitable. Referred by a co-worker I sought a 2nd opinion from Dr. Bitan. After all, who would want a painful bone graft, rods, plates, screws...no mobility, right? I viewed his entire Charite Replacement Disc operation on the website ...I knew that's what I wanted! However, after an exam, x-rays & prior reports, Dr. Bitan told me I was NOT the Perfect Candidate for the CRD. Oh, I was disappointed. But, Dr. Bitan explained how he performs the disc/fusion, iliac bone graft & what to expect after surgery. I BELIEVED in what He said...I TRUSTED Him & He DID NOT FAIL ME!\r
Dr. Bitan performed two discectomy fusion surgeries (anterior & posterior) August 4 & 12, 2008. The 1st was scheduled, the 2nd was not. Prior to mtg Dr. Bitan, I had a Discogram to pinpoint the discs & levels causing tremendous pain or so we thought! It wasn't until he began my initial surgery that he was faced with removing another disc & now fusing 3 levels. He did so. Dr. Bitan told me of his findings & that a 2nd surgery was necessary to stabilize my neck. Surely, I was surprised, but it made perfect sense with my level of pain. Next week, I was made whole again. The Anterior surgery...I ate soft foods...The Posterior...I had some muscle spasms..The Iliac Bone Grafts were a discomfort...\r
Dr. Bitan you are AMAZING! No more debilitating migraine headaches...sleepless nights... crackling sounds in my ears with the slightest head movement...or piercing pain across my shoulder blades & down my arms. \r
Thank You Again & Again!
Pros: Michelle Almaliah, NP - Extremely Caring, Returns telephone calls/answers questions ASAP from work or home - Office Staff are all professional, very helpful and courteous
Cons: Absolutely None!