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Microsurgical Spine Center Patient Testimonials

“After three weeks of recovery time since surgery I feel…Awesome! The symptoms that sent me to my physician for help are gone. The surgery is well along that path and I could not be more pleased and thankful.”

“If I had practiced caution, it wouldn’t have happened. I chose my physician because I know him well and have referred many patients to him myself. I have personally seen his handiwork. His abilities and skills are well known in the Northwest, and increasingly throughout the nation. Whether it is me or someone else, I am impressed with his caring response to treating a patient in pain. Dr. Wohns is 100% professional, has excellent skills and achieves good results. I am completely happy the way this has worked out for me.”—R.M., Family Practice Physician, Outpatient Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy

“I was really impressed with Dr. Wohns’ thoroughness. He was experienced, prompt, and professional, and he has the ability to inspire confidence in his patients. My surgery started promptly at 9:30 a.m. I was having a discussion with the nurse in the surgery center whose son is on the same basketball team as my son. I woke up at 10:30 a.m., an hour after the surgery commenced, with no pain or effects of anesthesia, and continued my basketball discussion with the nurse. I walked out of the surgery center at noon and felt great. The biggest challenge was not doing something that would aggravate my condition because I felt so good. Everything was taken care of and the outpatient surgery center staff was also great.”—D.B., Airline Pilot, Outpatient Anterior Cervical Discectomy 

“For seven years prior to my operation I had to be very cautious about each movement I made because the muscles in my back would go into spasm. The degree of pain ranged from a nagging back ache to total incapacitation, requiring hospitalization. My health insurance paid thousands of dollars to doctors, physical therapists and chiropractors, as well as hospitals for numerous X-rays, scans and medications. The results of the above were negligible. I consulted with Dr. Wohns, who to my amazement, said he could help me.  I had two discs replaced and it has given me back a quality of life that I thought was lost forever. Because I have received the latest technology and the expertise of Dr. Wohns, my life has completely changed. It has changed me into a person who is capable of doing anything I desire with no limitations. I have absolutely no back pain.”—S.G., Disc Replacements 

“I have had back problems for 30 years, unable to take a step, crawling to the bathroom, unable to sleep and so on. This surgery has opened up the possibility of regaining some of what I have missed of my life, and for that I am eternally grateful.”

“I was quite impaired. The difference after surgery was amazing. I felt so good I wanted to do everything. In my job, I need to be in many physical positions to photograph children—on my belly, trying to make children laugh, etc. I just returned from a photography trip of three weeks to South America and easily carried my camera cases. I’m wiser with respect to my body now, and I take care when lifting things. I’m 60, not 18. My physician treated me like an adult. Some doctors don’t treat their patients as adults. He explained everything to me very well. He’s truly my hero.”—P.R., Photographer, Lumbar Laminectomy

“I hadn’t weeded my garden for years. When I tried, I could only weed for a few minutes and suffered for days. Recently, I weeded for an hour and a half with no pain. Dr. Wohns has an excellent reputation around the hospital, especially with the nursing staff. They work with a lot of doctors, and I heard he explains things well and takes his time with each patient. My expectations for surgery were relief of pain, especially my left leg pain. My expectations have been met; it’s marvelous. I’m not a grouch with my family any longer. I couldn’t be grouchy with my patients, so I saved the grouchiness for my family. I have a new life. I am pleasant again. I would send my family to him. That is the best recommendation I can give.”—E.C., Registered Nurse, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Cages 

“My physician is very honest, concerned and has a good sense of humor. When he laughed, I knew it would get better. He dispelled my concerns. If it was a concern to me, it was important to him. Overall, my expectations for the surgery were met.”—D.H., Real Estate Agent, Outpatient Anterior Cervical Discectomy

“Fear not fellow sufferers, new technology and a great surgeon can be your salvation!”—S.P., X-Stop Surgery

“I had trouble bending over to put on shoes and couldn’t cross my legs. On a pain scale from 1 to 10, I was an 8. I was really impressed with Dr. Wohns. He explained everything very well both before and after the surgery. I walked out of the surgery center after being there 3-4 hours. When friends called the afternoon of my surgery to find out how it went, they were very surprised that I was already home after having back surgery that morning. On a scale from 1-10, I’m a 2 now.”—J.Y., Firefighter, Outpatient Lumbar Microdiscectomy

“Being a nurse, I investigated which surgeon I might go to and chose Dr. Wohns because a couple of the doctors I have worked with have had their back surgeries by him. My MRI reflected a bad back. Dr. Wohns explained the surgical statistics. I told him I wanted to go hiking, and he said after the surgery, I should be fine. If not, he would work with me on it. I’m very pleased with my choice. He’s a nice guy who always treated me very well. I was feeling very sorry for myself. Dr. Wohns was very reassuring. I’ve talked to past patients of Dr. Wohns who had good experiences. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I know if I were having a problem that he would always help. The best part is I take no medication now.”—K.C., Hospital Recovery Room Nurse, Outpatient Lumbar Microdiscectomy 

The opinions expressed in patient testimonials are by patients only. These opinions should not be relied upon as, or in place of, the medical advice of a licensed doctor.