My name is Caitlyn B. and I was ten years old when I was diagnosed with scoliosis. After two years of chiropractic therapy and not getting any better, my parents decided to have me see an orthopaedic specialist.
After a few consultations, my parents chose Dr. Darryl Antonacci. He made me feel comfortable and I trusted him. Although I was afraid the day of the surgery, Dr. Antonacci did a good job of explaining everything to me and making me feel comfortable. When I woke up from the surgery I did feel pain, but I knew it was temporary and that it would all be worth it in the end.
My family and friends were totally amazed at my speedy recovery. Although a complete recovery takes up to a year, four months after my surgery I was already leading an almost normal life.
I want to thank Dr. Antonacci and his staff for everything they have done to help my posture get back to normal. They have helped me restore my confidence.
As parents of a child with scoliosis, you always think something you did caused the curvature in the spine. Our daughter, Caitlyn was diagnosed with a 59 degree curvature.
After a few consultations, we decided to go with Dr. Darryl Antonacci at the Institute For Spine & Scoliosis. He was not only professional but very informative compared to other consultations. He assured us that with surgery Caitlyn would be fine and continue to lead a normal life. We were amazed at how fast she recovered in the hospital. The staff at Lenox Hill and Dr. Antonacci’s staff had Caitlyn walking the next day. From that point forward, her recovery has exceeded our expectations to the point where we find ourselves reminding her to slow down.
We as parents recommend Dr. Antonacci. God has truly blessed him with talent and knowledge.
Mr. and Mrs. B., Caitlin’s Parents