Do you need spine surgery?

Cheryl C – 36 – September, 2008…

When I was looking for a surgeon, I wanted one with confidence, caliber and compassion. It is very hard to find a doctor with all three of these qualities. If you are in need of surgery and are reading this, you will be one happy patient.


Dr. Antonacci is very honest and upfront with you. I knew two people that had seen him prior to my visit and one needed surgery and the other did not. That was the first sign. An orthopedic surgeon turned down a spine surgery because it was not needed? You hear so much that orthopedic surgeons just want to cut you open and do surgery. I was quite impressed even before I made the appointment.

Calling the office, you will speak to Chris. She is the most caring, organized, and superb person you will ever meet in a medical office. She will take care of all the paperwork for you, always with a smile on her face. Dr Antonacci found an employee that has the same precision that he possesses.

I had scoliosis as a teen and had spinal fusion by another surgeon at age 16. Twenty years later, I am always tired, legs burning, my elbow hurt. I was in a bad mood all the time; I would fall down the stairs. I was going to different physicians getting cortisone shots in different body parts, telling other physicians my back hurt, going to a urologist to fix my bladder, trying to figure out why I looked 5 months pregnant and only weighed 100 pounds. I finally found a sports medicine doctor who took an xray of my spine. This doctor tells me I have spondylolisthesis grade 3. I was informed that I would need surgery immediately and to find a surgeon that knows what he is doing. I never heard of spondylolisthesis nor could I say it.

I had my surgery in January and I do not have all the symptoms listed above. I feel I am “back to life again”. I am willing to listen to any one of Dr Antonacci’s pre-operative patients and answer any questions.

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