I had the MILD Procedure done yesterday morning by Dr Weiner in the Surgery Center. I just wanted to let Dr. Weiner know that he, along with his staff, did an outstanding job. I cannot say enough about the way I was treated by everyone involved, and would not hesitate to have any type of surgery performed by your Surgery Center. The Doctor indicated that it would feel like I got kicked in the back by a horse for about a week, but instead it feels like I had a good massage in the back. I have absolutely no after effects from the procedure at all and have not had to take any type of pain medication. The pain in my back has improved just a little so far, but from what I understand it’s too early to tell the full extent of the relief I will get.
I have had six back surgeries since 1999 resulting with a fused lumbar from L2 to S1. Despite all the surgeries being “successful”, L5 – S1 eventually failed and in addition to repeated tissue trauma, I have suffered each and every day with chronic back pain along with mind-numbing narcotic drug use. I was convinced another surgery was eminent as my condition worsened over the past several years. Anticipating more surgery, I consulted with several back surgeons who all agreed additional surgery would not yield any desperately needed pain relief. Pain management was my only option. Asking for recommendations, being new to the area, Dr. Richard Weiner was the only pain specialist mentioned consistently in my search for a competent doctor in this discipline.
My experience with Dr. Weiner has been more than extraordinary. He is unlike any other physician I have ever met in the past. He has mastered every aspect one could imagine in administering the healing arts. I describe his technique in this fashion, because to me, he is somewhat an artist that has reached the pinnacle of perfection with his ability, talent, skills and demeanor in the medical profession. Dr. Weiner will take a personal interest in your situation, that will include all aspects of your medical needs. You are treated as an individual that is special to him. Not just the “one of the maximum number of patients most doctors push through their office” on a daily basis. When Dr. Weiner is with you in his office, it is just you and him with no outside pressures or influence. He takes precious time and cares for both your physical and psychological well being, nurturing the reason you’re seeing him and your state of mind. Most importantly, he listens to you when you speak. Another skill he possess, which is long lost with most other doctors, is that he will respond specifically to your concerns, answer your questions and usually goes beyond the obvious by adding a short story or joke to bringing both your understandings of your question to full circle. No matter how dismal you may feel, you will always leave his office feeling so much better than when you arrived.
To me, Dr. Weiner is my doctor, my friend, my confidant and most of all, my Healer. He is truly the ultimate role model in his profession.
I am now pain free and would highly recommend Innovative Pain Treatment Solutions to anyone in Southern California.