Patient Stories

John S.

“(Post-surgery,) Dr. Lenke expressed that there’s really not a lot of restriction. I’m starting to swing a golf club again, which is one of my passions; shoot hoops—play basketball with my friends. I did go to prom. Going to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ... Read More...

Solomiya D

I’ve never wanted to not be able to do something, and I feel like I’m already living the dream that I’ve had in my heart....It’s a miracle. Read More...

Betsy A.

Dr. Lenke was so sure that I’d be able keep hiking and swimming and biking—and keep my job!—after surgery, I finally felt confident about having surgery....I am so grateful to Dr. Lenke. I am thrilled with my surgery and more thrilled with my recovery with each passing month. Read More...

Kyle W.

My life has been punctuated by surgeries, but I've always defined it by academic progress. In reality the two have been quite intertwined.  My first open-heart surgery occurred in infancy.  My first spinal fusion in fourth grade, the second fusion ... Read More...

Bryce S.

Now, being a little over a full year later, I feel little to no pain in the morning, and I do everything I did before the surgery. Nothing holds me back—I rode a motorcycle three months after surgery, I’ve been to Killington Mountain snowboarding only seven months after surgery, league roller hockey and wake boarding ten months after. I could go on and on about activities I’ve done since, but the list would be too long. Read More...

L.S.

My daughter had the best season of soccer in her life. It truly was amazing to see her released to conditioning at only 2 months post-op. She returned to play prior to her first game in the spring and was a stronger player than ever before. We can’t thank Dr. Lenke and his whole team for the exceptional care that she received. Read More...

Susan K.

It is with enormous gratitude that I write this letter. Not only was I blessed to be seen by you, but fortunate to have your correct diagnosis and course of surgery versus every other surgeon I saw. Read More...

Nora V. | Scoliosis Patient

After undergoing the surgery at St. Louis Children's Hospital, it is now clear that this procedure was critical for a happy and healthy future. Although my memories in the hospital are vague, I will never forget Dr. Lenke's friendly smile and the nurses' ability to make me feel comfortable. Read More...