Patient Stories

Katie E. | Scoliosis Patient

I am happy to say that I was accepted to Harvard and have completed my freshman year. I was a member of the women’s swim team and have continued to improve. This season I did best times, competed in swim meets across the U.S. and hope to be even better next year. I no longer have to hide my body behind baggy sweatshirts and feel great wearing whatever I want. I am so thankful that I have my life back and feel very grateful to have found Dr. Lenke! And lucky for me, Dr. Lenke has moved to NYC so it’s now easier for me to see him for my postop appointments! I really hope my story helps others decide to go through with surgery and feel confident that the best is yet to come! Read More...

Zorah C. | Scoliosis Patient

Before I had the surgery, I was in a lot of pain. I could not stand for long periods of time because my back hurt so badly. I also wasn’t comfortable in some clothes just because of how my back looked....Looking back at my time in hospital my favorite parts were becoming pain free, having a straight back, meeting new people, and growing 3½??? in one day! Having scoliosis surgery was the best thing that has happened to me. Read More...

Tierney O. | Scoliosis Patient

Now, I’m 15 years old and my back is very straight. Dr. Lenke is amazing! I might not be as straight as I am today if someone else had done the operation. I’m glad I had the surgery. I don’t really remember the pain. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Read More...

Svetlana B.

No words can express the gratitude that is in my heart. I just wanted to say one thing: you are like a doctor from God. And I am sure that you would be able to help more than one person just like me. You have a virtuous and a kind heart. Read More...

Robert B. | Kyphosis Patient

The outcome of this surgery has had a profound effect on my life. Although I never did play football again, I have regained my weight and, with Dr. Lenke's approval, have resumed weightlifting, jogging, and boxing. (My parents are not happy with the latter choice!) I also have Dr. Lenke's approval to begin skiing again. My confidence and self-esteem are back to pre-surgery levels and going higher. Read More...

Natasha R. | Scoliosis Patient

If we would not have found Dr. Lenke my heart and lungs would have eventually been shut down. I am so thankful for Dr. Lenke because without him I wouldn’t be where I am today. Dr. Lenke is truly a “miracle man???. My pain level now is nothing compared to what it was before I had my surgeries. Read More...

Marida F. | Scoliosis Patient

Everyone who helped take care of me was amazing! It wasn’t always easy but overall it was SO worth it, I feel like and look like a whole new person! Read More...

Margaret S. | Severe Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Lawrence Lenke...recommended a total back reconstruction and fused my vertebrae from my thoracic spine to my sacrum. This procedure consisted of two operations, five days apart, and has been a splendid success. I am quite active now and walk three to four miles a day to keep fit. I feel so blessed to have finally found Dr. Lenke. He has given my life back to me. Read More...