Patient Stories

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...

Marcia B. | Scoliosis Patient

It was obvious since my teen years that my back was crooked. Over the years, I had periodic episodes of back pain that were treated with bed rest, physical therapy and medications. It wasn’t until about 2001 that back pain ... Read More...

Lynne W. | Scoliosis Patient

My life has always included physical activity. I grew up in Southern California and participated in high school sports as well as swimming, surfing, and beach volleyball. I received a scholarship to attend Southern Illinois University as a basketball player, and it was during my pre-season orthopedic exam that the team physician discovered my scoliosis. Read More...

Lynne B. | Scoliosis Patient

The last comment I would like to make is how grateful and appreciative I will forever remain to Dr. Lenke and his extremely capable and caring colleagues and staff. I received excellent care both in a medical and personal sense. My husband and I are always treated with the utmost respect and concern. I cannot sing their praises enough! My warmest thanks to all of you. Read More...

Kayla J. | Patient

After Dr. Lenke did my surgeries I was laid up for a while, but now I’m doing great. I can breathe so much better than before. I stand up so straight and feel so great. I really hope this helps you to not be so nervous! Read More...