Geri Munnick on Healthgrades
a year ago
06/16/2020, 04:41 AM
The first thing that comes to mind when writing a review for Dr. Alex Gitelman, MD, is his care and concerns for his patients. I was recommended to Dr. Gitelman by his colleague Dr. Stephen G. Andrus, from the pain management; back and spine center at the Westmed Medical Group.
After many years of being in pain, going to physical therapy and receiving spinal injections, I made a decision to undergo S/P: Lumbar Fusion and Laminectomy surgery. I then sat down with Dr. Gitelman to discuss the procedure and ask him several questions. When viewing an X-ray of my spine, he pointed out and explained to me what repairs would be needed. We talked about expected recovery time and how long of a hospital stay it would be.
On December 20, 2019, I was admitted to Greenwich Hospital to where Dr. Gitelman and his surgical team were ready to prep me for surgery. I went into the OR feeling confident and knew I was in good hands.
While recovering at home Dr. Gitelman prescribed a Bone Growth Sti