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After my back surgery I'm playing soccer and tennis and horsing around with my kids. Dr. Goldstein diagnosed my problem and we tried some nonoperative treatments and injections first. When that didn't work he recommended surgery. I had almost immediate relief and I remain pain free almost 5 years later. I really appreciate him giving me my life back.
My doctor referred me to Dr. Goldstein for surgery. I had minimally invasive surgery on my neck and went home the next day. Dr. Goldstein explained everything to me and made me feel confident and comfortable. His staff is wam and caring and the hospital was great. After surgery Dr. Goldstein checked on me and really cared. I now feel great! A lot of people have back pain but if you need surgery make sure you see Dr. Goldstein
It is my belief that this doctor has his staff write most of his reviews. I fully agree with the comments made by person on 9/19/14. I have seen him twice since 2011. His bedside manner is awful; he does not care to investigate the patient's case with any thoroughness and he completely lacks compassion. His lack of interest led to a non-diagnosis for for myself, and I would imagine, many others.
Dr.Goldstein gave me my life back. After enduring 5 1/2 months of crippling sciatic and lower back pain that left me bedridden, not to mention numerous epidurals, facet injections and every single medication known to man, he preformed a discectomy that had me out of bed walking pain-free that evening! I now, 30 pounds lighter and with intense physical therapy, walk several miles a day pain-free. I've never been healthier. Not only is he knowledgeable, he's a really nice person! I am so grateful. Thank you, Dr. Goldstein.
I rarely feel compelled to leave feedback but I had such a bad experience with this doctor that I would feel wrong to not comment for future prospective patients.
I had a 12:30 appointment and was not seen until 1:35 because his lunch break ran long. The appointment then lasted 3 minutes during which he said he cannot help me because my condition doesn't qualify for surgery. No attempt was made to at least specifically diagnose my condition (I came in for lower back pain), offer recommendation for another specialist, suggest activities to do or not do, or anything else.
3 minutes for 475 dollars. As a patient I came in for medical assistance or advice. This was not provided.
Please question the authenticity of the positive reviews. My experience with dr Goldstein could not have been farther from what they suggest.
Dr. Goldstein is a fantastic surgeon who took my horrible nerve pain away. I had a triple lamenectomy beginning July 2014 due to severe spinal stenosis and found instant relief right after the procedure. Only regret is that I waited for 16 months before having the surgery. I tried every other method possible to rehabilitate but was unsuccessful. Prolonging the procedure also made my legs weaker. Dr. Goldstein gave me the confidence to go forward. He is a very caring physician and has earned all his great reviews. He has given me my life back. Doctor Goldstein is a Rock Surgeon in my book!
By far the BEST experience I have had with any physician/staff. Dr. Goldstein is an unbelievably nice man and spends time with his patients. He is friendly, has great bedside manor and really cares. My recovery from surgery has been far better than I ever could have imagined. Every call/interaction with the staff has been great- they are courteous, friendly and compassionate. I have been recommending Dr. Goldstein to everyone.
What can I say about Dr. Goldstein.
He is a superhero, a rockstar, the doctor that saved my life.
I would like to preface this by saying that I am terrified of doctors, and needles make me cry like a baby (a big, pathetic 32-year old baby). And while I have the utmost respect for those in the medical profession, I am an extreme avoider and probably the biggest chicken you will meet.
So this is my story.
On 2/21/11 I woke up to the most excruciating pain I've ever experienced. I lay in bed next to my husband crying silently, wishing that it would stop - but it didn't. The pain in my left arm was indescribable, but my newfound inability to lift my arm was terrifying.
My husband took me to his doctor that morning, where the anesthesiologist swiftly administered an epidural and sent me home with some heavy duty painkillers, and a prescription for an MRI.
My MRI confirmed that the disc between levels C4 and C5 was severely herniated,and that surgery was necessary. I met with 3 different doctors, praying that one of them would tell me that everything would be ok, and that I could get through this without having the surgery. Each of them said the same thing "If you were my wife, sister or mother, I would tell you to do this tomorrow". I pleaded with my husband to give me 2 weeks - maybe the disc would miraculously go back in on its own. He reluctantly agreed.
The pain in my arm didn't let up and it remained useless from the forearm up. I couldn't lift it or move it, it was literally dead weight. Each day was worse than the next - all I could do was lie in bed, stare at the ceiling and cry. The painkillers offered fragments of relief, but the pain was still unbearable.
After about 1 week, I agreed to meet with Dr. Goldstein. We had met with another highly esteemed NYC surgeon the week before, and I was completely disgusted by the lack of compassion and consideration that this allegedly brilliant man had given me. With some of the best surgeons in the world at my disposal, I knew that there must be a better, more suitable option. Sitting in the examination room, tears streaming down my face in anticipation, fear and pain, Dr. Goldstein walked in. He looked at me, handed me a tissue and said "please don't cry, you'll make me cry too". I glanced at my husband and we both knew that this was the doctor for me. At the end of my appointment, my surgery was scheduled.
The day of my discectomy I was an absolute mess. I remember sitting in the prep room with my husband, in a complete daze. Doctors and nurses filing in and out - handing me paperwork, bombarding me with information, asking me questions and asking if I had any of my own. It was completely overwhelming and terrifying, this surgery was really going to happen - and I wanted to bolt. Then Dr. Goldstein came in and reaffirmed why he is the best.
Not only are his credentials impeccable (Director of Spine Services at NYU's Hospital for Joint Diseases!), but his bedside manner is incomparable. I wanted the best surgeon, but I also wanted someone with a heart, and Dr. Goldstein is that person.
It took me a while to actually sit down and write this, but a year and a half post-op, I am doing wonderfully. I am pain-free and I have my arm back. Thank you, Dr. Goldstein for giving me my life back. You are, and will always be, my hero.
I live in Europe. Following the recommendation of my doctor and the reputation of Dr. Goldstein I flew to New York City for my surgery. Thanks to his skills and expertise I am now back home after my surgery and doing very well. Dr. Goldstein was thorough and compassionate. I could not be happier.
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