Ratings for Dr. Kevin C. Yao
Such a wonderful doctor. What i gelt like before surgery and after surgery is un believable. I couldnt talk or breathe or move without going into spasms and pain including before getting knocked out. To wake up pain free. And his staff that woked with him were fabulous too. I cant thank him enough gor given me back my life.
I lived tens of years with a devil in my lower back. I tried everything I could find to fight my endless pain without surgery but I finally couldn't take it any more and decided to have major back surgery. I was very lucky to find Dr. Yao - I had first met him two years ago for 15 minutes when he explained my MRI and my alternatives. I had severe stenosis and unstable vertebrae (L3, L4, L5 and S1) in my whole lower back but I continued trying to deal with my problem the next two years. When my pains became unbearable and I already had nerve damage and toe drop in my left leg, I decided to have the surgery with Dr. Yao, who really impressed me in our short meeting and with his credentials and recommendations I heard from others. I did see several other well recommended surgeons in New York but really liked Dr. Yao the best, particularly because he did not try to push me into surgery before I was ready. I am extremely happy with my decision! The surgery took more than three hours, nearly two months ago, and now I am a bionic man - with two titanium rods, eight screws, fused vertebrae from L3-S1 and cleaned and freed up nerves! I am recovering as they expected - it has been very painful, but surgical pain that is getting better, not the original devil who tortured me so! Dr. Yao is a pleasure to deal with - he is calm, responsive, reassuring and always makes me feel good. The office is also very efficient - they answer the phone and call back with answers to questions if they can't answer initially when you call. The whole frightening experience of spinal surgery has been worth doing - I am so happy I picked Dr. Yao, my Exorcist, who took away my devil!!
Dr. Kevin C. Yao's Credentials
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- Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons (Grad. 1997)
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