Ratings for Dr. Samer S. Ghostine
I am a healthy 68 year old woman and have experienced pain from my back for most of my adult life but it became unbearable. To stand was painful. Sometimes bringing me to sit or lay back down . Surgery suggested was Bilateral microscopic laminectomy, medial facetectomy foraminotomy L3-4 L4-5. Even with all the horror stories from friends and media I did not hesitate. 10 days later and I feel wonderful and am walking pain free. I see people obviously in pain when walking and want to offer them Dr. Ghostine. I would do it again with the same doctor and encourage others to do the same.
Dr. Ghostine is a very knowledgeable surgeon and did a wonderful job on my back surgery. He is very kind a good communicator. I had a very severe case of spinal stenosis and he was able to expedite my surgery and ease my pain as quickly as possible. I highly recommend him!
I am a 60 year old male, in good health, with no previous hospitalizations. I was admitted to Riverside Community Hospital in late December after my left leg went completely numb. After an MRI Dr. Ghostine informed me that I would be having emergency back surgery the next morning (laminectomy L3-L5), draining the infection, cleaning a spinal cord abscess; relieving the compression. He told me I may be completely or partially paralyzed, or not paralyzed. Tomorrow is the end of week 8 post-op. I am on the road to recovery. I have been doing PT for the last 3 weeks, and walk without assistance. I am so very grateful that Dr. Samer Ghostine is associated with UC Riverside's School of Medicine, Riverside Community Hospital, and that this exceptional man was my surgeon. He always treated me with respect and compassion as a patient. He was straightforward and honest in his assessment, yet optimistic in the outcome. My wife and I are forever grateful that I was in his care.
My name is Carlos Franquez, I'm 38 years old, very active, very healthy with no medical conditions. However I was suffering from back pain for about 3 months. I went to different doctors without any of them offering any real help or relief. I was fortunate enough to come into contact with Doctor Ghostine. As soon as he saw me and my MRI, he determined that I needed surgery. Even though he usually books patients 3 weeks in advanced he made it possible for me to have my surgery in about a week after our first appointment. I am so thankful for him and his staff. Surgery went great, I have no pain, I felt that I received the best care in the world and that i was treated with the upmost respect. My family and I are very thankful of everything Dr. Ghostine did for me. We need more people like him in the world. Thank you Dr.
Dr. Ghostine is incredibly caring and knowledgeable and will only do surgeries that you absolutely need. He did my back surgery. I was in so much pain, I couldn't walk without excruciating pain radiating down my lower back and legs. After the surgery, it was like a miracle. Immediate results! If I ever need back or neck surgery, again, I will certainly use Dr. Ghostine. He is also very caring and kind. I highly recommend Dr. Samer Ghostine!!!
after suffering with back pain for over 30 years and under going three major surgeries and not having very little relief i was able to obtain dr. Goldstein who provided me with a back fusion who has no allowed me to actually live a life without pain this doctor is outstanding and it is one for all other emulate
dr ghostine was willing to fix a problem left by a previous meningioma surgery, done by another doctor at another facility. he fixed the CSF leak and now i am back to being normal and living my life. i am glad he is in the Riverside Community Hospital.
Dr Samer Ghostine operated on our son for emergency brain surgery. He was so compassionate and knowledgeable. He spent time with us after the surgery explaining the details and we felt he was personable and approachable. Today we had an appointment at (UCR Health) his office and our wait was less than 5 minutes! We highly recommend Dr Ghosting and is staff, we are so grateful for his expertise. and bedside manner... Jim Gatherum and family
After suffering with severe sciatica for an extended period of time, and winding up using a walker, I met with Dr. Ghostine. He provided me with very clear, understandable options. Following his recommendation, Bi-Lateral Laminectomy, I left the hospital on day 2 following surgery, with absolutely NO sciatic pain. I'm now walking well, and on my way to returning to playing golf.
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- GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE (Grad. 2002)
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