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Hi i had an L5 S1 disk herniation causing me severe pain due to severe nerve compression. I had the surgery and didn't feel much better. However i was very impressed with Dr Ginsberg and his staff. His receptionist Chris is awesome and very helpful. I have since had another Mri and the disk is collapsed and i now require a fusion of L5 S1. I want Dr Ginsberg to do the surgery again, as i was very confident in his abilities as a surgeon. I highly recommend him to anyone requiring a surgery. I contemplated having the surgery done closer to home in Windsor Ontario bit decided against it as Dr Ginsberg already is firmilar with my diagnosis and previous history. Which is worth the travel in my opinion. Great surgeon!
Hi mi english is.not well but i am.walkin.again thanks to god and dr howard i broked my spinal.cord in the lumbar area i cant feel nothing evenif my.hips.and but are big,the point is i dot have chances for walk again but no i.am walking,thank u again doctot god bless u.. Lorena Casasa Avila.
For a supremely talented and smart surgeon, Dr. Ginsberg is approachable, mostly accessible and patient when explaining the intricacies of complex procedures and what that means for the patient. But, unfortunately, the post-op attention isn't there as much as would be appreciated and needed - he's moved on, so the patient needs to figure out their future sort of alone. But he is honest, very honest - so listen to his advice - it's based on LOTS of experience!
Dr. Ginsberg is a fantastic surgeon and a wonderful human being. Not only did his skill end my suffering, but his compassion and caring were and continue to be truly outstanding. I do not think one could find a finer neurosurgeon on the planet. The nurses at St. Mike's repeatedly told me how great he his and how his patients do so well. So many of them volunteered the same story and said they would go to him as their first choice. You really can't go wrong with him as your surgeon.
Dr Ginsberg may be knowledgeable, but is rude, condescending and provides very poor to little pre-surgery information and almost non-existent follow-up post surgery. His staff are rude and do not return phone calls. He may be skilled as a surgeon but I would not recommend this doctor to anyone.
research your doctor very carefully especially for brain surgery look for one that has excellent experience and is great with follow-up care
I had suffered for nearly 20 years with severe neck pain, could not get the doctors in Essex County to look into it because I am young. We ended up moving up north and when I found a family Dr I told him what was going on, he sent me for an MRI then off to see Dr. Ginsberg and I had spinal surgery within 3 months. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Ginsberg and his staff. The only issue I did have (and I always have this problem with meds), is they are to strong for me so I do have a hard time convincing hospital staff that I cannot tolerate some meds. Other than that everything was perfect.
Having chronic pain for over 4 years I was finally diagnosed with 3 herniated discs and a dislocated spine. I also have osteoporosis, osteo-athritis, rheumatoid-athritis and nerve damage and was extremely nervous about having this surgery. After much phone calling I was finally referred me to Dr. Ginsberg at St. Michael's Hospital. Upon meeting Dr. Ginsberg in December 2013, I was immediately put at rest due to his knowledge and the confidence he showed when he explained the procedure to me. I had my surgery on February 19, 2014 and one day after the surgery I was up and walking and each day getting stronger and stronger. I would like to thank Dr. Ginsberg and his surgical team for giving me back my life as living with chronic pain, in my opinion, is not worth living. I am now walking further and further each day and I am totally pain free. For anyone looking to have this type of surgery, I would highly recommend Dr. Ginsberg and his surgical team.
I simply wanted to say that I myself am a surgeon so I chose my own surgeon very carefully. I consulted 4 neurosurgeons in Toronto and Dr Ginsberg was the only one who had a sensible approach in my opinion. Having spinal cord compression, my career and my life were on the line, so I had to choose carefully. His philosophy is to try conservative measures when possible, and failing that, to try the least invasive surgical approach possible for the maximal benefit. The others generally preferred a very aggressive high risk operation as their first choice, which would probably have created more disability in the end. His residents and fellows that train with him speak very highly of him. You really can't go wrong choosing him as your surgeon.
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