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I went to Dr Reich in part because of the reviews on this site. After my experience, I am having difficulty believing the reviews are real. Lets start with something objective, punctuality. The first time I went I waited an hour and a half to see the Dr, the second time, over 45 minutes. How can he possibly have 5 stars on punctuality? I found him to be condescending. He wasted so much time trying to make analogies to my line of work, that didn't make any sense, instead of answering my questions. When I made the appointment, I asked what the charge would be because he is not in my insurance plan. When I checked out, they charged me almost twice as much. The reason - the amount of time he spent. So- I had to pay because he wasted so much time dumbing down his explanations, to the point that they made no sense.
It will be eight weeks since Dr. Reich operated on my spine. I was in pain for a year and a half and tried chiropractics, rehabilitation therapy, swimming, and stretching. Nothing worked! I did extensive research to find the best doctor to examine my back. Dr. Reich's name kept coming up.
I am now back to feeling great. All the pain I was experiencing is completely gone. I even love going to his office. He is so intelligent and caring. And funny! He spent so much time with me at each visit and LISTENED! After my surgery he was extremely attentive. He called me numerous times at home to see how I was progressing. I would not go to anyone except Dr. Reich for my back. He is a rare find. Love this man and cannot thank him enough. Pretty soon I will be back to hiking and kayaking and owe it all to Dr. Reich.
Two years ago the operating on my neck C4 five and I was having all this pain in my lower back and I went to another organization and they were ready to cut my lower back I was recommended by another doctor and a nurse to go see this gentleman doctors I work at one and after a few moments x-rays yet may go get an MRIthen he told me it was my upper back my neck area after seeing the x-rays and MRIs explain the whole thing to me I went to the operation and it was very successful the operation would be about three years in May since the operation I haven't fell flat on my face this man is great I recommend him to a few people and I will not recommend the other room I have no problems and I will see this man again and again And I have to say things to the doctor the recommended them and the nurse Dr. Reichin my eyes is the best and only doctor I will use on my back after the operation outpatient I was home by 533 weeks later working on the kitchen thank you dr see you in may
If you are suffering in pain and have visited numerous Doctors without any relief then Dr. Reich is your man. I suffered for years with 2 herniated discs and tried a Chiropractor, injections and pain meds but nothing helped. I was recommended by a Nurse at Robert Wood Johnson who informed me that if she or her children every needed surgery she would go to Dr. Reich. Do you know when you go to a new Doctor and you spend at least 20 minutes filling out your information and the Doctor walks in the room and never ever reads what you just wrote? When Dr. Reich walked into the room he recited almost word for word what I wrote on my chart. That really impressed me!!!! He is very intelligent, caring and funny. I trusted him right away and I wanted him to perform my surgery. After the procedure was finished I got up and the pain in my leg was GONE. It was the best decision I ever made going to see Dr. Reich. I highly recommend him to everyone who is suffering in pain. His staff is wonderful.
In Mexico, a fall left my neck broken, subsequently leaving me paralyzed. After an initial surgery in Mexico and a harrowing flight home, I arrived in RWJU Hospital to be in the care of Dr. Reich. Dr. Reich evaluated my condition and decided that a 2nd surgery would incr my chance of walking again. A bone chip was removed from around my spinal cord and my vertebrae were realigned. Once I was stable, I was transferred to a rehab facility. My initial prognosis for regaining the ability to walk again was grim. My husband was prepped for possibility of me never being able to get out of a wheelchair on my own. However, once there, I regained the ability to move my toe. Even this small movement was considered a miracle. After months of rehabilitation, I regained the ability to walk with crutches. Every step I take, I owe to Dr. Reich’s surgical acumen and the care I have received.
Dr. Reich is a phenomenal physician and an outstanding human being (and his staff deserves equal accolades). I saw Dr. Reich after I was injured in a MVA which exacerbated a previous spondylolisthesis, making it nearly impossible for me to walk or perform even the most basic activities. Understanding I had a limited time to get surgery (a short break from med school), Dr. Reich and his staff went to great lengths to see me quickly and worked tirelessly with my insurance to move the process along. I have *never* felt rushed in any visits with him. He has spent a great deal of time answering any and all questions I could think of and truly made me feel we working together in a partnership. He and his staff were available at all hours and squeezed me in immediately when I had a post-op concern. 6 weeks post-op and I couldn't have imagined how well I'm doing. Dr. Reich made it possible for me to regain control of my life. I have never felt safer or in more capable or caring hands!
I had a serious problem in that I had 4 levels of damage in the cervical area of my spine, including some absolutely Huge herniations that had compressed my spine to the point that I was risking paralysis. I was initially evaluated by his comrade Dr Goldberger who informed me that I had cervical myalopathy (sic?) and arranged for a same day consult with Dr Reich, whom he had worked with for a number of years. Dr Reich immediately put myself and my family at ease. The surgery went amazingly well, and after only 4 months, I have full strength back in my arm and an almost 90% reduction in pain. This man is an outstanding surgeon and an outstanding human being. All Doctors should show his level of professionalism and kindness. He is a true healer, who only cares about his patients getting well. He quite literally saved my life. If you ever need spinal surgery, don't look for any other surgeon but Dr. Reich.
Dr. Reich is a superlative surgeon as well as a kind, caring human being. His surgical skills are without peer - he literally helped me walk again and I will be forever grateful. He is a consummate professional who takes the time to accurately diagnose the problem and then tell you how he can fix it. He is confident because of his immense training and years of performing back surgery. I cannot thank him enough for giving me my life back!
If the world had more doctors like Dr. Reich our healthcare system would be so much better than it is now! Dr. Reich isnt just a great orthopedic surgeon, he has tremendous bedside manner, he listens to you, he genuinely cares about you, and personally follows up with you. Eight weeks post-op I feel 100% better. I walk three miles several times a week, and have resumed all pre-op activities. I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Reich, but to sum it up, I am truly grateful to him for taking me from a state of constant pain and discomfort to making me feel as good as I do now. His staff is a pleasure to work with, and make you feel welcome from your very first visit. I highly recommend Dr. Reich to anyone in search of a great Orthopedic Surgeon...I can't imagine there's better!!
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