Patient Story

Spine Surgery is a Home Run for Active Patient

After living in pain for more than two years, Thom Serafin consulted with Dr. Kern Singh, an expert in minimally invasive spine surgery.

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Hip Surgery Helps Patient Return to Running

Patient Rod Engel went on to complete the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

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Marathoner Finds His Stride Again After Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion Surgery

“It’s life-changing,” Paul Adamczyk said. “I truly feel like I have my life back.”

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Back Pain Resolved: Avid Climber Ready To Reach New Heights

When 28-year-old Megan experienced sudden low back pain, her ability to hike, trek and run was hampered.

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Restaurateur's Second ACL Tear Calls for Reconstruction Specialist

From the instant he heard the familiar-sounding pop in his knee, Brian Bruns knew immediately something was wrong.

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Dr. Denis Nam Saves Patient’s Leg

After an unsuccessful procedure by a local surgeon left Ron Bachman with a serious infection, he came to Dr. Denis Nam for help.

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Young Athlete Emerges Cancer Free

Following a biopsy, Andrew Bisaga and his family were presented with very scary news: he had cancer in his right proximal femur (hip bone), called osteosarcoma.

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14-Year-Old Back on the Bike After Pelvic Injury

Lily Charkow was hit by a car while riding her bike and was diagnosed with multiple fractures in her pelvis.

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Backpacker Ready to Hit the Trail after Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Active all her life, Ita Sih's back pain led her to renowned spine surgeon Dr. Kern Singh.

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Kathy's Story

While on vacation, an accident led to an injury to Kathy Kolar's knee. Today, she is walking as if the accident never happened.

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Dr. Williams Repairs Patient’s Failed Surgery

Marge Kessler's contribution to farm life continued smoothly until last year when a fall ended badly.

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Lifelong Athlete Back to Full Speed After Shoulder Surgery

John Blacketor rigorously maintained the lifestyle of an athlete after graduating from college and wasn’t interested in slowing down.

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