My treatment and recovery
The surgery performed by Dr. Bassewitz was my third back surgery and was definitive. It involved two procedures, one from the back and the other from the side. It was complicated,very carefully planned and executed, and has proved extremely successful. My recovery was swift and with little pain. After two days I used no narcotics. I am two years post surgery and can do most of the things I want. I intend to resume skiing and have no worries about my back.
I was happy with Dr. Bassewitz’s practice. The in-hospital and post hospital care were what I needed.
I think the most important aspects for a prospective patient are to carefully select your surgeon and his/her practice. Know what his capabilities, training, and experience are, and know the full course of your treatment. Get the best, it usually doesn’t cost any more and the results can be dramatic.