Doctor: Laurence E. Mermelstein, MD

“I had spinal fusion surgery to correct my scoliosis with Dr. Mermelstein. I’m very athletic so hearing that I had to have surgery was a deal breaker.

The surgery was awesome honestly. I would say it was probably the best thing I ever did because I felt so awesome afterwards, almost like nothing ever happened. [Dr. Mermelstein] is awesome to the patients. Something I always loved about him is that we always joke around and have this funny sense of humor with each other. Once I came out of surgery, I went back to doing everything I loved to do. I played soccer, basketball, badminton. Everything went fine with surgery and I went back to do everything like normal.”

What were your expectations of what surgery/procedure would be like?

I thought it would be a complex surgery and recovery

Why did you decide to have surgery/procedure?

Scoliosis curve was over 50 degrees and still progressing

How was the actual surgery/ procedure? How did you feel after the surgery/procedure?

The surgery went well, Dr. Mermelstein was there for our whole family through the entire process and still is

What advice would you give someone who is considering Spine Surgery/Injections in the future?

These doctors really know their stuff and with the technology today the success rates for these surgeries are really high, keep your head up

Tell us a little about yourself. What is your profession? What are your hobbies?

I am a high school student in 12th grade, I am the Co-Leader for the Long Island Curvy Girl support group where I help young girls like myself through their journey.

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