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Lowell Handler, Rhinecliff, NY – spinal surgery
In the spring of 2009 Dr. Cammisa performed an anterior discectomy with the fusion of three levels of my cervical spine (C4-7), extremely successfully. I had many months of rigorous physical therapy, and am in total recovery now. Dr. Cammisa's physician’s assistant, Theresa, provided incredible support and help throughout my ordeal. She informed me that I was considered in the top 3 percentile of people recovering from this surgery. I am now exercising and living every other aspect of my life with no restrictions.

I am not a religious person; so to say it is a miracle for me is not right. But I can say that Dr. Cammisa's very thoughtful, compassionate, and expert, precision work has enabled me to have a full life again. And for this I am forever grateful.

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