I was suffering from pain that radiated across my back, through my shoulder, and down my arm to my elbow. I visited several qualified physicians who could not appropriately diagnose the source of my pain. Thankfully my college roommate recommended I visit with Dr. Lehman. Dr. Lehman‘s team was instrumental contacting my insurance company to get the necessary MRI ordered and approved. Once the MRI was performed, I visited with Dr. Lehman within a week of the test to review the results. He took the time to explain the 3D image of the MRI and it was abundantly clear, even to me, that I had a herniated disk and it was the source of my pain. Within 45 minutes of visiting his Englewood, NJ office, I was so comfortable with him and the process that I schedule my surgery while still in the office to take place on earliest possible date. He made it so clear to me why I was in pain and how to fix it. I did not even think twice….no need for a second opinion for me.
Dr. Lehman performed the surgery at The Allen Hospital, what a wonderful experience!! The commitment to customer service for the patient and family, communication, and clinical outcome was fantastic. Within 4 hours of my disk replacement surgery (between C5 & C6) I was walking around and the radiating pain was GONE! The bedside manner by Dr. Lehman and his team from the surgery and recovery period was thorough and informative. In particular Kristen Mitchell, Kristen Stride and Christine Boston were very informative, comforting, had a great sense of humor and bedside manner. I do not know how Dr. Lehman was blessed with such a great team and the best part is when you are still under anesthesia, everyone is named some version of Kristen/Christine. Further, the quality and character of Dr. Lehman and the team is second to none. In particular, Christine Boston (RN, BSN, ONC), Clinical Care Coordinator to Dr. Ronald A. Lehman Jr is an incredible resource. Christine is very professional, knowledgeable and has the ability to communicate clearly which put me and my family at ease.
The surgery was performed in mid-May and I was chipping and putting within 2 weeks and 100% on the golf course within 6 weeks. In fact, my handicap has been reduced by 50% 3 months after the surgery. I do not recommend surgery to reduce your handicap, but it worked for me.
Bottom line, after suffering for 4 months, my frustration was at an all-time high. Once I met Dr. Lehman, diagnosis, surgery and pain was gone in a total in 30 days!