“You can’t always trust what you read online,” says Pete Mandelkern. That said, he really wants people to listen to him about back surgery. “Dr. McCormick changed my life,” he says.
Before he saw Dr. Paul McCormick, Director of the Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York, Pete went to the Hospital website and read testimonials. “I never know whether to believe them,” he says. But now Pete wishes he could make people understand that what he has to say is real.
Dr. McCormick was not the first doctor Pete saw in trying to address his chronic back pain. He was the last—and the one who finally provided relief. The lumbar fusion Dr. McCormick performed cured Pete of pain that had caused him to see a succession of doctors and even undergo ineffective surgery.