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Brain Videos

Maureen W. 
Maureen's shooting facial pain was unbearable, Trigeminal Neuralgia was the cause.... She found Dr. Jeffrey Jacob to conduct the surgery. She has not had any pain since the surgery.

Stefan K.
When Stefan was a teen, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and told surgery wasn't necessary. Years later he experienced blurry vision in his right eye. The diagnosis was trigeminal schwannoma, a tumor at the base of his brain. Dr. Jeffrey Jacob and Dr. Seilesh Babu of the Michigan Ear Institute worked together to treat Stefan's schwannoma.  Stefan recommends two Facebook groups that helped him:  1) A facebook group called Brain Tumor Talk and 2) Schwannoma's of the head/neck.

Kevin C. 
A renown concert pianist's career could have come to an end due to a diagnosis of Acoustic Neuroma. Kevin put his trust in partners Dr. Jeffrey Jacob and Dr. Seilesh Babu who made sure that didn't happen using skull base surgery.

Debra S.
Debra met Dr. Fredrick Junn in the Emergency room. Diagnosed with a brain tumor, surgery was immediate. Debra shares her experience.

Sean C. 
When Sean was diagnosed with a very large and complex tumor at the base of his skull, his doctor suggested a visit to Dr. Jeffrey Jacob at Michigan Head & Spine Institute. As partners in Sean's surgery Dr. Seilesh Babu and Dr. Jeffrey Jacob gave Sean the opportunity to raise his children.  

Heather's Story
Heather is an RN and a busy mom. She was noticing a great deal of fatigue doing day to day functions. She had an MRI and was referred to Dr. Richard Fessler. She was diagnosed with an Unruptured Aneurysm. She had found more women in her family had Aneurysms. Dr. Richard Fessler performed an Endovascular Aneurysm Coiling. She was in the hospital for 20 hours and back home to her family!

Lisa J.
An MRI revealed that the decades of headaches Lisa had been experiencing were the result of four small brain tumors. Dr. Daniel Fahim was able to remove the masses with one incision, and Lisa was back to work two weeks after her procedure.

Letitia C.
Letitia was unable to eat and many of her motor functions were showed how Parkinson's disease was taking over her body. Her family found Dr. Frederick Junn, at the Michigan Head & Spine Institute. Deep Brain Stimulation gave Letitia relief from many of her symptoms and she began to thrive again.

Paul E.
For 30 years Paul struggled to work and live his life with Central Tremor Disorder. When Dr. Richard Venya suggested Deep Brain Stimulation. Now Paul is in charge and uses a modulator to control the tremors, which are nearly non-existent.

Kim S.
Kim was having issues with her eye sight. Her ophthalmologist sent her to the ER where she found out she had a tumor. Dr. Daniel Fahim performed her surgery. She was so appreciative of his professionalism, skill set, the ability to make her feel comfortable.

Sal and Rose C.
Sal and Rose were both seen in the ER after suffering a life threatening traumatic experience. Dr. Daniel Fahim and Dr. Holly Gilmer have continued to be there during their on going treatment.

Keith E.
Keith used music to calm and soothe himself. He had headaches and nothing helped soothe the pain. Dr. Daniel Michael found and removed a brain tumor.  Keith is back to himself, pain free. 

Margaret H.
After a car accident that caused a brain injury. Her memory was awful and would forget things. She felt that she was a completely different person after the accident. Dr. Robert Farhat explained how to heal her brain. She is back to the "old Margaret" now!

Suzanne H.
Suzanne was just not acting herself and found out she had a massive brain tumor. Dr. Richard Venya removed the tumor.

Duane S.
After suffering a massive headache, Duane's visit to the clinic ended up with a transfer to the ER. Scary as it was,  Dr. Richard Fesseler explained how serious an Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) is and performed a life-saving procedure.

Eva E.
Right before sight-saving brain surgery many of the doctors told Eva, "Dr. Daniel Fahim is the best," but after surgery I knew he really is the best!

Alicia R.
For years, Alicia was unable to turn her head to look forward - her head was stuck.  Dr. Fredrick Junn recommended Deep Brain Stimulation to Alicia. Immediately after surgery, Alicia was able to move her head, now she can hold her head in the forward position without pain. 

Neck Videos

David C.

An avid bicycle rider, David enjoys riding through Hines Park. On one ride he was flung over a car hood... Unsure if he would ever walk much less ride his bicycle again, emergency minimally invasive spine surgery by Dr. Daniel Fahim at MHSI not only gave him his life back, but saved his life.

Patty D.
Patty is pain-free after a cervical (neck) fusion performed by Dr. Robert Johnson. She is now able to enjoy time with her granddaughter.

Larry T.
Larry couldn't move his head due to a Cervical Disc Herniation. He did his research and discovered the Mobi-C, a Cervical Artificial Disc implanted through minimally invasive surgery performed by Dr. Richard Veyna. Today he can move his head like he used to.

Jon F.
Jon was referred to Dr. Mick Perez-Cruet after being wheelchair bound. An MRI showed he needed surgery - a corpectomy first in his neck, then surgery to repair a herniated disc six weeks later.

Christyn S.
She had pain and discomfort in her left shoulder and arm for years. After reviewing her MRI, Dr. Daniel Michael noticed a herniated disc. He performed an Anterior Decompression and Fusion.  Today she's back wake-boarding and enjoying being active again.

Charles G.
Visiting his family in Florida, Charles was involved in a boat accident, that fractured his neck. He had originally been fitted with an outdated “halo” to heal his broken neck, but Dr. Daniel Fahim was able to repair the injury with a simple operation. Today, Charles is pain free and swinging his golf clubs once again.

Joshua B.
When Josh's motorcycle collided with a mini van, he landed in the ER where he met Dr. Tejpaul Pannu of Michigan Head & Spine Institute. The accident caused herniations in cervical discs, which were replaced with a Mobi-C artificial disc.

Spine Videos

Daniel W.

From upper back pain to pain down his legs, while he stood and while he slept. It was his daughter, a doctor and her friends who they would recommended he see. He first saw an orthopedic surgeon who offered open surgery. The he saw the other recommendation, Dr. Daniel Fahim who did a minimally invasive spine surgery. Today Daniel is back on his bike!

Donella and Andrew

Lifting a pencil was impossible for Andrew. Constantly in pain, he couldn't even sleep. Then Andrew found Dr. Daniel Fahim and learned he needed two surgeries - neck and back!  After Andrew's minimally invasive laminectomy, Donella (Dee) decided it was her turn to be relieved of back pain, she had a minimally invasive TLIF.

Now, these Army veterans are back to actively living their lives.

Ian D
A rough carpenter, Ian dropped to his knees in pain while lifting a wall. He experienced a ruptured disc which created sciatica down his legs -- he couldn't walk.   

Dr. Fernando Diaz performed an ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion). Post-surgery Ian worked with Dr. Diaz' partner Dr. John Marshall, a physiatrist, to get back to work. Now he can lift 150 pounds over his head.

Karol

Karol had severe pain in her lower back, down her legs into her feet caused by Spondylolisthesis. Walking her dog was excruciatingly painful, yet her job demanded she be on her feet most of the day. A work colleague recommended Dr. Daniel Fahim who performed a Minimally Invasive TLIF (Transformaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion) and today there's no slowing Karol down.

Joanne C. 
After seeking help from several doctors, Joanne found Dr. Fredrick Junn at the Michigan Head & Spine Institute. Before surgery she couldn't stand for even a few minutes, but today she's back to baking cookies with her granddaughter.

Cherrie A.

Cherrie had very complicated spine disorders. As a nurse, she got to the point where walking was impossible. She knew Dr. Fredrick Junn from working with him and his patients and when surgery was the only way to relive pain, she sought him out at the Michigan Head & Spine Institute.

Dino A.

After 10 years of not being able to put weight on his left leg, Dino was referred to Dr. Richard Fessler. He was diagnosed with a ruptured disc, after surgery he immediately was relieved of pain.

Tom D.
Decades of hard work and a failed spine surgery brought Tom to Dr. Richard Fessler. Barely able to walk with cold hands and feet, Tom's symptoms were immediately relieved when the pressure was removed from the spinal cord in two areas in his back and neck.

Walter C.
Walter's back pain was determined to be from disc deterioration, but is was not bad enough for surgery. Instead Dr. Henry Tong performed spinal injections along with physical therapy to strengthen his back. Walter is back to enjoying his retirement!

Diane M.
For 15 years Diane experienced chronic back pain, struggling to make it through a work day, to ride in the car, and to stand in her own kitchen for more than a few minutes. After a simple outpatient procedure by Dr. Ingrid Chua-Manalo she is back on her feet once again.

Cindy W.
When Cindy was younger she collided with another person playing softball. After several back surgeries she was still in pain. Then she was referred to Dr. Daniel Fahim she had minimally invasive surgery to relieve the pain.  He removed all the "parts" from previous surgeries and Cindy's brother made a car from them.

John U. 
John had a spinal surgery 25 years ago and was once again experiencing pain. His daughter insisted he see Dr. Mick Perez-Cruet.  Following his surgery, John is back to tending to his horse farm.

 

 

Corine S.
Corine was active, playing soccer and strength training. The chronic back pain extended down into her legs. She had been to Michigan Head and Spine when her husband need help and appreciated that  Dr. Mick Perez-Cruet helped him, so why not her too!

Darell H. 
A vacation with his family came to an abrupt halt when Darell began to experience unbearable pain in his left leg. The pain he experienced was caused by arthritis and nerve compression in his lumbar spine. Dr. Daniel Fahim performed a one-hour minimally invasive procedure offered the relief Darryl needed.

Earline H.
Earline was a bus driver, her legs and back hurt at night. She went to see Dr. Daniel Fahim she had minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Deanna P.
An athletic, active mom Deanna was stopped in her tracks. A vertebra slipped causing great pain and difficulty walking. Deanna's primary care doctor knew immediately she needed the help of Dr. Perez-Cruet.

Peggy W.
Peggy had shooting pain from her back to the back of her legs. She had tried physical therapy, injections and chiropractor visits. Dr. Daniel Fahim performed minimally invasive operation on the specific areas of the compression of the nerves.

Tyler B and Trish.
Tyler had back pain, leg pain and had urinary accidents from a young age of 3 years old. Dr. Holly Gilmer diagnosed Tyler with a Tethered Spinal Cord.

Gerry M.
Gerry has been dancing the Argentine Tango for most of his life, but last year severe arthritis of the spine brought his dance career to a halt. After countless non surgical therapies Gerry knew it was time to get his neck and back pain evaluated. After the initial evaluation Dr. Goldberger saw degeneration of the spine which happens over time. Gerry Before surgery he wondered if he'd ever tango again, but after surgery at 81-years old Gerry is now pain free and dancing once more. To learn more about MHSI and Dr. Goldberger visit: https://www2.mhsi.us/doctors/goldberger

Penny P.
Penny is a very active person. She noticed that she would get pain in her leg and back. Dr. John Marshall decided to do epidural injections into her herniated disc.

Nancy B.
Nancy was a passionate teacher that was having a hard time standing and even walking. Dr. Todd Nida performed a minimally invasive surgery.

George K.
A successful two level minimally invasive laminectomy performed by Dr. Daniel Fahim, eliminated George's severe sciatic pain in his lower back and hip.

Jeff T.
After visits with several doctors, the cause of Jeff's debilitating pain was finally diagnosed, thanks to Dr. Robert Farhat and Dr. Richard Veyma now his life is on reboot.

Roy G.
Roy was in a car at a stop light when he got rear-ended. The pain from the accident got worse as time went on as the pain started going down his leg. Roy went in to see Dr. Daniel Fahim about his pain, when they took a look at the MRI they saw a nerve being pinched. Dr. Fahim recommended a minimally invasive procedure that will take the pressure off the nerve. Roy now has no pain.

Charlton W.
A pinched nerve in Charlton's back caused pain down his leg.  After a tough night on stage, he knew he needed relief from the pain.  After Dr. Daniel Fahim performed an outpatient, minimally invasive Laminotomoy relieved the pressure, he was back to dancing on stage.

Stevie C.
Stevie experienced tingling in her left foot, lack of balance, tender fingers and pain in her side extending into her rib cage. Stevie knew it was time to get a work up - where she was put on medication and sent to physical therapy. The problem area was now her neck and was sent to see Dr. Daniel Fahim at MHSI where she was diagnosed with cervical stenosis. Dr. Fahim preformed a multi-level laminectomy infusion that left Stevie feeling pain free and ready to take on retirement.

Cenia F.
After a car accident she had neck and lower back pain and treated it with physical therapy. She wasn't getting any relief so she was referred to Dr. Miguel Lis-Planells at Michigan Head and Spine.

Tyler H.
After being diagnosed with Chiari Malformation, Tyler's mom Jennifer was advised surgery was not yet necessary. But when Tyler landed in the ER, it was time to find a Chiari specialist. She found Dr. Holly Gilmer.

Maggie M.
Maggie had headaches, trouble with swallowing, and ringing in her ears. Dr. Holly Gilmer diagnosed her with Chiari Malformation. 

UPDATE:  Maggie went on to become a fire fighter, in addition to being a college professor.

Zeke P.
Zeke had pressure behind his eyes and headaches. After being diagnosed with Chiari Malformation his mom conducted research and found Dr. Holly Gilmer. Travelling from out of state, Zeke had surgery, did well and was back home very quickly.

Tina M.
Finally the answer Tina had prayed for. After decades of misdiagnoses, excruciating pain, dizziness and near blindness a correct diagnosis of Chiari brought Tina to Dr. Holly Gilmer at Michigan Head & Spine Institute.

Lu Anna D.
Lu Anna had constant headaches. She went to multiple doctors for any sort of relief. She kept doing research which brought her to Dr. Holly Gilmer who diagnosed her with Chiari Malformationn 

Shenna and Tammy
Tammy, diagnosed with Chiari Malformation, recognized her mother Sheena had the same symptoms during her first visit with Dr. Holly Gilmer.  They both had Chiari malformation decompression surgery and both recovered from constant severe headaches and dizziness.

Amy S. 
Amy is a teacher she would have headaches and fought to stay awake. She had been diagnosed with Chiari Malformation eight years before she met Dr. Holly Gilmer.  Amy was able to return to her classroom and her ability to sleep returned. 

 

Ezra, Katelyn and Mom.
Two years earlier … Kate was first to be diagnosed with Chiari, then Ezra. Mindy and Jeremy began a journey to heal their kids that led to Dr. Holly Gilmer in Southfield.

Update:  Both children are doing well, happy and healthy.

Zion D.
Zion traveled from Arizona to Michigan to have Dr. Holly Gilmer conduct surgery for her Chiari Malformation.

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