Success Stories

Back Pain Relief is more than possible; it’s right around the corner. The MISI team provides both lower back pain relief and upper back pain relief to help patients get back on their feet. Don’t suffer from pain when back pain relief is within your reach! Check out what our patients have to say about back pain relief from the Minimally Invasive Surgical Institute.

Tommy Armour – Professional Golfer Back Pain and Drop Foot

“I made the cut in a golf tournament 8 weeks later”

Lance Degenerative Disc

“I’m doing wonderful, I’m out of pain. Back to life as normal.”

Patrick Dickerson Bulging Disc

“After 8 years of pain, trouble walking, sleeping, and not being able to play golf, The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute has me on the course 3 days a week and all with an incision the size of my small fingernail.”

Juana Moore Herniated Disc

“With an incision less than 1/2″ long and back home the next day, I can now do the things with my grandkids that I could not do before surgery with The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute.”

Ronald (January 2016)

I came to the clinic on word of mouth from a friend. I had back surgery twice before coming here with virtually no success. Dr. Kravetz cut my pain level by 70%. The recovery time was far less than previous surgeries and allowed me to do activities like fishing and deer hunting. Many thanks to you and your staff for giving me this part of my life back.

Abby

MISI has changed my life for the better! After dealing with chronic pain for more than 15 years – stemming from multiple maladies – I found Minimally Invasive. While I do have several herniated discs in my spine, none are severe enough for surgery, and I’m glad they explained this one to me. Other doctors had made statements that, “you’ll just have to wait until they get bad enough to have surgery.” Not the answer I really wanted… At MISI, Drs. Rimlawi and Gonzales and their staff are so phenomenal! From the beginning, he listened carefully to my complaints and learned some of my pain was derived from various areas. He assured me that we could alleviate not only my back pain, but perhaps some other areas of concern, such as headaches and joint aches. After 3.5 years, I am so pleased that Dr. Gonzales is my pain management partner! He is willing to work with my specialist physicians whenever a consult is necessary, and has been instrumental in helping me understand and learn how to manage my pain levels. Thanks God for MISI and its incredibly compassionate team of doctors and staff!

Greg

My sincerest thanks to you, Dr. Benbow! After two previous surgeries, I have received the gift of 100% recovery. You combined leading edge science with the art of a master’s healing hand.

Elizabeth

Everyone here takes the time to make sure we understand everything. Dr. Kravetz spends lots of time with us and makes sure we are comfortable with the information given to us. This is the friendliest doctor’s office I have ever been in.

James

Our experience has been awesome from the doctor to the hospital. If you have to have surgery, this is the best experience a person can have. Dr. Kravetz and Caryn have answered all questions and helped every way they can. Awesome Experience – highly recommended! Appointments are on time and Dr. Kravetz is very down to earth and answers questions before you think to ask. Worth the 6 hour drive we made. Thanks for giving me my quality of life back!

Shirley Ryder

It was a year ago, December 19, 2012, that I had back surgery. My problems had begun that summer. It had gotten to the point that I could not stand or sit very long without pain in my back and down my leg. Dr. Rimlawi made 2 small incisions and replaced my collapsed disc. I followed his instructions and wore that lovely back brace until he told me I could retire it! I would recommend Minimally Invasive to anyone having back problems. Thank you Dr. Rimlawi and Andrea!!!!

Johnny Gamboa

Long, long story short. I had a herniated disc at my L-2 L3 level. After many months of chiropractic care, physicle therapy and ESI injections, I learned about Minimally Invasive from my P.T.. Many Thanks to Dr. Rimlawi and all the staff including medical and clerical. They NEVER allowed me to give up on my welfare. They treated me as if I was part of the family there. I drive an eighteen-wheeler and spend all day sitting. Now, Zero Pain! Again, thank you all so much. May God bless you all. Johnny Gamboa

Na Whatley

Pain was my “friend” for many months. Then one day I decided to look for help and found it! Thank you Dr. Benbow for giving me back my normal life!

Kelli

Good Morning Minimally Invasive Spine Institute!!! Just in case I didn’t mention it at my appointment yesterday, thanks to all of you for what you have done for me and for getting me where I am today! This past year has been a journey, an adventure and an education, and I am very grateful to all of you, and my doctor and his staff, for giving me my life back!! I have your cards and brochures, and I tell my story to anyone who will listen…like I mentioned yesterday, the back brace has been a walking advertisement (and conversation piece), and I am grateful to be able to share my experience, and hopefully help others learn about what options are available! When I see the fear in their eyes of surgery, I always say, “It was only four hours (during which I had several things done), then I was walking four hours after that, then went home…and LOOK AT THESE LITTLE INCISIONS.” The look in their eyes always amazes me, and their fear of surgery subsides. I am so grateful, and if I can help anyone alleviate years of chronic pain, and get over the fears, it helps to make it all worthwhile…I just wish someone had shared with me years ago, instead of the doctors telling me “There is nothing anyone can do and you will just have to deal with the pain.” Again, thanks to all f you for helping me through the past year with my different procedures and for giving me my life back! Wish me luck with my physical therapy and I will see you all next year! Sincerely, Kelli

Doyle Tate

“Before The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, my bulging disk had me in a wheelchair not able to walk.”

Denise and Bruce R.

A MOUNTAIN of thanks to you all! We appreciate the great job on Bruce’s surgery. we were amazed at how fast it was scheduled for us. We came from Alaska. It has been over 4 weeks now and Bruce feels wonderful. Thanks for taking the grumpiness out and replacing it with happy. What a difference you have made! Thank you very much!

Anonymous

Thank you Minimally Invasive for my new life. After surgery for Spinal Stenosis and a bulging disk and one day in the hospital I feel like a new person. I have been walking 5 miles a day for the last 4 months and feel wonderful. After referring my son in law for the surgery he is also doing great. I carry business cards and hand to every person I see that seems to have a hard time walking (as a living testimony) to the gift these doctor at this institute can give you.

Wayne Ackal

My doctor is a very knowledgeable doctor and they know how to treat muscles and nerves. I have had over 40% reduction in pain since starting her treatment. The staff is very friendly and informative about issues. I would highly recommend them!

Crystal Lee

This will be the second testimonial to give to Minimally Invasive. Not only did my doctor stick by his words of saying he will fix the pain; he did. His PA decided to do a routine MRI of the C-spine in January 2013; all came back normal except a 10 mm increase in my thyroid. I saw my PCP and had a sonogram done; it came back as a complex nodule. I was referred out to one of the top ENT doctors; they removed the right side of my thyroid. It had grown too large in such a short time. I owe Minimally Invasive everything for catching that! Great, great team of Doctors, Nurses, MA’s the whole group at Minimally Invasive.