“I’m not ready to slow down”

As we enter the holiday season, many of us reflect on our accomplishments and look forward to the promise of a new year. This year had its challenges and triumphs, and when my patient John sent me a text that he was back to skiing double black diamonds, I couldn’t help but feel gratitude.

As an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, I have the privilege of providing life-changing treatments to my patients through advanced medical technologies and equipment. When I first met John he had numbness and tingling in his arm, neck, and shoulder which affected his ability to do the things he loves, like skiing and barefoot waterskiing.

“Before I discovered Dr. Raiszadeh and the world-class care available at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, I believed that I would have to accept a future of limited mobility and increasing discomfort.” John says.

Our dedicated team at Sharp Grossmont discovered that John’s cervical disks were crushing his nerves. With a customized treatment plan that initially embraced non-invasive methods like physical therapy, John embarked on his path to recovery. After several months, surgery emerged as the only option in getting him back to doing the things he loves.

In December 2022, we performed innovative spine reconstruction with a disc replacement, a procedure that swiftly restored John’s mobility and quality of life.

“My journey with Dr. Raiszadeh has given me a renewed sense of hope and determination. I’m not ready to slow down,” says John

I wanted to share John’s story with you to demonstrate the incredible impact that your support can have on people’s lives. It is because of donors that Sharp Grossmont can offer the best care through innovative treatments and advanced medical technologies.

Your continued support can help more patients like John find hope, healing, and renewed strength. Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of countless others who are seeking a return to the activities they love.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to/consideration in making a positive impact in our community. John is living proof that your support can change lives, and we are eternally grateful.

With deepest appreciation and warm regards,

Ramin Raiszadeh, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Co-Chair, Sharp Grossmont Hospital Neurosciences Campaign

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